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Pravaig Defy: Land Rover SUV clone for India

Indian manufacturer Pravaig is developing an electric SUV in the style of the Land Rover Velar. The 400 hp model is scheduled to start in India in 2023.

From India for India, that is the credo of the Indian electric car start-up Pravaig. This should manifest itself from 2023 in the form of the electric SUV Defy, which is in the final stages of development. ,

Four-seater with a Velar look

The Defy will be a 4.94 meter long, 1.94 meter wide and 1.65 meter high SUV, the lines of which are strongly reminiscent of the Land Rover Velar. With a wheelbase of 3,030 millimeters, the developers promise a spacious interior that offers space for four adults on individual seats. A flat greenhouse sits on the beefy substructure, which is spanned by a roof made almost entirely of glass. The flat rear window under a small roof edge spoiler can be opened separately from the horizontally split tailgate. The four side doors open automatically when you approach. Smooth-running tires of size 255/65 on 18-inch light-alloy rims ensure contact with the road. Optional aero covers increase the range by up to ten kilometers. LED light strips at the front and rear provide a striking light signature. Off-road rides support the ground clearance of around 23 centimeters and the wading depth of 90 centimetres. ,

In the interior, the four passengers can expect not only lots of recycled materials, but also electrically adjustable and air-conditioned seats and large touchscreens. A 15.6-inch display sits in a central position at the front. The rear passengers have access to two screens placed in the center console. The connection to the outside world is secured by a 5G connection, which also allows over-the-air updates. Numerous functions can also be remotely controlled via an app on a smartphone. A ten-inch digital cockpit feeds the driver with all relevant information. Luggage finds its place in the frunk (80 liters) or in the 600 liter trunk.

Electric all-wheel drive, 500 km range

The central element of the Pravaig platform is the lithium-ion battery integrated into the vehicle floor with a capacity of 90.9 kWh, which should enable a range of over 500 kilometers. Pravaig promises a life expectancy of 250,000 kilometers and gives an eight-year guarantee. Two PMSM electric motors with a combined output of 300 kW and 620 Nm provide propulsion on all four wheels. The recuperation can be set in three stages. If necessary, it can go from zero to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, and the top speed of the Defy, which weighs around two tons, is 210 km/h. If you recharge energy with the 7.2 kW on-board charger, you have to wait eight hours to suck juice for 300 kilometers. It is faster when the Defy is attached to the fast charger with up to 150 kW. The battery is then refilled to 80 percent of its capacity after 30 minutes. ,

In terms of hardware, the Defy is equipped with numerous sensors and radar systems from the market launch. The software for various autonomous driving functions, which is still under development, will be imported and updated later.

From 2023 from 48,000 euros

The Pravaig Defy is to be launched on the Indian market in mid-2023 at prices from the equivalent of around 48,000 euros. Delivery will then start at the end of 2023. An export is not planned so far. ,


An Indian start-up brings an electric SUV in the style of the Land Rover Velar. The 300 kW four-seater is said to have a range of over 500 kilometers and only cost around 48,000 euros.


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