2022 Mahindra XUV400 EV Review : 11 Pros & 10 Cons

Mahindra claims a range of 456 km on a full charge (ARAI testing) and in the real world, if one drives conservatively, 250 – 300 km seem obtainable. Translated, you’ll be paying just Rs. 1.07 per km which is an incredibly sweet figure.

Mahindra XUV400 Pros

  • Finally a proper EV from Mahindra that’s well-built and refined
  • Zero tailpipe emissions & green image will appeal to the environmentally-conscious
  • 250-300 km real-world driving range should be adequate for city commutes & inter-city travel to nearby destinations
  • Exhilarating performance! 0-100 km/h in 8.3 sec is fun
  • Remarkably cheap fuel cost of 1 rupee / km (if you charge at home)
  • Sorted road manners & solid high-speed stability due to the lower center of gravity & firmer suspension. Beautiful handling package
  • Smooth drive, no gears, one pedal operation, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
  • Spacious and wide cabin with comfortable seats. Now gets a more practical 378-litre boot too
  • Well-equipped with features like drive modes, sunroof, cruise control, auto headlamps & wipers
  • Safety kit includes 6 airbags, disc brakes all-round, IP67 protection for motor and battery, and adjustable headrests for all 5 passengers. The XUV300 has scored 5-stars in the GNCAP!
  • Low running costs & cheaper long-term maintenance (as is the case with all EVs)

Mahindra XUV400 Cons

  • Launch & deliveries are still some time away (in 2023)
  • Needs a charging point installed at your home parking spot. This is not doable for many people
  • Lack of charging infrastructure limits long-distance / highway usability
  • Long “full tank” charging times in comparison with an ICE car. Overnight charging is best
  • Boring interior design feels kind of old by current standards
  • Concerns over niggles in a freshly baked Mahindra EV. Our test car itself had issues!!
  • A few cabin plastics & rough areas don’t feel premium
  • Mahindra’s after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble
  • Missing features such as fog lamps, front parking sensors, auto-dimming IRVM, ventilated seats, wireless charging, rear AC vents, etc. Some of these are provided in the XUV300
  • Will carry a price premium, like most EVs today. We expect the pricing to be in the vicinity of the Nexon EV

Read Team-BHP’s detailed Mahindra XUV400 EV Review.

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