Mahindra unveils 5 upcoming electric SUVs based on new INGLO platform

Mahindra will sell the SUVs under two brands - the XUV and the BE brands. The new platform has been in the works for quite some time and here's everything you need to know about the cars based on it.

By Anirudh Sunil Kumar | on August 15, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

Mahindra has confirmed that four out of these 5 SUVs will be launched between 2024 and 2026.

Mahindra has unveiled its new INGLO EV platform that will underpin five upcoming electric SUVs. The cars will be sold under two EV brands – the XUV and the all-new BE brands. 
The company has showcased the cars under the two brands which include the XUV.e8, XUV.e9, BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09. Mahindra has also confirmed that the first four of these are to be launched between 2024 and 2026.

Mahindra states that the INGLO platform encapsulates progressive battery technology, platform architecture, brain power and human-machine interface. The company also confirmed that the INGLO platform will underpin all the Mahindra EVs going forward. The purpose-built platform is said to come with intuitive, intelligent and immersive innovations that will serve as the backbone of the Mahindra EV architecture.

The INGLO platform will get interesting additions including an augmented reality-enabled heads-up display, edge-to-edge screen, 5G network capability and Over- 

Dr Anish Shah, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Group, said, “We are proud and delighted to showcase our Born Electric vision. It provides a strategic direction that is in line with our core philosophy of ‘Rise’ – to be an organisation that will be counted among the best in the world and at the same time rise for our planet to fight against climate change. Mahindra will offer customers future-ready technology, head-turning design, world-class products and the benefits of global partnerships. By 2027, we expect that a quarter of the SUVs we sell will be electric.”

Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director – Auto and Farm Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “Our vision of Born Electric is underpinned by the future-ready INGLO platform, two new exciting brands and the Heartcore design philosophy. The five electric SUVs provide a powerful glimpse of our strategic direction and hew to the Mahindra attitude of a racing spirit and the attitude of adventure. We aim to not only electrify the roads but also the hearts and minds of SUV aficionados in India and around the world.”

Mahindra’s new INGLO platform is said to be quite versatile and will allow Mahindra to create electric SUVs that fit consumer desires and lifestyles. Other than the versatility of INGLO, it also offers a significant reduction in underbody weight, leading to one of the lightest skateboards.

The EVs 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. Offered with options ranging from 60-80 kWhr battery capacity, protected for an incredible 175 kW fast-charge and charging up to 80% in less than 30 minutes. 

A compact all-in-one electric engine with motor-inverter-transmission integrated into a single unit forms the powertrain, offered with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, developing a remarkable 170-210 kW and a whopping 250-290 kW respectively. A standstill to 100 kmph is promised in between 5 and 6 seconds.

The cars will get a semi-active suspension system that provides not only impressive ride comfort but also enhanced handling and an immersive sporty drive experience. The dual-pinion high-power steering system ensures feather-light steering efforts, excellent returnability and precise control. The brake-by-wire technology is completely decoupled from the hydraulic system; this allows multiple brake modes for pedal feel and recuperation. Those behind the wheel will enjoy the Intelligent Drive Modes that govern various aspects including modulation of powertrain response, suspension response, brake feel, electronic stability control intervention and many more features at the touch of a button. The aim is to make the SUV and the driver to be one.

INGLO leverages the cloud seamlessly by implementing an embedded 5G network capability and keeps vehicles as good as new through Over Air updates (SOTA + FOTA). Latest systems of chips from global semiconductor vendors contribute to moving to 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. Aided by strong software partners to deliver world-class product features.

All the e-SUVs will come with a structural cage around the passenger cabin specially designed for reduced passenger injury. The frontal design of the Body-In-White is enhanced with three load paths and a multi-piece dash panel with reinforcement and very importantly-excellent battery protection is ensured by ultra-high-strength boron steel. The new e-SUVs are tested at the world’s largest battery development and testing centre. With 5 Radars-1 Vision ADAS architecture, INGLO is futureproofed up to L2+ autonomy.

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