We bring you some highlights of the upcoming KUV100 compact offering from Mahindra
The KUV100 compact SUV is the next big thing from Mahindra. The company has invested a significant amount in designing and creating the KUV100 from scratch with its monocoque chassis and brand new range of three cylinder engines.
Here is a glimpse at some of the highlights of the KUV100.
- Catchy Design: The KUV100 may very well be slotted below the TUV300 compact SUV but its design is thoroughly modern and more along the lines of the XUV500 rather than the rest of Mahindra’s product range. A bold power dome on the bonnet which has a shape similar to the XUV’s, sleek head lamps, black plastic cladding running all around the lower section of the car and black window frames along with a sculpted profile makes the KUV stand out of the crowd.
- New Interiors: The interiors of the KUV100 will be brand new as well. From what little has been seen in spyshots, it can be made out that the centre console will have an all-new layout with three large knobs placed horizontally for the HVAC controls. Expect similarities to the TUV300’s dashboard interms of some design cues, while quality of plastics should be on par. The KUV will be a five-seater.
- Standard Safety: Mahindra will be offering the KUV100 with anti-lock braking system and dual front airbags as standard across the variant range. Going forward, expect new model launches from Mahindra to feature these safety features as standard.
- New Engines: The KUV100 will powered by two brand new three cylinder petrol engines. The G80 1.2 litre mFalcon petrol engine develops 82bhp @ 5,500 rpm and 114Nm of peak torque between 3,500 – 3,600 rpm. The diesel model is powered by the 1.2 litre D75 mFalcon unit developing 77bhp @ 3,750 rpm and 190Nm @ 1,750 rpm.
- Automatic Option: Aside from the manual gearbox model, Mahindra will also be offering the KUV100 with the option of a five-speed automated manual transmission to allow the KUV to appeal to an even wider customer base.
Also read: 2015 Mahindra TUV300 Review: First Drive