Here is a look at the highlights of the new Mahindra NuvoSport compact SUV.
Mahindra has brought in their second offering into the compact SUV segment with the NuvoSport which may bear styling resemblance to the Quanto but the company states that it is built on its new third generation ladder frame chassis which also underpins the TUV300 and Scorpio. Mahindra has tried to give the NuvoSport a more aggressive stance upfront with a completely redesigned front end. Although the side and rear profiles give away its resemblance to the Quanto, and so do the interiors.
Nevertheless, here is a look at the some of the highlights of the NuvoSport.
1. mHawk100 engine: The Mahindra NuvoSport is powered by a 1.5 litre, three cylinder diesel engine hooked to a two stage turbocharger that allows it to develop max power output of 100bhp @ 3,750rpm and 240Nm of peak torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,800 rpm. Gearbox options include a five-speed manual unit as well as a five-speed AMT unit. This makes it more powerful than the TUV.
2. Multiple driving modes: Like the TUV, the NuvoSport also gets two driving modes, Eco and Power. The NuvoSport has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 17.45 km/l.
3. Safety equipment across the range: Mahindra is offering dual front airbags along with ABS and EBD as standard across the T6 and T8 variants while the T4 variant has them as options available in the T4+ variant.
4. New infotainment system: The Mahindra NuvoSport gets a new 6.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX and DVD compatibility.
5. Well equipped: The Mahindra NuvoSport comes decently equipped and it has to considering how well equipped compact SUVs have become. From a touch screen infotainment system to engine idle stop / start, cruise control, tilt adjustable steering, height adjustable driver’s seat, electric ORVMs, multiple driving modes, rear parking sensors and more, the NuvoSport is fairly well equipped.