Mahindra & Mahindra Chief Design Officer Pratap Bose has released the first teaser of the new Mahindra SUV. The teaser shows the model’s silhouette with a windshield and a hunchbacked rear section. It looks similar to the Mahindra BE.05 E.V. concept, which was introduced on 15 August 2022. The electric SUV concept measures 4370mm in length, 1900mm in width and 1635mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2775mm.
The Mahindra BE.05 E.V. concept features angular C-shaped headlamps, prominent air dams, side glossy black cladding, squared-off wheel arches, flush door handles, sloping roofline, sharply designed rear bumper and C-shaped taillamps. The new Mahindra SUV tease could rival the brand’s upcoming Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. As you know, the carmaker has confirmed that the new generation Mahindra XUV500 will be introduced as the Creta.
Mahindra BE.05 E.V: Design
In the company’s product lineup, the new Mahindra XUV500 (codename – S301) will sit above the XUV300 and below the XUV700. It will share its platform with the XUV700 and has been designed by Mahindra Automotive Design Europe (M.A.D.E.) team headed by Pratap Bose. The engine setup of the SUV could include a 1.2L turbo petrol and a 1.5L diesel unit sourced from the Mahindra XUV300 subcompact SUV. The carmaker is expected to pack the new XUV500 with an extensive touchscreen infotainment system, A.D.A.S. (Advanced Driver Assistance System), electric sunroof, premium audio system, multiple airbags and other advanced features.
When will it be launched?
The carmaker is yet to reveal the date of introduction of the new SUV. It is expected to come out in the second half of 2023. The prices of the new Mahindra SUV are likely to start from Rs 10 lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 17 lakh for the top-end variant. The Hyundai Creta and Maruti Grand Vitara are currently available for Rs 10.44 Lakh – Rs 18.24 Lakh and Rs 10.45 Lakh – Rs 19.49 Lakh, respectively.