Mahindra KUV100 NXT Overview
Mahindra & Mahindra is popularly known for making robust and rugged passenger vehicles since a long time. With the raging demand of compact SUVs in the country in recent times, the company also struck the hot iron with the introduction of KUV100, an under 4-meter SUV especially designed for the youth of today. Mahindra has recently launched the updated model of KUV100 under the new NXT moniker. KUV100 despite getting healthy sales in the beginning has been moving at snail pace. So, to break through the stillness of low sales, Mahindra came up with the advanced KUV100 NXT. The car gets numerous changes on the inside and out while the engines remain the same. View offers on Mahindra Cars from Mahindra dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Look
The design philosophy of much larger cars, the Mahindra KUV100 looks a lot like an SUV, which has a dimension of a hatchback unlike its traditional competition. The front fascia of the Mahindra KUV100 looks sporty and aggressive at the same time with the presence of large wraparound headlamps with thin and sleek grille on a large muscular bonnet assembly. On the sides, the KUV100 looks bigger than it actually is with its tallboy design and the presence of a crease that runs from the middle of the rear door panel to taillamps give the car a muscular appeal.
The tail section gets high mounted rectangular taillamp assembly and moreover, an integrated spoiler atop that adds to the brawny-ness of the Mahindra KUV100. Measuring 3675 mm long, 1715 mm wide and 1655 mm high, KUV100 is a large hatchback with a bigger stance than Toyota Etios or, for that matter, arch rival i20 Active. The pictures of Mahindra KUV100 give a clear insight into the car’s imposing silhouette, which seems to be Mahindra’s best work so far.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Comfort
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.
Mahindra KUV100 on the inside gets dual tone grey and black colour scheme. The biggest change seen in the vehicle is the addition of a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with navigation. The four speaker music system gets USB and Bluetooth connectivity along with steering mounted controls. Though, not much has been changed inside the car, it retains the same old features such as keyless entry, rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable rear view mirror, height adjustable driver seat and Air Conditioner. The car gets 6 seats as standard while the 5-seater variant is also available on order. As far as boot space is concerned, the car offers 243L of space which can be increased to almost double (473L) if the rear seats are folded back.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Gearbox
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.
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.Mahindra has installed micro-hybrid technology in the car which gives about 3-4 percent boost to the overall fuel efficiency. This makes the diesel engine capable of delivering 23kmpl and the petrol one to return ARAI certified 17.45kmpl.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Rideing
The steering is light and quick with every response made to it. Moreover, making a quick U-turn is not at all difficult even if it is done single-handed. The engine is not that special, but it is good enough and the engine responds well to the throttle. Overall, driving the Mahindra KUV100 is fun, but going too fast through the corners can be a silly act.The suspension of the car has been tuned to be on the softer side. This makes the vehicle extremely comfortable on bad roads and driving on speed bumps is like a breeze. The car fairs in both urban and rugged driving conditions. The automaker has also added a new silent engine mount for improving NVH levels.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Safety
The disc upfront and drum at the rear provides the needed braking force to the car. The braking mechanism is further supplemented by anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution. Further, the car’s safety quotient is strengthened by dual front airbags which are available across the trims, save the base K2 variant. Other safety features include ISOFIX child seat mounts, rear parking sensors, child safety locks, speed sensing auto door locks, anti-theft security, automatic hazard warning lamps among others.
Mahindra Kuv100 Nxt Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 4,41,654/- (KUV100 NXT K2 Petrol) to 7,42,886/- (KUV100 NXT K8 Dual Tone Diesel). Get best offers for Mahindra Kuv100 Nxt from Mahindra Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for KUV100 NXT price in Hyderabad at Carzprice
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Conclusion
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.