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Mahindra XUV 400 spied testing ahead of its launch

Mahindra XUV 400 spied testing ahead of its launch


A few days ago Mahindra & Mahindra confirmed the launch of its first fully electric car in the Indian market – the XUV400 SUV. The company released a new teaser which confirms that the EV will be launched in India on September 8.
The company recently also unveiled its upcoming five electric SUV concepts based on Mahindra’s new INGLO EV platform. Models based on these concepts will be sold via two sub-brands, namely, XUV.e and BE. The XUV.e range will include XUV.e8 (electric XUV700) and XUV.e9 coupe SUV and the BE model lineup will consist of BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09.
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Mahindra is all set to unveil the new XUV 400 on September 8 and now the final test mules of the SUV have been spotted on Indian roads. The latest spy shots reveal a more detailed design of the SUV.
Talking about the exterior design of the SUV, the teaser makes it clear that the XUV400 will be an electrified version of the XUV300 SUV. The 400 gets a closed-off front grille with an X-patterned bronze, black design and the new Twin Peaks logo which is also finished in bronze. It also gets newly-designed headlamps with integrated DRLs.
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The front end looks very similar to the eXUV300 concept that was showcased at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. At the rear, the SUV is expected to borrow design elements from SsangYong Tivoli with new wraparound tail lamps.
The latest spy shots of the SUV reveal the electric sunroof design which looks similar to XUV 300 and It seems that Mahindra has carried forward the sunroof from the XUV300 electric concept which was showcased in Autoexpo. The chassis used for its construction is not the MEB EV platform shared with VW. Mahindra has tied up with VW for this MEB EV architecture to develop electric cars in the future.
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Talking about the expected features, the XUV 400 might get an 8-inch infotainment system with connected car tech, digital instrumental cluster, aerodynamically designed 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control system, auto headlamps with rain sensing wipers, type-C charging outlets and many more.
It is expected to get safety features such as 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, all-four disc brakes and cornering brake control.
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Talking about the powertrain and battery, the XUV 400 is expected to be powered by a single front-wheel-drive electric motor which produces 130 bhp of power. The electric motor is expected to draw its power from a 40 kWh battery pack, which is capable of delivering a range of 400 km on a single charge. It is also expected that Mahindra might offer the XUV 400 with two battery pack options. The exact technical specifications are yet to be confirmed.
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The Mahindra XUV 400 electric SUV is expected to be priced from Rs 15-20 lakh (ex-showroom). When launched, the electric SUV competes with Tata Nexon EV, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona electric.
Stay tuned to TOI Auto for further updates on the Mahindra XUV400 electric SUV.
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