Words by Shubam Choukse
The festive season in India is just around the corner and looking forward to it, Mahindra has launched the facelift model of their entry-level SUV christened the KUV100 NXT. The new model features a host of cosmetic and equipment updates on the previous model and the prices start at Rs 4.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the petrol model and Rs 5.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the diesel.
Exterior updates include a sharper design with a new grille at the front with vertical slats, faux silver skid plates at the front and the rear, new 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, squared out wheel arches with plastic cladding all around and new head lamps and tail lamps with more detailing.
The KUV 100 NXT features a cleaner interior layout with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation and Mahindra’s Bluesense technology at the centre. And the list of available equipment includes power folding wing mirrors, tailgate remote lock/unlock, rear parking sensors, cooled glove box, mood lighting and steering mounted controls.
Mechanicals of the car remain the same. It is available with the same mFalcon engine options, a 1.2-litre 3 cylinder petrol motor churning out 82bhp of power and 115Nm of torque, and a 1.2-litre diesel motor churning out 77bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. Both the engines are available with a 5-speed manual gearbox only.
“The KUV100 created a new category with an SUV in the price segment of Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh. We have always been a listening organisation and in line with that, we have managed to successfully launch the new KUV100 within 21 months. With its unique proposition, I firmly believe that the KUV100 NXT will reaffirm our customers’ faith in Mahindra’s abilities to create class leading products,” said Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra.
The KUV100 NXT is available in 8 colour options – flamboyant red, fiery orange, pearl white, dazzling silver, designer grey, midnight black and 2 dual tone options. It comes with a 6-seat arrangement as standard while the 5-seat model will be made to order.
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
|K2 (P)||Rs 4.39 lakh|
|K2+ (P)||Rs 4.79 lakh|
|K4+ (P)||Rs 5.24 lakh|
|K6+ (P)||Rs 6.04 lakh|
|K8 (P)||Rs 6.40 lakh|
|K2 (D)||Rs 5.39 lakh|
|K2+ (D)||Rs 5.63 lakh|
|K4+ (D)||Rs 6.11lakh|
|K6+ (D)||Rs 6.95 lakh|
|K8 (D)||Rs 7.34 lakh|