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Mahindra’s electric SUVs will get 3D Dolby sound technology

Written by Kanad Kalasur

According to a media report, Mahindra is all set to offer Dolby sound technology on its upcoming electric cars. Dolby is known for its immersive sound technology and has recently partnered with automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Lucid, Polestar, Lotus and Maybach.

Dolby Sound Technology : More Details

A vehicle equipped with Dolby Sound will not only sound more clearer but also a dimensional audio experience. This means, if a vocal or instrument is recorded from one side, it will be heard from the same side when played back.

To this end, Mahindra is expected to use 360-degree speakers from Harman which will offer an immersive sound experience for occupants. The system is likely to consist of multiple speakers all around. There could even be speakers mounted on the roof.

Apart from music / sound payback, Mahindra will also use the technology to use multi-dimensional warning sounds or prompts for navigation, camera, alerts, and even for ADAS alerts.

Mahindra’s Born Electric range

The first car to be launched will be the Mahindra XUV.e8. This electric SUV is nothing but the BEV version of the XUV700 on sale today. Offered with 7 seats, the car will be built upon the INGLO skateboard platform. This is expected to be launched by December 2024.

Initially, at the development of the INGLO platform, it was said that batteries and motors would be sourced BYD and Valeo. Future models are expected to get motors from Volkswagen.

The earlier models like the XUV.e8 will get a rear axle mounted Valeo motor. This is rated at 231 HP / 380 Nm.

Meanwhile, the BE 05 and BE 07 will get Volkswagen sourced motors. The rear wheel drive variants will get a 286 HP and 535 Nm rating while the AWD ones will get an extra front motor rated at 109 HP and 135 Nm. Mahindra has not revealed the combined outputs of these motors yet.

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