Since Mahindra unveiled its XUV400, which will go on sale in January 2023, the Indian EV market has become much more competitive. As a result, Mahindra must compete with rivals such as the 2022 MG ZS EV, which is an another promising EV on the market. So, let’s see how these electric SUVs compare in terms of design, interiors, features, performance, and everything else.
Mahindra XUV 400 vs 2022 MG ZS EV- Exterior Design
In terms of design, the XUV400 is based on the XUV300. It has a similar body structure, but it has a few distinguishing features on the outside. LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights to surround a blanked-off front grille. The copper roof, accents, and twin peaks emblem are all distinctive features of the XUV400.
When it comes to MG ZS EV, it borrows the majority of its exterior styling cues from the MG Astor. The MG ZS EV receives new styling, bringing it in line with the MG Astor. The LED headlamps are similar to those found on the petrol-powered SUV, but the front grille section has been blanked out to accommodate only the charging port.
Mahindra XUV 400 vs 2022 MG ZS EV- Interiors/ Features
The Mahindra EVs’ highlights include an electric sunroof, a 7-inch touchscreen with 60+ connected car functions, and dual-zone climate control. In addition to six airbags, a rear parking camera, electronic stability control (ESC), cornering brake control, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, and numerous other safety features, the XUV400 EV has several active safety measures.
The MG ZS EV, on the other hand, gets Astor’s new dash layout, complete with soft-touch materials, rotary air vents, and a layered appearance. This is done in all black with contrast stitching. The centre console houses a rotary gear shifter, drive mode and regen level switches, as well as additional storage space. The new 10.1-inch touchscreen with 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 are among the highlights.
Mahindra XUV 400 vs 2022 MG ZS EV- Battery/ Performance
The Mahindra XUV400 is equipped with a 39.5 kWh battery pack that claims a range of 456 km (MIDC) on a single charge. In 50 minutes, a DC fast charger can charge the battery from 0 to 80%. The XUV400 is powered by an electric motor with 149 PS and 310 Nm. There are three driving modes to choose from, each with its own steering, throttle responsiveness, and regeneration settings. According to Mahindra, it takes 8.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph.
The 2022 MG ZS EV now has a larger 50.3 kWh battery and a more powerful electric motor with 176PS. As a result, the ARAI-certified range has increased to 461 km. The 2022 MG ZS EV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds.
Mahindra XUV 400 vs 2022 MG ZS EV- Pricing
In terms of pricing, Mahindra will only launch the XUV400 in January, whereas the MG ZS EV just has one single variant that is priced at Rs 25.88 lakh (ex-showroom).