Mahindra has revealed five of its much-anticipated electric SUVs. The five born EVs will be based on the brand’s new INGLO EV skateboard platform, and will be sold via two new sub-brands – XUV.e and BE.
- First BE branded car set to arrive in October 2025
- BE range will consist of two coupe-SUVs
For now, the XUV.e will have two models, the XUV.e8 and XUV.e9, while the BE will consist of three SUVs, the BE.05, BE.07 and the BE.09. The XUV.e range of models will go on sale first, with the XUV.e8 set to arrive in December 2024, while the first of BE models will arrive in October 2025.
Starting the BE range is the BE.05 coupe-SUV whose production version is set to arrive in October 2025. Labelled as a Sports Electric Vehicle, or an SEV, the BE.05 boasts of an aggressive front-end with angular C-shaped headlights and large airdams. The rest of the front design features plenty of sharp cuts and creases with a prominent air-duct on the bonnet.
From the side, the BE.05 shows off large wheels and squared-off wheel arches with generous use of black to give it a rugged look. It features flush door handles placed at the very top of the door, uninterrupting the prominent shoulder line. Being an SUV-coupe, it features a sloping roofline that neatly merges into the chunky rear-end. At the back, the BE.05 features an upright, C-shaped tail-lamps and a heavily styled bumper.
On the inside, the BE.05 features a decidedly driver-focussed cabin, with the centre console neatly dividing the driver and passenger area. The highlights on the inside are the large twin touchscreens and a two-spoke steering wheel. It also has a rotary control and a large gear selector.
Mahindra has revealed the dimensions of all its models and the BE.05 measures 4,370mm in length; 1,900mm in width and 1,635mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,775mm. The four-metre-plus SUV is likely to sit above the XUV400 in Mahindra's EV line-up, and will take on the production version of the Tata Curvv, which is set to arrive in 2024.
Mahindra will launch the production version of the BE.07 SUV in October 2026. Unlike the coupe-SUV profile of the BE.05, the BE.07 has a traditional SUV design. It retains the C-shaped headlights and tail-lights, but they are less angular than the BE.05. From the side, the design of the BE.07 is not as edgy as the BE.05, but some elements like the large wheel arches and flush door handles remain the same.
The BE.07 previews a tech-laden and practical cabin with a giant screen that covers the full length of the dashboard. Also notable inside the BE.07 is the large panoramic sunroof. Mahindra seems to have done away entirely with physical controls for the BE.07, instead relying only on touch and haptic feedback.
Measuring 4,565mm in length, 1,900mm in width and 1,660mm in height, it is marginally larger than the BE.05. However, it has the same 2,775mm wheelbase. Given its midsize SUV dimensions, it will sit between the current Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV700.
The BE.09 is the final unveiling from Mahindra’s BE range, and, like the BE.05, it is a coupe-SUV. However, Mahindra is yet to reveal the dimensions or the estimated timeline for the BE.09 concept. From the look of it, the BE.09 appears to be the coupe-version of the BE.07 and, as such, will sit at the top of the BE line-up. Like the BE.07, it features a more upright front design and a more prominent coupe-like sloping roofline compared to the BE.05. Mahindra says the BE.09 will be a four-seater.
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