Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV
It is quite good to see the growth of the EV segment in India. It is still a budding segment and there is a long way to go before EVs become mainstream in India. What’s more encouraging is that Indian brands are leading the change in this segment. Tata is already a dominant player with its Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max. Now, Mahindra has made a grand entry in this segment with the Mahindra XUV400. So how does the XUV400 stack against the Nexon EV twins? In today’s article, let’s compare the Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV.
The Tata Nexon EV is 3,993mm in length, 1,811mm in width & 1,616mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,498mm and has a ground clearance of 205mm. On the other hand, the XUV400 is not a compact SUV like the Nexon EV. It is 4,200mm in length, 1,821mm in width & 1,634mm mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,600mm. Overall, the XUV400 is clearly bigger than the Nexon EV. Mahindra is so confident with the XUV400 that it benchmarked it against cars like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV.
Nexon EV vs XUV400 – Design
The Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max share the same design, so let’s talk about them first. Overall the Nexon EV looks similar to the ICE Nexon. It gets some subtle blue highlights on the bumpers and EV badging on the side. A point to note is that the Nexon EV Max gets different alloys and that is the only major differentiator between the two. Also, the Nexon EV Prime gets Pristine White & Signature Teal Blue colour options whereas the Nexon EV Max gets Intensi Teal, Daytona Grey & Pristine White colour options.
The XUV400 shares the overall silhouette with the XUV300. At the front, we have a closed-up grille and copper-coloured Mahindra logo with X-shaped inserts. Also, we see a copper-coloured roof with an electric sunroof. At the rear, we have new LED tail lamps.
Battery & Range
The Nexon EV Prime comes with a 127bhp motor paired to a 30.2kWh battery pack. This battery pack gives it a claimed range of 312km. The Nexon EV Prime can do the 0-100kmph sprint in 9.9 seconds and is made available with a a 3.3kW charger. On the other hand, the Nexon EV Max comes with a 141bhp motor paired with a 40.5kWh battery pack. This battery pack gives it a claimed range of 437km. The Nexon EV Max can do the 0-100kmph sprint in 9.0 seconds. What about charging options? The Nexon EV Max comes with a 3.3kW regular charger and a 7.2kW fast charger.
The XUV400 comes with a 148bhp PSM motor and best in class 310Nm of torque. What about the battery pack? It comes with a 39.4kW battery pack with a claimed range of 456km. The XUV400 can do 0 to 100kmph sprint in just 8.3 seconds, making it one of the quickest EVs in the segment. Mahindra XUV400 can also fast charge with the DC charger and can go from 0% to 80% in mere 50 mins.
Nexon EV vs XUV400 – Features
Both Tata and Mahindra know the importance of features in India. First, let’s talk about the Nexon EV. The Nexon EV Prime comes with features like a an electric sunroof, connected car technology, 7.0-inch infotainment system, 8 speakers (4 speakers & 4 tweeters), semi-digital instrument cluster, etc. The Nexon EV Max gets additional features like ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, ventilated seats, wireless charging, air purifier, all-disc brakes, electronic parking brake, rotary gear selector with digital display and ESP.
How does the XUV400 stack against these two Tata EVs? The XUV400 comes with an electric sunroof, 7.0-inch infotainment system, drive modes (Fun, Fast, Fearless), 60+ connected car technology, a monostable shifter, OTA updates and one pedal driving.
The Nexon EV Prime starts from Rs 15.92 lakh and goes to Rs 18.58 lakh (on-road, Mumbai), while the Nexon EV Max starts from Rs 19.51 lakh and goes to Rs 21.24 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Sadly, Mahindra hasn’t revealed the pricing of the XUV400, but we can expect an aggressive pricing somewhere between the Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max.
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