Ssangyong Korando e-Motion debuts with Mahindra’s EV platform
The Ssangyong Korando e-Motion is the brand’s first battery electric vehicle.
Ssangyong has unveiled its first battery-electric vehicle, the Korando e-Motion SUV. Production of the new mid-size electric SUV has begun, with deliveries in the UK and other European markets expected to commence later this year.
The e-Motion is based on the brand’s regular IC-engine powered Korando SUV. Hence, the electric SUV carries forward a similar design, apart from a few changes. These include an updated front fascia with a restyled bumper, repositioned fog lamps and a closed-off grille. The electric SUV also features a new aerodynamically designed set of alloy wheels, along with blue highlights all around.
The new Ssangyong Korando e-Motion SUV is said to be based on the Mahindra Electric Scalable & Modular Architecture (MESMA). The Korando e-Motion is powered by a 61.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack sourced from LG Chem, offering a maximum driving range of 420 km as per the old NEDC test cycle (expected to offer 322 km as per the newer WLTP cycle),
While the details of the electric motor on the e-Motion are yet to be revealed, Ssangyong claims that its electric powertrain pushes out close to 190 BHP and the vehicle has a top speed of 152 km/h. The company also claims that the Korando e-Motion will offer ‘best-in-class’ acceleration figures.
Along with the unveil of the Korando e-Motion EV, Ssangyong also took the opportunity to announce its next electric SUV for the international market. Codenamed ‘J100’, the second electric SUV from the brand will be positioned below the Rexton, with its launch scheduled in 2022. The Korean brand has plans of introducing electric pick-ups in the future as well.
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