KUV100 shares design and styling cues with its elder sibling XUV500. Fascia is aggressive and the black cladding all around lends the requisite SUV-like ruggedness to the sub-four meter SUV. Its cabin is available in five and six-seat layouts. Engine choices include 1.2 litre petrol and 1.2 diesel engine options paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. The mFalcon G80 petrol engine develops 82bhp as opposed to 77bhp produced by mFalcon D75 diesel engine. Diesel variants are claimed to return 25.32 kmpl and petrol variants deliver 18.15 kmpl. Frankly with all the limelight on it and being the only promising model, KUV100 stands a fair chance to excel. Needless to say Mahindra KUV100 price in India is just bang on and this makes it pose threat to all the vehicles priced alike in various segments.
Mahindra KUV100, a SUV has 24 versions available in India. Mahindra KUV100 has 12 Petrol cars and 12 Diesel cars. Mahindra KUV100 comes in 7 colours, namely, Aquamarine, Dazzling silver, Designer Gray, Fiery Orange, Flamboyant Red, Midnight Black, Pearl White.
KUV stands for Kool Utility Vehicle. This new vehicle is targeting young car buyers with this and hence the Kool tag. The new KUV100 will make an impact on new car buyers as it will be The new KUV is powered by an The KUV100 is Mahindra’s smallest vehicle for the Indian car market that has been built on an all-new platform. This will be a crossover that is the size of a mid-size hatchback, however it has the advantage of higher ground clearance that makes it a good buy for Indian road conditions.
The KUV nomenclature comes from Cool Utility Vehicle (yes cool with a k!) and is in line with Mahindra's obsession of forcing alphanumeric names down our throats, even when names like Scorpio and Bolero were attractive, iconic and unique! But that being said, soon we will be used to it anyway, so let me also quickly tell you that the plan from Mahindra is simple. All monocoque vehicles that share a platform with the current XUV500 in the future will carry the XUV prefix, those that share the ladder frame platform of the Scorpio will be badged TUV-something and the compact cars on the new S101 platform will be branded KUV.
The KUV100 is a compact crossover and has been a simple interior design. The new Mahindra steering wheel with an easy to read instrument cluster. The quality of materials used is good and the controls are easy to use. The vertically placed three air-con knobs and the gear lever is mounted on the centre console. The hand brake is like the olden days, it has to be pulled out and twisted.
The KUV100’s basic interiors consists of an in-dash music system with aux, bluetooth and USB connection, a simple three knob system to control the air-con vents, dual airbags and even ABS. Airbags is an optional feature across all the variants. The KUV100 is a five-seater with sufficient space for the two rows and even the boot.
The engines on the KUV100 are mFalcon G80, which is the 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 82bhp of power and is a three-cylinder engine. The second one is the mFalcon D75, which is also a 1.2-litre diesel engine that churns about 77bhp of power. These engines will offered with a five-speed manual transmission and an AMT is also on offer. These are new-gen engines that have been developed by Mahindra’s in-house team. This family of engines are developed and shared between Mahindra and Ssangyong. This is a front-wheel drive vehicle and has a monocoque chassis.
This new vehicle and the powertrain both will be made in Mahindra’s Chakan plant facility. Even the AMT is manufactured in the vicinity. It has been developed by Magneti Marelli
The 1198 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 22 kmpl in city and 25 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 16 kmpl on urban roads and 18 kmpl and freeways, respectively.
Mahindra is offering the KUV100 with ABS as a standard feature across all its variants. This isn’t optional. While dual airbags are offered as an optional feature across all variants. These aren’t offered across all variants on vehicles on this price.
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