Mahindra has announced its ambitious plans with regard to EVs in the immediate future. Could an all-electric version of the XUV700 be on the cards too?
A digital automobile artist has conceptualized an all electric or EV version of the widely popular Mahindra XUV700. The demand for the XUV700 is such that the waiting periods for the premium mid-size SUV extend to 2024 in some cities for some variants. The ultra-modern features and tech has attracted a ton of new buyers making it the one to beat in the segment. We will have to wait to be sure if Mahindra actually plans on bringing the electrified version of the SUV anytime soon. Until then, let us feast our eyes on this digital version.
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Mahindra XUV700 EV Electric
The concept has been rendered by Richtorque. The front fascia of the massive SUV remains identical to the IC engine version but there are subtle changes to remind the viewer about its green credentials. This includes a blacked-out sealed grille area because it requires no air, blue accents below the bumper which symbolize electric powertrain, a chrome slab with the new Mahindra logo at the centre, sharp splitter with a black skid plate at the bottom to accentuate the SUV character with a hint of blue shade. From the front, one gets to witness the blue stitching on the headrests of the front seats marking ‘EV’. The large panoramic sunroof makes its appearance even with the front view representing its massive size. All in all, one could easily see something like this making it to the production line.
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In the regular version, the XUV700 comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit that churns out a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. Meanwhile, the Diesel engine is available in multiple states of tune. The lower versions get 155 PS and 360 Nm, while the higher positioned models benefit from 185 PS and 420 Nm (450 Nm in automatic variant). Both the petrol and diesel engine variants will be available with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission choices.
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The prices range between Rs 13.18 lakh and Rs 24.58 lakh, ex-showroom. The direct rivals include the likes of Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar in the 7-seat configurations. What do you think about this digital Mahindra XUV700 EV (electric version)?