Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has launched its first EV, the XUV400 at an introductory price of Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The EV will have two versions – the XUV400 EL and the XUV400 EC, which will be powered by a 39.4kWh and a 34.5kWh battery, respectively. The prices are applicable only on the first 5,000 units of both versions. Mahindra expects to deliver 20,000 units of the XUV400 within a year of its debut. The front wheels are driven by a single motor. The engine produces a maximum power output of 147.5bhp and 310Nm of peak torque. These numbers enable the XUV400 to reach a top speed of 150 km/h and to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds. On a single full charge, the XUV400 EL provides 456 kilometres of driving range, whereas the XUV400 EC offers 375 kilometres of driving range as approved by the MIDC.
The SUV promises a guarantee of 3 years for unlimited kilometres and an extended battery and motor warranty of 8 years or 1,60,000 kilometres. The SUV will come in five colour options – Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, and Infinity Blue, with a dual-tone option including Satin Copper. Dimensionally, the Mahindra XUV400 is 4200mm long and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. It will come with a cargo space of 378 litres/418 litres (up to the roof).
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The XUV400 will have a number of features, including a rearview camera, an electric sunroof, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, up to six airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, and compatibility with BlueSense Plus mobile apps, which enable 60+ connectivity features, like over-the-air (OTA) updates. The XUV400 also features three drive modes – Fun, Fast, and Fearless – which can alter the steering, throttle, and regenerative energy responses.
Bookings for the all-electric XUV400 will open on January 26, 2023, and deliveries will commence in March 2023 for the XUV400 EL & during the Diwali holiday season for the XUV400 EC. Test drives are now available to customers at local dealerships. The SUV will see a phase-wise launch. In the first phase, it will be launched only in 34 cities – Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Mumbai MMR, Nasik, Verna (Goa), Pune, Nagpur, Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, Cochin, and Hyderabad, among others.
Sharing his thoughts on the launch, Veejay Nakra, President of the Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., stated, 'The launch of the XUV400 is a momentous occasion in Mahindra’s electric SUV journey. The XUV400 offers a compelling proposition of superior performance, design, space and technology at an attractive price. This is a brand that we have developed specifically for those customers who want to be in charge of a more sustainable tomorrow. We are confident that our first electric SUV will excite and inspire more consumers in India to go electric. It further reinforces our commitment towards developing sustainable mobility solutions for India.'
Have a quick glance at the price, battery, and charging options of the XUV400's versions:
|Model||Battery Size||MIDC Range||Charger Option||Prices (ex-showroom)|
|XUV400 EC||34.5kWh||375 kilometres|| |
|Rs 15.99 Lakh|
|7.2 kW||Rs 16.49 Lakh|
|XUV400 EL||39.4kWh||456 kilometres||7.2 kW||Rs 18.99 Lakh|