The Pravaig Defy is a $48k Range Rover-esque electric SUV from India

It might only cost a mere $48k, but the Pravaig Defy boasts an impressive driving range of more than 500km (311 miles).

by | Published on 1st Dec 2022

You wouldn’t be mistaken for thinking the rendered image is of another Range Rover model – but it’s actually the Pravaig Defy.

The Defy is a premium electric SUV recently revealed by Pravaig, an Indian start-up.

To be honest, we’d never heard of Pravaig before, but a quick internet search tells us that the company was founded back in 2011.

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According to Siddharta Bagri, CEO of Pravaig, the company has invested $18 million in the development of the SUV.

The start-up also announced it will invest a further $30 million over the next five months prior to the car’s market launch.


Images show a pre-production prototype of the Defy – the company’s first model – which is scheduled to enter production in the second quarter of 2023.

Interestingly, the Pravaig Defy is priced from Rs 39.5 lakh in India – that’s a mere $48,440.

Pravaig Defy performance

So what can we expect from the low-cost electric SUV?

To start with, it sits on an in-house developed EV-dedicated architecture, which features dual electric motors.

Those electric motors produce a combined 402 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque.

It’s got an all-wheel drive system that Pravaig claims will help the Defy to accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 210km/h (130 mph).

The EV has a 90.9-kWh battery that’s good for a driving range of more than 500km (311 miles).

It has the ability to charge from 0-80% in 30 minutes using an ultra-fast charger, too.


At 4.96m (195.3 inches) in length, the Defy is quite boxy in appearance,

Its flat glass surfaces and angular roofline don’t really help with that.

Its profile, glasshouse, and rear are all very reminiscent of the Range Rover Velar.

The interior, on the other hand, appears to be more premium than the exterior.

Vegan leather and sustainable fabrics have been used for the upholstery.

The dashboard is dominated by a 15.6″ touchscreen mated to a premium audio system from French brand, Devialet.

We’re not quite sure that – for only $48k – the Pravaig Defy is a genuine contender against other established automakers’ premium SUVs.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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