Mahindra’s first launch of the year is the all-electric XUV400. Its prices start from Rs 15.99 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 18.99 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). There are two variants on offer — EC and EL. The EC variants only come with a 34.5-kWh battery, while the EL variant comes with a 39.4-kWh battery.
You can spot many similarities between the XUV400 and the XUV300. This is because the XUV400 shares its body shell with the XUV300. On the EV, though, the front grille has been blanked off. LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights flank it. The XUV400 also has copper accents, a copper twin peaks emblem, and a copper roof.
The XUV400 is powered by an electric motor that generates 148 bhp and 31.66 kgm. It has three drive modes that are adjusted for steering, throttle response, and regeneration. Mahindra claims it can go from 0-100 kph in 8.3 seconds. As far as range is concerned, the smaller battery pack in the EC variants only offer 375 km (MIDC) of range, while the larger one gets a range of 456 km (MIDC). With the help of a DC fast charger, one can charge the car’s battery from 0-80 per cent in 50 minutes. By the way, we’ve already driven the XUV400; you can read all about it here.
Inside, the XUV400 features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with over 60 connected car functions, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, automated headlights and wipers, electric ORVMs, and an electric sunroof. Moreover, it also has smartwatch connectivity and can receive OTA updates. The XUV400 is offered in five colours: Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, and Infinity Blue, with a dual-tone option of Satin Copper.