Mahindra XUV400 EC and EL: Which model should you buy

Mahindra has finally launched its long-awaited electric compact SUV, the XUV400, priced at ¥15.99-1.899 million (ex-showroom), this is introductory pricing for the first 5,000 pre-orders for each model. The Mahindra XUV400 is available in two different variants – EC and EL. EC offers two charger options – 3.3 kW and 7.2 kW, priced at ¥1.599 million and ¥1.649 million (ex-showroom).

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January 18, 2023 at 12:16 am

The compact SUV belongs to a segment that Tata Motors dominates with its Nexon EV. In addition, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV are also positioned in the same segment. Mahindra aims to sell 20,000 units of the XUV400 within the first year of the model’s launch. However, it’s clear that capturing a slice of the category is no easy feat for the homegrown SUV specialist. In fact, Mahindra had to put in a lot of effort to carve out a compelling presence in the segment.

Also read: Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV: Price, range, specs comparison

The Mahindra XUV400 will be available for pre-orders in 34 cities across India from January 26, 2023. Deliveries of the EL will start in March 2023, while deliveries of the EC variant are scheduled to start during Diwali this year. While there are still a few days until pre-orders start, here are the variants explained to help you pick the right one if you decide to buy the Mahindra XUV400 EV.

XUV400 – Specifications and Prices battery size MIDC series charger options price
XUV400 EC 34.5 kWh 375 kilometers 3.3 kW ¥1.599 million
7.2 kW ¥1.649 million
XUV400EL 39.4 kWh 456 kilometers 7.2 kW ¥1.899 million

Mahindra XUV400 EC

The Mahindra XUV400 EC is the lower version of the electric SUV and it has two different charger options – 3.3 kW and 7.2 kW.These prices are in ¥1.599 million and ¥1.649 million (ex-showroom), respectively. In terms of design, the EC interior features Halogen MFR headlights, KLED taillights, door sill trims, R16 steel wheels, wheel arch trims and spoiler among others.

Inside the cabin, the XUV400 EC is equipped with fabric seat upholstery, height-adjustable seat belts, four-way adjustable driver’s seat, 60:40 split second-row seats, electrically adjustable ORVM, single-zone manual air conditioning, and more. In addition, it is equipped with multiple driving modes and connected car technology. EC named the City Assist technology L mode.

In terms of safety, the Mahindra XUV400 EC comes with disc brakes on all four wheels, child seat ISOFIX, PAB deactivation switch and three-point seat belts. The EC offers a range of 375 kilometers on a single charge, charged by a 34.5 kWh battery pack that works in series with the electric motor to put out 150 PS of power and 310 Nm of torque.

Mahindra XUV400 EL

Mahindra XUV400 EL is the top-of-the-line electric compact SUV, priced at ¥1.899 million (ex-showroom). The EL variant gains various additional design elements and features on top of the EC model. It features projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, R16 alloy wheels with diamond cuts, roof rails and exterior door cladding.

Inside the cabin, the Mahindra XUV400 EL features leatherette seats, power sunroof with anti-pinch function, height-adjustable driver’s seat, rear windshield wiper and washer, rear defogger, Front and rear passenger armrests, etc. The EL variant gets a 17.38cm touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features include electrically adjustable and folding ORVMs, automatic headlights and wipers, smartwatch connectivity, and passive keyless entry with push buttons.

Features that add safety to the cabin include side and curtain airbags, Follow me home headlights, and a reversing camera with adaptive guides. In terms of powertrain and performance, the EL can travel 456 kilometers on a single charge. It draws energy from a more powerful 39.4 kWh battery pack and an electric motor that produces 150 PS of peak power and 310 Nm of peak torque.

First published date: Jan 18, 2023 at 12:16pm CST

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