Mahindra via its official Twitter handle announced that it will be showcasing its all-new range of next-generation electric SUVs dubbed under the name of Born Electric Vision SUVs at the Mahindra EV Fashion Festival in Hyderabad on 10th February 2023. The company unveiled the concepts of the all-electric SUVs back in 15th August – Independence Day of 2022.
For those unaware Mahindra has been hyping up the Born Electric SUVs for over a year now and will now finally be bringing these SUVs to Indian soil. The new EVs were first shown to the world with a debut at the Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (MADE) facility in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, where Pratap Bose, chief designer explained the automakers plan to launch these SUVs.
The Mahindra Born Electric Vision and its SUVs will launched under Mahindra’s two brands, the first will be the famed XUV moniker and the second will be the brand-new BE all-electric sub-brand, which will solely sell electric cars. The SUVs will be manufactured utilizing parts from the Volkswagen MEB platform and are based on Mahindra’s specially designed INGLO platform.
Last year, Mahindra introduced the five electric SUVs. These SUVs will be sold under the company’s two new electric brands, XUV and BE. The Mahindra Twin Peaks emblem will be part of the XUV brand going forward, and ICE and EV versions of the vehicles will be available under this brand. Meanwhile the BE brand, which will only be available for electric vehicles, is a whole different entity that aims to attract new customers to the Mahindra family. The XUV will initially provide two e-SUVs: the XUV.e8 which the company has already shown in great detail.
The first of the five SUVs under the new Born Electric Vision will be the XUV.e8 this will be the electrified iteration of XUV700. According to the company this SUV will be launched in December 2024 and its dimensions will be 4740 x 1900 x 1760 mm. It will also get a wheelbase of 2762 mm. Furthermore, the XUV.e8 will also get an intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
The XUV.e9, which will be launched in April 2025, will come next. It will have somewhat larger dimensions than the XUV.e8, measuring 4790 x 1905 x 1690 mm and having a 2775 mm wheelbase. The XUV.e9 will have a panoramic sunroof and is designed to resemble an SUV coupe. It will probably be a Toyota Fortuner competitor and judging by the specs, it will be larger and broader than the XUV.e8.
Next up will be the BE lineup of SUVs and the first of these SUVs will be the BE.05. It will be a Sports Electric Vehicle and with its dimensions 4370 x 1900 x 1635 mm it will be sitting just above the Creta and Seltos and below the Tucson and Compass. Most likely we will see this SUV in October of 2025.
Then there will be the BE.07 and this will be launched in October of 2026. The Dimesions will be 4565 x 1900 x 1660 mm and it will be a family-friendly SUV that will be gunning for the rivals like the Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan. Finally there will be the BE.09 which will be the most butch SUV from the lineup. No details have been announced for this SUV but it will most likely be pushed till the end of 2026.