We’re set for a tasty electric offensive from Mahindra as the carmaker has revealed five electric SUVs on India’s 75th Independence Day. These SUVs will be introduced under two brands –Twin Peaks and the electric-only BE, being built under a dedicated modular INGLO platform. Here’s all about them.
The Twin Peaks lineup will kick off with the XUV.e8 and XUV.e9 while the BE will start with the BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09. Debuting Mahindra’s new Heartcore design philosophy, the two EV brands do get their own identities, but they have a lot of similarities. They include a high stance, snazzy illumination on the front and rear, futuristic wheels, as well as aggressive curves and lines. That being said, the BE range’s sculpted lines are a tad bit bolder.
Inside, things are kept simple and straightforward with the most obvious highlight being a wide digital screen making up the touchscreen infotainment unit and digital driver’s display. Big screen aside, it’s got a load of bells and whistles including 5G capabilities, an augmented reality heads-up display, and over-the-air updates.
These new Mahindra SUVs also got plenty in store in the safety department with ADAS assists, and up to Level 2 autonomous capabilities. In fact, Mahindra is targeting a five-star Global NCAP safety rating for these SUVs.
Now to the main attraction, which is under the hood. The INGLO platform is a modular skateboard platform which allows for multiple body styles. As for what’s under the hood, the electric powertrains are capable of pushing between 231PS and 285PS with a rear-wheel drivetrain and 340PS and 394PS in all-wheel drive form. That’s enough to give them a claimed 0-100kmph sprint in between five to six seconds. There’s also semi-active suspension, brake-by-wire, and a variety of drive modes for performance wizardry.
Giving the electric motors juice will be battery packs ranging between 60kWh to 80kWh with up to 175 kW fast-charging capabilities. An 0-80 percent charge is claimed to happen in under 30 minutes. The SUVs can also act as a power bank thanks to the Vehicle To Load (V2L) functionality.
As for what’s coming first, it’ll be the XUV.e8 by December 2024, followed by the XUV.e9 in April 2025. The BE.05 and BE. 07 are slated for a launch in October 2025 and 2026 with the BE.09 yet to get a launch timeline.
Big news has surfaced where the all-electric Thar broke cover as the carmaker’s future EV lineup will have the majority of its ICE lineup getting an all-electric version. This means the Mahindra Thar.e, Bolero.e, XUV.e and Scorpio.e have been confirmed. On top of this, the carmaker has revealed a new brand identity for this new range of electric vehicles, with the new logo being smoother and more curvaceous compared to the sharp logo we currently have.
Diving deeper into the electric lineup, they will all be based on the dedicated modular INGLO platform. This is the same electric platform that was confirmed on the Twin Peaks and the electric-only BE concepts that were revealed last year. Judging by the concepts revealed then, the future electric lineup could be quite loaded with features like 5G capabilities, an augmented reality heads-up display, and over-the-air updates. The platform also hints at
ADAS assists, and up to Level 2 autonomous capabilities. Also, famed music composer AR Rehman will be working on sounds for these Mahindra EVs.
While technical details for the EVs are yet to surface, the INGLO platform is a skateboard platform which allows for electric powertrains in the Twin Peaks and the electric-only BE concepts to be capable of pushing between 231PS and 285PS with a rear-wheel drivetrain and 340PS and 394PS in all-wheel drive form. The platform also allows battery packs ranging between 60kWh to 80kWh with up to 175 kW fast-charging capabilities. An 0-80 percent charge is claimed to happen in under 30 minutes.
A launch timeline is yet to surface but expect them to start showing up from 2024 onwards. Prices should come at a premium over their ICE counterparts.