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Riveting the EVs? | Mahindra XUV 400

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Overview

Yes,  I know you all already know it! The future of mobility is electric. I am sure you are also aware of the fact that the infrastructure in India isn’t ready for EV mobility just yet. But what if I told you there is a new electric car that can offer the same range you expect from a small petrol vehicle and realistically needs to be charged only twice a week (if you are using it just to commute). Well, let me introduce you to the 2022 Mahindra XUV 400! This electric SUV from Mahindra claims to offer 456 kilometres of range, and we had to find out! Oh, and if you didn’t notice, this is the first-ever even-numbered Mahindra!

Verdict

My time with the XUV 400 was relatively short, so I am going to keep my verdict brief for now. I was pretty impressed with the overall package, which is the Mahindra XUV 400. It does have the performance, range and features that most people require from an electric vehicle these days. The major drawback that people had with the XUV 300 is now resolved in the XUV 400 by adding more boot space.

I am presuming that Mahindra will price the XUV 400 around the 15-18 lakh rupees mark, making it a solid contender to the current reigning champion, the Tata Nexon EV. Not only that, Mahindra is also going to pit the XUV 400 against the MG ZS EV and the upcoming updated Hyundai Kona EV, and that is a comparison test we cannot wait to bring to you folks in the near future.



TopGear Magazine Jan 2023