Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s homegrown SUV maker has finally unveiled the first electric SUV Mahindra XUV400 Electric SUV on the eve of World EV Day 2022. According to Mahindra, test drives will begin in December 2022 and deliveries will start by the end of January 2023. The SUV will compete directly with the Tata Nexon EV.
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Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV :
For those considering Tata Nexon EV, here’s a quick comparison of Mahindra XUV400 vs Nexon EV in terms of the battery pack, power, range, and charging time to give you an alternative perspective to help you make a wise choice.
The Mahindra XUV400 will sit in the C-segment SUV segment. The XUV400 is 4200 mm longer than the XUV300 and boasts a wheelbase of 2600 mm. It offers a boot space of 378 liters/418 liters (up to the roof). At 1821 mm, it is the widest e-SUV in the segment. Also Read – Mahindra XUV300-based electric car XUV400 to launch next month, to compete with Tata Nexon EV: Details here
The dimensions of the Tata Nexon EV are 3993mm in length, 1811mm in width, and 1606mm in height. A wide body usually creates good shoulder room inside the car while a high roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. The 2022 Tata Nexon EV rides on a 2498mm wheelbase. The wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear wheels.
Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV – performance and Battery :
The all-new Mahindra XUV400 will be powered by a 39.4kW battery pack that develops 147 bhp and 300 Nm of torque. Mahindra claims that the new XUV400 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 150 kmph.
On the other hand, the Tata Nexon EV is offered in two variants – Prime and Max, which get different-sized battery packs. The Tata Nexon EV Prime gets a 30.2 kWh battery pack that develops 127 bhp and 245 Nm of torque. The Nexon EV Prime can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 120 kmph.
The Tata Nexon EV Max gets a large 40.5 kWh battery pack that produces 141 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. Tata claims 0 to 100 kmph acceleration in 9 seconds and a top speed of 120 kmph, the same as the EV Prime.
Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV – Range and charging :
Starting with the Mahindra XUV400 Electric, the automaker claims a range of 456 km, while Tata Motors claims 312 km with the Nexon EV Prime and 437 km with the Max variant. In real-world situations, however, expect the range to be lower.
In terms of charging options, the electric Mahindra XUV400 can be charged to 80 percent in 50 minutes using a 50kW DC fast charger, while a 7.2 kW/32A outlet can charge the SUV to 100 percent in 6 and a half hours, and a 3.3 kW/16A domestic socket. It will take 13 hours to fully charge the battery pack
The Tata Nexon EV Prime takes 60 minutes to charge to 80 percent using a fast charger, while a full recharge takes nine and a half hours using a domestic charger. On the other hand, the Nexon EV Max can juice up to 80 percent in 56 minutes with a fast charger, and the regular charger takes about the same time as the Nexon EV Prime.
Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Colour Options :
While Mahindra has unveiled the SUV in two color options – Arctic Blue and Napoli Black. However, it will be available in five colors: Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, and Infinity Blue with a dual-tone roof option in satin copper finish. Tata Nexon EV is available in three colors namely Signature Teal Blue, Moonlit Silver, and Glacier White.
Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Price :
The Nexon EV is still quite expensive. The cheapest variant currently available is priced at Rs 14.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the highest variant is priced at Rs 16.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Comparatively, the Tata Nexon starts at Rs 7.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and goes up to Rs 13.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is important to note that there will be wide differences between the Nexon EV and the base variant of the ICE-powered Nexon. Talking about the price, the Mahindra XUV400 is expected to be priced at Rs. 15 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs (ex-showroom).