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Mahindra takes the wrap off its first electric SUV–the XUV400

Mahindra and Mahindra finally took the wraps off its first electric SUV–the XUV400–in India. The XUV400, based on the ICE-powered XUV300, gets a distinctive EV-styling, and it will be powered by a 39.4 kWh battery that provides a maximum range of 456 km, according to MIDC. The company will roll out the new XUV400 in January 2023.

Design and features

The XUV400 is essentially an electric version of the ICE-powered XUV300. The new EV is 205 mm longer than its ICE-powered sibling, but the EV gets a wheelbase of the same length–2600 mm. The EV also gets a design language similar to that of the XUV300. However, the EV gets some EV-specific design cues such as its new closed-off grille (embossed with ‘X’ motifs finished in satin copper), the new twin-peak logo at the centre, larger faux fog lamp housings, and bronze-garnished bumpers with arrowhead shaped inserts. The EV stands on 16-inch piano-black diamond-cut alloy wheels.

The electric SUV will be offered in five colour options: Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, and Infinity Blue, with a dual-tone roof option in Satin Copper finish.

The new EV’s cabin layout is similar to the XUV300’s, but the EV comes with an all-black interior with satin-copper inserts. Among the two vehicles’ other similar features are their electric sunroof, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system (compatible Android Auto and Apple Carplay), automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, drive modes, electrically foldable ORVMs, six-airbags, and rear-view camera, among others. Moreover, the EV gets some new features such as 60+ connectivity features and OTA updates. 


Battery 

The XUV400 is powered by a 39.4 kWh battery (IP67-rated), which is mated to a 112 kW motor to generate 310 Nm of torque. The rear-wheel drive EV can go from 0-100 kmph in 8.3 seconds and it can speed up to 150 kmph. The SUV comes with three riding modes: Fun, Fast, and Fearless.

The electric SUV is compatible with a 50 kW fast charger that can charge the EV from 0-80% in 50 minutes. Similarly, the EV takes 6 hours and 30 minutes to charge fully via a 7.2 kW AC charger and a 3.3 kW home charger will do the same in 13 hours.

On a single charge, the XUV400 achieves 456 km of range, according to MIDC.


Specifications

Battery39.4 kWh
Power (kW)112
Torque (Nm)310
Drive systemRear-wheel drive
Top speed (kmph)150
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)8.3 seconds
Range 456 km (MIDC)
Charging time0-80% in 50 minutes via a 50 kW fast charger
0-100% in 6 hrs 30 mins via 7.2 kW AC charger
0-100% in 13 hrs via 3.3 kW home charger
Seating capacity5
Boot capacity (L)378-418

Mahindra XUV400 price in Nepal

Mahindra is set to launch the XUV400 in January 2023. Although the company hasn’t revealed the official pricing details for the EV, a pool of automotive journalists have predicted a price range of INR 15-20 lakhs–rivaling the likes of the Nexon EV Max. Fans can expect it to cost around Rs 40 lakh here.

Mahindra modelPrice in India (expected)Price in Nepal (expected)
XUV400INR 15-20 lakhRs 40 lakh

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