The XUV.e lineup will sit beside the upcoming BE lineup of electric SUVs, and both series will use the INGLO platform
5 new Mahindra EVs launching soon
While Mahindra’s XUV name is well-known for its internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, the firm has adopted a new moniker for its electric vehicle (EV) variant. The XUV family of EVs will be the first to enter production, with a new copper finish added to the twin peak emblem beginning in 2024.
By contrast, the BE line of EVs (scheduled for release in the year 2025) will have a drastically new appearance, highlighted by C-shaped LED headlamp and tail lamp components and angularly sculpted body surfaces.
The XUV.e8 will be the first model to enter production, and it is scheduled for release in December 2024. That’s Mahindra’s current top-of-the-line SUV, the XUV700, but in electric form. In spite of being built on a different platform (INGLO), the XUV.e8 is fundamentally identical to the XUV700. It retains the XUV700’s basic layout, profile, and three rows of seating.
However, it looks different enough from conventional vehicles to be recognised as an electric vehicle. Full-width LED light bars recede into the bumper, giving it a fresh new appearance, and the front grille has been sealed off. The headlights and bumper are set at acute angles, and the hood has a similarly angular profile. On the other hand, the back end is very similar to the ICE-powered XUV700.
Mahindra has announced the XUV.e8 has a length of 4,740 mm, a width of 1,900 mm, and a height of 1,760 mm. The vehicle’s wheelbase will measure in at 2,762 millimetres. According to these measurements, the XUV.e8 will be 45mm longer, 10mm wider, and 5mm higher than the XUV700, with a wheelbase that is just 7mm longer.
In April of 2025, XUV.e9 will release their second model. This is a brand-new car with coupe-like styling, not an electric version of an existing model. With a length of 4,790mm, width of 1,905mm, and height of 1,690mm, Mahindra has disclosed the XUV.e9’s measurements. Wheelbase of the XUV.e9 will measure in at 2,775 millimetres. The XUV.e9 will have an extra seat compared to the XUV.e8.
The design is influenced by the XUV Aero concept and shares several visual cues with the XUV.e8, including LED lighting components, bumper-mounted headlight modules, and a closed-off front grille. The distinctive features, though, are the coupe-like back and the short, flat trunk. In contrast to the XUV.e8, this vehicle is coated in a shiny, dark material all throughout. It’s safe to assume that it will share many of the XUV.e8’s technological specs.