Mahindra KUV100 launched in India at Rs 4.42 lakh
ABS is standard across the range while airbags are optional from the base trim
Mahindra has launched their all new SUV, the KUV100 in India at Rs 4.42 lakh, ex-Pune. The Mahindra KUV100 comes in seven variants and is the smallest SUV in the company's product portfolio.
The KUV100 looks like a pseudo crossover hatchback. It has a bold grille with wraparound headlamps and LED DRLs integrated into them. The turn indicators are also integrated into the headlamps. An all-new alloy wheel design also debuts on the KUV100. The rear door handles are recessed into the C-pillar like the Chevrolet Beat. At the rear, the lamps remind one of the Grand i10. Mahindra have also integrated a roof spoiler on the top trims of the KUV100.
The steering wheel and the meter console is a typical Mahindra affair while the layout of the central console is an all-new approach. Mahindra have mounted the gear-lever on the central console and above it sits the music system as well as AC controls. There is also ambient mood lighting available. The Mahindra KUV100 also offers two different styles of seating- a bench in front with a 6-seater overall configuration and a regular 5-seater option.
Two new engines debut on the Mahindra KUV100. The petrol is an 82PS dual variable valve timing all aluminium motor. The diesel is also a 1.2-litre turbo unit which is good for 77PS/190Nm. Both the engines are 3-cylinder units and are mated to 5-speed manual transmissions, with power being sent to this monocoque SUV through the front wheels. Mahindra says both the engines are BS4 compliant but can easily be updated to suit the proposed upcoming BS6 norms.
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The KUV100 fits in no current segment but aims at taking on very established hatches and compact sedans