Electric SUV Of Mahindra XUV.e8 To Launch In 2024 – Report
In August 2022, Mahindra will unveil five electric SUV designs in the United Kingdom. These SUVs will be offered under two new sub-brands, XUV.e and BE, with the former arriving in our market first in 2024. On February 10, 2023, Mahindra will debut these Born Electric SUVs in our market. The XUV.e series includes the Mahindra XUV.e8 and XUV.e9, while the BE series has three models: BE.05, BE.07, and BE.09.
The first production-ready XUV.e model will come in our market in December 2024, according to Mahindra. The corporation may present the nearly finished model in our market in February 2023; nevertheless, Mahindra has yet to make an official declaration on the subject. The new EVs are built on a new INGLO modular chassis that can accommodate various engine configurations, wheelbases, track dimensions, and AWD and RWD layouts.
The XUV.e8, which shares aesthetic characteristics with the flagship XUV700, will be the first Mahindra Born Electric SUV to be released in our market. The general design and seating arrangement are identical to those of the ICE model. The XUV.e8 measures 4,740mm long, 1900mm wide, 1760mm height, and has a wheelbase of 2762mm. The electric SUV is 45mm longer, 10mm wider, and 5mm higher than the XUV700, with a 7mm larger wheelbase.
The new Mahindra XUV.e8 is expected to have additional interior space because to its flat floor and larger wheelbase. Both 5-seater and 7-seater models might be introduced in our market. A closed-off front gille, a full-wide LED light strip that extends across the width, bumper mounted headlights, and a smartly sculpted bonnet are among the design features. The back is generally identical to the XUV700; however, the taillights have been significantly altered, and there is a narrow brown/golden colour line that goes across the width and length of the SUV and blends with the LED DRLs at the front.
Mahindra has announced that the new Born electric SUVs would share a battery pack design that is based on two cell architectures: Blade and Prismatic. The Battery Management System is said to provide increased range as well as safety and lifespan. The XUV.e8 will be fitted with an AWD system and an 80kWh battery pack, according to the manufacturer. It is touted to have a power output ranging from 230bhp to 350bhp.