The Mahindra XUV400 EV has been formally launched by Mahindra in the Indian market. The brand has previously sold an electric vehicle in India. The new INGLO-based electric SUVs that Mahindra unveiled a few weeks ago are not the basis for the XUV400 EV, which is instead based on the XUV300.
Mahindra receives an early entry into the market with the Mahindra XUV400 EV before the Born-Electric platform-based vehicles do. Since the all-new XUV400 is based on the XUV300, it shares the same design aesthetic with a few minor adjustments made specifically for electric vehicles. Mahindra has added new bright blue paint to the XUV400 that is not offered on the XUV300.
Mahindra XUV400 EV Design
Mahindra has made significant improvements to the XUV400’s overall design over the XUV300. The XUV400 replaces the slat-themed grille at the front with a closed grille that has bronze-colored X-themed inserts running the width of it. The halogen projectors inside the headlamp housings and the daytime running LEDs on the headlamps’ outer edges give the housings the same appearance. The front bumper, which now has bronze accents around the new fog lamps, does not have daytime running LEDs that extend all the way down to it. This SUV’s front bumper appears to have been influenced by the newest “born-electric” SUVs.
Up until the B-pillar, the Mahindra XUV400 shares the same appearance as the XUV300, but it has a longer wheelbase and a wider rear three-quarter design. The electric SUV measures 4200 mm long and 1821 mm wide, with a 2600 mm wheelbase. The front and rear fenders of the XUV400 are squared off, and the 16-inch machined alloy wheels have a fresh look.
Additionally, the side profile features a blacked-out C-pillar that appears wider than the XUV300’s and bronze accents on the lower portions of the door panels. The rearview mirrors are painted gloss black, while the roof is entirely painted in a bronze theme. The charging port is mounted on the left front fender. Compared to the tail lamps in the XUV300, the rear profile of the XUV400 has modified headlamps with sharper edges and revised LED inserts. The new twin-peaks logo and “XUV400” badge, finished in bronze, give the boot lid a more updated appearance than the XUV300.
Mahindra XUV400 EV Interior
The XUV400’s interior cabin shares a lot of similarities with the XUV300’s, including the identical dashboard layout. With gloss black surrounds for the centre console and bronze surrounds for the side AC vents, the cabin is finished in an all-black theme here. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control buttons, multi-function steering wheel, and twin-pod instrument console are all arranged in the same way as they are in the XUV300’s centre console. However, a new TFT MID that provides different EV-specific information is added to this instrument console. Compared to the XUV300, Mahindra’s boot space is much larger, at 378 litres.
The XUV400 has been outfitted by Mahindra with a number of tech-focused features, such as more than 60 connected car features with connectivity for smartwatches, features for smart route planning, suggestions for driving charging based on machine learning, over-the-air software updates, etc.
Mahindra XUV400 EV Powertrain
The Mahindra XUV400 receives a brand-new drivetrain with a front-mounted electric motor that has a maximum torque output of 310 Nm. The XUV400 can complete the 0-100 kmph sprint in 8.3 seconds and has three drive modes to complement its powertrain. The Mahindra XUV400’s 39.4 kW battery pack, which has IP67 certification and a maximum range of 456 km (MIDC certified).
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