Mahindra BE.05 could take on the upcoming production-spec Tata Curvv and will be underpinned by the dedicated INGLO platform
Earlier this year, Mahindra & Mahindra introduced the XUV400 electric SUV in India. The homegrown SUV manufacturer is currently working on a host of new zero-emission offerings and most of them were showcased in their conceptual form last year. The upcoming lineup of e-SUVs under the XUV.e and BE ranges will be underpinned by a dedicated skateboard platform.
The brand confirmed the tentative launch timeline of each electric SUV in August 2022 as well. According to them, the Mahindra XUV.e8 will be the first to be launched in December 2024 and it will be based on the INGLO architecture. It will be followed by the Mahindra XUV.e9 in April 2025 and the BE.05 in October 2025.
The Mahindra BE.05 has been spotted testing for the first time on public roads and it wears a camouflage to hide its body panels but the design elements on the front fascia are more than apparent. The prototype is fitted with dummy lights on the bumper and between which, a slim air intake can be seen. It could act as a direct rival to the Tata Curvv coming in 2024.
By CY 2024 and 2025, the Indian electric vehicle space will see plenty of action from mainstream manufacturers as all the big guns are planning to bring in dedicated pure EVs. The production version of the Mahindra BE.05 is said to be a Sports Electric Vehicle and it will have an overall length of 4,370 mm, a width of 1,900 mm and a height of 1,635 mm with a wheelbase length of 2,775 mm.
The test mule shows the presence of prominent C-shaped LED headlamps, a swooping bonnet structure, a heavily raked front windshield, toned-down wheels, squared-off wheel arches, etc. It may also feature flush-type door handles. While the rear has not been spotted yet, it could get an upright C-shaped taillight cluster and a busy bumper section as in the concept.
The interior of the Mahindra BE.05 concept features a dual touchscreen layout, a two-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, rotary control and gear selector, grey and beige cabin theme, adjustable headrests, bucket seats, etc. We can expect the production version to have a slightly toned-down version of the concept’s interior.