The Mahindra XUV400 is all set to go officially on sale in a few weeks from now. While the anticipation for Mahindra’s upcoming all-electric Tata Nexon EV Max rival is at its peak, Mahindra has taken off the covers from a one-off XUV400, which will be put on auction before its launch.
This one-off Mahindra XUV400 has been designed by Pratap Bose, Chief Design Officer at Mahindra, in collaboration with renowned fashion designer Rimzim Dadu. This particular, exclusive Mahindra XUV400 will be put on sale through an auction from December 10, the proceedings of which will be distributed among the winners of Mahindra’s first Sustainability Champion awards.
Compared to the stock version of the Mahindra XUV400, which will debut in January 2023, this one-off unit of the XUV400 gets a few minute changes and add-ons. The list of the changes includes a special blue-based exterior paint shade, which gets copper-themed accents similar to the stock version of the SUV. The bonnet, boot lid and C-pillar of this SUV get exclusive ‘Rimzim Dadu x Bose’ badges to denote the collaboration. Even the twin-peaks logo of Mahindra at the front and rear gets blue outlining.
On the inside, this one-off Mahindra XUV400 designed by Pratap Bose in collaboration with Rimzim Dadu features a different fabric for the upholstery, which gets contrast copper stitching. This XUV400 also gets the same ‘Rimzim Dadu x Bose’ badges on the headrests and rear armrests.
The amount which the auctioning of this one-off XUV400 will raise will be distributed among the winners of the ‘Mahindra Rise Sustainability Awards’, which is an initiative by Mahindra for recognizing the changemakers in the field of sustainability and environment. The icons in the field of clean air, clean energy, clean water and green mobility will be looked at for this award.
Mahindra XUV400 EV
The changes in this one-off Mahindra XUV400 are only restricted to the exterior and interior, as under the skin, it remains essentially the same SUV as the stock version. Like the model set to launch in January 2023, this version of the XUV400 also gets a 39.4 kWh battery pack and a front-mounted single electric motor, which claims 150 PS of maximum power and 310 Nm of maximum torque.
Mahindra is claiming a 0-100 km/h timing of 8.3 seconds and a maximum range of 456 km (as per MIDC cycle) in a single charge. The prices of Mahindra XUV400 will be announced in January 2023, which are expected to squarely aim at the Tata Nexon EV Max.
According to a document from Delhi RTO, which has recently registered the Mahindra XUV400, the new all-electric SUV will be offered in three different variants – Base, EP and EL.
While the Mahindra XUV400 is based on the XUV300 compact SUV, there are many highlights which well-differentiate it from the latter. Along with increased length and wheelbase over the XUV300, the new Mahindra XUV400 also gets contrasting copper highlights and a closed grille, which do give it a unique identity of its own at the front. It also gets new LED inserts for the tail lamps, a new design for the front and rear bumpers and a different design for the rear fenders beyond the rear door panels.