Mahindra Inglo EV platform offers multi-sensorial driving experience with augmented reality and 5G network
Mahindra has officially unveiled its all-new Inglo EV platform that will sprawl into 5 e-SUVs under 2 EV brands showcasing the company’s vision for the future of electric mobility.
The 2 EV brands are the XUV with the Twin Peak logo in Copper and the electric-only BE. The XUV brand will build upon Mahindra’s existing legacy while embracing the future. The BE brand, on the other hand, will have an altogether new design language.
The 5 e-SUVs include XUV.e8, XUV.e9, BE.05, BE.07, and BE.09. The first 4 of these are to be launched between 2024 and 2026. Common to these SUVs is the new Heartcore design philosophy retaining Mahindra’s core SUV heritage with good off-road capabilities.
The Inglo platform, according to Mahindra, offers class-leading safety standards, exhilarating performance, excellent range and efficiency, exemplary driving dynamics, versatility, and intelligent HMI.
It also delivers a multi-sensorial driving experience with a futuristic, augmented reality-enabled heads-up display, edge-to-edge screen, 5G network capability, and OTA updates.
The platform is scalable and offers significant reduction in underbody weight leading to 1 of the lightest skateboards.
Mahindra said its electric vehicles will follow a common battery pack design with lean modules and standardised cell-to-pack technology using 2 different cell architectures – Blade and Prismatic.
Offered with options ranging from 60-80 kWh capacities, the batteries are protected for 175 kW fast-charge and charging time up to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes.
A compact all-in-1 electric motor-inverter-transmission integrated into a single unit forms the powertrain. Offered with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options, the outputs are 228-282 HP and 335-389 HP respectively. The claimed 0-100 km/hr time is 5 to 6 seconds.
As per Mahindra, the powertrain is optimised to offer class-leading range with the added advantage of an intelligent electronic brake system that offers best-in-class recuperation potential.
Enhanced aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistance with 5.5 RRC tires, sophisticated zero-drag wheel bearings, high-efficiency HVAC system, and best-in-class low voltage power consumption contribute to the overall efficiency, the company claimed.
The e-SUVs get a semi-active suspension system with dual-pinion high-power steering system. The brake-by-wire technology is completely decoupled from the hydraulic system allowing 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, Mahindra said.
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 3 load paths and a multi-piece dash panel with reinforcement.
Battery protection is ensured by ultra-high strength boron steel. The new e-SUVs will come 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.
The eSUVs get slim cockpits and a flat floor to create generous and flexible interiors giving control of seat configurability and space versatility such as frunk and trunk storage. With vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, the cars can be turned into a portable power bank.
Mahindra claimed that the Inglo boasts of a complex neural network of built-in intelligence that performs millions of reactions and decisions per second.
Leapfrogging to a centralised computation structure with 3 high performance computers, it provides for an integrated computational platform to deploy right down to micro.
Inglo leverages the cloud seamlessly by implementing an embedded 5G network capability and keeps vehicles as good as new through over-the-air updates (SOTA and FOTA).
Latest systems of chips from global semiconductor vendors contribute to move 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.
Here are the details of the e-SUVs:
The launch will happen in December, 2024. The length, width, height, and wheelbase are 4740, 1900, 1760, and 2762 mm respectively. Mahindra said it offers sheer performance, best-in-class technology, and safety. Its sports all-wheel drive system.
The launch will happen in April, 2025. The length, width, height, and wheelbase are 4790, 1905, 1690, and 2775 mm. It gets the silhouette of a coupe. It also get ‘intelligent’ interiors with panoramic sky roof.
The launch will happen in October, 2025. The length, width, height, and wheelbase are 4370, 1900, 1635, and 2775 mm. It’s a sports electric vehicle (SEV) with a racing-inspired bold design complemented seamlessly by multi-sensory experiences.
The launch will happen in October, 2026. The length, width, height, and wheelbase are 4565, 1900, 1660, and 2775 mm. Mahindra says it’s designed to offer a first-class experience with versatility, configurable profiles, and curated multi-sensory experiences
It’s an SUV grand tourer with a chiseled design, dynamic roof, and solid stance.