Mahindra, a homegrown carmaker, is the largest utility vehicle manufacturer in India. The brand is known for its range of vehicles in the SUV, MUV and MPV segments, with there being no less than 10 models of Mahindra currently on sale in the Indian market.
Mahindra cars are specially built for those who want the best of everyday urban and rural commutes and weekend off-roading adventures. Some of the most popular cars of Mahindra are Scorpio, Bolero, XUV500, XUV300, XUV400 EV, Thar and XUV700.
The most affordable Mahindra car is KUV100 NXT which ranges between Rs. 6.18 - 7.84 Lakh, and the most expensive vehicle in the line-up is the Mahindra XUV400 which falls in the price bracket of Rs.15.99 - 18.99 Lakh ex-showroom.
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The Mahindra XUV400 is the first all-electric SUV from the brand and the greener version of the popular XUV300. The car has been crafted for environmentally conscious buyers and those who want a worthy alternative to Tata Nexon EV.
The car is powered by a dual-battery setup, including the smaller 34.5kWh battery and the bigger 39.4kWh unit. Paired with an electric motor, the combined power output stands at 150hp and 310Nm torque. This car's refinement level is surprisingly good, with a minimal whine and a whisper-quiet cabin, as you would expect in an electric car.
The straight-line performance is robust and decent weighed steering supports during urban driving. Overall, the performance of the XUV400 is good enough for everyday driving. The claimed range of Mahindra XUV400 is 456km on a full charge.
The XUV400 EV is based on the same platform as XUV300. However, there are differences. The car comes with a sealed-off grille, revamped headlights and the new butterfly-styled Mahindra badge in the middle. The car sports 16-inch alloy wheels with a copper-coloured roof and rails finished in black.
The rear is well-balanced with identical LED taillights, a new tailgate design and a bigger spoiler. The overall styling of the car appears to be balanced and composed.
The interiors are almost identical to the ICE version. The cabin is adorned in an all-black colour theme, and the copper elements can also be seen inside. The XUV400 emanates a sense of spaciousness as soon as you enter the cabin.
The car comes with plenty of convenient aspects, including 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Moreover, you get comfort features like an electric sunroof, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, push-button engine start and a 60:40 rear seat split.
The car scores well in terms of cabin space, with excellent headroom and legroom all around. You also get a medium-sized glovebox and generous door bins.
Safety has become a top priority in Mahindra cars, and XUV400 sticks to that commitment. The car has received a 5-star rating in GNCAP testing and comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, disc braking on all wheels, rear parking sensors with camera, and IP67 protection for the battery.
Mahindra XUV400 price in India starts at Rs. 15.99 and goes up to Rs. 18.99 Lakh, ex-showroom.
Thar is the iconic SUV that carries the legacy of Jeep cars. Mahindra launched the second-generation model in 2020 with more style, contemporariness, equipment and multiple transmission options. The Thar has been created for pure-off roaders who love to conquer tough terrains.
The Mahindra Thar gets a powerful 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine, which is good enough to generate 150hp and 300Nm torque. There is also a diesel powertrain that produces 130hp and 300Nm torque. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic torque converter.
In terms of performance, as it’s a pure off-roader, the Thar sticks to its DNA. With a superior throttle response, the Thar lunges forward like you are driving a powerful hatchback. Gearbox comes with a light shift and works in tandem to offer the best on- and off-road performance.
As far as mileage is concerned, the claimed mileage is 15.2kmpl, but the real-world figure is around 10-12kmpl.
The Thar continues to carry classy and muscular looks with modern touches. The new Thar is proportionally wider, and the edges have been softened to give it a contemporary look. The robust SUV sports a vertically placed grille and circular headlights with LED DRLs at the front.
The 16/18-inch wheels with the flared wheel arches emphasize the off-roading nature. The rear end comes with LED taillamps and a full-sized spare wheel mounted on the tailgate. Overall, the Thar has grown up in terms of styling.
The interiors have been revolutionized and the new-generation Thar is completely unrecognizable with the use of modern fabric and vinyl upholstery. The dashboard now features a 7-inch Android Auto and Apple CarPlay-supported touchscreen infotainment system, with navigation. There is also a coloured MID panel for all the details of the journey.
The comfort level has been upped by a whole new level. You get an adjustable driver’s seat, steering-mounted controls, cruise control, USB charging port, and reclining rear seats. The front seats are big with decent side bolstering, while the rear ones are forward facing. The storage areas like the glovebox, bottle holders at the front doors and space ahead of the gear lever are some of the nice additions.
There is no dearth in the safety department. The car offers dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with rollover mitigation, brake assist, roll cage, and tyre pressure monitoring, among others.
The Mahindra Thar is priced between Rs. 10.54 and Rs. 16.78 Lakh, ex-showroom.
Mahindra Scorpio, now known as Scorpio Classic is one of the few cars which have been ruling the automotive market for two decades. Launched in 2002, the Scorpio has been a cash cow for the brand. It stormed the market after the next-gen model launched in 2014.
The Scorpio has an immense fan following in urban and rural markets alike with its sheer road presence, durability and resale value.
The Scorpio gets a new 2.2L mHawk turbo-diesel engine that produces 132hp and 300Nm torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine has been vastly improved in terms of refinement and performance.
You get a sharp throttle response once you put pressure on the accelerator. With linear power delivery, the surge in acceleration is done gradually. The 6-speed manual gearbox offers a light shift with shorter throws enabling superior ride quality in city premises.
As claimed by Mahindra, the new lighter engine has improved efficiency by 14 per cent. And the mileage is now claimed to be 14.94kmpl.
The Scorpio is still one of the most aggressive-looking SUVs with a butch look from all angles. And the evidence is the vertically placed six-slat grille, a revamped bumper, projector headlamps, muscular bonnet and skid plate beneath.
The car can be instantly recognized through the side profile that sports 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and dual-tone cladding.
The extra dose of chrome, LED taillamps and the old-school long reflectors above are the highlights at the rear end.
The cabin of Mahindra gets a dual-tone black and beige theme that features wooden inserts along with leatherette finishing on the steering wheel. The car gets a 9-inch touchscreen system with a USB beneath for entertainment and information.
In terms of comfort, the Scorpio gets steering-mounted controls, second-row AC vents, cruise control, automatic climate control, and powered ORVMs.
There are plenty of seating arrangements and utilities & storage. The 7/9-seater SUV gets jump seats/bench seat option, driver’s seat adjustment functionality, 2nd-row folding and tumble operation, 3rd-row removable seats, bottle holder/cupholder/mobile pocket and front seat armrest.
Safety is ensured by dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert, and panic brake indicator.
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic comes in the price range of Rs. 13 - Rs. 16.81 Lakh, ex-showroom.
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Mahindra offers only one MPV named Marazzo in the Indian market.
No Mahindra Thar is a 4-seater SUV, with forward-facing seats.
As opposed to the claimed range of 456km, the real-world range of the Mahindra XUV400 EV can be around 350km.
The battery can be fully charged in 6.5 hours using an AC charger, while a 50kW DC fast charger takes 50 minutes to charge the vehicle from 0-80 percent.
Mahindra Thar can be purchased in 6 elegant colour choices. These include Red Rage, Napoli Black, Galaxy Grey, Aqua Marine, Everest White and Blazing Bronze.
The tyre size of the Mahindra Scorpio Classic is 235/65 R17.
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is available in two broad trims, S and S11.
The 9-seater variant Scorpio S MT is priced at Rs. 13.26 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Mahindra XUV400 measures 4,200mm in length, 1,821mm in width, and 1,634mm in height. It comes with a wheelbase of 2600mm.
No, Mahindra Scorpio Classic does not come with infotainment that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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