Mahindra has been actively testing the fully electric version of its popular SUV, the XUV700, in India. The upcoming electric variant, known as the XUV.e8, is expected to debut by the end of 2024. Spy images of the test prototype have surfaced, revealing some interesting details about the vehicle’s design.
The front profile of the XUV.e8 showcases a striking LED light bar that stretches across the width of the vehicle, reminiscent of the redesigns seen in the Tata Harrier and Safari. The prototype also features vertically stacked LED headlights with a futuristic appearance. Towards the rear, the XUV.e8 retains the arrow-shaped LED taillights, rear wiper, shark fin antenna, and high-mounted brake light from its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterpart.
Inside the XUV.e8, spy images reveal a set of three screens, including a digital instrument panel, an infotainment screen, and an additional screen for the co-pilot. The layout of the center console is expected to be similar to that of the XUV400, complete with a drive selector lever.
As for the specifications, the XUV.e8 is anticipated to have a length of 4,740 mm and a wheelbase of 2,762 mm. It is rumored to be equipped with an 80 kWh battery pack and a four-wheel drive configuration.
With the launch of the XUV.e8, Mahindra will enter the electric vehicle market and kickstart its lineup of planned electric models for the future. In the Indian market, it will compete with the upcoming Harrier EV.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. When is the expected debut of the Mahindra XUV.e8?
The fully electric XUV700, known as the XUV.e8, is expected to debut by the end of 2024.
2. What are the key design features of the XUV.e8?
The XUV.e8 features daytime running LED lights, vertically stacked LED headlights, and arrow-shaped LED taillights.
3. What can we expect in the interior of the XUV.e8?
The interior of the XUV.e8 will include a set of three screens, a digital instrument panel, an infotainment screen, and a screen for the co-pilot.
4. What are the anticipated specifications of the XUV.e8?
It is rumored that the XUV.e8 will have a length of 4,740 mm, a wheelbase of 2,762 mm, an 80 kWh battery pack, and four-wheel drive.
Image source: Mahindra.com