Deciding between Mahindra XUV400 and Tata Nexon EV: What you need to know
Delhi : The XUV400 is available in three variations from Mahindra. Starting at Rs. 15.99 lakh is the entry-level EC variant with the 34.5kWh battery pack and 3.3kW charger (ex-showroom). The 39.4kWh battery pack is used in the other two trim levels, with the top-spec model costing Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The car will be offered in the following colour options: Arctic Blue, Everest White, Napoli Black, Infinity Blue, and Galaxy Grey. Standard warranties for the XUV400 include a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty on the vehicle and an eight-year/160,000-mile warranty on the motor and battery.
Ironically, the XUV launch coincided with a price cut for the Nexon EV lineup, positioning it directly against the brand-new Mahindra XUV400. Starting at Rs 14.49 lakh (ex-showroom), the Tata Nexon EV Prime with the 30.2kWh battery can be purchased. Its top price is Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The starting price for the Nexon EV MAX with the larger 40.5kWh battery pack is Rs 16.49 lakh (ex-showroom), and the top-spec XZ+ Lux variant costs Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom). While the Nexon EV MAX comes in Daytona Grey, Intensi Teal, Pristine White, and Starlight colour options, the Nexon EV Prime comes in Signature Blue, Glacier White, Daytona Grey, and Starlight. The Nexon EV Twins come with a three-year/1,25,000-mile warranty on the vehicle and an eight-year/1,60,000-mile warranty on the motor and battery.
Specifications of the Mahindra XUV400 and Tata Nexon EV
Range, battery, and charging
A 34.5kWh battery pack and a 39.4kWh battery pack are available for the Mahindra XUV400, and they have a range of 375km and 456km, respectively. While the XUV400's larger battery pack has 7.2kW fast charging, the XUV400's smaller battery pack only supports 3.3kW charging. The larger battery pack's faster charging allows the EV SUV to charge from empty to fully charged in 6 hours and 30 minutes. Using a DC fast charger, the vehicle can also be charged from empty to 80 percent in just 50 minutes (50kW).
On the other hand, the Nexon EV Prime comes with a 30.2kWh battery pack, providing a driving range of 312km. After a recent software update, the Nexon EV MAX now boasts a 453km range thanks to a larger 40.5kWh battery pack. A 3.3kW charger can charge the Nexon EV Prime to 100% in 10 hours, while a DC fast charger only needs 60 minutes to charge it from 10% to 80%. The Nexon EV MAX takes 15 to 16 hours to fully charge using the standard 3.3kW charger, but only 5 to 6 hours using the 7.2kW fast charger. The Nexon EV MAX is also capable of fast DC charging, enabling it to go from 0% to 80% in 56 minutes.
The Mahindra XUV400 is equipped with an electric motor that has a 150hp maximum output and a 310Nm maximum torque. It can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 8.3 seconds thanks to this, making it the fastest of the bunch. The XUV400's top speed is electronically capped at 150 kmph.
On the other hand, the Nexon EV Prime accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 9.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 120 kilometres per hour with its 129 horsepower and 245 Nm electric motor. An engine with 143 bhp and 250 Nm of torque is added to the Nexon EV MAX. The Nexon EV MAX can accelerate from a stop to 100 kmph in less than 9 seconds thanks to this powertrain. The top speed of this electric SUV is 140 kph.
Ground Clearance and Weight
The Nexon EV twins are 200mm shorter than the 4,200mm-long XUV400, which is about as long as a Hyundai Creta. As a result, the vehicle is heavier and tips the scales at 1,578kg when combined with a large battery pack. Although the vehicle's ground clearance has not been officially confirmed, it is anticipated to be between 190mm and 205mm.
The Nexon EV twins, which are electric versions of the Nexon sub-compact SUV, are just under 4,000 millimetres long. With a larger battery, the Nexon EV MAX weighs 100 kg more than the Nexon EV Prime. The ground clearance of the Nexon EV twins is 205 mm.
Components features and safety
The Mahindra XUV400 is built on a platform with a GNCAP 5-star rating, which offers excellent safety assurance. The XUV400 has six airbags, an IP67-certified battery, four disc brakes, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, a rearview camera, and sensors in addition to its structural integrity. Other enjoyable features included in the XUV400 include an electric sunroof, a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the AdrenoX connected car platform, leather seats, cruise control, an electronic shifter, LED lighting, etc.
The GNCAP tests for the Nexon EV's new generation have not yet been completed, but the model from the previous generation received a perfect score of five stars. ESP, Traction Control, Rollover Mitigation, Auto Hold Function, TPMS, Hill Ascent and Descent Control, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mount, Rearview Camera and Sensors, and Two Airbags are also included in the safety package. The Nexon EV MAX is the more feature-rich of the two vehicles, with features like an electric sunroof, a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather seats, cruise control, an electronic gear selector with a display, LED lighting, ventilated seats, multilevel regenerative braking, an air purifier, etc.