- One-Of-One Mahindra XUV400 to be handed over to the winner of bidding by Anand Mahindra
- Special model designed by Pratap Bose and fashion designer Rimzim Dadu
Bidding process for the One-Of-One Mahindra XUV400 special model started on the Republic Day and will continue till Jan 31, 2023. The winning bidder will be handed over the one-of-a-kind electric SUV Anand Mahindra himself. At the moment, one Srisainath Adusumilli of New Delhi has made the highest bid of a whopping Rs 1.15 crore!
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One-of-One Mahindra XUV400
The Mahindra XUV400 is the electric sibling of the XUV300. Bookings for the upcoming electric EV are already underway while the introductory prices start at Rs 15.99 lakh. While we’ve already reviewed the latest EV from M&M, the special version of the e-SUV was showcased in November 2022 by Ananya Pandey. The aesthetics of the One Of One version of the XUV400 is the work of Pratap Bose, Design Head, Mahindra and popular fashion designer Rimzim Dadu.
To the naked eye, the One-of-One Mahindra XUV400 looks a lot like the regular model. However, there are some unique custom touches made by the two designers. Also, most of the updates can be found on the interior. For instance, the upholstery and trim used inside the cabin make the car feel richer. Of course, the special interior even highlights the rich experience of Bose and Nadu. Rounding of the interior updates are the “Rimzim + Bose” inscriptions strewn at many spots inside the SUV.
Anand Mahindra to hand over the special EV to Winning Bidder
As mentioned above, the winner of the bidding process will get the delivery of the vehicle by Anand Mahindra himself. Tweeting on the strong start of the bidding process, the top executive posted: “₹1 cr+ & counting! M&M will match the winning bid & proceeds from the #XUV400 auction go to causes dear to the Rise Sustainability Champions or to an NGO of the highest bidder’s choice. I look forward to personally handing the keys to the generous winner.”
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Mahindra XUV400 Specs
The higher variant of the electric sibling of the Mahindra XUV300 features a 39.4 kWh IP67-rated LFP battery that feeds an electric motor with peak output ratings of 150 hp and 310 Nm. The e-SUV has a claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration timing of 8.3 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 150 km/h. Meanwhile, the driving range is rated at 456 km in ideal conditions. One can charge the EV’s battery from 0-80% in 50 mins. A standard 3.3 kW/16 A domestic socket can be used to replenish the battery from 0-100% in 13 hours.