Mahindra, an Indian SUV maker, unveiled the BE Rall-E electric concept during the present Formula E Hyderabad E-Prix. At the same occasion, Mahindra also unveiled the XUV.e9 and BE.05 EVs to the Indian public for the first time, both of which are scheduled to go into production this decade.
The Mahindra BE Rall-E electric concept is the latest addition to Mahindra’s Born Electric SUV lineup. The BE Rall-E electric concept takes the Born Electric lineup’s design in a more aggressive off-road direction.
The Mahindra BE Rall E Concept has a split headlamp design at the front, but unlike the other Born Electric vehicles exhibited thus far, the lower headlamp is a spherical unit.
Other design tweaks on the Rall-E concept include a silver bash plate and some very chunky wheelarches that house some fancy aero wheels shod with Maxxis all-terrain tyres. A roof rack is also visible, which houses the spare wheel and a spoiler.
The back has elegant taillights and a hefty rear bumper with a strong bash plate. The BE Rall-E concept, like every other vehicle in Mahindra’s born electric portfolio, is built on the company’s in-house IN-GLO skateboard EV platform. However, Mahindra did not share specifics about the battery pack and motor(s) setup used on the BE Rall-E concept.
XUV e9 electric SUV also Debuted
Mahindra also debuted the XUV.e9 electric SUV in India for the first time at the Hyderabad E-Mobility event, which took place alongside the Formula E race. This is the first time the world has seen the forthcoming all-electric SUV since its premiere in the United Kingdom last year.
The Mahindra XUV.e9 will be the flagship of the Mumbai-based SUV manufacturer’s forthcoming XUV.e series of electric SUVs. The LED DRLs on the electric SUV span the width of the car at the front before falling steeply to the lower area of the front bumper.
The actual headlamps are mounted vertically on the front bumper, adjacent to the lower section of the DRLs. The SUV has plastic cladding on the front, rear, and sides, as well as the copper accents seen on the XUV400.
At the ceremony, Mahindra also displayed the BE.05 electric SUV. The BE.05 measures 4,370mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,635mm height, with a 2,775mm wheelbase. The Mahindra BE.05, which is built on the IN-GLO platform and might include either a 60 or an 80kWh battery pack when it appears on our roads, is slated to make its debut by the end of 2025.
Mahindra is utilising the Formula E race and its accompanying event in Hyderabad to showcase its future electric SUV lineup. While the concept car is impressive, it is the other two EVs on display at the event that will pique people’s interest, as both are set to go into production soon.