On January 26, Mahindra began accepting reservations for the XUV400 electric SUV, and it has since received over 10,000 reservations. Mahindra has also disclosed that the XUV400 has a current waiting period of up to seven months. Based on the present supply scenario, Mahindra plans to deliver 20,000 XUV400 vehicles in the first year of production.
Beginning in March 2023, Mahindra will priorities deliveries of the higher-end XUV400 EL model. Meanwhile, deliveries of the XUV400 EC model with fewer features would not begin until the holiday season. Prices for the XUV400 vary from Rs 15.99 lakh to Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom), but remember that these are promotional prices and only apply to the first 5,000 bookings for each XUV400 version.
The XUV400 is equipped with two battery packs – 34.5kWh and 39.4kWh – that power a front axle-mounted electric motor producing 150hp and 310Nm of torque. According to the Indian driving cycle, the XUV400 with the 34.5kWh battery has a claimed range of 375km, while the one with the 39.4kWh battery has a range of 456km on a single charge (MIDC). Using a 50kW DC fast charger, the XUV400 can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 50 minutes, and as standard, Mahindra provides two charging options: a 3.3kW AC charger and a 7.2kW AC charger.
As previously stated, the XUV400 is offered in two trim levels: EC and EL. The EC is offered with either a 3.3kW or 7.2kW AC charger and a 34.5kWh battery pack. In contrast, the EL trim receives the larger 39.5kWh battery pack with a 7.2kW AC charger.
The top-tier XUV400 includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Mahindra’s AdrenoX software, a sunroof with a single pane, 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.
Currently, the XUV400’s main direct competitor is the Tata Nexon EV, which is priced between Rs 14.99 lakh and Rs 19.84 lakh (ex-showroom).