2015 Mahindra KUV 100 has to be most ambitious plan by the company to take on the likes of many competitors in the segment that are coming soon
Mahindra is kwown for making SUV in every single category in the recent history. The brand always had the Scorpio and Bolero which were two segments it came and pretty much has the majority of the market share. The brand went ahead and launched the ambitious project of XUV 500 which was an instant success. After that the Quanto, NuvoSport, TUV 300 and other products were launched and refreshed. Let’s call them facelift, MY upgrades, gearbox options or plain limited edition. The one, which was in the making for quite some time, was this, the KUV 100. The monocoque SUV under the sub four meter mark was meant to compete against entry-level cars from major brands such as Maruti and Hyundai. We have every single detail of the car here for your information.
Mahindra KUV 100 – Engine, Gearbox and Mileage
Mahindra has two engines on offer now. 1.2 petrol and 1.2 brand new diesel under the hood. Diesel makes 77 BHP and 190 Nm of torque. Petrol makes 82 BHP and 115 Nm of torque. The engines are mated to a smooth shifting 5-speed gearbox shifter that is mounted to the dashboard itself. Petrol engine is naturally aspirated unit and both engines are BS IV emissions friendly. Engines are all new and extremely technologically laden. Both fuel type engines are lightest in their segment. Petrol delivers 22.25 kmpl and the diesel returns 25.32 kmpl.
Mahindra KUV 100 Design and Dimensions
KUV 100 is one of the most interesting and quirky designs at the same time. Small elements, make sure it looks good. However, the overall design does look out of proportion to an extent. The KUV 100 makes up for everything with its interesting front-end design which have sunglasses inspired large head lamps, Audi Q7 tail-lamps are seen at the rear and Chevrolet Beat like rear door mounted on the top of the car. Overall, slightly quirky but at the same time the unique proposition and stance of the SUV makes it aggressive.
Length – 3675 mm
Width – 1710 mm
Height – 1655 mm
Wheelbase – 2385 mm
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Boot Space – 243 litres (expandable to 473 litres)
Fuel Tank Capacity – 35 litres
Mahindra KUV 100 – Chassis, suspension, Brakes and off-road
The SUV is the only car after the XUV 500 to get a monocoque chassis. The car weight is still on the higher side than expected, but Mahindra says it translates into the build quality that their ‘tough’ car offers. Suspension is a typical affair as it Independent McPherson Strut with Dual Path Mounts, Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock Absorber and Semi-Independent Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock Absorber at the rear.
Tubeless Radials at the top variants which have 185/65 R14 wheels. With a turning circle of 5.05 and front wheel drive it is the ideal SUV to take of the slightly beaten up road and handle town duties like a small hatchback. No 4×4 or AWD is seen here and probably won’t come anytime soon either. Ventilated discs at the front and
Mahindra KUV 100 – Interiors and Features
KUV 100 has one of the best interior Mahindra has ever done with their cars. The layout, the plastic quality and features along with nifty storage places make it an ideal place to store things all over the car. Right from the floor of the rear seating area to the glove box in the front and drawer below the seat. Space on the inside when it comes front and rear passenger seems to be a lot by segment standards and is one of the major highlights of the SUV.
Mahindra KUV 100 K2 Features (Base Variant)
The KUV 100 features list is a big one as it shouts value for money. Base variant has Dual tone Bumpers, rear spoiler, roof rails, partial wheel caps, Engine Immobilizer, A/C, electronic power steering, vinyl seat upholstery, head rests front and rear along with dead pedal. Manual ORVMs, gear indicator on the cluster, Illuminated Key Ring, Rear Under-body Storage, Headlight Height Adjustment, 12V Power Outlets at the Front Only, Internal Rear View Mirror without day and night function.
Mahindra KUV 100 K4 Features (Base Variant)
Including the K2 and K2+ kit, K4 gets, Body Coloured Front Door Handles, Body Coloured ORVMs, Wheel Arch Cladding, Front & Rear Sporty Mud-Flaps, Interior Coloured trims, Power Windows on All Doors, Manual central locking, Seat Belt Warning for Driver Seat, Rear Parcel Tray, Internal Rear View Mirror with Day/Night Function along with a combination of Vinyl + Fabric seats.
Mahindra KUV 100 K6 Features (Middle Variant)
Including the K4 and K4+ kit, K6 gets, Steering-Mounted Audio and Phone Controls. Fabric seats, Dual tone Bumpers, Wheel Arch Cladding, Front & Rear Sporty Mud-Flaps, Mood Lighting in Inner Door Handles, Distance to Empty Information on Infotainment system, Boot Lamp, 12V Power Outlets at the front and rear. Cooled Glove Box, Sunglass Holder, Electric ORVM replace them manual in lower trims, follow me- lead me vehicle headlights, Automatic Hazard Warning Lamps on Crash, Anti-Theft Security Alarm and
Mahindra KUV 100 K8 Features (Top Variant)
Including the K6 and K6+ kit, K4 gets Infotainment System that includes a 3.5″ Display Screen, Inbuilt Driver Information System, Bluetooth Audio & Handsfree call, USB, AUX. Mahindra BLUE SENSE® App Compatibility. 4 Speakers and 2 Tweeters along with steering mounted controls, engine start-stop, power-eco modes in diesel only and daytime running lights. Illuminated key ring, central locking, fully fabric seats instead of vinyl, Rear Wash & Wipe and Alloy Wheels. ISOFIX Child Seat Mount on Rear Seat
Mahindra KUV 100 Launch and Price
Launch commenced in January 2016 for the KUV 100 and the price for every variant is listed below.
Petrol KUV 100 Price
K2 (6 Seater) Rs 4.56 lakhs
K2 + (6 Seater) Rs 4.78 lakhs
K4 (5 Seater) Rs 4.91 lakhs
K4 (6 Seater) Rs 4.96 lakhs
K4+ (5 Seater) Rs 5.14 lakhs
K4+ (6 Seater) Rs 5.19 lakhs
K6 (5 Seater) Rs 5.51 lakhs
K6 (6 Seater) Rs 5.56 lakhs
K6+ (5 Seater) Rs 5.73 lakhs
K6+ (6 Seater) Rs 5.78 lakhs
K8 (5 Seater) Rs 6.06 lakhs
K8 (6 Seater) Rs 6.11 lakhs
Prices are Ex-Showroom, Delhi.
Diesel KUV 100 Price
K2 (6 Seater) Rs 5.41 lakhs
K2+ (6 Seater) Rs 5.63 lakhs
K4 (5 Seater) Rs 5.76 lakhs
K4 (6 Seater) Rs 5.81 lakhs
K4+ (5 Seater) Rs 5.99 lakhs
K4+ (6 Seater) Rs 6.04 lakhs
K6 (5 Seater) Rs 6.41 lakhs
K6 (6 Seater) Rs 6.47 lakhs
K6+ (5 Seater) Rs 6.64 lakhs
K6+ (6 Seater) Rs 6.69 lakhs
K8 (5 Seater) Rs 6.97 lakhs
K8 (6 Seater) Rs 7.02 lakhs
Price are Ex-Showroom, Delhi.
Mahindra KUV 100 Safety Features
ABS and EBD is standard on all variants. Dual Airbags is standard on the top K8 variant. Dual airbags can be seen on lower variant such as the optional K2+ K4+ and K6+
Mahindra KUV 100 Competition
Maruti Suzuki Ignis [Upcoming], Hyundai Grand i10, Honda Brio
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