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Mahindra Unveils Five New Electric SUV Concepts Based On The Brand New INGLO Platform – carandbike

Mahindra & Mahindra is one of the most prominent SUV makers in our market and now it is gearing up to dominate the battery electric vehicle (BEV) space with the launch of its brand new Indian Global (INGLO) platform. The brand new platform will form the base for five new electric SUVs and the company’s future electric models along with two electric brands- XUV and BE. The five new BEV concepts that break cover today are XUV.e8, XUV.e9, BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09 and all these models will be underpinned by the new INGLO platform. The first of these five electric SUVs will hit the road in 2024, followed by three more launches by between 2024 and 2026.

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Mahindra is claiming that the new INGLO platform will be one of the lightest skateboard platforms that can equip high energy density batteries and uses Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix Battery (MEB) platform components. The XUV brand will host a range of products boasting a sophisticated futuristic design, pulsating performance and dynamic innovation. On the other hand, the BE brand will have a bolder design language giving its models a comparatively more robust and butch demeanour. Here are the SUVs Mahindra has unveiled today.

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The first SUV to be launched will be the Mahindra XUV.e8 which will hit the road in December 2024. The SUV will be 4740 mm long, 1900 mm wide and 1760 mm tall, having a wheelbase of 2762 mm. It will take design inspiration from the XUV700 flagship SUV and will comes with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

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Then comes the Mahindra XUV.e9 which will go on sale in 2025 and will be 4790 mm long, 1905 mm wide and 1690 mm tall, offering a wheelbase of 2775 mm. The SUV will boast its coupe silhouette with a tapering roofline, similar to what we saw on the Mahindra XUV500 Aero concept at the Auto Expo 2016, but will share design cues with the XUV700 up to its B-Pillar. Even this SUV will be offered in both RWD and AWD versions.

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The BE05 will be 4370 m in length, 1900 m in width and 1635 m in height, having an wheelbase of 2775 m. Mahindra says that it will be a Sports Electric Vehicle (SEV) and will have a racing inspired bold design complemented seamlessly by multi-sensory experiences. The EV will go on sale in 2025.

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The BE.07 is scheduled to be launched in 2026 and will be 4565 m in length, 1900 m in width and 1660 m in height, and will have the same wheelbase of 2775 m as the BE.05. This will be a three-row family SUV which will be designed for long distance travel and will be versatile enough for city usage.

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The launch and technical details of the BE.09 is still to be known, but the company says that it will be a “head turning” grand tourer SUV with a chiseled design, dynamic roof and solid stance.image

The INGLO platform also delivers a multi-sensorial driving experience with a futuristic, augmented reality-enabled heads-up display, edge-to-edge screen, 5G network capability and Over-The-Air updates that play a crucial role in today’s connected age. It also offers significant reduction in underbody weight and will follow a common battery pack design with lean modules and standardised cell-to-pack technology using two different cutting-edge cell architectures – Blade and Prismatic. These models will be fffered with options ranging from 60-80 kWhr battery capacity, sufficient for 175 kW fast-charge and charging up to 80 per cent in less than 30 minutes. Moreover, it will be offered with both rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) options, belting out 170 kW to 210 kW and a whopping 250 kW to 290 kW, respectively. The models will do the 0-100 kmph sprint in between 5 and 6 seconds.image

Now coming to the range, enhanced aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistance with 5.5 RRC tires and sophisticated zero-drag wheel bearings, high-efficiency cooling & HVAC system with minimal power consumption a will contribute to the overall efficiency and a semi-active suspension system will not only provide excellent ride comfort but also enhanced handling and an immersive sporty drive experience. Moreover, these vehicles will also feature brake-by-wire technology.image

Carrying forward its legacy of designing some of the safest cars on the Indian roads, Mahindra will design these electric SUVs to meet the highest vehicle safety norms and utmost safety for batteries such as GNCAP and not just limited to regulatory compliance. All the e-SUVs will come with a structural cage around the passenger cabin specially designed for reduced passenger injury. image

The frontal design of the Body-In-White is enhanced with three load paths and a multi-piece dash panel with reinforcement and superior battery protection ensured by ultra-high strength boron steel. Moreoevr, with 5 Radars-1 Vision ADAS architecture, INGLO platform is ready for up to L2+ autonomy.image

In terms of practicality, Slim cockpits and a flat floor create generous and flexible interiors, giving control of seat configurability and space versatility such as frunk and trunk storage. The car can be turned into a portable power bank, allowing you to charge your phone or laptop, or take any household appliance on the road with you. It will also get latest systems of chips from global semiconductor vendors for up-to-date tech nodes of semiconductor wafer processes: 200K DMIPS computing power via Dual Octa-core processor and offering 1920 x 720 pixels HD resolution.