The spied test mule of the upcoming Mahindra XUV400 gets the same alloy wheel design as the updated XUV300
The upcoming Mahindra XUV400 EV has been spied yet again but, this time, more details have been revealed from the spotted test mule. The launch will take place in September while deliveries are likely to start from October onwards.
Sources said the SUV will come powered by battery packs from LG Energy Solution, a subsidiary of LG Chem which, in-turn, is a subsidiary of LG Corporation, South Korea.
Coming to the spied test mule, its features a hunched back design at the rear for increased dimensions. It will not be restricted to the XUV300’s under-4-metre length but rather be longer at around 4.2 metres to accommodate the electric powertrain.
It’s expected to be high on space. The rear bumper protrudes out from the tailgate while the C pillar is quite broad for better room inside. The design of the alloy wheels is almost similar to the updated XUV300. There are functional roof rails on top.
While the car has been heavily camouflaged, the tail lights are visible and they sport different design elements inside. The shape of the tail lights is quite edgy than the outgoing model. They look more like that of the eXUV300 concept’s units.
The headlights get a slightly smoked finish for a sporty look while the units are same as that of the XUV300. At the front, the trapezoidal bottom grille gets sharp edges while the car lacks a top grille owing to it being an EV. Interestingly, its charging port is on the left front fender.
As the car exceeds 4 metres in length, it will lose out on the sub-4 metre tax benefits and will command a premium that also includes the increased costs of the electric powertrain just like the Nexon’s electric variant. We expect a price tag of around Rs. 20 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The SUV is expected to be loaded to the brim with features. It might also get ADAS features from the XUV700. It will be quite powerful with terrific acceleration figures owing to the electric powertrain.
The XUV400 Electric will be Mahindra’s first EV venture after not tasting success with the REVAi, e2o, and eVerito. It will compete with Tata Tigor EV, Nexon Prime EV, and Nexon EV Max.