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Mahindra XUV400 EL Pro – Class Leading Electric SUV

Written by Parichay Malvankar

The world of tech is moving fast. Very fast. And to match that pace Mahindra has just launched their XUV400 EL Pro in India. It’s heavily updated, packs a lot of new features, and the best part is its unbelievable price. It starts at just INR 15.49 Lakh.

Ex-showroom price:

Variant Battery Size Charger Type Ex-Showroom Price
XUV400 EC Pro 34.5 kWh 3.3 kW AC Charger INR 15,49,000/-
XUV400 EL Pro 34.5 kWh 7.2 kW AC Charger INR 16,74,000/-
XUV400 EL Pro 39.4 kWh 7.2 kW AC Charger INR 17,49,000/-
You get two battery pack options and 3 variants in total, and there’s a lot that the XUV400 now offers, and this is now the fastest and most value for money electric SUV in the market. Even the fully loaded trim has now become more accessible thanks to the 34.5 kWh variant, so you, the buyer, need not compromise on features.

When we say tech, we don’t just mean automotive space. Consider smartphones for example. You want all the latest features and the best of performance within your budget. And to emulate that, Mahindra’s XUV400 EL Pro now comes with new creature comforts, a new look, Best-in-class cabin space and performance which is unmatched in its class. Considering a vehicle is your 2nd most desirable purchase after buying a house, this electric SUV is sure to keep you thrilled, entertained and safe. And considering the warranty on offer, all this for a long time as well!

Let us speak about some noteworthy changes on the XUV400 EL Pro. The exterior design hasn’t changed much, you can notice a new nebula blue colour, new shark fin antenna and new EV badging on the tailgate. Of course you still have the satin copper colour accents to hint that this is an EV, unlike the boring industry standard of blue hues.

Once you step inside, you can’t help but appreciate the amount of effort that has gone into the development of this XUV400 EL Pro. The dashboard is all new, fully revamped along with a premium dual tone interior colour scheme. Features include a new multi-function leather wrapped steering wheel with gloss black accents, new very well padded perforated leather seats with contrast copper stitching, a 10.25” full digital colour display instrument cluster with full maps display which looks smashing and even the animations are crisp, another 10.25” HD colour display infotainment screen with wireless apple car play and android auto with a very fast and snappy touch response, push button start and true keyless entry, new dual zone climate control panel which is easy to operate even without looking at it, rear AC vents, multiple USB charging points accessible by everybody, wireless charger, 50+ connected car features powered by Adrenox tech along with Alexa connectivity, electrochromic rear view mirror, electric sunroof, and the list just goes on.


But that’s not it. The XUV400 EL Pro is not just all show and no go. This is the fastest accelerating non-luxury electric car in the Indian market right now. It can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 8.3 seconds and the motor produces a whopping 150 PS of power and 310 Nm of peak torque. To suit your driving style, you get fun, fast and fearless modes along with a very convenient lively mode which allows for single pedal drive Which is especially useful in city traffic, so you need not tap the brakes to bring the car to a halt. How cool is that?

If performance is what you are seeking, the XUV400 EL Pro will grab your attention in wheel spinning glory while leaving competition biting the dust.

There are two battery packs on offer, 34.5 kwh and 39.4 kwh. The entry option has a MIDC claimed range of 375 kms while the bigger battery claims 456 kms. We know some of you are very sceptical, But you can get a real world range of almost 250 kms with the entry battery pack and almost 300 kms with the more expensive option. If you’re using a 50 kw DC fast charger, 0-80% charge can be achieved in just 50 minutes, so you barely have any downtime. Your car is ready to sprint fearlessly till the time you manage to order and eat your favourite pizza.

While most of the time you might drive around in fun mode, getting the maximum range possible from the battery pack. Switch to fearless mode, and that instant torque will keep you pinned in the seat, and that, you will love showing off in front of friends and family. And if you have any foes, just hit that pedal to the metal, and they’ll be left watching how this XUV400 EL Pro goes.

Cabin insulation Is great, it’s quiet. Ride quality is comfortable and compliant. And thanks to the wide body and low centre of gravity, the XUV400 drives better than its rivals. Even stopping power is sufficient, to put the anchors down when you notice a speed camera.

This is a proper 5-seater SUV with a wide cabin, good headroom, knee room, foot room and shoulder room for all; and even for everyone’s luggage. For safety, there’s 3-point seat belts for all along with the convenience of head rests for all too. So no punishment seat in here, because the floor at the back is not eating up any space.

Mahindra XUV range is known for its safety, and this XUV400 EL Pro ticks all the boxes such as 6-airbags, ABS, ESP, TPMS, ISOFIX, all wheel disc brakes, IP67 Compliance, rear defogger, automatic headlamps and wipers; but most importantly – a structurally strong body shell working as a protective shield for you and your loved ones.

This is truly The best EV in the market right now, everything considered. And compared to its direct rival, it does that with very good fit and finish all around. So what are you waiting for? Test drive one. If convinced, just go ahead and book one for only INR 21,000.