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Mahindra has finally launched the much-awaited XUV400 electric SUV in India with a starting price of Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). As such, here's a quick comparison with its main rivals, the Tata Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max.
Starting with the powertrain, the Mahindra XUV400 is powered by a 147.5bhp electric motor with 310Nm of torque. Apart from that, the new Mahindra XUV400 comes with two battery pack options where the smaller battery pack is rated at 34.5kWh and the larger battery pack is rated at 39.4kWh.
On the other hand, the Tata Nexon EV comes in two variations - Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max. Where the Tata Nexon EV Prime is powered by an electric motor with 127.3bhp of power and 245Nm of torque. Furthermore, this model comes with a 30.2kWh battery pack. Moreover, the top-spec Tata Nexon EV Max comes with a 143bhp electric motor with 250Nm of torque and a larger 40.5kWh battery pack.
Range & Charging
Mahindra claims that the XUV400 with the 34.5kWh battery pack can travel a distance of 375 kilometres on a fully-charged battery pack, whereas the XUV400 with the larger 39.4kWh battery pack can do 456 kilometres. Apart from that, Mahindra also claims that the XUV400 can be fully charged in just 50 minutes using a suitable DC fast charger.
According to ARAI figures, the Tata Nexon EV Prime electric SUV can do 312 kilometres on a fully charged battery pack, and the automaker claims that the electric SUV can charge from 10 per cent of its capacity to 80 per cent in just 60 minutes. On the other hand, the top-spec Tata Nexon EV Max can cover 437 kilometres and can charge in just 56 minutes.
Thanks to the extra torque, the Mahindra XUV400 can reach 100km/h from a standstill in just 8.3 seconds. In comparison, the Tata claims that the Nexon EV Max can hit 100km/h in under 9 seconds, whereas the Nexon EV Prime takes 9.9 seconds to achieve the same.
Prices for the Mahindra XUV400 starts from Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the 'EC' trim. However, the 'EC' trim with the faster 7.2kW (vs 3.3 kW) charger is priced at Rs 16.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Finally, the Mahindra XUV400 EL is priced at Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and this variant comes with the larger battery pack.
On the other hand, prices for the Tata Nexon EV Prime starts from Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and the prices for the Tata Nexon EV Max starts from Rs 18.34 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and goes all the way up to Rs 19.84 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Size & Dimensions
The Mahindra XUV400 is a larger SUV at 4,200mm long, 1,821mm wide, and sports a wheelbase of 2,600mm. In comparison, the Tata Nexon EV Prime and EV Max measure 3,993mm long, 1,811mm wide and sports a 102mm shorter wheelbase as well. Apart from that, the XUV400 also boasts a 28-litre larger boot at 378-litres (418-litres up to roof).
Thoughts About Tata Nexon EV, EV Max & Mahindra XUV400
Though Mahindra XUV400 neither has the cheapest nor the most expensive variant, the prices for the electric SUV seems very well judged and it is sure to attract Nexon EV customers as well. Apart from that, the Mahindra XUV400 is a physically larger SUV makes it a tempting proposition.