Pravaig Defy Electric SUV Launched At A Price Of Rs 39.5 Lakh
Pravaig, a Bengaluru-based automotive startup, has debuted the electric Defy SUV, its first SUV, for a price of Rs 39.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The company was established in 2011 in Jaipur and immediately started producing specialised off-road buggies after getting funding from the French renewable energy company Eren group.
An angular design gives the Pravaig Defy a butch appearance blended with crossover elements. The Pravaig Defy does contain several aesthetic cues that resemble Range Rover SUVs, despite the brand’s claim that the styling motif is “brutal sophistication.” Sharp cuts can be seen in the front design, which also includes an LED light bar that spans its width.
In terms of its profile, the SUV seems huge and has a black-painted upper half, but the angular windows and sloping roof give it a dynamic appearance. The tailgate and a horizontal LED light bar are elegantly merged with the strong character line that extends from the rear fender over the width of the vehicle.
The SUV, according to Pravaig, has a “particularly dynamic” form with a 0.33 drag coefficient. The brand added that the Extinction MK1, an EV sportscar demonstrator that we had previously experienced, also lends certain stylistic influences to the Defy SUV. The panoramic fixed roof will be standard equipment for the SUV.
18-inch alloy wheels with 255/65R18 tyres are standard on the Defy EV SUV. Additionally, it has optional “aero covers,” which the brand claims would increase the range by up to 10 km or more per charge, especially on the highway.
According to Pravaig, the upholstery of the Defy SUV is composed of vegan leather and the inside is constructed of sustainable fabrics (recycled materials like PET). The seats provide six-way power reclining, ventilation, and self-adjusting temperature control. The dashboard features a sizable 15.6-inch touchscreen that can be used as a navigation screen and for internet browsing thanks to 5G connectivity. According to the manufacturer, the infotainment will also have onboard gaming with the potential to add more games via over-the-air (OTA) upgrades.
A separate 10-inch screen behind the steering wheel handles instrumentation functions, and this screen may be customised and adjusted depending on the driving mode. Pravaig claims that French audio expert company Devialet would also provide 3D sound for the Defy SUV.
The Pravaig is a five-seat SUV by default, but it also has a unique four-seat cabin that can be customised with two separate rear captain seats, a 240V outlet, a wireless charger, and two separate 15.6-inch screens.
Additionally, the interiors can be pre-conditioned via the linked car app, and there are distinct climate control zones for front and back passengers. The Defy EV SUV will come standard with mood lighting, several wireless chargers, and two high-power USB-C connectors that can also be used to charge laptops. Although the SUV will have a special key card, it can also be locked or unlocked via connected car technology.
The SUV also has a 77GHz solid state radar, 360-degree cameras, and adaptive LED lighting. The Defy EV SUV will eventually have autonomous emergency braking, which will be enabled via an over-the-air update. It also comes standard with a tyre pressure monitoring system and six airbags.
According to Pravaig, the Defy SUV is constructed on a platform specifically designed for skateboarding. Due to the battery being a skateboard, the SUV’s centre has more room for passengers and their belongings. Future goods may be supported on the same platform.
The Pravaig Defy SUV is equipped with two electric motors that provide 407 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque. With this amount of power, the Defy can compete with SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Jaguar iPace, and Audi e-tron. The SUV also has four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and ESP and three degrees of regeneration that permit one-pedal driving.
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