A series of teaser images unveiled recently provided a sneak peek at the ready-for-production Mahindra BE.05. Despite being clad in complete body camouflage, the test mule provided a clear impression of the alterations made from the 2022 concept. Adding to the thrill, Pratap Bose, the Chief Design Officer at Mahindra & Mahindra, tweeted that the production version surpasses the concept!
Production-spec Mahindra BE.05 Electric SUV
Staying true to the futuristic appearance of the concept, the production variant retains many aspects of the design language. The front fascia preserves the same sharp angles and intricate lines. The distinctive pointed hood and elegantly sleek LED DRLs also make their way to the production model. Nevertheless, noticeable changes are evident on the sides. The concept’s flamboyant rim aesthetics are replaced by a more traditional five-spoke alloy wheel design. The A-pillar cameras are substituted with conventional ORVMs. Even the wheel arches take on a more subdued look. The B-pillar, which was nearly invisible in the concept, now stands out more prominently.
At the rear, a lot from the concept has been retained. Noteworthy elements include the divided rear spoiler and the sloping roofline that imparts a crossover-like posture. The LED tail lamps mirror the DRL design, maintaining a harmonious link with the front end. While the interior of the production model has yet to be unveiled, it’s likely to feature dual 12.3-inch displays, a squared-off steering wheel, and the cascading-effect dashboard seen in the concept.
Built upon the forward-looking INGLO platform, the Mahindra BE.05 is poised to redefine the future of electric mobility. Anticipated to be equipped with a robust 60 kWh battery, the e-SUV is expected to boast an impressive driving range of up to 450 km. While the initial debut is set to feature a 2WD configuration, there’s a possibility of an AWD variant joining the lineup in the future. Thanks to cutting-edge battery technology, the BE.05 could deliver rapid charging capabilities at speeds of up to 175 kW, enabling a swift 5 to 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.
The anticipated launch date for the BE.05 is October 2025, with an expected starting price of Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom). This exciting electric vehicle will find itself in direct competition with rivals such as the production-ready Tata Curvv EV and the Hyundai Creta EV, setting the stage for a thrilling competition in the electric SUV segment.