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Mahindra XUV400 Electric SUV Review – Putting India on the Global Map of Trusted EV Manufacturers

Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian automotive giant created a lot of buzz in the days after it acquired Maini’s EV brand and relaunched India’s first electric car as Mahindra e2o/e2oPlus. Then came the eVerito, followed by concept EVs like the eXUV300 and eKUV100. While everyone thought Mahindra was all set to wipe out the Indian EV industry, another domestic automaker, Tata Motors, has taken a massive lead.

While we haven’t seen any new electric car launches from Mahindra in a long time, a few days back, the company unveiled its massive plans to launch 5 electric SUVs in the coming years, all designed by Mahindra’s new design center in the UK. were done. Before that happens, Mahindra is all set to launch its first electric SUV, the XUV400, which promises best-in-segment range and performance. We recently drove the SUV and here’s Mahindra XUV400 test drive review.

The design of Mahindra XUV400 is not unique as we have showcased Mahindra XUV300 and Mahindra eXUV300 at the 2020 Auto Expo. There are some visible changes, however, that add a unique touch to the XUV400, including the new Twin Peaks logo and the elaborate use of bronze elements throughout the exterior.

Dimensions-wise, the Mahindra XUV400 is a mid-sized SUV with a length of 4,200 mm, which puts it in the league of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. However, the XUV400 is the widest car in its segment with a width of 1812 mm, height 1634 mm and a wheelbase of 2600 mm, giving it a planted, muscular profile.

Mahindra XUV400: Cabin

In terms of cabin design and features, I was left feeling a little disappointed with the treatment of Mahindra XUV400, because of the fun I had in driving this vehicle. The layout is very old school with lots of buttons here and there, while the infotainment screen is nothing special.

There are amenities like a wide sunroof (but no panoramic sunroof), digital appliances, an auto AC, but it seems like a lot is missing. In terms of quality and finish too, a lot is left to be desired, but thankfully the launch is still far away, and I hope Mahindra clears up the minor issues we faced in the pre-production units .

Mahindra XUV400: Range

The Mahindra XUV400 is an electric vehicle, and a major deal breaker in the EVs range of vehicles. However, this is not the case with the XUV400. As mentioned earlier, the Mahindra XUV400 offers a best-in-segment range of 456 km on a single charge per MIDC cycle, making it a viable option for those looking for a small electric SUV with reliable mileage. makes.

It gets a 39.4 kWh battery pack that is IP67 rated, and is waterproof and dustproof, which can be topped up to 80% in less than an hour using fast charging (50 kWh charger). Mahindra may offer a wall-mounted AC charger with the SUV that can charge the battery up to 100% in 6-7 hours.

Mahindra XUV400: Performance

Mahindra XUV400 is the fastest electric SUV manufactured in India to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 8.6 seconds. This performance comes from a maximum power of 147 bhp and a peak torque of 310 Nm, which is available on tap as soon as you depress the accelerator. I managed to touch three-digit speeds with very little effort and salute Mahindra for providing tank-like stability to the SUV.

Apart from the performance, Mahindra has done an incredible job in balancing and refining the suspension and steering. Like the beautifully crafted gear lever, the gearbox has also been crafted to perfection. The auto unit also gets a unique ‘L’ mode for city driving where you don’t need to use the brakes and there are huge recuperations from lifting the leg off the accelerator, which brings the vehicle to a halt.

Mahindra XUV400: Verdict

An important point to understand here is that Mahindra is marketing the XUV400 as a C-segment electric SUV, which means that the Indian automaker is targeting the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV as competition and not as a competition. That Tata Nexon EV. But considering the recent launches of the brand and their pricing history, be it Mahindra XUV700 or Mahindra Scorpio-N, we are estimating Mahindra’s XUV400 to be competitively priced and considering its credentials, it will be able to attract mass buyers. It becomes a reliable electric SUV for Rs. in India.

Hello Friends, My Name is Raushan Kumar. I am a Part-Time Blogger and Student. I am author of https://searchnews.in . We're dedicated to providing you the best of News, with a focus on Business, Health, Lifestyle, World, Tech, India, Gadget.


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