SsangYong Korando E-Motion EV Revealed –Based On Mahindra MESMA
SsangYong took the covers on the first electric battery of the brand’s Korando emotion. This year, the electric SUV is scheduled for sale in worldwide markets.
The SsangYong Korando e-motion is developed on the Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modern Architecture Platform (MESMA). A low-set, lithium-ion battery pack is available with a modular architecture that allows multi- motor designs. SsangYong’s Tivoli EV, which was tested last year, will also be supporting the MESMA platform.
The SsangYong Korando E-Motion is provided with a 61.5 kWh LG Chem battery. SsangYong claims to be 420km in the EV driving range, but the older NEDC test cycle has achieved this statistic. In the latest WLTP test cycle, the electric Korando’s real-world range should be about 322km.
A 190hp electrical motor is the power of the Korando e-motion EV. Performance numbers have not yet been disclosed, but in the area of 152km/h, SsangYong promises “best in class” acceleration and high speed.
A first look at the Korando e-motion provides the well-known look of the Mahindra eXUV300 which was displayed at Indian Auto Expo 2020. The Korando e-motion EV has several style changes to help set the Korando SUV distinct. The EV has a smoother shape for the front bumper and a white-out front grill for aerodynamics. The Korando e-motion has an alloy set and a blue color describing the front, the mirrors, and the rear doors below.
SsangYong Korando E-Motion, owned by Mahindra, has suffered massive losses, which caused Indian vehicle manufacturers in June last year to suspend further investments and search for alternative partners.
However, after defaults on the loan repayment of about 60 billion won (approximately 393 crore Rs), in December 2020, SsangYong filed for a receiving bill, according to a report from Reuters. The article further states that the commerce ministry in South Korea has published a statement stating “Without Ssang Yong’s court receipt, talks on the Ssang Yong Sale Agreement are still in progress.” The statement also states.
Although SsangYong may either be alone or will collaborate with another manufacturer for its future products, the vehicle manufacturer will continue to use Korando e-motion SUV Mahindra’s MESMA platform. As far as its introduction in India is concerned, Korando’s e-motion in India is extremely unlikely to be supplied.
However, in the years to come, Mahindra will offer the eXUV300 on the Indian market.