New Delhi: Mahindra unveiled the new Born Electric SUV concepts in August last year in the UK. The company unveiled 5 new electric SUVs under the XUV.e and BE brands. Designed at Mahindra’s MADE (Mahindra Advanced Design Europe) design studio in Oxfordshire, UK, the new Mahindra XUV and BE range of electric SUVs will make their India debut on February 10.
These models will be unveiled a day before the first Formula E race weekend in India in Hyderabad. Mahindra’s Racing Factory Team has also represented India in Formula E since its inception. Mahindra will introduce 5 new electric SUVs namely – XUV.e8, XUV.e9, BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09.
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Mahindra XUV.E8 and XUV.E9
The first Mahindra Born electric model to hit the production line will be the XUV.e8 and is slated to launch in December 2024. Both the SUVs will be based on INGLO’s Born Electric Platform. The basic layout and silhouette and three rows of seats are similar to the Mahindra XUV700.
The XUV.e8 measures 4740 mm in length, 1900 mm in width and 1760 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2762 mm. It is roughly 45mm longer, 10mm wider and 5mm taller than the XUV700, with the wheelbase increased by 7mm.
The Mahindra XUV.e9 will come with a coupe-like design. The company has confirmed that it will be launched in April 2025. In terms of proportions, the SUV Coupe is 4790mm long, 1905mm wide and 1690mm tall. It will be a 5-seater model and will ride on a wheelbase of 2775 mm. The design inspiration for the new XUV.e9 comes from the XUV Aero concept.
Mahindra BE Series– BE.05, BE.07, BE.09
The Mahindra BE.05 will be offered as a sports electric vehicle and will be positioned above the XUV400. It measures 4370 mm in length, 1900 mm in width and 1635 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2775 mm.
This model comes with an aggressive front design with angular C-shaped headlamps and bold bumpers, sharp cuts and grooves and a smooth hood air duct. The SUV has large wheels and angular wheel arches, a recessed door handle, a sloping roofline and C-shaped taillights. Inside the cabin, it has a large dual touch screen without physical buttons to control the AC and other functions.
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To be slotted between the BE05 and XUV.e8, the Mahindra BE.07 measures 4565mm in length, 1900mm in width and 1660mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2775mm. Its launch is scheduled for October 2026. It comes in a traditional SUV style. The C-shaped headlights and taillights are similar to those offered on the BE.05.
Mahindra has not disclosed the timetable and dimensions of the BE.09 electric vehicle. The new model will be based on the same INGLO platform and will be positioned above the BE.07 in terms of size and price. It will be a proper four-seater coupé-SUV.
These electric SUVs will also support an all-wheel drive system. The new models will likely be equipped with an 80kWh battery and are expected to offer power in the range of 230 to 350 horsepower.
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