Mahindra is testing its latest EV, the XUV400. The upcoming EV will be based on the XUV300 and will go up against Tata Nexon EV. We are expecting to see the new electric SUV on the roads by 2024. Recently a heavily camouflaged test mule of the same was spotted on the roads. More details about the upcoming XUV 400 EV are given below.
Mahindra XUV400 EV: What we know
The spy shots make it clear that the upcoming EV is based on Mahindra’s midsize SUV, the XUV300. There will not be major styling changes in terms of aesthetics for the upcoming EV. However, the test mule has an electric charging socket on the front left fender. Moreover, the test mule in the spy shots sits lower than the standard XUV300. We do expect styling changes common in EVs such as a closed grille and colourful trims to differentiate both models.
We do not have much information about the XUV400’s powertrain. However, we expect it to be similar to the XUV300 concept shown at the Auto Expo. Furthermore, the concept features a 350V and a 380V battery pack.
We expect the upcoming EV will carry the smaller variant to rival the Nexon. Moreover, we can see the Larger battery pack in a variant that will go up against MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona, and Long Range Tata Nexon. Also, there are chances for slight differences in these specs as the XUV300 concept came out a few years back.
Mahindra’s plans for the Electric segment
Mahindra was one of the early participants in India’s electric car market. The Reva and E2O surely had a good share in the electric car segment for quite some time. Moreover, the homegrown automaker had earlier made an announcement about its electrification process and the launch of 8 new EVs in India. 4 of these will be based on existing ICE vehicles.
According to Mahindra’s EV roadmap from the year 2025, the company will roll out vehicles underpinned by “Born electric” platform which will be exclusive to Mahindra’s EVs. In fact, the automaker is planning to sell its electric vehicles through a separate sub-brand.