With the XUV400, Mahindra is (once again) getting into the electric private market game. It will compete directly with the Tata Nexon EV Max based on the XUV300. It will come out in India in January 2023. How does it compare to the second? Find out by reading on. But before seeing how they compare, read what we thought of the Mahindra XUV400 after we drove it for the first time. Follow hitsbuddy for latest news.
Outside, Mahindra’s design was inspired by the XUV300 and, by extension, the Ssangyong Tivoli. Some things that stand out are the rectangular LED headlights, the copper strips on the bumpers, and the fake grille. You get the square face of the XUV300 without the grille.
In profile, the car has black and copper cladding, and the alloy wheels look like those made for the XUV300 earlier this year. At the back are new taillights and a new copper Twin Peaks logo.
The Tata Nexon EV looks just like the regular Nexon in every way. Up front, the grille has been replaced by black cladding, and there are sleek projector headlights and a small bump on the hood. At the back, there are taillights with tri-arrow inserts, blue cladding between the lights, and a raised back end that gives it the look of a full-coupe SUV. From the side, the Nexon looks like a coupe SUV because it has flared wheel wells, a shoulder line that slopes forward, and a thick D-pillar.
The inside of the Mahindra XUV400 is all black, and the layout and features are very similar to those of the XUV300. Both the XUV300 and the XUV400 have a 2600mm wheelbase, but the XUV400 has an extra 111 liters of space. The fact that both cars have this in common makes it a tight space, which should help buyers accept it. Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Max.
The quality and number of features in the Nexon EV’s cabin are better. All versions of Tata’s EV come with a cabin that is beige and black. Its cabin is mostly the same as the standard Nexon’s in terms of parts, layout, and comfort, so it’s an easy place to get around. It has a shorter wheelbase than the XUV400 at 2498mm compared to 2600mm, but it has the same amount of trunk space at 350 liters as the XUV400 at 368 liters.
The XUV400 has a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an analog instrument cluster with a black-and-white MID, the Blue-sense mobile app, driver assessment, and vehicle information in the infotainment system, controls on the steering wheel, and an electric sunroof. The car shown off is likely a high-end model with six airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, ISOFIX child seat mounting points, and ABS with EBD.
On the other hand, the Tata Nexon EV Max has ventilated seats, wireless charging, an electric sunroof. An illuminated gear selector dial with separate buttons for the different drive modes. The top-of-the-line model comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, an air purifier, a cooled glove box, an auto-dimming inside mirror, cruise control, rear AC vents, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Max.
Even the most expensive versions of the Nexon EV Max have basic safety features like hill descent and ascent control, traction control, rear disc brakes, ABS with EBD, and a backup camera with dynamic lines. But even on the XZ+ Lux trim level
The Mahindra XUV400 comes with a 39.4kW lithium-ion battery pack that gives it an ARAI-certified range of 456kms. With a 50kW DC fast charger, this battery pack can be charged from 0 to 80 in just 50 minutes. When plugged into a 7.2 kW/32A outlet, a full charge takes 6 hours and 30 minutes. Using a standard 3.3 kW/16A home plug, the same thing can be done in 13 hours. A 150bhp/310Nm electric motor turns the front wheels. It takes 8.3 seconds to go from 0 to 100kmph, and its top speed is 160kmph.
The Tata Nexon EV Max has a slightly more powerful battery pack (40.5kWh). Its electric motors have 141bhp and 250Nm of power and torque, respectively. With a 50kW DC fast charger. Tata Nexon EV Max is charged from 0 to 80% in 56 minutes. With a 7.2kW AC fast charger, it takes 6.5 hours to reach 100%. Lastly, the car fully charged in 15 hours when plugged into a 15A domestic wall socket.
Price expected and the competition.
We think Mahindra will price this car in the same range as the Tata Nexon EV Max. Which is between Rs 17 lakh and Rs 22 lakh. The Tata Nexon EV Prime price range is Rs 15 lakh to Rs 17.50 lakh. The range for the Nexon EV Max is Rs 18.34 lakh to Rs 20.04 lakh.