Indian utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra has teased the arrival of the all-new XUV400 electric SUV ahead of its launch later this month.
The teaser video on the new Twitter page for Mahindra XUV400 teased the design of the all-new electric SUV with a special focus on the bronze Mahindra twin peaks logo first seen at the global unveiling of the electric XUV and Born Electric lineup last month.
The all-new Mahindra XUV400 from Mahindra was first showcased as the eXUV300 concept at the 2020 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The new XUV400 is basically the same vehicle in production guise but with a new name to distinguish it from its dino burning sibling despite the fact both SUVs share the same platform.
Unlike the rest of Mahindra’s all electric lineup announced on August 15th, the XUV400 is not based on the firm’s new InGlo EV skateboard platform. Instead, the upcoming XUV400 is based on the platfrom that underpins the XUV300 which itself was based on the Ssangyong Rexton. However, unlike the XUV300 which had to fit underneath the 4-metre mark for subsidy benefits, the all-new XUV400 will be 4.2-metres long.
This will give the upcoming Mahindra XUV400 electric SUV a massive size advantage over its rival – the Tata Nexon EV which like its internal combustion siblings slips under the 4-metre mark. This is due to the fact that Tata did not make any changes to the Nexon platform when it introduced the electric version of the SUV. This will mean that the upcoming XUV400 should offer more room on the inside for both passengers and luggage when it arrives on the 8th of September.
Not much else is known about the upcoming XUV400. The eXUV300 concept showcased at Auto Expo 2020 claimed to feature two battery pack options and we expect the production-spec SUV to offer a similar setup as it will be going up against both the variants of the Nexon EV lineup – Prime and Max. We expect the range of the upcoming Mahindra XUV400 electric SUV to be around the 400-kilometre mark.
Both the battery pack options for the new Mahindra XUV400 are expected to power a single electric motor setup that drives the front wheels. Expect power to be around the 150bhp mark which should hopefully help the new electric SUV from Mahindra to keep up with its Tata rival and maybe even leave it behind when the lights turn green.
Thoughts About The Mahindra XUV400
The Mahindra XUV400 electric SUV will arrive on the 8th of September and will mark the beginning of a full-fledged assault on the Indian EV market by the Mumbai-based carmaker. Hopefully, this will mark a revival of Mahindra’s electric presence in India which has unfortunately been muted for the past few years.