Now a few things I have to be clear about before you dwell deeper into this review. First, the car I will be talking about here is going to be the 1.5-litre diesel because Mahindra made us experience that particular vehicle only. The second, any review is not complete without the price and us telling you the cars price and if you should consider buying the car or not. The price of the XUV300 has not been announced yet and the Mahindra has said that it will be priced similarly to its competition. Phew! Now we are ready to start.
The XUV300! The name is bang on (hope the price is too). I’ll get to the design in a minute, but let’s just talk about the name and what the car means. For the past few years, we have been seeing and experiencing the Mahindra XUV500 and the image of that car is now very clear in my mind. We think of space, the cheetah-inspired front and a feature loaded cabin when we think of the XUV500. So on paper now that is all true about the XUV300 too. It is an SUV(which for Indians translates to more space than a hatchback), it’s got the similar and cool XUV500 fascia and a barrage of segment first features which I will explain in depth further. So does this combination come together and make a car that can go and do battle with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Honda WRV? Let’s talk about specifications.
Specifications and Safety
The Mahindra XUV300 comes with two engine options, both of which are only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 110bhp and 200Nm of torque and the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel that makes 115bhp and 300Nm of torque. Now there is no automatic on offer and Mahindra said that getting an automatic gearbox soon will be a priority. The monocoque suspension setup includes a McPherson Strut with Anti-roll bars at the front and a Twist beam with coil springs at the rear. The tyre size is 215/55 R17 with Alloy wheels and a full-size spare wheel with a steel rim. Now the base variants will not get the big wheels. To know more about the lower variants and the features and specs breakdown – click here.
Another cheetah inspired look! We know how much Mahindra loves their animals. The shark is the apex predator of the sea and the cheetah is the fastest mammal on the land. Imagine the day Mahindra combines the two and XUazzo1000 is born. Let’s forget about that now and concentrate on the baby cheetah. The Mahindra XUV300‘s headlamps integrate with the fog lamps forming a Cheetah-like tear-duct, the same the kind of design that we see on the facelifted XUV500. The pronounced wheel arches give the car a butch look but at the same time at the rear make it more difficult for passengers to get in. Its grille looks like a smaller version of the XUV500s and the sculpted bonnet along with the pronounced shoulder & body lines give the XUV300 a solid stance. The dual LED DRLs and bold LED tail lamps are a good and necessary touch but the rear taillights look very weird and do not carry the fierce and dominating look the car is trying to impose at the front.
Overall the XUV300’s design is a solid foundation for Mahindra to update and keep adding too.
Plush-is the first word that comes to mind. Plusher than many of its rivals at least. The Mahindra XUV300 get leather upholstery and soft-touch materials around the whole car. The leather-wrapped steering wheels. The car gets a lot of storage too. The 265-litre boot is small though and with the 60-40 split is not that great too. Let’s just get over the bad stuff. Ingress and Egress at the rear are difficult. Once you are in, there is enough legroom and headroom for someone with a height of me like 5’10 but the recline on the seat is just not enough. The adjustable headrests at the rear in this case really help the upper body and neck. While dual-zone climate controls are a good touch, rear AC vents are missing. We were testing this car in a moderate climate and the cabin does cool quickly enough but during summers this could be an issue for rear seat passengers. The all-around visibility is good and the sunroof is again a good addition to the interior. The rear windshield does seem to be a little small but here I could be nit-picking as the Vitara Brezza also does not have a really big windshield. The buttons, some picked from the Alturas are really good and quality is much better than other cars, Mahindra has also synced there infotainment with a lot of features. The front parking sensors alert and the rear parking camera work well. The speakers are not the best in class when it comes to sound quality and the Ford EcoSport does have better speakers. 1-litre bottles can easily be fitted in the door pockets while the front and rear row cupholders could hold an energy drink can easily. The car also gets 7 airbags which is a segment first. The instrument cluster also has got a lot of new features like wheels position and direction which is good to know before you start the car and set off in a wrong direction or if you are in a tight spot. To know more about the features in the XUV300 variant wise – click here.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine in the XUV300 is the same unit as the Mahindra Marazzo. But as been tuned for the XUV300 differently. Now the problem here is that it does not have it’s a single mindset. It should have been a torque monster as a Mahindra should be or even as the numbers say it should be. Don’t get me wrong, the car is adequately powerful. The problem is the small power band. Now you can tell me that a diesel engine has a low-rpm setup but when the power is only there available from 1500 to 3500 rpm, you are left wanting for more. But this is in the initial 1st and 2nd gear, Once the car gets moving. There is no problem. The XUV300 has a great ride and it’s highway cruising face comes up. You want to gain speed, throw it in 4th and smash the right side pedal and the torque reveals its face. Slot 5th, and now you are really moving and the car is ready to accelerate quicker, The electronically controlled variable turbocharger in the XUV300 takes a few seconds to realize the power demand but once the boost is ready, and you know powerband, the XUV300 is fun to drive. The performance comes with a good arsenal of features like 4 disc brakes (a segment first), ESP and steering mode (to toggle the sportiness of the steering) and to back it up. The XUV300 also does not mind going off-road a bit. We threw the car on rocky slopes and broken rocks with ease and the car soaked up the punishment well. At the drive, Mahindra told us that the unladen ground clearance is 180mm which we think is an underestimate because we took it off road. But if that is the case, we really think that it is low for this car. The cabin does get filled with engine noise at high speed but nothing very serious. The XUV300 drives great overall and even though official figures are not out yet and we will have to test the car’s mileage, it should return around 12km/l to 15km/l at least.
The features, specs and safety really make the Mahindra XUV300 a great package. The car’s verdict really rests with the price which will be announced on 14th of February. The car will be competing with the Vitara Brezza, EcoSport, WRV and Nexon. Bookings are open now and we think if the car is priced under 14 lakhs for its top-end model, it should be seriously considered by you if you are in the market for a feature loaded sub-four metre SUV.
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Mahindra XUV300 launched at Rs 7.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom) for the base variant!
Mahindra launched the Marazzo and the Alturas G4 in the last year. They also had soft launches of the Scorpio S9 and the TUV300. We have brought you the review of the sub-four meter XUV300 and the car has been launched today. The Mahindra XUV300 has been given a very competitive pricing and the base variant, W4 begins with Rs 7.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
Some of the new things we already know about the XUV300 are –
-It will get both petrol and diesel engines on launch.
-The center console gets a large 8-inch touchscreen.
-It will get 7 airbags which is a first in class feature
-The interiors and upholstery are different from the Ssangyong Tivoli
-The car will also get four disc brakes which are also a first in class offering
-There is a compartment above the touchscreen, on the dashboard like the XUV500. Space in this car is going to be utilized well.
The car is a great feature loaded package.
The cars other details like ground clearance and boot space have also been revealed. The unladen ground clearance is 180mm. And the boot space for this car is 265-litres.
The company has been working on this SUV and has decided to launch the car under the XUV brand. Mahindra will take on the sub-four meter compact SUV segment with this new car. The pictures for this car have been revealed too, to check them out scroll below.
Bookings for the car are now available. Scroll down for more information on that.
What all will this new SUV pack in? Scroll down to know more.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 – New spy shots
The Mahindra Thar is a great car with old school style and legendary off-road ability. The Thar is a car which will not take you to a place in comfort but will take you anywhere. But it’s now getting old. The New generation Mahindra Thar is long overdue. The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will be made keeping in mind 5 key specs and features –
- Airbags, ESP, traction control and more aids will be introduced
- New structure/body which will be safer and compliant with upcoming BS6 norms
- A new wider and bigger ladder platform will be made
- More comfort features – Push Start Stop/Touchscreen/Power Windows/ Reverse Parking Sensors and Camera and much more
- The car will also get a new BS6 compliant engine and could be offered in a 5 door configuration
Also now there are new spy shots of the car that show us how the New generation Mahindra Thar would look like. Keep scrolling down for more.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Launch
The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will be most likely shown at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car will be an all new product. It will be Mahindra’s biggest launch after the Alturas G4 and upcoming S201 aka Inferno.
|New Mahindra Thar 2020||2020|
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Price
The price of the Thar is expected to go up significantly. The car will continue to have manual 4WD and will have the capability to get down and dirty. The extra money will be for a car with more space, features, and comfort.
|New Mahindra Thar 2020||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Base||Rs 8 lakhs|
|Top End||Rs 14 lakhs|
Expect this car to be priced between Rs 8 lakhs to Rs 14 lakhs. (Ex-showroom)
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Design
The car will continue to go with the Jeep CJ5 inspired looks. The removable doors, soft top roof with bull bars will continue. The front of the car will get new fog lamps, LED DRLS and projector headlamps too. The bumper will have a brand new design. The car will also get a The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will also get the option of a hardtop roof which will be removable and could have an integrated sunroof. There will also be many other customization options that will be available on the car from the factory itself. Mahindra could give a lot of accessories options too.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Interiors
This is where the car is set to have the most improvement. A wider car means more space inside. More space means more storage options and more comfort. The car will get a new infotainment touchscreen, a better instrument cluster with more information, doors with storage and power windows, cruise control, 2 airbags as standard and plush yet durable upholstery.
The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will finally get the comfort equipment one expects the car to come with at this price point.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Specifications
The current engine of the Mahindra Thar is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder unit with a manual 5-speed gearbox and a manual 4WD system. This same setup should continue in the New Mahindra Thar 2020, with the engine being BS6 ready. We can also see Mahindra offering the Thar in a slick automatic variant for people who want the car as a style statement.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Spy Shots
A camouflaged version of the New Mahindra Thar 2020 has been spotted testing by a leading publication. Launched in 2010, the Thar is due for a generation change. The current car will certainly not be able to meet new crash test norms coming in 2020. Thus, Mahindra has started working on a new generation car which has now been spotted.
The above image shows a wider body of the Mahindra Thar. The image shows the car with a bigger body and a wider wheel arches. The windscreen is bigger too. The car also seams the old halogen headlamps, but we can expect the production car to get projector units. There is a new shorter bumper too.
The car also right now seems to have pre-production indicators and taillamps. The car is very wide now. And even the windscreen is now fixed and cannot fold.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Competition
The Mahindra Thar is going to pull more crowds when it is launched in a brand new generation than it is already achieving. People still by the Mahindra Thar for being more user-friendly and having some creature comforts than the Force Gurkha. The Thar triumphed over the Gypsy with its engine, capability and Maruti’s reluctance to market and sell the Gypsy. But with Maruti planning to get the Jimny to India soon and Force Motors upping the capability of the Gurkha, a New Mahindra Thar 2020 on the horizon is good for Mahindra.
Mahindra U321 MPV Rear Seats Spied – EXCLUSIVE
The rear seats of the Mahindra U321 has been spied for the first time. The pictures depict that the second row has just adequate space. The rear AC vents are mounted on the roof. There is no centre armrest. The floor console gets storage spaces like cup holders and space for keeping mobile phones. The third row is a bit cramped in terms of knee room. It is best suited for children. Two adults can squeeze in, though. The second and third row, both get 60:40 split seats, to make it more convenient and flexible for stowing luggage.
This new MPV will be launched in the market soon. It is expected to come by August. This is an all new product for which the company has just invested close to INR 1500 crores. Codenamed U321, this new MPV will be manufactured in Nasik. This is a replacement for the Xylo, but a more premium one. The U321 is based on a new platform. This is different from the Xylo. The Mahindra U321 is a seven-seater MPV. This will not compete with the Toyota Innova Crysta or the Tata Hexa. It will create a sub-segment of its own, which will be higher than the Ertiga and lower than the Innova.
The Xylo will not be able to meet the crash test norms, hence, Mahindra will be discontinuing it. The TUV300 Plus. will also be launched and this will be an SUV, which will also replace the Xylo. This will be based on the TUV platform and will be longer. It is likely to be a 9-seater SUV and it will be made for commercial and rural purposes majorly. The company is also working on this new MUV also, which will go head on against the Innova Crysta. Mahindra is also working on the S201, which will be the compact SUV on the Ssangyong Tivoli platform.
The Mahindra U321 is an exciting package and good option to consider for those looking at a spacious and a more affordable option than the Innova Crysta.
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Mahindra TUV 500 is badged TUV300 Plus
The Mahindra TUV 500 is badged as the TUV 300 Plus. The TUV300 has been in the market foe a few years now. It has not been as well asa expected. Now to add a twist in the line-up, the long wheelbase version will be launched. At the same time, the new TUV500 shall have more features on offer. This version will be launched soon.
In terms of length, the new SUV is about 4.4 metres in length. This will be a seven seater, however, it will have more space than the TUV300. Also, it will not have jump seats, but regular seats. It will have three rows of seating. This will front facing seats with seat belts. A new touchscreen infotainment system will also be come on this SUV. The design is a lot more proportioned and it will have good road presence too.
A new engine will be offered. This will be the 1.99-litre diesel that will churn about 120bhp of power and will have about 310Nm of maximum torque. This will have enough power and good torque as well. Mahindra is looking to get this new SUV and make a new segment for itself. It will attract buyers who need an SUV that is practical and good enough for daily use.
Mahindra TUV 500 will be a full-size affordable SUV, which will be making a new segment for itself.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift launched for Rs 9.97 lakhs (ex-showroom)
2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift has been launched. It comes with new variants, S3, S5, S7 and S11. There is no automatic on offer for the time being. The Scorpio gets S3 variant with 75bhp and m2DICR, S5 and S7 gets 120bhp, while S7 even has a variant with 140bhp and S11 also has 140bhp. The 140bhp variant comes with six-speed manual transmission and S11 even has an optional 4×4 variant.
The interiors too will see some changes. The touchscreen will see update, there will Android Auto and even Apple CarPlay on offer. There shall be multiple changes to the design. The interface will be updated. There will some more changes on the inside too. The exteriors changes are visible and minimal. New front grille and some chrome addition to the rear are the most easy to spot visual changes. This will differentiate from the current design. This has been one of the strongest products for the brand. There have been multiple new additions to make it at par with the rising competition. So, what will the new Scorpio 2018 have on offer? We share all the details.
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The 2018 Mahindra Scorpio will be a step up in quality and features. The performance may also see a bump.
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Mahindra XUV500 W9 variant launched at ₹15.4 lakhs (ex-showroom)
The facelift version of the XUV500 is expected around next year. The Indian UV maker is looking at introducing this to enhance its numbers. New products like the Tata Hexa, Toyota Innova Crysta and Jeep Compass have negatively affected the sales of the Mahindra flagship SUV. Mahindra has taken note of this and before the facelift comes into the market, they have introduced a new variant – W9.
The W9 variant is priced at ₹ 15.4 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is positioned between the W8 and W10 variants. The W9 variants draws in a few features from the W10 variant. Thus, Mahindra is offering a more feature loaded variant at an affordable price point.
Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “Since its launch in 2011, the XUV500 has been a pioneer in providing innovative hi-tech features that are not available even in vehicles that are almost double its price. We are certain that the introduction of these hi-end features at such a competitive price point will generate a lot of interest amongst prospects who are evaluating SUVs in the price range of ₹ 14 lakhs to ₹ 18 lakhs . By introducing these aspirational features at this price, XUV500 has raised the bar once again.”
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The 2017 Mahindra XUV500 is a great option to consider with these updates. This makes it an exciting product to consider.
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2018 Mahindra KUV100 in the making
Mahindra KUV100 started a new segment when launched. This new segment is the micro SUV segment. The Mahindra KUV100 did not see the kind of success that Mahindra had envisaged. Though the KUV100 looked like a promising vehicle, some aspects of this micro SUV seems to have not caught the fancy of customers. Mahindra hence is planning to launch a new version of the KUV100, which essentially will be a facelift. Let’s see what the 2018 Mahindra KUV100 will offer.
Mahindra has just introduced some tech features on the XUV500 and as par a company quote some of these will even trickle down into the KUV100 as well. The new KUV100 will have some new features and at the same time it get minor cosmetic changes too. The KUV100’s design and interior quality have been one of its not so strong points and Mahindra will want to revive it. There will be added features too as the Grand i10 and the Ignis, which are of the same price offer a lot more than what the KUV100 gets. This will help Mahindra to hold a good market share. This new SUV was adding on to the numbers of the company and this could be the next big product if altered well with more features and better quality.
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Mahindra Centuro Review
While people waited for the Mahindra Mojo, Mahindra decided to trick people with the Mahindra Centuro in 2013. This was Mahindra’s reply to the commuter segment. A 110 cc bike for daily commute and efficiency. What they had in mind, no one had a clue. But Mahindra decided to go feature loaded. One of the first Mahindra Centuro ads where there were two women running with a man’s shirt and he has a bike with remote locking which he used to get the shirt back. Never got the point of the ad but the remote key feature seems good. Like something you would find in cars. It has been four years now and the Centuro has gone through some changes. Let’s have a look what is in store. (more…)
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Mahindra Gusto 125 2017 First Ride Impression
Feels like centuries ago Mahindra decided to enter the two wheeler market with two power scooters. They were called the Rodeo and the Duro. The scooters were really good as far as performance and agility but lacked in service and quality of parts used. In 2014 Mahindra re-entered the Scooter segment with the much more promising Gusto 110 cc.
Now in sept 2016, they added some more Gust to the scooter by launching the 125 cc variant. In 2017 some new graphics and BS-IV engine have been added to the Mahindra Gusto 125.
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Mahindra Scorpio Review
In 1998 Tata launched India’s 1st Indigenous SUV the Tata Safari. Mahindra was not a brand to settle and for a viewing seat. So in 2002 Mahindra launched the 2nd indigenous SUV in India called the Scorpio. This car was more focussed on style than hardcore SUV capabilities. Mahindra Scorpio has developed a great fan following.It is a lot more efficient now and the price remains the same too. With a lot of improvements the Scorpio is almost a new vehicle. Let us check what all is new in the Mahindra Scorpio.
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2016 Mahindra Scorpio Automatic Review
There are two SUV’s I have grown up to which are Indian. Now I am in my mid-life crisis and these SUVs are still around with their recent updates. The Tata Safari and the Mahindra Scorpio. Mahindra stepped up a notch and recently as they launched the Scorpio Automatic. This would be the first auto transmission between both the SUVs. While a lot of manufacturers are offering an auto transmission in petrol, Mahindra decided to annihilate its competition with the diesel auto. Few adjustments to the gear box and some tweaks to the engine. Let us have a look, we share our detailed review of the Mahindra Scorpio Automatic.
Mahindra TUV300 Review
With tall boy designs becoming successful, in 2015 Mahindra decided to launch their NBA player. Tall, muscular and very capable at the same time. This was the Mahindra TUV300, which TUV stands for Tough Utility Vehicle. And in 2016 the Mahindra TUV300 get an additional option of a more powerful engine and this is the mHawk100 engine. With ample of space, new and improved, more powerful engine and also the option of an automated manual transmission, also got the power bump. It seems like Mahindra went slam dunk. Now a sub four-metre vehicle I guess this is one of the if not only rear wheel drive compact SUV with a ladder-on-frame chassis, Mahindra yelled “Let the games begin”! So what does the new Mahindra TUV300 have on offer? Read our in-depth our Mahindra TUV300 and the 100bhp TUV300 review.
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New Mahindra KUV100 2017 gets updates and body kit options
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:
- Metallic Black Roof
- 15-inch alloy wheels on K8 variant
- 14-inch Spider Design alloy wheels on K6 and K6+ variants
- All black interior upholstery, dashboard, seat fabric and enhanced silver accents
- 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 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.
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.
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Mahindra KUV100 Interiors
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.
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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 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.
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.
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Mahindra KUV100 Performance
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10 Comparison
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…)
Mahindra XUV Aero Concept
Mahindra XUV Aero was showcased the 2016 Auto Expo. This is the company’s first coupe-looking SUV. Designed to impress and this is what is its USP. The BMW X6 and other coupe-SUVs have been doing well for the company. Now, with the new XUV Aero, it is looks to create a new segment for the Indian audience that is affordable and makes a style statement. So, what does the XUV Aero have too offer?