Mahindra showcases electric roadster concept, eXUV300 and eKUV100 at Auto Expo 2020

#AutoExpo2020/ Greater Noida, 05 February 2020: The Mahindra & Mahindra pavilion theme at Auto Expo 2020 is #DrivenByPurpose, as the auto maker addresses a larger good that touches and transforms lives through innovative, future ready products and mobility solutions.

Under this purpose statement, the company is showcasing a wide and varied range of its concept vehicles, EVs, passenger and commercial vehicles, as well as technology solutions.

Highlights:
#DrivenByPurpose – Mahindra’s bold statement offering innovative, future ready products, technology and mobility solutions 
Showcase of 18 vehicles, including a futuristic concept vehicle and a line-up of Electric Vehicles, Passenger & Commercial Vehicles
One of the widest displays of EVs by an Indian OEM at this year’s Auto Expo 
Unveils concepts and vehicles which seek to redefine the mobility space
Funster – a roadster concept with a playful convertible mode, an object of desire
ATOM – a new age electric urban mobility solution for Smart India’s last mile connectivity needs
e-KUV100 & e-XUV300 –  electric vehicles for shared mobility & the personal commute
Price of Rs. 8.25 lacs for the e-KUV100 (ex-showroom Delhi, post FAME benefit, for the entry level variant), making it India’s most affordable EV
First ever display of the mStallion range of advanced BSVI ready gasoline engines
CERO – India’s first organised vehicle recycler, for a zero pollution, zero waste nation


As the pioneer of electric mobility in India, Mahindra has displayed one of the widest ranges of EVs and related technology solutions by an Indian OEM this year. The show stopper at the pavilion is the Mahindra Funster, an electric roadster concept with a playful convertible mode. Other vehicles on display include the ATOM, a new age electric urban mobility solution for last mile connectivity, the e-XUV300 - an electric version of the popular compact SUV, and the e-KUV100, India’s most affordable EV starting at a price of INR. 8.25 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi, post FAME benefit).


More details on showcase vehicles:
Funster - Roadster concept with a playful convertible mode
‘Play-for-fun’ is the core experience that personifies Funster, a ‘sports electric vehicle’. It enables seamless acceleration, available at a press of the throttle. With its dual electric motors and full-time AWD system, Funster offers a class leading output of 230 kW with a top speed of 200 kmph, clocking 0 to 100 kmph in a breath-taking 5 seconds. Funster is equipped with a high end 59.1 kWh battery pack, enabling an impressive range of 520 kms on a single charge. The techy front end, floating tail lamps, sports-shoe inspired wheel arches and advanced interiors express an active sporty lifestyle as the new norm.

A.T.O.M. – Smart Commute for a Smart India 
Designed to appeal to the emerging new India and transform the face of last mile connectivity, ATOM is a combination of clean, comfortable and smart mobility. Powered by Mahindra’s latest electric drive system, ATOM has a spacious interior and a monocoque body that offers a safe enclosure for occupants. ATOM also comes equipped with a state of the art 4G ready connectivity system and aims to revolutionise the way Indians travel.

The eXUV300: Electrifying Indian Roads 
Mahindra’s electric compact SUV, the ‘eXUV300’, is an aspirational electric SUV which is the perfect mobility solution for the environment conscious customer and the ideal vehicle for those who desire thrilling performance. The eXUV300 is equipped with a powerful motor that gives instant acceleration and at the same time the refinement and quiet drive of an EV. The large battery capacity ensures a long range that prevents range anxiety. The eXUV300 has a new futuristic design with new features, smart and premium interiors with blue highlights to accentuate the new character of this SUV. Most importantly, the eXUV300 has been built on a platform that has 5-star safety rating from GNCAP.


eKUV100 – India’s most affordable compact electric SUV
The eKUV100 provides the benefits of driving an SUV combined with the unique advantages of an electric vehicle. The eKUV100 is ideally suited for daily city commutes to schools, offices, malls, etc. It offers peak power output of 40kW, torque of 120 Nm and a range of 147 kms, ensuring that daily commutes are easily covered. Fast charging can extend the range by 80% within 60 mins. Its silent drive, coupled with an Automatic Transmission, offers a relaxing, fatigue free driving experience in chaotic city traffic. In addition to smartphone connectivity, onboard computers will allow for remote diagnostics, cabin pre cooling, remote door lock/unlock, location tracking, monitoring your driving pattern & updates on the battery status as well. 

In keeping with the upcoming BSVI emission norms implementation, Mahindra has displayed mStallion, its range of advanced BSVI ready turbo gasoline direct injection, TGDi engines which will deliver a ‘fun to drive’ experience to its customers. Developed at its cradle of R&D and innovation, the state-of-the-art Mahindra Research Valley, the mStallion range of gasoline engines have been designed, engineered, developed and tested to deliver thrilling performance across varied driving and traffic conditions.

Its new division CERO (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) makes its presence felt too. CERO is India’s first organised vehicle recycler and stands for a world of zero waste and zero pollution through automobile recycling and reuse. 

The Mahindra Auto Expo Pavilion Hall 10, Stall N2 will have various digital interfaces, customer engagements and activities, all of which would make for a unique visitor experience.
Mahindra showcases electric roadster concept, eXUV300 and eKUV100 at Auto Expo 2020 Mahindra showcases electric roadster concept, eXUV300 and eKUV100 at Auto Expo 2020 Reviewed by Sanjay Sarma on Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Rating: 5

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