A recent appearance of the highly anticipated Mahindra XUV.e8 electric SUV has revealed exciting details about its design and features. This upcoming vehicle is set to become Mahindra’s first 7-seater electric SUV, opening new possibilities for eco-friendly family transportation.
The obtained images showcase a glimpse of the XUV.e8’s exterior design, displaying a distinctive look with connected LED daytime running lights and vertically positioned headlights. The rear profile of the test car resembles that of the XUV700, but it is yet to be confirmed if there will be any design changes for the production model.
Inside the XUV.e8, the images reveal a newly designed center console with a sporty gear lever and a circular dial that could serve as a drive mode selector. What catches attention is the unique two-spoke steering wheel, distinguishing it from other Mahindra models. The instrument cluster features three large 12.3-inch displays, offering a futuristic and technological driving experience. Additional expected features include a heads-up display (HUD), advanced navigation system, and improved ADAS technology.
As for its powertrain, the XUV.e8 is expected to be based on Mahindra’s INGLO platform, dedicated to its electric vehicle lineup. Previously, three powertrain options were mentioned, including a front-wheel-drive with an 80 kW motor and two rear-wheel-drive options with 210 kW and 180 kW motors, respectively. However, these figures are subject to change.
Mahindra aims to launch the XUV.e8 as its first “Born Electric” car by December 2024. While the exact price is yet to be confirmed, it is speculated to start around Rs 25-28 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Mahindra XUV.e8 electric SUV promises to be a game-changer in India’s electric vehicle market, combining space, cutting-edge features, and eco-friendly performance. Car enthusiasts and environmentally conscious consumers eagerly await its official release.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Is the XUV.e8 Mahindra’s first 7-seater electric SUV?
Yes, the XUV.e8 is ready to become Mahindra’s first 7-seater electric SUV, offering spaciousness and electric efficiency for larger families.
2. Will the design of the XUV.e8 differ from the prototype?
While the images show similarities between the test car and the prototype, it is still unknown if design changes will be implemented in the production model.
3. What features can be expected inside the XUV.e8?
The XUV.e8 is expected to feature a sporty gear lever, a circular dial for drive mode selection, a unique two-spoke steering wheel, and a dashboard with three 12.3-inch displays. Advanced technologies like augmented reality HUD, connected car features, advanced navigation, and improved ADAS are also expected.
4. On what platform will the XUV.e8 be based?
The XUV.e8 is likely to be based on Mahindra’s INGLO platform, specially designed for its electric vehicle lineup.
5. When can we expect the launch of the XUV.e8 and what will be its price?
Mahindra plans to launch the XUV.e8 as its first “Born Electric” car by December 2024. The exact price is yet to be confirmed, but it is estimated to start around Rs 25-28 lakh (ex-showroom).