The Mahindra XUV.e8 will be the first to hit the market in December 2024 and it will be followed by the XUV.e9 in April 2025
Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled a new range of BE (Born Electric) and XUV.e concepts just over a year ago. The homegrown manufacturer has made it clear that they are not just a technology showcase as they will be put into production in the near future. At the Futurescape event in South Africa, Mahindra revealed more details about the upcoming zero-emission models.
The Mahindra XUV.e8 and BE.05 have already been caught testing and the former’s design patents were leaked a few weeks ago. The brand has officially teased the production-spec BE.05 as well and most of the design elements seen on the concept will be carried over. The XUV.e8, essentially an electrified XUV700, will be the first to hit the market in December 2024.
It will be followed by the XUV.e9 in April 2025 and both these SUVs will sit on the INGLO platform and use INGLO-specific electronic architecture while sharing bits and bobs with the ICE range. However, the BE range will be entirely new and according to Mahindra, the BE.05 will be introduced in October 2025 and a year later, the BE.07 will join the lineup.
All of these models will feature a brand new Infinity Mahindra logo specifically designed for the EV portfolio. While we already know that the Thar.e concept will give rise to a production version, the EV avatars of the Scorpio and Bolero have also been confirmed and the will be underpinned by the INGLO platform as well.
The upcoming XUV.e8 will feature a Valeo-sourced electric motor mounted at the back driving only the rear wheels and it will be capable of 231 hp and 380 Nm. The BE models will use battery packs sourced from VW as the 2WD variants will boast an e-motor mounted at the rear to kick out 286 hp and 535 Nm. The dual motor 4WD setup will have a front-wheel-drive motor capable of 190 hp and 135 Nm.
The 80 kWh battery pack with blade cell sourced from BYD due to LFP cells’ high energy density, efficiency and performance and the range has been estimated to be around 435 to 450 km in the WLTP cycle and 652 to 675 km estimated in the MIDC (part 1). The interior will be of high tech nature as well and will be more advanced.