The new Mahindra XUV400, a Compact SUV from Mahindra, is expected to launch in India in Jan, 2023.
Mahindra XUV400 expected price will be ₹ 14.00 - 16.00 Lakh in India.
XUV400 is available in 3 versions and 1 fuel options(s) - Electric.
New XUV400 2023 competes with Tata Nexon EV Prime, Tata Nexon EV Max and Hyundai Venue N Line in India.
Mahindra XUV400 launch date is expected to be in Jan, 2023 only.
Mahindra XUV400 Model List
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Mahindra XUV400 Price
₹ 14.00 - 16.00 lakh Estimated Price
XUV400 Monthly EMI
₹ 28,387 Onwards - Estimated
Calculated using 8% interest, 5 year, 100% loan amount
New XUV400 Launch Date
January 2023 - Expected
Mahindra XUV400 Key Specifications
|₹ 14.00 - 16.00 Lakh|
XUV400 Expert Review
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What is it?
Mahindra is finally entering the private EV market in this new era with the car that you see in the pictures, which is the XUV400. It’s a pre-cursor to Mahindra’s full-fledged EV lineup, set to arrive in 2024 and will be launched in the Indian market in 2024.
This is an important car for Mahindra in the larger scheme of its EV future. Last month it unveiled a slew of vehicles in the UK that will dominate its lineup in the future, and this right here is the first step towards them. While that may be the future, in the present, this car has a large task on its hands which is to go up against the increasingly popular Tata Nexon EV range that’s been making all the right waves in the electric car market since its launch in early 2020. Does the XUV400 have what it takes to challenge the Nexon EV Max? Let’s find out.
How is it on the outside?
Mahindra has stayed true to the eXUV300 concept car in designing this vehicle. Up front, you get the familiar XUV300 face but without the grille, as this is an EV. You get the same sleek rectangular headlamps as the XUV300 but now with swatches of copper in the bumpers as well as below the headlamps. In fact, the copper colour Mahindra has chosen as its shade to represent its EVs is dominant not just on the face but in large swatches all over the body.
This car is 4.2-metres in length compared to the XUV300, which is 3.99 metres in length, making this a slightly larger vehicle, and this is visible just after the D-pillar, where the tail lamps extended ever so slightly. You get black cladding on the sides, and there’s a visible chunkiness in the car's haunches. The design of the alloy wheels is similar to that of what is currently available on the XUV300. This design was introduced for the ICE-powered car earlier this year. At the rear, you get the slightly modified tail lamps and the new copper twin peaks logo chosen for all Mahindra electric vehicles. It will be offered in five colours: Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black and Infinity Blue, with a dual-tone roof option in Satin Copper finish.
What about the interior and features?
Mahindra has trimmed out the cabin of the XUV400 in a full-black scheme with layout and elements quite similar to that of the XUV300, making this a familiar space which should help in acceptance and staying in line with the Mahindra design philosophy. The XUV300 and the XUV400 both have the same wheelbase of 2600mm, but the latter, by virtue of the added length, gets a larger boot at 368 litres compared to the former’s 257 litres.
While it is a spacious cabin, it does feel dated in multiple ways. The quality of the plastics used in many areas feels a segment lower despite the rather attractive copper colour inserts. This is further compounded by multiple blank switches and odd positioning of the instrument cluster controls (on the dashboard). In the second row, there is sufficient headroom and shoulder room, but under-thigh support is low due to the high floor, courtesy of the positioning of the battery pack.
This top-spec XUV400 gets features like a touchscreen infotainment system, instrument cluster with full-colour MID, Blue-sense mobile app, driver assessment and vehicle information in the infotainment system, steering mounted controls and electric sunroof. The car that has been unveiled is expected to be a top-spec version with six airbags, all-four disc brakes, ISOFIX child seat mounting points and ABS with EBD. However, it is missing ventilated front seats, rear AC vents, ambient lighting, a digital instrument cluster and full-fledged seatback pockets. It could also definitely do with a larger display and better graphics for the touchscreen infotainment. In fact, we expected Mahindra to debut an EV-specific version of its ADRENOX system with the XUV400.
Powertrain, charging and drive experience
The Mahindra XUV400 offers a 39.4kW lithium-ion battery pack that gives it an ARAI-certified range of 456kms. This battery pack can be charged from 0-80 via a 50kW DC fast charger in just 50 minutes, while a 7.2 kW/32A outlet takes 6 hours 30 minutes for 0-100% charge, and the same is achieved in 13 hours while using a standard 3.3 kW/16A domestic socket. The electric motor powers the front wheels and produces 150bhp/310Nm, and has a 0-100kmph time of 8.3-seconds with a top speed of 150kmph.
Now we spent most of our time driving a prototype version of the car at Mahindra’s test facility outside of Chennai. Here in multiple scenarios, including a massive banked turn on their high-speed section, the XUV400 displayed good straight-line stability at three-digit speeds, which is indicative of good highway cruising ability. However, without an active traction control system, 350Nm is a lot of torque to go through the front wheels; thus, it is effortless for the car to understeer into a hard turn; therefore, having a light right foot will make things much easier to deal with.
A large amount of torque also makes it easy to smoke the tyres if you get carried away while getting off the line. We expect a full-fledged traction control once the production version is ready. You get three driving modes - Fun, Fast and Fearless. The Fun mode is an eco-mode with very conservative throttle response, while in the Fearless mode (As the name suggests), you get access to all the torque making this one fun and fast car to drive.
We will, of course, put the XUV400 through CarWale’s gamut of real-world range, performance and ride quality tests once we get it out on the road in real-world conditions, so stay tuned for that! Oh, and lastly, Mahindra claims a 0-100kmph time of 8.3 seconds, making it the fastest EV in its class. We will test this number in the real world and tell you that once we get our hands on the car. During the unveiling of the XUV400, Mahindra had said it was currently working on plans with various charging partners for roadside charging, showroom charging facilities and home charging options. It would announce these plans closer to the car's launch in early January 2023.
Expected price and competition
What Mahindra needs now is an aggressive price tag to bring some competition to the Tata Nexon EV range. We expect that Mahindra will price this car in the range of Rs 17 lakh to Rs 22 lakh, putting it even in the league of the yet-to-be-launched MG ZS EV Excite variant. Mahindra has started production of the XUV400 and has confirmed that bookings and test drives will begin mid-December while the car will be launched in India in January 2023.
Photography: Kapil Angane
Mahindra XUV400 Variants
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About Mahindra XUV400
Unveiled in September 2022, the XUV400 is the first-ever electric car from Mahindra. This electric SUV is based on the combustion-powered XUV300. First showcased as the eXUV300 concept at the 2020 Auto Expo, its India launch is scheduled for January 2023, while the deliveries will commence by the end of the month.
The XUV400 largely retains the same design as the XUV300. However, it features a blanked-off grille with X-patterned inserts, redesigned taillights, new 16-inch alloy wheels, reshaped bumpers, and a charging port on the left fender. Besides this, Mahindra offers it in five new paint options — Arctic Blue, Napoli Black, Everest White, Infinity Blue, and Galaxy Grey. These colours are also available as a dual-tone option with the Satin Bronze roof.
On the inside, the Mahindra XUV400 features an all-black cabin with bronze-coloured inserts on the aircon vents and centre console. Moreover, it comes with an upgraded instrument cluster, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a new gear stick.
Mahindra’s XUV400 is powered by a 39.4kWh battery pack that provides an ARAI-certified range of 456km. It produces 150bhp and 310Nm of torque, with a top speed of 150kmph. This electric SUV can be charged from zero to 80 per cent in 50 minutes via a 50kW DC fast charger, while a 7.2kW Type-2 AC charger juices up the battery in 6 hours and 30 minutes from zero to 100 per cent.
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|Price||Coming Soon||₹ 14.99 Lakh||₹ 18.34 Lakh||₹ 12.16 Lakh|
|Engine Size||-||-||-||998 cc|
|Power||-||-||-||118 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||-||-||-||172 Nm @ 1500 rpm|
|Safety Rating||-||5 Star (Global NCAP)||5 Star (Global NCAP)||Not Tested|
|Boot Space||-||350 litres||350 litres||311 litres|
|Ground Clearance||-||205 mm||205 mm||-|
|Size||-||3993 mm L X 1811 mm W X 1606 mm H||3993 mm L X 1811 mm W X 1616 mm H||3995 mm L X 1770 mm W X 1617 mm H|
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The XUV400 provides a claimed travel range of 456km.
showcased as the eXUV300 at the 2020 Auto Expo
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