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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.

Mahindra Scorpio Price

VariantOn-Road Delhi
S2INR 11,23,920
S4 Intelli-HybridINR 12,35,660
S4 1.99INR 12,35,660
S4 Plus 1.99INR 12,84,829
S4 Plus Intelli-HybridINR 12,84,829
S6 Plus Intelli-HybridINR 14,03,171
S6 Plus 1.99INR 14,06,231
S4 Plus 4WD 1.99INR 14,34,215
S4 Plus 4WD Intelli-HybridINR 14,34,215
S8 1.99INR 15,28,912
S8 Intelli-HybridINR 15,28,912
Adventure LE 2WDINR 15,55,148
S10 1.99INR 16,08,670
S10 2WD Intelli-HybridINR 16,08,670
Adventure LE 4WDINR 16,84,289
S10 ATINR 17,08,428
S10 4WD 1.99INR 17,47,036
S10 4WD Intelli-HybridINR 17,47,036
S10 4WD ATINR 18,50,840

From a price of INR 11 lakhs to almost INR 19 lakhs, Mahindra have loaded the Scorpio with option with 19 variants the Scorpio has targeted a very large price bracket. Catering to customer for regular commuting to 4×4 option for the adventurous.

Also Read: Honda City 2017 Price and Review 

Mahindra Scorpio Specifications

Engine2523 cc / 2179 cc / 1997 cc
Power75 bhp @ 3200 rpm / 120 bhp @ 4000 rpm / same
Torque200 Nm @ 1400-2200 rpm / 280 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm / same
Transmission5-speed manual

 

Mahindra Scorpio Dimensions

Length4465 mm
Width1820 mm ( Excluding Orvms)
Height1995 mm
WheelBase2680 mm
Ground Clearance205 mm
Kerb Weight2510 kgs

 

Mahindra Scorpio Colours

The Scorpio is available in the following colours.

  • Fiery Black
  • Diamond White
  • Mist Silver
  • Molten Red
  • Regal Blue

Mahindra Scorpio Exterior

Though the chassis and body metal has changed for the new generation, the basic design of the Mahindra Scorpio remains the same, with alterations to minute body works. The front grill is the same size but the claw chrome strips on both sides of the logo look both sportier and classy. That is a strange combo but actually looks good. The bonnet and the bumper touch like k9’s of a wild animal but that’s the whole cheetah inspired look that Mahindra tries so hard to portray.

The dual headlamps with one being projector really looks good on the Mahindra Scorpio and is quite functional and powerful too.The fog lamps sit over a fibre cladding that protects it showing Mahindra attention to minute detailing. The air intake scoop on the bonnet adds to the masculine feel.

New Mahindra Scoprio rear

The body of the work of the bumper extends to the wheel arcs on the front fender and that continues to the cladding onto the doors which further continues to the wheel arcs on the rear panel and bumper. This is a nice flowing design that is typical of the Mahindra Scorpio.

In the cladding on the rear door is the Scorpio badging. The B and C pillar are black to add to the sportier feel. The 5 spoke alloys are a bit bigger going from 16 to 17 inches but the thin profile of the 5 spokes makes them look smaller.

The back is typically flat and D pillar is also black. In earlier models this was a part for the tail lamps now is a sport black cladding. The tail lamps are now D shaped LEDs and look great. The spoiler get a bit longer which is also nice. The rear brake light shifts from the spoiler to the centre top position of the rear wind screen.

Also read: 2017 Ford Ecosport Price and Review 

Mahindra Scorpio Interior

More than the exteriors, it is the interiors that have the maximum refreshment in the Mahindra Scorpio. Not just the design, also the styling, shade and quality. The 4 spoke steering though looks bigger but is a bit smaller giving for more a car like feel. It now gets steering mounted controls and the downward flow  of the silver strip looks great. The Hexagonal design of the speedometer and tachometer with the information display between the two looks futuristic. The A/C vents now get chrome rings to add to the bling. The entire dash is now split with darker shade of grey with a light shade.

There is a further a chrome Scorpio badging on he co-drivers side dash too. The centre console o f the Mahindra Scorpiois dark grey cladded and has a nice 7 inch touch screen which  is just above the now fully automatic climate control. Now even the seats are dual tone with grey and blue. Both the driver and co-passengers side gets armrest. And these are small details that a very well appreciated.

The 2nd row seats are flat but have more cushin now and come with better thigh support. The 3rd row as as usual opposite facing jump seats.

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The space in the Mahindra Scorpio remains the same. . The front row seats are large and spacious. The second row are a tad tight on knee room but there is ample of head room. The third row is majorly for short distance travel. The Scorpio’s quality and fit and finish are much improved. The Mahindra Scorpio Intelli Hybrid with its evolved interiors is a good option to consider.

Mahindra Scorpio rear seats

The Mahindra Scorpio does come loaded with a lot of features, however most of the features are available from S8 and S10, and till S6, the bells and whistles are limited. The features on S10 include dual airbags, ABS, touch-screen music system with Bluetooth connectivity and Aux and USB connectivity, reverse parking sensor and satellite navigation system. Majority of the features like touch screen, navigation etc are available only in the top-of-the-line S10 variant. This variant also features indications by voice.

Also Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza Price and Features 

Mahindra Scorpio Engine

Mahindra has kept 3 engine options. The 1997 cc specifically for delhi as they have a limit on the engine capacity of not above 2. Litres. So that customers do not have to suffer Mahindra has managed to pull out similar engine specs as of the 2.2 litre from the 2 litre engine. The BHP and Torque figures remain same.

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The 5 speed gearbox works well  in the Mahindra Scorpio and now does not slip like before during shifts. Also unlike before the movement of the gear lever is not much and is easy to drive even in city conditions. The torque kicks in early reducing the no of gear shifts. I may be greedy but was hoping Mahindra gave 6-speed gear on the new Scorpio.

Also Read: Renault Duster AMT Price and Review 

Mahindra Scorpio Mileage

EngineMileage (ARAI)
2.5 litre15.4 km/l
2.2 Litre16.1 km/l
2 litre16.11
Tank60 litres
Distance750 km

Mahindra Scorpio Driving Dynamics

The Mahindra Scorpio always had a light steering and was easy to maneuver in city. On the highway it was the opposite. The firm suspension and the tall stance leading to the higher centre of gravity would lead to a lot of body roll.

The new suspension is softer and dampens the bumps well. Also the suspension is tuned with anti roll technology. This shows that the car would be better in reality and less roll friendly.  With Mahindra providing Automatic and 4×4 as options the Scorpio is a great package.

Also Read: Updated Mahindra XUV500 launched

Verdict

The Mahindra Scorpio is a great value for money. Honestly this would be my pick over their own XUV5oo as the Scorpio is more true to its roots to being a SUV rather than just looks like the XUV. The New Generation Mahindra Scorpio is not just next level in terms of design but also in terms of features and equipment. Let’s see if it still holds its on as new SUV’s keep entering the market.

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Mahindra XUV300: Front row interiors spied!

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The XUV300 will be launched by Mahindra soon. We were the first to reveal, two years back that it will get a new power train that will suit Indian conditions. Mahindra has recently launched the Marazzo and the Alturas G4. They also had soft launches of the Scorpio S9 and the TUV300 Plus. Some of the new things we already know about the XUV300 are that steering wheel is the same as the KUV100, the center console gets a large touchscreen system, which is probably an 8-inch one. The knobs and buttons are placed below the screen. The interiors are different from the Ssangyong Tivoli. There is a compartment above the touchscreen, on the dashboard like the XUV500. It has a flip-opening lid as well. The ORVMs have turn indicators on them.

The company has been working on this SUV which will be introduced later this year, under the XUV brand. On December 1st we will be able to confirm if this car will be called the Mahindra XUV300. The codename for this SUV is S201. This upcoming SUV has been spotted several times during tests. There will some cosmetic changes as well to this new SUV, over the Ssangyong Tivoli. Though the base is the same, it will get some additional features that will make it attractive in the segment. Mahindra will take on the sub-four meter compact SUV segment with this new car. The latest with this car is that the spy shots of the front interior have been revealed. To see the interior of the XUV300, scroll below.

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Mahindra U321 MPV Rear Seats Spied – EXCLUSIVE

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Mahindra U321 third row spied

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.

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Mahindra TUV 500 is badged TUV300 Plus

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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.

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2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift launched for Rs 9.97 lakhs (ex-showroom)

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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. 

Mahindra Scorpio facelift

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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Mahindra XUV500 W9 variant launched at ₹15.4 lakhs (ex-showroom)

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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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2018 Mahindra KUV100 in the making

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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

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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

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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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2016 Mahindra Scorpio Automatic Review

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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.
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Mahindra TUV300 Review

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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

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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

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New Mahindra KUV100 2017 Price

New Mahindra KUV100 2017 Price 

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

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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.

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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

EngineMileage
Petrol12 km/l
Diesel15 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.

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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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