Spec comparison: Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Max Vs MG ZS EV
As Mahindra has successfully unveiled the XUV400 which they assure us will be on sale from January 2023, the EV space in India is starting to get a lot more competitive. Of course, Mahindra has to take on its obvious bitter rival, the Tata Nexon EV Max, which has a firm hold on the Indian EV market, but Mahindra also plans to take on the MG ZS EV which is another promising EV up on sale. Let's take a closer look at how these SUVs take on each other.
Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Max Vs MG ZS EV: Battery and Performance
The Mahindra XUV400 packs a 39.5 kWh battery pack that has a claimed range of 456 km (MIDC) on a single charge. A DC fast charger can charge the battery from 0 to 80 percent in 50 minutes. A 149PS and 310 Nm electric motor powers the XUV400. There are three driving modes available, each having steering, throttle responsiveness, and regeneration adjustments. According to Mahindra, its acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph takes 8.3 seconds.
The Tata Nexon EV Max gets a larger 40.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, up from the 30.2 kWh pack in the standard SUV. Consequently, the ARAI-certified range has gone up to 437 km. The Nexon EV Max also gets a motor making 143PS and 250 Nm, good for a 0 to 100 kmph time of under 9s while the top speed is now 140 kmph.
The 2022 MG ZS EV now gets a larger 50.3 kWh pack with a more powerful electric motor putting out 176PS. The ARAI-certified range has gone up to 461 km as a result. The 2022 MG ZS EV can do 0 to 100 kmph in 8.5s.
Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Max Vs MG ZS EV: Design
All the cars in this list are based on ICE versions. The XUV400 is based on the XUV300 in terms of design. It has a similar body structure, but the exterior has a few distinctive features. A blanked-off front grille is surrounded by LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The XUV400's copper roof, accents, and twin peaks emblem are all distinctive features.
The MG ZS EV is the biggest car here. The MG ZS EV gets most of its exterior updated styling cues from the MG Astor. The refreshed MG ZS EV gets new styling, bringing it in line with the MG Astor. The LED headlamps are similar to the petrol-powered SUV but the front grille section has now been blanked out, housing only the charging port.
The Tata Nexon EV is the best-selling electric car in India at the moment it's very clear to see why that is. A very stylish SUV with plenty of design cues that make it stand out.
Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Max Vs MG ZS EV: Interior and Safety
An electric sunroof, a 7-inch touchscreen with 60+ connected car functions, and dual-zone climate control are among the Mahindra EVs highlights. The XUV400 EV is equipped with several active safety measures in addition to six airbags, a rear parking camera, electronic stability control (ESC), cornering brake control, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, and numerous other safety-related features.
The Tata Nexon EV Max gets a redesigned centre console. The rotary gear selector is now illuminated in a blue backlight and finally includes a Park mode for the car. There is also an electronic parking brake and an auto-hold function. The Tata Nexon EV Max also gets ventilated seats, wireless charging, an auto inner mirror, cruise control and an air purifier. Features available on car are an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a cooled glove box.
The MG ZS EV now gets the Astor's new dash layout with its soft-touch materials, rotary air vents and layered look. This is done up in an all-black theme with contrast stitching. The centre console houses a rotary gear shifter, the drive mode and regen level switches and larger storage spaces. Feature highlights are the new 10.1-inch touchscreen with the AI assistant, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, powered seats, panoramic sunroof, e-brake, heated ORVM, rain-sensing wipers, PM2.5 filter, front and rear armrests and a Bluetooth-operated digital key for locking/unlocking and starting the ZS EV.
Mahindra XUV400 Vs Tata Nexon EV Max Vs MG ZS EV: Prices
While Mahindra will only launch the XUV400 in January, the other 2 cars are already on sale with the Nexon EV Max being the more affordable one. Prices of the Tata EV start from Rs 18.34 lakh and go up to Rs 20.04 lakh. The MG ZS EV has just the one single variant that is priced at Rs 25.88 lakh.
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