The Tata Nexon EV, which has enjoyed unrivalled popularity in the Rs 15 – 20 lakh EV segment since December 2019, is now facing direct competition from the newly launched Mahindra XUV400 electric mid-size SUV. Tata Motor's current dominance in the passenger EV market is largely due to the popularity of the Nexon EV model; however, this might change with Mahindra entering the EV market with the brand-new XUV400 EV. Tata Motors announced price reductions for the Nexon EV variants and increased the range of the Nexon EV MAX for both current users and potential buyers. The price cut is in response to the new Mahindra XUV400, whose pricing was revealed recently. Here's a detailed comparison between the Mahindra XUV400 and the Tata Nexon EV in terms of pricing, battery specifications, range, charging time, and features to make it easier for you to choose between these two electric SUVs.
Price and Variants
Tata Motors offers the Nexon EV in two versions: the Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max. The former comes in three different variants: XM, XZ Plus, and XZ Plus Lux. The latter, however, comes in two variant options: XZ+ and XZ+ Lux. Prices for the Tata Nexon EV have been slashed and were recently revealed after the launch of the Mahindra XUV400. The Nexon EV Prime now costs Rs 14.49 lakh and Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Nexon EV Max, on the other hand, now retails for between Rs 16.49 lakh and Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Mahindra XUV400, however, is available in only two variants. The low-range EC model is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom), while the long-range EL model costs Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-end variant’s cost is the same as that of the Nexon EV Max ZX+ Lux.
The Nexon EV, with a smaller 30.2kWh battery pack, has a claimed range of 312 kilometres, whereas the XUV400, with its 34.5kWh battery pack, has a claimed range of 375 kilometres. The larger battery pack versions of both e-SUVs follow the same pattern – the XUV400's 39.4kWh battery is rated to have 456 kilometres of range, while the Nexon EV Max's bigger 40.5kWh battery has an increased range of 453 kilometres. Existing customers can extend the EV Max's range through a software update, but new customers will get it as standard. Its range, however, still falls short of the new Mahindra model though.
Battery and Performance
With the EV Prime and EV Max models, the Tata Nexon EV offers two battery pack options, each with a capacity of 30.2kWh and 40.5kWh. The former is connected to a motor that generates 127bhp of maximum power and 245Nm of torque, while the latter is connected to a motor with 141bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. The Nexon EV Max can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds.
The XUV400 also get two battery pack options. The smaller EC version comes with a 34.5kWh battery pack, while the larger EL version comes with a 39.4kWh battery. An electric motor with a common output of 150bhp and 310Nm of peak torque is connected to both battery packs. It can go from 0 – 100km/h in 8.3 seconds.
The Tata Nexon EV Max has a variety of features, such as three drive modes (Eco, City, and Sport), multiple regen modes, a wireless charger, auto-dimming mirrors, an electric parking brake with auto-hold functionality, an illuminated gear dial on the centre console, TPMS, cruise control, an air purifier, an electric sunroof, rear AC vents, ventilated front seats, and a Harman-sourced touchscreen infotainment system.
A long list of features is available for the Mahindra XUV400 as well, including an electric sunroof, BlueSense connected car technology, drive modes, regen modes, single-pedal drive, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six airbags, and a reverse parking camera with guidelines.
A 15A AC charger can charge the Nexon EV Prime from 20 to 100 per cent in 8 hours and comes with a 3.3kW AC charger. A 3.3kW and a 7.2kW AC charger are available for the Nexon EV Max. The EV can be fully charged from 0 to 100 per cent in 6.5 hours, thanks to the 7.2kW fast charger.
A 3.3kW or a 7.2kW charger is offered for the Mahindra XUV400. The 3.3kW charger can charge the electric SUV from 0 to 100 per cent in 13 hours, while the 7.2kW charger can charge the XUV400 from 0 to 100 per cent in 6.5 hours.