Mahindra XUV.e9

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The Mahindra XUV.e9, which is expected to make its debut in April 2025, will be the SUV that comes above the XUV.e8 in the brand’s EV lineup, which will be built on the INGLO architecture. The interior and design of Mahindra’s all-electric SUV coupe, the XUV.e9, have been made public through spy testing conducted abroad.

The 5-seat SUV-coupe’s interior spy photos reveal that its layout is very similar to that of the XUV.e8. The XUV.e9 also has a screen that extends from pillar to pillar. Three 12.3-inch, high-resolution, 1920x720p screens are installed in that panel. There is a gear shift button on the center console, two dials that probably change the drive and AWD modes, and a two-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel visible

The large screen’s border is defined by square-shaped side AC vents, while trapezoidal central air conditioning vents are located below the screen and above what appear to be climate control system knobs. The most expensive model is likely to have a feature list that includes Level 2 autonomous driving, a vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability for powering external electrical objects, and a HUD with improved navigation.

It appears to have a space above the grille for a full-width LED band, and the closed-off grille region clearly identifies it as an EV. The production version will likely have LED headlights, even though the mule has halogen ones.

The curved roofline at the back merges with what appears to be an extensive rear spoiler. This part will hold both the taillights and an LED light band, according to the concept released in August of last year. The test car also has the flush door handles from the design.

The battery and motor choices will be the same for the Mahindra XUV.e9 and XUV.e8. The highest model will be powered by an 80kWh battery that will replicate all-wheel drive by powering two motors, one for each wheel. You may expect power levels in the 230–350 horsepower range. According to Mahindra, WLTP testing standards should provide a range of 435-450 km for the battery pack.

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Given that Mahindra is collaborating with BYD to create the batteries for its own locally oriented electric vehicles, it would be intriguing to observe how competitively the XUV.e9 is priced. As the EV SUV-coupe would launch above the XUV.e8 SUV in Mahindra’s EV lineup, it looks like it will not face any direct competition.

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