Rumours suggest that we may be on the cusp of witnessing the first all-electric offering from Mahindra on August 15th.
It seems that there’s quite a stir in Mahindra’s stables. The 15th of August will serve as the global debut of the firm’s new Scorpio N bakkie on and its five-door Thar sibling. Adding fuel to the fire, Autocar India suggests that an unveiling of an all-electric concept of the five-door Thar is on the cards as well.
There’s very little information regarding its foundation. Speculation suggests that it may utilise the same ladder-frame chassis as its ICE stablemates or could pioneer the firm’s EV platform that serves as the base of its sub-brand (BE) electric concepts. While its underpinnings may differ from the combustion variant, it could retain its relatively compact frame, which is 3 985 mm long, 1 820 mm wide and would stand tall at 1 850 mm.
As for its alleged offerings, the electrified Thar is expected to utilise a quad-motor powertrain mated to the firm’s signature 4X4 architecture. This alleged quad-motor setup may allow it to perform a crab walk or crab steer. This crab steering ability could likely allow each wheel to have a near-45-degree angle and might even allow it to perform a 360-degree tank turn as has been previously seen with Rivian and Mercedes EV models.
While information regarding this electric Thar offshoot must be taken with a pinch of salt, the firm has confirmed that its rougher and more rugged Scorpio N bakkie concept will be unveiled on the same day. Stay tuned for updates on the latest offerings from Mahindra stables.