Mahindra & Mahindra Electric show-stopper for 2014 Auto Expo

Saturday 25 January 2014, 11:45 AM by

Mahindra has always been known for its diesel engine cars from its production line. This time around the Indian car-maker has come with a twist-in-tale. Mahindra shall feature a new show-stopper for the upcoming 2014 Auto Expo Event. The fresh face would be India's first sporty four-door electric car that has been built by its subsidiary, Mahindra Reva Electric Cars (MREC). MREC made its presence felt in the Indian market with a four-seater mini electric car rechristened as e2o.

Visitors to the event may also be surprised to see the Hybrid Version of XUV 500. Yes, this is true! Mahindra has planned to showcase its popular SUV in Hybrid version. The car is expected to be powered by a small diesel engine, as well as, an electric motor. As per sources, the Indian car-maker has been working for a while to build micro-hybrid versions for their Xylo and Scorpio line.

Mahindra & Mahindra Electric show-stopper for 2014 Auto Expo |
Mahindra & Mahindra Electric show-stopper for 2014 Auto Expo

Mahindra stands may also be adorned with the electric version of Verito sedan. Mahindra's self-developed sedan shall only be showcased at the event for auto fanatics and may hit roads only if government starts providing incentives to this sector.

Also on display at the Auto Expo will be the electric version of Mahindra’s self-developed sedan Verito (inspired by Renault’s Logan), which could be launched in the domestic market provided the government comes out with some incentives for the sector. Pravin Shah, the chief executive (automotive division) said, “We are trying to build brand Mahindra globally. There will be a variety of vehicles under the electric platform. Various things we do surrounding one big activity that is in true sense a representative of our true DNA.”

Similar to Maruti Suzuki's technology in yet to be unveiled Celerio hatchback, Mahindra is also expected to unviel cars with clutch-less automatic manual transmission (AMT) engine-transmission technology. Shah said, “Position-wise, the AMT will sit in between manual and automatic segments of the market. It will provide the fun and efficiency of manual transmission without the clutch. Sources have stated that, Mahindra shall showcase its first Formula E car at the upcoming event. The car shall participate in inaugural FIA Formula E series to be held in September this year.

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