Mahindra showcased its future lineup of electric vehicles recently, making its fans even more eager to get a glimpse of the company’s EVs on the roads. But before any of the five electric SUVs make their way to production, the Indian automotive giant is expected to unveil the XUV400, an all-electric version of its popular XUV300 compact SUV.
New reports shed more light on this possible debut of the XUV400 electric SUV. As per sources online, it is now believed that Mahindra will be presenting its latest EV early next month. The specific date has been mentioned to be September 6, 2022. More details about the electric SUV are expected to surface before this date.
Though we already have a pretty good idea of how the new Mahindra vehicle is going to shape up. For those unaware, the upcoming XUV400 will be the production-spec version of the eXUV300 that was showcased at Auto Expo 2020, based on the Mahindra XUV300. Upon its debut, the new electric SUV is meant to take on the likes of the Tata Nexon EV Max and Tata Nexon EV Prime.
Here is all that we know of the electric SUV so far.
Mahindra XUV400 Electric: Design
The electric SUV by Mahindra will likely be based on the petrol and diesel-powered XUV300 which is currently on sale in India. There might be a major difference between the designs though, as the XUV400 electric is expected to be a bit longer than the XUV300.
Both the cars are based on the SsangYong Tivoli but the XUV300 had its length shortened in order to benefit from the subsidies offered to sub-4m vehicles. Since electric vehicles have no such positives of a compact form factor so far, Mahindra will likely keep the car a bit longer, with a length of about 4.2 meters.
Other than this, there may be no difference in the silhouette of the two cars. We are likely to see the same raised stance with a roof line slanting inwards as it goes back from a rather wide and imposing front. What we can be sure to see, are some design changes on top of this shell.
Some disparities may include new rectangular headlamps on the XUV400 EV, with LED DRLs and triangular fog lamps placed in the headlamp cluster. The front grille will be closed off, as its electric nature will need no air inlets. The rest of the front will likely match that of the eXUV300 concept we saw at the Auto Expo 2020.
Other changes may include a new set of alloy wheels, wraparound tail-lamps, and a redesigned tailgate. The chunky bumper at the back may conclude the extended length of the XUV400 EV.
Mahindra XUV400 Electric: Expected Features
No specifics of the electric SUV have been disclosed by the company as yet. However, speculations give us a fair idea of what to expect from the EV. There will likely be a single electric motor to run the front wheels of the vehicle. Autocar reports that the XUV400 EV may promise a 150hp with its electric drivetrain. Backing this up will likely be multiple options for the battery pack, with a double battery pack possibly promising a longer range of up to 400 km on a single charge.
We may also see all the new-age features associated with EVs. These may include regenerative braking to add to the range, support for fast charging, multiple lighting systems inside the cabin of the vehicle as well as a large infotainment system at the front.
Mahindra XUV400 Electric: Price in India
There are no hints at the price of the XUV400 electric as of now. Though since we know that the electric car will be Mahindra’s entry-point EV in India, it will likely compete with Tata’s Nexon EV Prime. For that, Mahindra may launch the electric car at a price point of around Rs 15 lakh.
This is also in line with the price of the XUV300, which retails for just over Rs 8 lakh for the base variant. We see similar pricing with the Tata Nexon ICE and electric variants and Mahindra is likely to follow this disparity for its own electric vehicle.