Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the 2017 KUV100 NXT in India that is priced between Rs 4.39 lakh and Rs 6.40 lakh for the petrol variants, while the diesel versions are priced between Rs 5.39 lakh and Rs 7.33 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai. The new Mahindra KUV100 NXT is available with a choice of five variants, namely, K2, K2+, K4, K6+ and K8 in both petrol and diesel options.
Powering the 2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT is the same 1.2 litre mFalcon G80 petrol engine develops 82 hp of maximum power and 115 Nm of peak torque. The diesel variants, on the other hand, are powered by the 1.2 litre mFalcon D75 diesel unit generating 77 hp of power and 190 Nm of torque. Both the units are paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. The engines now get the micro-Hybrid technology which is claimed to have improved fuel efficiency by around 3 to 4 percent.
The major changes on the Mahindra KUV100 NXT are at the exterior. The car now gets a muscular and aggressive stance that has been accentuated by an aggressive front grille, revised front and rear bumpers with silver skid plates, flared wheel arches with wheel cladding and 15-inch diamond cut dual tone alloy wheels. Other than these, newly designed tailgate, new fog lamps with black bezel surrounds, sunglass inspired headlamps with LED DRLs, integrated roof rails, door & sill cladding and sporty rear spoiler are also part of the update.
In terms of interior updates, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT now gets an all-black theme with piano black and silver accents. The car manufacturer has also changed the seat fabric with a new one, illuminated instrument cluster and new centre console design.
Mahindra has also equipped the KUV100 NXT with some advanced features that include GPS navigation, electronic temperature control panel, Intellipark that consist of reverse parking assist sensors, gear shift alerts and driver information system with voice alerts. There are some comfort and convenience features too such as remote boot opening key and electrically retractable ORVMs.
At the launch of the Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Dr Pawan Goenka, MD Mahindra and Mahindra also confirmed that the company will launch the KUV100 with AMT in both petrol and diesel in about 5 to 6 months. The carmaker will also launch an electric version of the KUV100 by next year in order to further boost the sales for the car.