Mahindra KUV100 NXT Hatchback First Drive Review

Mahindra Kuv100 Nxt On Road Price In Pune

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Overview

Mahindra & Mahindra has been known to be a maker of robust and rugged passenger vehicles, since a long time. However, with the advent of the compact crossover/SUV market and its subsequent fame among the Indian consumers, it is obvious that Mahindra also had its own offering/s in the segment. Mahindra KUV100 marks Mahindra’s entry into the lower spectrum of the compact SUV segment. With dimensions in-lined with crop of premium hatchback the Mahindra KUV100 brings compact SUV design language to lure customers into the Mahindra’s fold.

Coming in with a contemporary take on tallboy masculine hatchback design, the Mahindra KUV100 is shorter than 4 metres in length, thereby utilizing the excise duty benefits, yet staying true to traditional flow lines of Mahindra. Mahindra KUV100 is flamboyant and has a striking design for the segment with its huge wraparound headlamps combined with a rather sleek grille that a neat Mahindra & Mahindra logo. From exterior styling to cosy interiors and stuffed cabins, Mahindra KUV100 have it all. With the KUV100, Mahindra believes it has created a comparatively more muscular and stylish compact crossover in this new segment. Looking at the design the Mahindra KUV100 will entice a lot of the younger breed of customers. Thereby, furthering Mahindra & Mahindra’s reach into younger India consumer.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Design

The NXT isn’t just a tweaking, but a significant face-lift. Now it is in the front that you see it straight off. The slightly awkward grill has gone, and now the grille extends much deeper. The headlamp cluster is also new and you get new DRLs. The cluster has become a little darker, and it also ends at the fender without the glass element stretching all the way back along the hood. The face still looks overstyled but is certainly less so than before and makes the car look a touch larger.View offers on Mahindra KUV100 NXT in Mumbai at CarBing.

The black cladding along the wheel arches is a lot fatter now, and emphasizes that whole SUV credential that this car is going for. Integrated indicators in the side mirrors, new alloy wheels, updated taillights and a new NXT badge round off the some changes. The biggest change though is the toning down of all the creases you had in the metal along the side and on the rear. It’s a lot softer now and makes the car look mature by comparison. Another subtle addition is the small extension panel attached to the C-pillar, on either end of the windscreen, which Mahindra says is a design suggestion from Pininfarina.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Cabin

The Mahindra KUV 100 interior gets a dual tone of the grey and black on the centre console and the dashboard. The centre console and steering wheel are influenced with silver accent giving it a styling touch. The vinyl seats are covered in the base variants but also gets fabric in the higher trims. The most interesting part is that the Mahindra KUV100 is offered in two seating configuration a standard 3+3 seating arrangement which is available across all variants and a 2+3 seating arrangement which is also offered except for the K2 and K2+ models.

The long vertical centre console houses AC vent on top, followed by the touchscreen infotainment system and with vertically aligned temperature knobs on the left side of the console. While, the gear lever is housed on the right side of the console. The boot space is 243 litres which can be extended to 473 litres.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Performance

Powering the Mahindra KUV1OO NXT are two engines namely a 1.2 litre mFalcon G80 petrol and a 1.2 litre mFalcon D75 diesel. The petrol engine generates 82 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 115 Nm of torque from 3,500 rpm to 3,600 rpm. The diesel engine produces 77 hp of power at 3,750 rpm and 190 Nm of torque between 1,750 rpm and 2,250 rpm. Both engines have ample power and torque figures which are quite decent considering the segment.

The Mahindra KUV1OO NXT’s petrol and diesel engines come with a 5 speed manual transmission. The gear lever is mounted on the centre console instead of the floorboard to accommodate for a third passenger in the first row. That said, the KUV1OO does not have an automatic gearbox on either of the two engine options available.The Mahindra KUV1OO NXT has a rated mileage of 18.15 kmpl for the petrol engine powered variants and 25.32 kmpl for the diesel engine powered trims. These fuel efficiency figures are acceptable for its segment.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Riding

The steering is light and quick with every response made to it. Moreover, making a quick U-turn is not at all difficult even if it is done single-handed. The engine is not that special, but it is good enough and the engine responds well to the throttle. Overall, driving the Mahindra KUV100 is fun, but going too fast through the corners can be a silly act.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Safety

All variants of the Mahindra KUV1OO NXT come with ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard. The K2+, K4+,K6+ and K8 trims also have dual front airbags for added occupant protection.To know more information on Mahindra KUV1OO NXT check Ieso2013

Mahindra KUV100 NXT  Cost In Mumbai

Mahindra Kuv100 Nxt KUV100 NXT K2 Petrol Ex-showroom Price is 4,76,218/- and On Road Price is 5,64,599/-. Mahindra Kuv100 Nxt KUV100 NXT K2 Petrol comes in 6 colours, namely Flamboyant Red,Fiery Orange,Dazzling Silver,Midnight Black,Pearl White,Designer Grey. Mahindra Kuv100 Nxt KUV100 NXT K2 Petrol comes with MFalcon G80 Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) With Dual Variable Valve Timing with 1198 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 82 bhp@5500 rpm and Peak Torque 115 Nm@3500-3600 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 17.45 Kmpl . Mahindra Kuv100 Nxt KUV100 NXT K2 Petrol comes with Manual Transmission with FWD.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Conclusion

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd introduced the KUV1OO for the first time premium car buyer in India. The KUV100 NXT is the revamped version of the KUV SUV. Mahindra KUV100 NXT draws its power from mFalcon G80 petrol and mFalcon D75 diesel engines. Both come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. There is no option of an automatic transmission on any variants. The car measures 3,700 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,655 mm in height with roof rails. ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) is standard across all variants while the K2+, K4+, K6+ and K8 also have dual front airbags. Child lock on rear doors comes standard across all variants while anti theft security alarm and automatic hazard warning lamps on panic braking is being offered on the higher K6+ and K8 variants. The ISOFIX child seat mount on rear seat comes only on the top end K8 trim.

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