Mahindra has taken the wraps off the XUV400 EV and is making its way into the Indian personal electric passenger vehicle space. With the unveiling of the new electric SUV on the eve of World EV Day, Mahindra and Mahindra announced that the performance of the new XUV400 makes it the first Indian-made passenger car in the non-luxury segment with the fastest acceleration time of 0. -100 km/h in just 8.3 seconds. The XUV400 comes with a claimed top speed of 150 km/h and a maximum claimed range of 456 km on a single charge.
According to M&M, a full charge provides 456 km according to Indian drive cycle standards. The XUV400 gets a 39.4 kW battery pack with lithium-ion cells and takes just 50 minutes to charge to 80 percent with the 50 kW DC fast charger. When charged from a 7.2 kW/32A outlet, the XUV400 takes 6 hours and 30 minutes for 0-100 percent charge, and the same is achieved in 13 hours using a standard 3.3 kW/ household outlet. 16A. The new Mahindra XUV400 features a single synchronous electric motor that drives the front wheels and delivers 145 hp and 310 Nm of peak torque.
Unveiling Mahindra’s first electric SUV, Veejay Nakra, President, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said: “The Mahindra Group is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and our EV game plan is at the heart of its mission. We are doing our part against climate change with the unveiling of the all-electric Mahindra XUV400, a fun, spacious SUV with excellent interior space for our discerning customers. The market is also very receptive to a clean, enjoyable and capable vehicle, and we foresee tremendous growth in this category. The XUV400’s class-leading acceleration delivers an adrenaline rush, while its exceptional range ensures carefree riding. On the eve of World EV Day 2022, we are proud to present the fun and fast XUV400 to the young Indian trendsetters.”
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Speaking about the development of the XUV400, electric SUV, R. Velusamy, President, Automotive Technology and Product Development, M&M Ltd said: “We started developing the XUV400 by leveraging Mahindra’s R&D capability with teams across Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai. We have tested the vehicle worldwide in extreme weather conditions along with fast charging compatibility testing in multiple regions to ensure a seamless experience for our customers. The XUV400 is based on our hugely successful XUV300 platform, which is designed to ensure every ride is safe, while delivering authentic SUV features. Combined with the BlueSense Plus app for checking vehicle functions and status on mobile application, the XUV400 is a fun, punchy and stylish e-SUV for anyone who is ready for the future.”
Test drives of the XUV400 for customers will start from December 2022, prices will be announced in January 2023, with bookings in the first week of the new year. Deliveries to customers will begin from the end of January 2023. In the first phase of deliveries, the XUV400 will cover 16 cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Jaipur, Surat, Nagpur, Trivandrum , Nashik, Chandigarh and Kochi.
The new Mahindra XUV400 takes on the MG ZS EV, Tata Nexon EV and Tata Nexon EV Max. It is essentially an electrical derivative of the XUV300 subcompact SUV, but with a longer footprint. Yes! The new Mahindra XUV400 EV is over four meters long by 4,200mm and 1,821mm wide. It is 1634 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2600 mm. The extra length provides more space inside and offers more leg and boot space compared to the petrol or diesel version. The front row offers 1051 mm of legroom, while the second row offers 861 mm of legroom, and the luggage space is 378 liters.
Mahindra did not have to limit the length of the XUV400 to less than four meters, as electric cars do not have a tax advantage if they are less than four meters long. The XUV400 does look a bit bigger and tougher than the ICE engine XUV300, although the electric SUV shares quite a few design elements with the XUV300.
That said, the front looks pretty fresh, with the new plastic insert with embossed ‘X’ motifs finished in satin copper, rather than the radiator grille not required in EVs. Mahindra’s new double peaked logo takes center stage and is also finished in satin copper, while the grille is flanked by LED headlights with daytime running lights (DRLs).
The cabin also looks very familiar, the layout is shared with the XUV300. Even in terms of comfort, it is almost identical to the XUV300, including an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, rain-sensitive wipers, power folding door mirrors and driving modes. . That said, it also offers some additional features, such as over 60 connected car features and over-the-air (OTA) updates.