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.
Different seating configurations adds to the versatility of the car
Underseat storage aids in storing more things for a long weekend
Daytime Running Lamps on higher variants adds to the design appeal
The Mahindra KUV1OO has body coloured bumpers, rear skid plate and rear spoiler standard across its variant range. The higher variants also get Daytime Running Lamps or DRLs, chrome inserts on the front grille and body coloured door handles. The top end version also gets 15-inch alloy wheels and mood lighting in inner door handles.
The higher K4+, K6+ and K8 variants of the Mahindra KUV1OO NXT come with power windows for all doors, remote central locking, electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), follow me home headlamps, rear wiper with washer and more. All variants of the Mahindra KUV1OO have door ajar warning lamp, bottle holders in each door, cable operated tail gate and fuel lid lever. The higher variants also have a 3.5 inch infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and playback and steering mounted audio controls which is compatible with Mahindra's Bluesense app for added convenience. The top end K8 variant of the KUV100 NXT comes with Intelli park rear parking sensors and a boot light as well.
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.
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.
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.