Priced below the Tata Nexon EV, the Mahindra KUV100 electric gets connect tech elements so you can keep a check on your vehicle via the mobile App.
- Mahindra eKUV100 bookings to start by March
- Mahindra eKUV100 deliveries to commence by April.
The homegrown automaker, Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the Mahindra eKUV 100 in India at Rs 8.25 lakh (ex-showroom, India). With its affordable price tag, it becomes the country’s most economical electric SUV followed by the Tata Nexon EV. Bookings for the eKUV100 will begin March onwards and the deliveries will commence in April.
Based on the existing Mahindra KUV100 NXT, the eKUV100 appears to be a proper electric vehicle with no grille, redesigned headlamps and tail lamps.
Drawing power from the 40kW electric motor linked to 15.9 lithium-ion battery, the Mahindra eKUV100 generates maximum power of 53 bhp and a max torque of 120Nm. It delivers an excellent claimed range of 147km on a single charge. To juice up the battery in quick time – you can charge up to 80 per cent of eKUV100’s batter in an hour.
A few cosmetic changes differentiate the eKUV100 from its standard KUV100 cousin. It gets covered grille area, smooth wheel covers and low resistance tyres to increase the efficiency of the micro SUV. The automatic gearbox now swaps the KUV’s floating gear lever.
Though complete details haven’t been released by the carmaker, we expect the Mahindra electric KUV100 to borrow most features from its ICE-engine cousin. Moreover, it will be equipped with the connect tech system which presents all the essential data about your eKUV100 through a mobile app. This includes location tracking, remote door lock/unlock and battery status. It gets a unique pre-cooling feature which can be operated by the app.
In the electric SUV space, the Mahindra eKUV100 will be crossing swords with the recently launched Tata Nexon EV. Besides, it does not have any direct rival at present in the Indian market.