Mahindra XUV400 EV unveil today: Live and latest updates

Mahindra XUV400 EV had made its global debut today and will be available for bookings come January of 2023 when the pricing structure too would be ann
XUV400 EV is looking to compete in the C-segment SUV category in the Indian car market.
XUV400 EV is looking to compete in the C-segment SUV category in the Indian car market.

Mahindra XUV400 EV (electric vehicle) has been officially revealed to the world at an event in Chennai. The electric version of Mahindra XUV400 EV was showcased in concept form for the first time at the Auto Expo back in 2020 but the production version is significantly different from it. The official entry of XUV400 could expand the mass-market EV space in the country, one that is presently dominated mostly by Tata Motors. The other players of some note here are MG Motor India with ZS EV and Hyundai with Kona.

Catch the highlights from the unveil of Mahindra XUV400 EV here:

08 Sep 2022, 08:35 PM IST

How does XUV400 drive?

We would be putting the XUV400 EV to the test first thing tomorrow so be sure to tune in for the updates and for the extensive first impressions.

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That's all we have from today's event. Check out our detailed report on Mahindra XUV400 here.

08 Sep 2022, 08:34 PM IST

Big car with bigger ambitions!

The Mahindra XUV400 EV is looking at playing big in India's electric landscape. The fact that Mahindra is putting it up in the C segment SUV category means it is most likely going to carry a price tag that's more than that of Nexon Max EV. But for that, we have to wait till January of next year.

08 Sep 2022, 08:15 PM IST

Design highlights of XUV400

Blanked front grille which gets the Twin Peaks logo in a shade of copper.

Satin copper line along the side of the vehicle also makes its way in. Dual-tone hues also available. Infinity Blue body colour is being projected as a unique shade.

On the inside, the perforated leatherette seats seek to up the luxury level of the EV, large infotainment screen, OTA updates, connected tech, and more.

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08 Sep 2022, 08:05 PM IST

Three drive modes inside Mahindra XUV400 are called…

Fun, Fast and Fearless

And no, we are not kidding. These are the actual mode names!

08 Sep 2022, 07:58 PM IST

Highlights of XUV400 EV battery

The 39 kWh battery pack claims to have a high cell energy density with a dual vent pack design for better durability in all altitudes. Zero to 80% charge comes in 50 minutes using a fast charger.

CORRECTION - The range of the XUV400 is 456 kms and not 467 kms as mentioned earlier on.

08 Sep 2022, 07:55 PM IST

Mahindra is promising better space inside XUV400 than current ‘best-selling’ EV in India

Without naming Tata Nexon EV, Mahindra highlights how XUV400 has a one up against EV rival. 

There is 378 litres of boot space, 1,051 mm legroom in first row and 861 mm legroom in the second row.

08 Sep 2022, 07:51 PM IST

What are the dimensions of Mahindra XUV400?

Mahindra XUV400 measures 4,200 mm in length, is 1,634 mm tall, is 1,821 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. There is also 378 litres of boot space.

For comparative terms and because Mahindra is positioning the EV as a C segment SUV, Hyundai Creta measures 4,300 mm in length, stands 1,635 mm tall and is 1,790 mm wide. 

08 Sep 2022, 07:46 PM IST

When can you book a Mahindra XUV400?

Company officials confirm various programs have been crafted through the course of this year but that pricing would be announced come January of 2023. Bookings and deliveries would follow soon after.

08 Sep 2022, 07:42 PM IST

Who is an EV buyer, as per Mahindra?

Mahindra says families which already own multiple vehicles are families who would prefer an EV. Then there are those who want a cost-effective vehicle.

Mahindra adds then there is a third group of buyer who are ‘authentic’ in their way of thinking and want to create a difference in the world of mobility. The company is specifically targeting this third group which is age agnostic.

08 Sep 2022, 07:40 PM IST

Mahindra positions XUV400 as a C segment SUV

C segment SUVs include some very popular models like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, among others.

Mahindra says there is enough reason to put the XUV400 EV as the first EV in this segment.

08 Sep 2022, 07:38 PM IST

Mahindra XUV400 zero to 100 kmph acceleration

XUV400 claims to be the quickest non-luxury segment EV to the 100 kmph mark - at 8.3 seconds.

08 Sep 2022, 07:35 PM IST

And in quickfire spirit, some of the biggest details are now out

Mahindra XUV400 EV gets a 39.4 kWh battery and a certified range of around 467 kms.

Single-pedal technology and multiple - three drive modes.

08 Sep 2022, 07:29 PM IST

And we are all set for the unveil event of Mahindra XUV400 EV

All the speculations, all the expectations and all the details, now all set for clarity…

08 Sep 2022, 07:20 PM IST

How well would Mahindra price XUV400?

Pricing would be crucial for XUV400 EV and going by Mahindra's past trends at unveil events, the carmaker could reveal the full - or partial - pricing structure of the EV today itself.

It is expected that Mahindra XUV400 could carry a price tag of around 16 lakh (ex showroom) which means it could undercut Tata Nexon Max EV while banking on its own highlights to become more attractive than Nexon EV.

08 Sep 2022, 06:51 PM IST

Ground zero!

It is a grand stage for what could well be a grand unveil from Mahindra camp.

The stage is set for the unveil of XUV400 EV from Mahindra. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
The stage is set for the unveil of XUV400 EV from Mahindra. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
08 Sep 2022, 06:37 PM IST

Where can you watch the live unveil of Mahindra XUV400?

And we are at ground zero for the minutest of details you need to know about XUV400 EV.

08 Sep 2022, 06:30 PM IST

What we already know about the Mahindra XUV400

The XUV400 has a grille that's slimmer and more contemporary than the one on the face of the XUV300. The grille is closed and has the Twin Peaks logo along with ‘X’ patterns dotting the covered space. The LED head light designs are also new.

On the inside, an updated and larger infotainment screen is one of the several feature highlights.

08 Sep 2022, 06:11 PM IST

Playing the range game with rigour

XUV400 is likely to boast of several key highlights but its biggest bragging point could well be its range, much like it is on almost every EV available anywhere in the world. Sources say XUV400 could offer a per-charge range of anywhere between 350 kms and 400 kms. If so, it would pit the Mahindra EV directly against Tata Nexon Max EV.

08 Sep 2022, 06:02 PM IST

Is ADAS certain on the XUV400 EV?

ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems - like Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Assist, Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, among others - is gradually becoming common in vehicles offered in India.

Mahindra offers ADAS on its XUV700 which means it has the capability to take it to other models in its camp. Reports suggest that XUV400 will get ADAS but a confirmation is awaited.

08 Sep 2022, 05:45 PM IST

Which is the most expensive EV in India?

Mercedes drove out the AMG EQS 53 at a whopping price of 2.45 crore late last month. The AMG EQS electric sedan brags of being a synergy between trademark luxury, extreme performance and a zero-emission drive. It is imported to the country while the EQS 580 4MATIC will be locally assembled.

08 Sep 2022, 05:14 PM IST

What are your options in the mass-market EV space at present?

Tata Motors has a commanding say in the EV segment in the country with models like Nexon EV, Tigor EV and Nexon Max EV. Prices for these models range from anywhere between 12.50 lakh to around 20 lakh.

Move a little higher and one can opt for MG ZS EV which is priced between 22 lakh and 26 lakh, and Hyundai Kona EV which is priced at around 24 lakh.

All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom and before subsidies.

08 Sep 2022, 05:04 PM IST

Mahindra twin peaks logo

XUV400 EV will be the newest Mahindra offering with the company's latest logo design for its SUVs. The twin peaks logo made its debut on the XUV700 and has since found its way to other models like Scorpio Classic and Scorpio-N as well. 

08 Sep 2022, 04:53 PM IST

Does XUV400 promise more comfort for backseat passengers?

The XUV400 is likely to be longer than the XUV300 on which it is based. This ought to translate into not just a bigger boot space but also more leg space for people seated at the back.

08 Sep 2022, 04:42 PM IST

Is XUV400 essentially the electric version of XUV300?

There is no doubt that the Mahindra XUV400 is based on the XUV300 but it will have its own unique highlights. For starters, it is expected that it would be longer than the XUV300 and therefore, not fall into the sub four-meter category.

Additionally, the XUV400 is likely to boast of its own unique set of design highlights on the outside as well as in the cabin.

First Published Date: 08 Sep 2022, 16:42 PM IST

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