Mahindra came up with the XUV300 in India in February this year. Now, it's working on its 7-seat version (codename: S204) that is said to be named XUV400. The company has started testing the stretched version on the roads and using the details revealed by the test mule sightings, IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania has produced a rendering to give a glimpse of its expected exterior design.
The Mahindra XUV400 may feature a larger mesh grille to boast its bigger dimensions. This upper grille will comprise chunky chrome bars on the top and bottom and will be flanked by a pair of supple-looking headlamps with LED projector lamps and DRLs. The front lower bumper could house rectangular fog lamps with LED lighting. The alloy wheels will likely have a different design. Hints of the Mahindra XUV500 are fairly visible in the edgier shoulder line which elevates sharply towards the rear-end.
The engine options of the Mahindra XUV400 could be the same as those of the Mahindra XUV300. The latter is offered with a BS-IV 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine churning out 81 kW (110 PS) of power at 5,000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 2,000-3,500 rpm, and a BSIV 1.5-litre turbo-diesel generating 85.8 kW (115 PS) at 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm. It goes without saying that both the units will be seen in BS-VI avatar right from launch in the bigger model.
Expect the Mahindra XUV400 to be kitted with features such as touchscreen infotainment system, voice assist, internet connectivity, height adjustable driver seats, headrests for all seats, rear AC vents, etc.
The Mahindra XUV400 is expected to be launched in 2020. As the name suggests, it will be placed between the XUV300 and the XUV500. It will serve as a viable option for the customers looking for a longer XUV300 but not as huge and expensive as the XUV500.