Mahindra is launching two born-electric SUVs under their much-coveted XUV brand. The SUVs, dubbed, XUV.e8 and XUV.e9, will be based on the company’s INGLO platform and they will be coming out from December 2024 onwards. Interestingly Mahindra also launched its own all-electric sub-brand Mahindra BE on 15th August 2022.
Here are a few details about the two models,
Dimensions, Features & On-Road Price of Mahindra XUV.e8
This will be the first model to hit the production line, and we can expect it to be launched in December 2024. It carries forward the same basic layout as the XUV700, and even the same silhouette and three rows of seats.
The dimensions of the XUV.e8 stand at 4,740mm in length, 1,900mm in width and 1,760mm in height. It will supposedly have a wheelbase of 2,762 mm. Compared to the XUV700, it will be 45mm longer, 10mm wider and 5mm taller. The wheelbase will also be longer by 7mm.
The company has also confirmed that the XUV.e8 will come with an all-wheel drive system. The battery pack will range up to 80kWh and the power output starts at 230hp and goes upwards to 350hp.
As for its design, the XUV.e8 will have a robust look like its ICE sibling. The design on the front shows a closed front grille, and full-width LED light bars that drop down into the bumper. A sharply contoured bonnet paired with bumper-mounted headlamps give the SUV a great look from the front.
As for the rear, the e-SUV, or the SEV, as the company calls them, will be similar to the XUV700. By initial guestimates, it seems the XUV.e8 will be priced around ₹28-30 Lakhs.
On Road Price & Features of Mahindra XUV.e9
The XUV.e9 will be launched in April 2025, way after the previous model hits the roads. But this model will be classier than its e8 sibling, by sporting a coupe look.
The XUV.e9 stands at 4,790mm in length, 1,905mm in width and 1,690mm in height. The wheelbase comes at 2,775mm. The e9 will be a 5-seater model too, allowing a more spacious interior.
The LED lighting elements, bumper-mounted headlamp units and closed-off front grille, all resemble its e8 sibling. But what sets it apart is the rear sloping roof, which gives its coupe look and makes it stand away from e8. Also visible in the design is a glossy cladding and a flat, stubby tail section.
It will share the same power options as that of its other SEV siblings. We can expect XUV.e9 to be priced around ₹30-35 Lakhs. If the company could provide the model for a much lower cost, then it will be an easy to choose option for the customers of the country.
We can expect more specs about Mahindra’s electric model line-up in the coming months. With all major auto-makers going full-on electric, the Indian automaker will be offering a lot of features for a reasonable price tag. We can sure hope to expect the models to take off their competition with full power.