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Mahindra is all set to launch its first vehicle in the compact SUV space the KUV100 on the 15th January 2016.

But ahead of its launch, a Youtube user caught hold of one of these cars at a Mahindra workshop and took that as an opportunity to snap it all around. He in fact was able to take a full length video and posted it online.

The KUV100 in the video is likely the top-end K8 variant given the presence of alloy wheels, chrome highlights for the foglights and rear reflectors, chrome elements on the grille, and a rear wiper/washer.

Inside, the KUV100 features a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, an integrated music system, three rotary controls for the HVAC and the bench-type seating up front. According to reports, Mahindra will provide a lap belt for the front center passenger.

All variants of the KUV100 will get ABS, while dual front airbags can be chosen as an option even on the base variants. A total of four variants will be available: K2, K4, K6 and K8.

The KUV100 will be powered by Mahindra’s new mFalcon family of petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit, G80, is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder motor capable of 82 bhp and 114 Nm of torque, whereas the D75 diesel, also a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine produces 77 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox will drive the front wheels of the KUV100.

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New Mahindra KUV100 2017 gets updates and body kit options

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The smallest Mahindra SUV will be getting an upgrade. The new Mahindra KUV100 2017 shall receive some upgrades to make it more competitive. As the Maruti Ignis shall be launched, the KUV100 will loose out on sales as it has lesser features. Mahindra has worked out an upgrade for their super compact SUV for this reason. The new Mahindra KUV100 2017 shall get some additional features. What are they read further to know more.

New Mahindra KUV100 2017 Changes

The changes on the new Mahindra KUV100 are as follows:

  1. Metallic Black Roof
  2. 15-inch alloy wheels on K8 variant
  3. 14-inch Spider Design alloy wheels on K6 and K6+ variants
  4. All black interior upholstery, dashboard, seat fabric and enhanced silver accents
  5. Metallic Black ORVMs

New Mahindra KUV 2017 Personalised Kits

New Mahindra KUV 2017 Sporty Kits

  • Front bumper add-on
  • Hood Scoop Set
  • Side skirt set
  • Roof rail set
  • Wheel arch Set
  • Body side moulding set
  • Rear Bumper Add-on
  • Tail Lamp Protector Set
  • Black Matte Spoiler Decal

On the inside options available are:

  • Black-grey box print carpet mat
  • Black-Orange PU – Fabric Seats
  • All 4 SS Scuff Plates

New Mahindra KUV 2017 Premium Kits

  • Rain visor with chrome strip
  • Rear bumper chrome garnish
  • Rear license plate chrome garnish
  • Lower & Upper mesh chrome garnish
  • Headlamp and tail lamp chrome garish set

On the inside the options are:

  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Grey seat covers
  • Designer mats

New Mahindra KUV100 2017

New Mahindra KUV100 2017 Price

New Mahindra KUV100 2017 Price 

Variant Price (on-road, Delhi)
K2 6 Seater Petrol INR 5.01 lakh
K2 + 6 Seater Petrol INR 5.33 lakhs
K4 5 Seater Petrol INR 5.46 lakhs
K4 6 Seater Petrol INR 5.53 lakhs
K4 + 5 Seater Petrol INR 5.70 lakhs
K4 + 6 Seater Petrol INR 5.78 lakhs
K6 5 Seater Petrol INR 6.12 lakhs
K6 6 Seater Petrol INR 6.19 lakhs
K6 + 5 Seater Petrol INR 6.36 lakhs
K6 + 6 Seater Petrol INR 6.43 lakhs
K8 5 Seater Petrol INR 6.73 lakhs
K8 6 Seater Petrol INR 6.79 lakhs
K2 6 Seater Diesel INR 6.02 lakhs
K2 + 6 Seater Diesel INR 6.27 lakhs
K4 5 Seater Diesel INR 6.40 lakhs
K4 6 Seater Diesel INR 6.47 lakhs
K4 + 5 Seater Diesel INR 6.65 lakhs
K4 + 6 Seater Diesel INR 6.72 lakhs
K6 5 Seater Diesel INR 7.11 lakhs
K6 6 Seater Diesel INR 7.19 lakhs
K6 + 5 Seater Diesel INR 7.37 lakhs
K6 + 6 Seater Diesel INR 7.43 lakhs
K8 5 Seater Diesel INR 7.73 lakhs
K8 6 Seater Diesel INR 7.81 lakhs

In terms of pricing, The Mahindra KUV100 sits close to the Hyundai Grand i10. This way it looks like an SUV and is priced like a hatchback. Both petrol and diesel engines are available with this SUV. There will be no change in the pricing.

Also Read: Hyundai Grand i10 Prime Coming – Launch And Price

Until then read our review of the Mahindra KUV100. As there aren’t many changes except the addition of features, this will continue to be the review for the New Mahindra KUV100 2017.

Mahindra KUV100 Design

The Mahindra KUV100 gets an all new styling, something never seen before. It has a sleek front grille with slim, elongated headlamps. LEDs are integrated in the headlamps. The fog lamps are rectangular in shape to give it a beefy look. The KUV100 has stylish front end and the design continues to the side as well. There are thick lines running across the side profile. The door handle for the rear door is located next to the window. The sporty rear end makes it quite appealing as well. The Mahindra KUV100 has wrap around tail lamps and the shallow glass area at the rear makes it look trendy.

Mahindra KUV1008

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Mahindra KUV100 Interiors

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The Mahindra KUV100 has all new interiors. Yes, it is stylish and something we don’t see often. Nothing is shared with any other Mahindra vehicle. There is a five seater version and even has a six seater version. The six seater is a 3+3 seating. The dashboard is grey and it looks stylish. The twin dial instrument cluster has red dials. The steering wheel 0n the Mahindra KUV100 is all new. This is a small size wheel that is easy to use. The gear stick is mounted on the centre console and is very easy to use. In terms of quality, the finish is a bit raw and doesn’t feel premium. However, it has a pleasing feel.

The front row seats have good enough space. In the 3+3 seater, the middle seat also doubles as a centre armrest. The second row doesn’t get an arm rest. The boot is quite small and its difficult to pack in a reasonable amount of luggage. The Mahindra KUV100 is best suited for the city.

Also Read: Maruti Ignis micro SUV 

Mahindra KUV100 Features

The Mahindra KUV100 comes with some features such as steering mounted audio controls, all four power windows, power steering and even dual airbags and ABS. The base variant of the Mahindra KUV100 comes with drive airbag and ABS as a standard feature.

 

There is an arm rest for the second row of KUV100. This adds to the comfort level

There is an arm rest for the second row of KUV100. This adds to the comfort level

There is sufficient space in the seat pockets to keep documents.The rear door pocket can hold one litre of of bottle each as well. The KUV100’s 243 litres of boot space is adequate and there are also tumble down folding rear seats that increases the boot space even further.

Mahindra KUV100 light in boot

There is light and even a 12V socket in the boot, adding to the practicality

Rear seats flip down, but they aren't flat

Rear seats flip down, but they aren’t flat

The features on the Mahindra KUV100 are several like an in-dash music system with six speakers, bluetooth connectivity, ABS comes as  standard, dual airbags is optional on all variants, puddle lamps on all doors, interior ambient lighting, gear shift indicator, multiple storage spaces like under floor storage for rear passengers, cup holders in the arm rest etc. There are also features like follow-me headlamps, automatic hazard lights on panic braking, ISOFIX child seats and flat flow in first and second rows.

Also Read: Toyota Etios Liva Price and Review

Mahindra KUV100 Performance

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Despite a 1.2-litre engine, the Mahindra KUV100 petrol and diesel are not short on performance. This vehicle has been designed for Indian roads and certainly does the job well. There is more than sufficient power on this SUV to drive in the city or even on the highway. If you want to improve your mileage, then get into the Eco mode. There is a reduction in performance, but a major bump in the mileage. The petrol engine of the Mahindra KUV100 has a lot of vibrations, when you are at idle (not moving with engine on). The engine performance vis-a-vis size of the engine and the vehicle is very good. There is a frequent need to shift gears. The Mahindra KUV100 even gets the micro-hybrid, the start-stop technology and the diesel variant even has something like a multi-drive mode. There is a power mode and an Eco mode as well.

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The gear lever is mounted on the dashboard, and the shifts are short. The Mahindra KUV100 gear lever doesn’t feel rubbery at all. Driving in city is a breeze, however the clutch position is a bit odd. The clutch is heavy too on the diesel, which makes driving in city traffic a bit cumbersome.

Also Read: New Honda Brio Price and Review

Mahindra KUV100 Ride and Handling

The Mahindra KUV100 has good ride on smooth roads. Even at high speeds, the ride doesn’t feel unsettled. However on bumpy roads, the KUV100 feels a bit jittery. There is a feeling of disconnect when going on a bump. The handling too is decent of the Mahindra KUV100. There isn’t a lot of body roll, unless you chuck the steering wheel aggressively. When you drive around bends, the steering wheel doesn’t feel lively and this is discouraging. The other downside of the steering feel. At low speeds it is heavy, which means more efforts to park and it is extremely light at high speeds. Again losing confidence.

Also Read: Maruti Ignis Price and Launch Date – Exclusive details too 

Mahindra KUV100 Colours

The Mahindra KUV100 is made available in seven fresh colours like Pearl White, Aquamarine, Dazzling Silver, Flamboyant Red, Fiery Orange, Designer Grey and Midnight Black.

Also Read: Tata Tiago Price and Review

Mahindra KUV100 Competition

The KUV100 will compete with the Maruti Ignis and the Tata Tiago Aktiv. Both these competition products haven’t been launched yet. These will take a while to come in. Maruti Ignis will come by early 2017.

Mahindra KUV100 Mileage

Mahindra KUV100 Mileage

Engine Mileage
Petrol 12 km/l
Diesel 15 km/l

The new Mahindra KUV100 is the most fuel efficient diesel SUV in the country with a fuel efficiency of 25.32 km/l. The petrol has a fuel efficiency of 18.15km/l. These are ARAI figures. In the real world, the KUV100 diesel has returned us an efficiency of about 13km/l in the city, while on the highway it is about 18km/l. The KUV100 returned about 11km/l in the city, while on the highway it is about 15km/l.

Also Read: Tata Tiago Aktiv launching soon

Mahindra KUV100 Top Speed

The Mahindra KUV100 diesel has a top speed of about 158km/hr, while the petrol version has a top speed of about 134km/hr. The diesel has a higher top speed.

Also Read: Maruti Celerio facelift Price and Launch date

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Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10 Comparison

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The Mahindra KUV100 is the smallest vehicle by Mahindra in the passenger car space. The KUV100 is termed as a micro SUV. The Mahindra KUV100 starts a new segment, but is priced similar to the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Swift. How does it fare against the two biggies? Is it good value? We take a look at them in our Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10 comparison. (more…)

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Mahindra KUV100 versus the competition

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Mahindra to sell its KUV100 online via Flipkart

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Mahindra KUV100 spied again ahead of launch

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The KUV100 has been making a lot of news lately prior to its launch on 15th January 2016. The car was spotted and comprehensively photographed and it seems to be their mid variant K4 model. (more…)

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Mahindra KUV100 spotted at a dealership

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Mahindra’s KUV100 has been spotted at a dealership showing the exterior and the interior of the crossover. The Indian utility vehicle is called it as KUV100 with K standing for Kool. The Mahindra KUV100 is made on a new platform and this will be competing with the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio.  (more…)

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KUV100 interiors leaked prior to launch

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After Mahindra unveiled the KUV100 compact SUV’s styling a few weeks ago, leaked images of its interiors have surfaced online. We now get a comprehensive view of the interiors and know what we can expect of the car when it will be launched on the January 15th 2016.
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Mahindra KUV100 – Variants and Feature Details

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Mahindra KUV100 will target first time buyers

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Varun Dhawan is the brand ambassador for Mahindra KUV100

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Varun Dhawan will be the brand ambassador for Mahindra and Mahindra’s new upcoming product the KUV100. This was hinted by Dr Pawan Goenka, Mahindra and Mahindra’s Executive Director today at the naming of this micro SUV. The K stands for kool and it is targeting the youth with this new compact or micro SUV.  (more…)

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Mahindra launches new smaller petrol and diesel engines

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The KUV100 will be powered by an all-new engine family that’s been named after the bird of prey, christened the mFalcon. It will comprise of both, diesel as well as petrol engines. The petrol is called the mFalcon, G80. It is a 1.2 litre engine that churns out 82 bhp.  (more…)

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Mahindra KUV100 named, launch on 15th January

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We were the first to reveal the name of Mahindra KUV100. Mahindra & Mahindra took the wraps off their much awaited compact SUV here in Mumbai today. We were the first to reveal that it would be called the KUV100.  The Kool & Trendy compact SUV is to be powered by a whole new range of engines, called the mFalcon. In addition to the diesel motor, the mFalcon family will include an all-new petrol engine for the first time. The petrol is a 1.2-litre that produces 82bhp and is called as mFalcon, G80, while the diesel is a 1.2-litre 77bhp engine that is called as mFalcon, D75. (more…)

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Mahindra S101 will have a 1.2-litre diesel engine – Dr Goenka

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Mahindra S101 – New Spy Images

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Mahindra’s upcoming compact crossover car  S101 (codenamed) has been spotted with clearer images this time. Although fully camouflaged, the new alloy wheels are clearly visible.

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Mahindra S101’s engine derived from Tivoli -EXCLUSIVE

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