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Old 29th January 2020, 17:35   #1
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Default Mahindra Funster EV concept to debut at 2020 Auto Expo

According to a media report, Mahindra will debut a new electric car concept called the Funster EV at the 2020 Auto Expo.

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It has been reported that the Funster EV is a high-performance electric car that will be powered by a 60 kWh battery and four electric motors. It is likely to have a combined output of 308 BHP. The report claims that the Funster will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds.

In addition to the Funster EV, Mahindra will also showcase the eKUV100 - an all-electric version of the KUV100 and the all-electric XUV300, which is expected to be powered by a 40 kWh battery and offering a range of over 300 km on a single charge.

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Old 30th January 2020, 13:01   #2
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Funster seems to be fun!
308BHP, 0-100 < 5s, 60kWh battery.
If it has decent range and priced similar to Kona/MG ZS, it should be a winner.
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When I see the concepts from 2010 go in to production, I will believe them. Until then its e-Veritos (crickets!).
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Funster seems to be fun!
308BHP, 0-100 < 5s, 60kWh battery.
If it has decent range and priced similar to Kona/MG ZS, it should be a winner.
Mahindra introduced MESMA platform in Geneva in 2018. Still nothing has come out of it. So not holding my breath.
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Default Re: Mahindra Funster EV concept to debut at 2020 Auto Expo

Looks like this will remain in a concept only!

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This better remain a concept. I wonder when they have Pininfarina with them then why are their designs such an ugly set of outcomes? I expected before the unveil for it to have some inspiration from Pininfarina battista but boy was I so so wrong!
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Gosh! This is plain & simple UGLY.
It seems Mahindra needs to hire someone in their design department with better talent & better pay package. This is not done, absolutely not done!
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Funster is the correct name.
Somebody had lot of fun wasting a ton of money on such a eyesore.
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Wow, that is shockingly awful. It's amazing that enough people in high positions decided to give the green light to even display this.
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Companies like Mahindra have so much potential in them, they understand the market and consumer so well but sometimes it feels as if they lack innovation.
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OMG, looks like Darth Vader ran his light-sabre from A-pillar to C-pillar. Mahindra seems to be losing mojo. Why do they make these outlandish concepts that will never see the light of the day? Remember XUV500 Aero shown in 2016 expo? This goes for not just M&M but all car makers. Why do they display concept cars if they have no intention of putting 'em on a production run. It's like saying, " see what I can do, but I won't do".
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"A concept car (also known as a concept vehicle, show vehicle or prototype) is a car made to showcase new styling and/or new technology. They are often shown at motor shows to gauge customer reaction to new and radical designs which may or may not be mass-produced"

The concept of Concept designs does not warrant an obligation to put into series production. One could see it as a One-time annual pass for the design department to go nuts and do whatever they want to do with their stencils. Just because some brands bring some of their concept designs to mass-production doesn't mean there is such a requirement.

About this chop-job, I don't think it's any worse than many of the new age Mahindra products. At least they managed to lessen the ugliness of XUV front by a notch in this. And it deserves rightfully to languish in a dusty corner or be scrapped just like many other concept designs at the end of its useful life.
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Looks like this will remain in a concept only!
It better be! This appears to be a car that has had its roof blown off after running across a trailer just like movies.

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Agreed. But with Mahindra showcasing beautiful concepts earlier, why such effort here? If they were to showcase electric mobility, they could have used an existing car? Just look at XUV Aero (Mahindra's new design concept, the XUV Aero) showcased at Auto Expo 2016, it looks beautiful. So why show Funster?

Off topic, when you write Funster in Google keyboard, it autocorrects to Dumpster!

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