Mahindra officially unveiled the electric variants based on the highly popular XUV700. Mahindra unveiled five new electric cars – XUV.e8, XUV.e9, BE.05, BE.07, and BE.09. While the BE range is still far away, the XUV range of electric cars will arrive in the Indian market in 2024. Mahindra has detailed the two cars from the XUV electric range in this official video. Here are the details.
Mahindra XUV.e8 EV
This will be the first electric SUV from the brand to go into production. It will arrive in the Indian market in December 2024. The new car will be based on the INGLO platform, which is a Mahindra Born Electric modular platform and will underpin a lot of upcoming electric cars from the brand.
Even though it is based on the XUV700, there are significant changes to the car that makes it look very different. While the final product may look slightly different from what Mahindra showcased, the car still looks extremely different from the XUV700. The front end of the car looks very aggressive with the bumper-mounted headlamps and a sculpted bonnet. The rear of the car, however, looks very similar to the XUV700. Mahindra has changed the bumper design of the XUV.e8 though.
The XUV.e8 is huge in proportions. It is 4,740mm long, 1,900mm wide and 1,760mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,762mm long. Comparing it with the XUV700, it is 45mm longer, 10mm wider and 5mm taller. The wheelbase is also 7mm longer than the XUV700.
Mahindra will use an 80kWh battery pack with the XUV.e8. It will have a power output in the range of 230 PS to 350 PS. Other details on the powertrain are not out yet.
Mahindra XUV.e9 EV
The new XUV.e9 electric SUV will come to the market in 2025. The design of the XUV.e9 draws inspiration from the XUV Aero Concept. The coupe-like design of the XUV.e9 makes it even longer than the XUV.e8. It is a five-seater version and gets an extremely long wheelbase of 2,775mm.
The all-new XUV.e9 gets all-LED lights with bumper-mounted headlamps and a closed-off front grille from the XUV.e8. The roof gets a coupe-like design at the rear. The tail section is flat and it sure looks very unique. The XUV.e9 also gets prominent gloss-black cladding all around the body. Mechanically, it will be similar to the XUV.e8 EV and will get the same 80 kWh battery pack.
The BE range of Mahindra electric cars will be available in the market from 2025 onwards. These models will have a different look with C-shaped LED headlamp and tail lamp elements and sharply cut body surfaces.