Mahindra XUV400 EV Gifted To India Chess Prodigy, R Praggnanandhaa From Anand Mahindra

Published On Mar 13, 2024 04:18 PM By Shreyash for Mahindra XUV400 EV

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Anand Mahindra promised to gift the chess grandmaster’s family R Praggnanandhaa the XUV400 EV in 2023, and has now fulfilled it

R Praggnanandhaa Taking Delivery Of Mahindra XUV400 EV

Indian chess sensation R Praggnanandhaa has just received a Mahindra XUV400 EV electric SUV as a gift from Anand Mahindra. The 18-year-old is currently the number one chess player in India, having recently surpassed Viswanathan Anand in the chess rankings. He is also the youngest Indian chess player to reach the FIDE (International Chess Federation) Chess World Cup Final in 2023. 

Owing to this impressive performance, Anand Mahindra, chairperson, Mahindra And Mahindra, took to X (previously called Twitter) and announced the gift of the electric SUV. The promise made in 2023 has now been fulfilled as the chess grandmaster took delivery of the car with his family. Praggnanandhaa also thanked the Mahindra chairperson for this gesture by tweeting a photo of himself with his parents during the delivery.

Top Athletes Who Got SUVs From Anand Mahindra 

Anand Mahindra is known for his gesture of gifting Mahindra SUVs to those who have achieved notable feats and contributed to the nation. In the past, he has gifted SUVs to different sports personalities, Olympians, and various other Indian athletes, including Neeraj Chopra, Avani Lekhara, Deepa Malik, PV Sindhu, and Sakshi Malik. You can also check out our detailed story here to know more about the athletes who got Mahindra SUVs as a gift.

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More About Mahindra XUV400 EV

The Mahindra XUV400 EV is the only electric SUV in Mahindra’s lineup right now, and it is being offered in two battery pack options: 34.5 kWh and 39.4 kWh. The specifications have been detailed below:

Battery Pack

34.5 kWh

39.4 kWh


150 PS


310 Nm

Claimed Range (MIDC rated)

375 km

456 km

Features & Safety

Mahindra XUV400 EV Dashboard

The Mahindra XUV400 EV got model year updates in January 2024, making it more feature-rich. Its current list of amenities include a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch digital driver's display, dual-zone AC, a sunroof, and wireless phone charging. In terms of safety, it comes with up to six airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), hill hold assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and a rear parking camera.

Price Range & Rivals

The Mahindra XUV400 EV is priced between Rs 15.49 lakh and Rs 19.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It takes on the Tata Nexon EV, while being an affordable alternative to the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric.

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