Deliveries of the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport are underway now, while the Tiago EV will begin deliveries from January.
Tata has opened bookings for the Tiago EV at Rs 21,000.
Test drives of the Tiago EV will begin from December.
Test drives are already underway for the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport.
The Tiago EV has two battery pack options with a claimed range of up to 315km.
Mahindra has equipped the XUV300 TurboSport with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, which makes 20PS and 30Nm more than the regular version.
The Tata EV starts at Rs 8.49 lakh while the XUV300 TurboSport has a starting price of Rs 10.35 lakh (ex-showroom pan India).
Tata recently launched its most affordable electric car, the Tiago EV, while Mahindra came out with a sportier iteration of the XUV300, called the XUV300 TurboSport. While the two differ when it comes to what they power, both models have one thing in common: their bookings are now open.
Tata has opened bookings for the Tiago EV at Rs 21,000 but its deliveries will start from the new year. While the electric hatchback will be showcased in select malls in major cities from October, its test drives are scheduled to begin from December.
On the other hand, Mahindra has announced that test drives and deliveries of the XUV300 TurboSport have also started now.
Let’s check the features of the EV first:
The Tata Tiago EV is offered with a choice of two battery packs (19.2kWh and 24kWh). Their Modified Indian Driving Cycle Rated (MIDC) range figures are 250km and 315km respectively. Along with the larger unit, you also get the option to choose between a 3.3kW AC charger or a 7.2kW AC fast charger.
Speaking of performance, the electric hatch has a motor tuned to produce 61PS/104Nm and 75PS/114Nm respectively. Tata has also equipped the Tiago EV with four-level regenerative braking and two drive modes: City and Sport.
Here’s a look at its charging options:
15A socket charger (up to 8.7 hours)
3.3 kW AC charger (up to 6.4 hours)
7.2kW AC charger (up to 3.36 hours)
DC fast charger with 10-80% charge in 57 minutes.
Now, coming to the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport:
The automaker has provided it with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, which makes 130PS and 230Nm with optional overboost to 250Nm. It only comes with a six-speed manual shifter. In the regular variants, though, this engine is rated at 110PS/200Nm, along with the option of a six-speed AMT.
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Tata has priced the Tiago EV between Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while Mahindra has priced the XUV300 TurboSport between Rs 10.35 lakh and Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). The Tata EV will be an affordable option for the upcoming Citroen C3 EV while the Mahindra SUV is a competitor to the Hyundai Venue N line.
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