Mahindra XUV400 EV launched at Rs 1.599 lakh, challenges Tata Nexon EV

Mahindra & Mahindra on Monday finally revealed pricing for its long-awaited electric compact SUV, the XUV400, which is based on the XUV300 compact SUV. The Mahindra XUV400 EV is available in two different models, EC and EL, priced between ¥1.599 million and ¥1.899 million (ex-showroom). This is the entry price for the first 5,000 reservations for the electric SUV, the automaker said in a release. Mahindra also claims that it aims to deliver 20,000 units of the XUV400 within a year of its launch.

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January 16, 2023 at 16:50 pm

While it does look very similar to the XUV300, the Mahindra XUV400 has several design updates on its exterior profile.

Pre-orders for the SUV will start on January 26 and it will go on sale across India in stages. In the first phase, the XUV400 will be available in 34 cities in India, the car brand said. Deliveries of the XUV400 EL will start in March 2023 and the XUV400 EC during Diwali, the automaker claims. The standard warranty on the electric SUV is three years or unlimited kilometres, with an additional eight years or 160,000km (whichever comes first) covering the battery and motor.

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The Mahindra XUV400 challenges rivals like the Tata Nexon EV, which is currently the best-selling EV in India. Apart from this, the Mahindra XUV400 will also compete with rivals like Hyundai Kona EV and MG ZS EV. The electric compact SUV is available in five different colors, Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Naples Black, and Infinity Blue, as well as a Satin Copper two-tone option.

The lower variant, the Mahindra XUV400 EC, draws its energy from a 34.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers 375km of range on a single charge, 150 PS of power and 310 Nm of torque. It comes with 3.3 kW and 7.2 kW chargers as options. On the other hand, the higher version XUV400 EL is powered by a 39.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that ensures a range of 456 kilometers on a single charge, 150 PS of power and 310 Nm of torque. This model comes with a 7.2 kW charger.

Mahindra also claims that the XUV400 has the fastest acceleration in the non-luxury segment. It is claimed to be able to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds with a top speed of 150 km/h. It offers three different driving modes – Fun, Fast and Fearless.

First published date: Jan 16, 2023 at 16:50 PM CST

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