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Mahindra and Mahindra took the wraps off the XUV400 electric SUV on the eve of World EV Day. The XUV400 is the first EV from Mahindra to feature the twin peaks logo with a satin copper finish, giving it a distinctive road presence. It is the first EV from Mahindra’s Born Electric range, and a prelude to those yet to come.

Operating in the C-segment SUV category, the XUV400 is 4200 mm long and boasts a wheelbase of 2600 mm, which offers its occupants excellent cabin space and legroom. It also has a best-in-class boot space of 378 litres/418 litres. At 1821 mm, it is also the widest e-SUV in the category offering plenty of shoulder space for occupants.

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The XUV400 is the first Indian make passenger vehicle with the fastest acceleration in the non-luxury segment. It attains the 100 kph mark from a standstill in 8.3 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 150 kph. A full charge delivers an anxiety-free range of 456 km as per Indian driving cycle standards (MIDC). This comes via a 39.4 kW Li-ion battery pack, which offers longevity as well as quick charging. It takes only 50 minutes to complete 80 per cent charging with the 50 kW DC fast charger. When charged via a 7.2 kW/32A outlet, it takes 6 hours 30 minutes for 0-100 per cent charge. It takes 13 hours with a standard 3.3 kW/16A domestic socket.

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With a strong focus on the next-gen customers, the product reveal of XUV400 is just the first step in the experiential launch process planned for XUV400 and will be followed by the ‘XUV400 Fun Fest’ for customers across 16 key cities in November. Test drives will begin in December 2022 and bookings will commence from the first week of January 2023 at both Mahindra dealerships and on the website. Deliveries of the XUV400 will begin at end of January 2023. The XUV400 will go up against the popular Nexon EV and Nexon EV Max as it arrives on the market.