Mahindra has released the XUV400 EV at an introductory price of Rs 15,99 lakh (India). These introductory prices apply to the first five thousand units of each version. The SUV was introduced in September last year and is the brand’s first electric vehicle. Mahindra will begin accepting orders on January 26, with deliveries commencing in March.
The electric motor on the front axle of the Mahindra XUV400, which produces 150 horsepower and 310 Newton-meters of torque, is powered by two battery packs of 34.5kWh and 39.4kWh. The manufacturer claims the XUV400 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 8.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 kilometres per hour. In addition, the XUV400 has three driving modes — Fun, Fast, and Fearless — that modify the steering and throttle response as well as the extent of regenerative braking.
According to the tests, the XUV400 with the 34.5 kWh battery has a claimed range of 375 km, while the one with the 39.4 kWh battery has a range of 456 km on a single charge (MIDC). Using a 50 kW DC fast charger, the battery can be charged to 80 percent in 50 minutes. In addition, the electric SUV can be charged from 0% to 100% utilizing a 7.2 kW charger in 6 hours and 30 minutes or a 3.3 kW AC charger in 13 hours.
Mahindra provides three versions of the XUV400: EC (3.3 kW), EC (7.2 kW), and EL (7.2 kW). The top-tier model includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Mahindra’s AdrenoX software, a single-pane sunroof, and linked car technology with over-the-air (OTA) updates. Safety features include up to six airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, an IP67-rated battery pack, and ISOFIX anchorages.
The XUV400 competes with the Tata Nexon EV, which ranges in pricing from Rs 14,99 lakh to Rs 19,84 lakh. It will also compete with the MG ZS EV, whose costs range between Rs 22.98 lakh and Rs 26 lakh. It will also compete with the Hyundai Kona Electric, which costs Rs 23.84 lakh. Prices are listed ex-showroom, India.