A camouflaged XUV400 EV from Mahindra has been seen testing on public roads before it comes out. The car was first shown at Auto Expo 2020, and sales are expected to start in early 2023. The XUV400 will be based on the XUV300 in a lot of ways. However, it will be different from the ICE model because the length will be different and look different.
The Mahindra XUV400 is a small electric SUV that will likely compete in India with the popular Tata Nexon EV Prime and Tata Nexon EV MAX. Follow Stoptechy
XUV400 was seen testing on the road while still covered.
The Mahindra XUV400, a small electric SUV getting a lot of attention, has been seen testing again on public roads. This time, too, it’s a secret. The vehicle seems to still be in the final stages of being made. After being shown for the first time at the Auto Expo 2020, the XUV400 should come out sometime in early 2023.
The XUV400 is mostly based on the SsangYong Tivoli, which is also the basis for the ICE-powered XUV300. The dimensions of the XUV300 were changed, and its length was cut down to less than 4m so that it could get a tax break from the Indian government for cars that are less than 4m long. So, the XUV400 will be longer than the XUV300, and it should be about 4.2m long.
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In terms of looks, the XUV400 will differ from the Tivoli and the XUV300. The XUV400 will probably have a blanked-out grille, a curved front bumper. Fog lamp housings in the shape of a triangle. The headlight cluster has also been redesigned. A central air intake has been added, possibly to cool down the brakes.
At the back, the XUV400 will get a new tailgate and two LED tail lights that wrap around the back of the car. New alloy wheels will make the side profile look better. XUV400 could get a set of bigger 17-inch alloys.
The XUV400 will have a single electric motor to power the front wheels. This motor is expected to have a peak power of about 150bhp. Regarding the size of the battery, there will be two options. The XUV400 could also get an updated infotainment system and the latest ADRENOX platform with ADAS features.
Mahindra plans to release eight electric vehicles (EVs) by 2027, and the XUV400 will be one of them. The car is also expected to be the first one in Mahindra’s new lineup of electric vehicles (EVs). Which will be coming out soon. But the XUV400 might be different from the other EVs Mahindra has planned as part of its “Born Electric” initiative. That’s because those other products are likely to be global and might cost more because of their positioning.