2022 Mahindra XUV400 EV : Fastest Mahindra ever | First Drive Review | Electric car | evo India
First, ever electric SUV, Mahindra claims is the fastest, its got the most space, its got, the most range and its packed with safety features. We are at mspt before the launch of the car in January to take a sneak peek at this car and drive it around their Proving Grounds Music. So the mspt driving experience that were doing now it has four different type of tracks. One is the high speed track that weve all seen on Evo India, weve done the XUV endurance run there. Then they have the highway track, which is simulated for highway driving and then theres a City Driving Experience which is slow speed. This is the handling track, heres, where the Mahindra Engineers test their vehicles for handling for the first time, theyre letting the media drive on this track. The car is nice and low because the weight of the car, the center of gravity of the car, is lower because the batteries are in the floor, it can take Corners with a lot more speed so going forward every vehicle that comes out of Mahindra a lot Of the testing for the handling – and the Dynamics will happen over here now that we have experienced how the xuv400 handles lets go to the high speed track and Max it out. Okay, so were on the Mahindra high speed track. The banking has four lanes and on the topmost lane you can do 180 kilometers per hour 200, the XUV 700, that we did at our endurance fund, its the 200 kilometers per hour on the Main Street.
This thing can do almost 160 kilometers per hour on the banking is doing 120 kilometers per hour, so good job Mahindra. Just the stability at at high speeds is something that that you get to understand when youre driving on this high speed ball youre doing 120. In this car now, Im accelerating on the straight its 140 150 on the speedo one, almost touching 160 thats maxed out and still theres more road to go. So the spreadsheet tells you its 150 kilometers per hour. Is the XUV 400 stop speed, but on an open empty? You know test track, it can go much faster Music, they will be low, rolling resistance tires to get maximum efficiency, and that is how I think Mahindra is getting the 456 kilometers of claimed range, which is a few kilometers more than the Nexon EV Max next one Ev Max, I think, is about 3 4 37 kilometers of range, and it has one kilowatt of battery more than the XUV 400. So I suspect that would be due to two things. One is either the energy density of this battery is is more than the next one EV Max, which would allow Mahindra to package it in a in a tighter in not a tighter packaging, which would mean it would be lighter than the EV Max. We dont know the weight of the car yet, but I suppose it could be lighter and second would be that you dont have that many losses, but by the time the talk reaches the wheels, despite having a smaller battery the chances of xme 400.
Giving you more range than the next one will have to test that out in the real world, but at least the claim figure is much higher theres, a energy recuperation mode that every EV has same with the XUV 400. You can just put it in L from drive and you just lift off the accelerator and the energy, the car charges itself and thats how youre going to get the best range out of your car. This is also a much larger vehicle than the next one EV Max. The EV Max is a sub 4 meter, which is ’00 and something mm. This is 4200 mm, so its much longer much larger its got a bigger boot uh, its got more space on the inside, so overall theres a step up compared to the EV Max and thats. Why this comes in the C segment compared to the B segment that the Remax fits in, despite that youre getting everything a little bit more than the EV Max Mahindra claims 0 to 100 in 8.3 seconds, which would make this the fastest Mahindra ever and also the Fastest EV that is made in India, the top speed is 150 kilometers per hour, and the performance power is 110 kilowatt, which is 147.5 vhp and 310 newton meters of torque uh, so ample performance and its got a decent range. So, even in the real world, if its giving about 300 kilometers or three three twenty kilometers uh in real world driving conditions, this could be a very logical.
You know purchase for people who who drive you know, City driving and the occasional highways drive to say from Pune to Bombay, or you know, small distances, Bangalore, Mysore and back so all this can be done on a full charge. This is the first time Mahindra has used an even number for its name plate. All electric cars from the mahindras table will follow this pattern. Now. The xuv400 is based on the xuv300, which in turn is based on the sanyong tevoli, its technically over half a decade old. But while the shell is the same, whats underneath has taken a full overhaul. The increased weight of the batteries meant that the suspension had to be revised to handle the higher loads for safety. Mahindra has extensively used multiple grades of high strength, steel, the interior has touches of satin copper that will differentiate the Mahindra electric vehicles from its regular range of cars. When Mahindra took a majority stake in Reva in 2010, the electric vehicle industry was in its Nation stage somewhere along the way Tata Motors, grabbed opportunity and seized market share with the xb4w Mahindra aims to not just match, but better the next one EV Max in every Aspect – and that makes things very interesting – all we dont know now is the price and the way it handles on Indian roads.