Mahindra KUV100 – 5 interesting things you should know

Mahindra KUV100 is the second product from M&M that is built on monocoque platform, the first one was XUV500

By:Updated: April 13, 2016 4:02:00 PM
Mahindra KUV100 SUV

Priced between Rs 4.42 lakh – Rs 6.76 lakh, the Mahindra KUV100 mini SUV comes in both 5 and 6 seater versions

Mahindra KUV100 that had made its debut last month was launched today in India. Available in both petrol and diesel engine options, the KUV 100 is priced in the range of Rs 4.42 lakh – Rs 6.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). The company’s second monocoque platform based vehicle, after the XUV500, the Mahindra KUV100 doesn’t have a direct competitor, but it might affect the sales of Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 with an aggressive pricing.

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Here are 5 interesting things you should know about the Mahindra KUV100 mini SUV –

1. First 6-seater mini SUV

With a flexi seat option at the front, the Mahindra KUV100 will be able to accommodate 3 people at the front that makes it the country’s first 6-seater mini SUV. Though, the company is also offering its buyers an option to opt the 5 seater version with two captain seats installed for the driver and front passenger.

2. ABS standard and dual airbags optional across all variants

The Mahindra KUV100 is the only SUV in the India with anti-lock braking system (ABS) as a standard feature. The company is also offering driver and front passenger side airbags as an optional feature across all variants including the entry-level one.

Mahindra KUV100

With all-new Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV, the home-grown automaker will target young enthusiasts who aspire for a practical yet affordable utility vehicle

3. Most affordable SUV/Crossover in the country

Priced between Rs 4.42 lakh – Rs 6.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), the Mahindra KUV100 is India’s most affordable SUV/Crossover currently. At this price, M&M’s mini SUV might affect the sales of B-segment hatchbacks priced in the same range. Having said that, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis could be the second product in this newly created segment.

4. First petrol SUV by Mahindra

The Mahindra KUV100 will get an all-new engine family – mFALCON – which has both petrol and diesel powertrains. Interestingly, it will be the first Mahindra SUV to feature a petrol engine. While the petrol unit – 1.2-litre mFALCON G80 – produces 82bhp at 5500rpm and 115Nm at 3,500rpm, the 1.2-litre D 75 diesel churns out 77bhp at 3,750rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm at 1750rpm – 2250rpm.

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5. Mahindra’s first mass-segment vehicle

Though the Bolero and the TUV300 have already been attracting masses, the KUV100, with an aggressive price tag, will attract people who are otherwise going for hatchbacks like Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, Maruti Swift and others. So in that sense, it will be the first truly mass-segment vehicle from the home-grown carmaker.

Other Details

Variants – K2, K4, K6, K8 (Both in petrol & diesel)

Mahindra KUV100 Specifications

1.2-litre mFALCON G80 Petrol

Max power – 82bhp @ 5500rpm

Max torque – 115Nm @ 3500-3600rpm

1.2-litre mFALCON D75 Diesel

Max Power – 77bhp at 3750rpm

Max torque – 190Nm at 1750-2250rpm

Transmission – 5-speed manual gearbox

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