Launched in January 2016, the Mahindra KUV100 entry-level SUV has managed to garner bookings of over 37,000 units so far, reports ET. The brand’s second crossover is positioned in a such a way to lure customers from the B-Segment hatchbacks like the Ford Figo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, Tata Bolt, etc.
A tall stance, high seating position, and efficient interior packaging are the crossover’s salient features. The car targets young urban customers.
The KUV100 adopts brand new 1.2-litree three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The G80 petrol motor develops 82 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 3,500 – 3,600 rpm, while the D75 diesel mill is good enough for 77 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 1,750 – 2,250 rpm. The petrol engine has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 18.51 kmpl, while the diesel returns an impressive 25.32 kmpl.
Inside, the crossover features a floating centre console with carries the gear lever. This arrangement makes way for an optional bench seat which takes the seating capacity up to 6 passengers. Equipment highlights include LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, 6-speed infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, start/stop system and Eco-Power drive modes.
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The Mahindra KUV100 is priced between INR 4.56 akhs and 7.02 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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