Mahindra and Mahindra, is contemplating to launch the Reva NXR electric car early next year. It’s been almost a year since Mahindra and Mahindra picked up major stake in the Reva electric car company.
We hear that the Reva NXR could be unveiled during the 2012 Indian Auto Expo early next year. Now that the things are in place, we expect Mahindra to pursue the commercial sales of the electric car in India on a large scale.
The Mahindra Reva NXR has been in the development stages for quite some time no and there has many sightings of the test mule doing rounds in and around Bangalore. The NXR is a very strategic model in Mahindra’s portfolio and is tipped to replace the current Revai. The Revai, though has been a car that is easy to drive and frugal, it is not a practical car and it can seat only two adults comfortably. Besides, the Revai has a limited range of 80 kilometers on a single charge and is not suitable for long journeys.
These are the shortcomings on which Mahindra is working and a couple more seats have been added in the NXR to seat four adults comfortably. The Reva NXR, essentially remains a two door model but the major enhancement is in the range of the car, which now has increased two-fold to 160 kms, thanks to the improvement in the lead acid batteries. The Reva NXR with a top speed of 104 kmph is sporty in comparison with the older version of the car.
The design of the NXR is quite contemporary when compared to the boxy Revai. The price, which breaks or makes the car is what we have to watch out for. Tentatively, Mahindra might price around Rs 4.5 – Rs 5 lakhs for the NXR.