Mahindra is (once again) entering the private electric market with the XUV400. It will face off against the Tata Nexon EV Max, which is based on the XUV300. It will be released in India in January 2023. How does it stack up against the second? Continue reading to find out. But, before we get into how they compare, have a look at what we thought of the Mahindra XUV400 following our first drive in it. Follow Unmotivated World for the most recent updates.
Outside, the XUV300 and, by extension, the SsangYong Tivoli inspired Mahindra’s design. The rectangular LED headlights, the copper bands on the bumpers, and the false grille are some of the standout features. You get the XUV300’s square face sans grille.
The car has black and copper cladding on its profile, and the alloy wheels resemble those manufactured for the XUV300 earlier this year. At the rear, there are new taillights and a copper Twin Peaks logo.
The Tata Nexon EV is identical to the standard Nexon in every way. The grille has been replaced with black panelling in the front, and there are slim projector headlights and a tiny hump on the hood. Taillights with tri-arrow inserts, blue cladding between the lights, and an elevated back end give it the appearance of a full-coupe SUV. The Nexon seems to be a coupe SUV from the side due to flared wheel wells, a forward-sloping shoulder line, and a strong D-pillar.
Mahindra XUV400’s inside
The Mahindra XUV400’s inside is completely black, and the layout and features are very similar to those of the XUV300. The XUV300 and XUV400 both have a 2600mm wheelbase; however, the XUV400 offers 111 litres more space. Because both automobiles share this feature, it creates a tight space, which should help customers accept it. Tata Nexon EV Max vs. Mahindra XUV400
The cabin of the Nexon EV is of higher quality and has more features. The cabin of Tata’s EV is beige and black on all models. Its cabin is substantially identical to the conventional Nexon’s in terms of parts, layout, and comfort, making it a simple place to navigate. It has a shorter wheelbase than the XUV400, at 2498mm against 2600mm, but it has the same trunk space as the XUV400, at 350 litres.
The XUV400 comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an analogue instrument cluster with a black-and-white MID, the Blue-Sense mobile app, driver evaluation and vehicle information in the infotainment system, steering-wheel controls, and an electric sunroof. The vehicle displayed is most likely a high-end model with six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, ISOFIX child seat mounting points, and ABS with EBD.
The Tata Nexon EV Max, on the other hand, boasts ventilated seats, wireless charging, and an electric sunroof. An LED gear selector dial with individual buttons for the various drive modes. The top-of-the-line model has climate control, an air purifier, a cooled glove box, an auto-dimming inside mirror, cruise control, rear AC vents, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Tata Nexon EV Max vs. Mahindra XUV400
Even the most costly Nexon EV Max variants include basic safety features such as hill descent and ascent control, traction control, rear disc brakes, ABS with EBD, and a backup camera with dynamic lines.
However, even on the XZ+ Lux trim level,
The Mahindra XUV400 is equipped with a 39.4 kW lithium-ion battery pack that provides an ARAI-certified range of 456 kilometres. This battery pack can be charged from 0 to 80 in 50 minutes using a 50kW DC fast charger. A full charge takes 6 hours and 30 minutes when plugged into a 7.2 kW/32A outlet. The same activity may be done in 13 hours with a typical 3.3 kW/16A household outlet. The front wheels are turned by a 150 bhp/310 NM electric motor. It takes 8.3 seconds to go from 0 to 100 mph and has a top speed of 160 kmph.
The battery pack of the Tata Nexon EV Max is slightly more powerful (40.5 kWh). Its electric motors provide 141 bhp and 250 NM of torque and power, respectively. with a 50 kW DC, rapid charger Tata Nexon EV Max can be fully charged in 56 minutes. It takes 6.5 hours to reach 100% with a 7.2kW AC fast charger. Finally, when hooked into a 15A household power connection, the car was fully charged in 15 hours.
Expected Price and Competition
We believe Mahindra will price this vehicle similar to the Tata Nexon EV Max. This amounts to between Rs 17 lakh and Rs 22 lakh. The Tata Nexon EV Prime costs between Rs 15.50 lakh and Rs 17.50 lakh. The Nexon EV Max has priced between Rs 18.34 lakh and Rs 20.04 lakh.