Mahindra Born Electric vision: 5 electric SUVs revealed, specs explained
This is VERY big news. Mahindra has unveiled five new electric SUVs as part of their Mahindra Born Electric Vision and these SUVs will be positioned under Mahindra’s two EV brands – XUV, and the all-new electric-only brand called BE. The SUVs are based on Mahindra’s purpose-built INGLO platform, using components from the Volkswagen MEB platform. The first of these SUVs will be launched by the end of 2024, and these products promise to be very impressive be it in terms of design, the technology on offer, and more critically, the performance and range figures claimed. You’ve certainly got our attention Mahindra!
Mahindra Born Electric: 5 e-SUVs under two brands
To simplify things for you, Mahindra has unveiled 5 e-SUVs and these SUVs will be positioned under the carmaker’s two new electric brands, called XUV and BE. The XUV brand will continue forward with the Mahindra Twin Peaks logo as we know it today, and have EV versions of ICE cars. The BE brand is an altogether separate brand that will be EV-only and will attempt to bring in new buyers to the Mahindra fold. The XUV has two e-SUVs to begin with: the XUV.e8 which will be launched by December 2024 and the XUV.e9 which is slated to launch by April 2025.
Here’s what we know about the two XUVs so far –
Launch: December 2024
Dimensions: L x W x H: 4740 x 1900 x 1760 mm
Wheelbase: 2762 mm
The XUV.e8 will also get an intelligent all-wheel-drive system and from the dimensions, we deduce that this will likely be an electric equivalent of the Mahindra XUV700.
Launch: April 2025
Dimensions: L x W x H: 4790 x 1905 x 1690 mm
Wheelbase: 2775 mm
The XUV.e9 is styled along the lines of an SUV-coupe, and it will be getting a panoramic sky roof. By the dimensions, we suspect it will likely be a Toyota Fortuner rival and it will be longer and wider than the XUV.e8.
The second brand is called BE and it is an all-new electric brand with three SUVs unveiled under it. Here’s what we know about them:
Launch: October 2025
Dimensions: L x W x H: 4370 x 1900 x 1635 mm
Wheelbase 2775 mm
Mahindra are calling the BE.05 a Sports Electric Vehicle owing to its design that is very reminiscent to the Lykan HyperSport, and the dimensions slot it above the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos, and a rung below SUVs like the Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass.
Launch: October 2026
Dimensions: L x W x H: 4565 x 1900 x 1660 mm
Wheelbase: 2775 mm
Mahindra claims that this SUV will be family-friendly, and the dimensions suggest that the BE.07 could be a Skoda Kodiaq / Volkswagen Tiguan alternative.
Launch: To be announced
Dimensions: To be announced
With its rakish SUV coupe roofline, the BE.09 promises to be the most gorgeous of the lot, but other than that, Mahindra hasn’t revealed much about the SUV yet, apart from the fact that it can seat four passengers – which will be a segment first feature.
And there you have it – Mahindra’s five electric SUVs do look very impressive in terms of first impressions and the technology powering these SUVs is world-class too! All of these SUVs are based on the INGLO platform, and to read more about the tech that it crams in, stay tuned to this space.