Mahindra KUV100

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 4,53,000 - ₹ 7,29,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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Overview Mahindra KUV is an entry level bulky hatchback car with the looks on a mini SUV. This is a 5/6 seater spacious car with a boot space of 243 litres. The Mahindra KUV 100 comes packed with a 1198 cc engine which generates a maximum power of 77 bhp @ 3750 rpm and gives out a maximum torque of 190 Nm @ 1750-2250 rpm. The diesel variant has an impressive mileage of 25.3 kmpl and is priced at INR 6,97,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The car is competition to Maruti Suzuki Swift Diesel and Hyundai Grand i10 in affordable hatchback segment.
Ex-showroom Price The ex-showroom price of Mahindra KUV100 Diesel K8 is Rs. 6,97,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi).
Status Available
Body Type SUV
Tagline The Young SUV
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years or 100,000 km
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Displacement 1198 cc
Engine Description mFalcon D75, Turbocharger with Intercooler, Common Rail Direct Injection Technology
Maximum Power 77 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum Torque 190 Nm @ 1,750-2,250 rpm
No. of Cylinders 3
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 5-Speed Manual
Driving Modes Two drive mode: Power and Eco
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Emission Standard BSIV
Micro Hybrid Technology Yes (Engine Start-Stop)
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage (Certified) 25.3 kmpl
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 3675 mm
Overall Width 1715 mm
Overall Height 1655 mm
Wheelbase 2385 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Turning Radius 5.05 metres
Front Track 1490 mm
Rear Track 1490 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5 seater (2+3) or 6 seater (3+3)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 243 litres
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 473 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension Independent McPherson Strut with Dual Path Mounts, Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock Absorber
Rear Suspension Semi-Independent Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock Absorber
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 185/65 R14
Rear Tyre 185/65 R14
Alloy Wheels
Wheels 12-spoke alloy wheels
Spare Wheel
Tubeless Tyres Tubeless Radials
Tyre Size R14
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Illuminated key hole
Storage Space Under Co-Driver Seat Yes (Removable Storage Bin with Handles)
Bottle Holder Yes (1 Litre Bottle Holder in All Doors)
Luggage Lamp
Steering Mounted Controls Steering-Mounted Audio control
Steering Mounted Calling Controls
Under-Floor Storage Yes (Rear Under-body Storage)
Power Outlet Yes (12V Power Outlets Front & Rear Side)
Remote Fuel Filler Cable Operated Tail-Gate & Fuel Lid Release
Hands Free Telephone
Rear Parcel Shelf
Air Conditioner AC & heater
Keyless Entry
Power Steering Electronic Power Steering with Tilt function
Rear Defogger
Rear Washer & Wiper
Clutch Foot Rest
Power Windows Four power windows
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Mud Flaps Yes (Front & Rear Sporty Mud-Flaps)
Side Cladding Yes (Door Side & Wheel arch cladding)
Chrome Front Grille
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors
Body Coloured Door Handles
LED lights Yes (LED Interior Lamp Roof Lamp)
B Pillar Black Out Tape
Puddle Lights
Body Coloured Bumpers
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Electrically Adjustable
Roof Rails
Rear Spoiler
INTERIOR FEATURES
Glove Box Cooling
Integrated Front Headrest Front + Rear
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror
Sunglass Holder
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Collapsible Steering Column
Airbags Dual front airbags
Seatbelt Reminder Yes (Seat Belt Warning for Driver Seat)
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer
Speed Sensitive Door Autolock
Anti-theft Alarm
Smart Key
Child-Protection Door Locks Child Safety Locks on Rear Doors
Central Locking
INSTRUMENTATION
Digital Fuel Gauge
Trip Distance
Door Ajar Warning
Low Fuel Warning
Distance to Empty Distance to Empty Information on Infotainment system
Tachometer
Gear Shift Indicator
On-Board Trip Computer
LIGHTING
Head Light Yes (Headlight Height Adjustment)
Front Fog Lights Fog Lamps with Chrome Accents
Lead Me To Vehicle Headlamps
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) Yes (LED daytime running lights)
Follow Me Home Headlamps
ORVM Turn Indicators Internally Adjustable Electric ORVM
Rear Fog Lights Fog Lamps with Chrome Accents
INFOTAINMENT
Music System Infotainment System with 3.5" Display Screen, In-built Driver Information System, Mahindra BLUE SENSE® App Compatibility
Number of Speakers 4
Tweeters 2
AUX Compatibility
USB Compatibility
Roof Antenna
Bluetooth Compatibility
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest In 6 seater
Rear Headrest (Adjustable)
Folding Rear Seats
Rear Centre Armrest
Fabric Upholstry
Driver Seat Adjustment
Front Headrest (Adjustable) In 5 seater
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Frame Monoque

Mahindra KUV100 Review

15 Jan, 2016 11:23 AM

Overview

The era of increasing traffic has forced the car makers to go the compact way, even forcing the SUV maker Mahindra into the compact car market. The hard tried and potentially tested S101 compact SUV was seen on its testing phase from a long time.

The car has been many times quoted to be a tall boy hatchback, an affordable crossover and a compact SUV. Finally, Mahindra has launched the newcomer and named it KUV100, the 'Kool Utility Vehicle' for the city. It is a compact crossover and enjoys the benefit from its sub 4 meter length in tax relaxations. It comes with a starting price of INR 4,42,000 for the base petrol variant and INR 6,76,000 for the top spec diesel variant. Prices shown are ex-showroom Pune.

Mahindra missed out the XUV100 badge from its newcomer intentionally so that no one misinterpret both the offerings to be from a same segment. KUV, TUV and XUV would focus on 3 different segments of car riding experience.

Exterior

KUV100 comes with Chevrolet Beat style rear door handles and its overall design is a bit boxy, providing longer wheelbase and shortening the extra dimensions like the TUV300. The sharp lining and broad front fascia, mixed with the ultra slim front grill makes the design seems special to the public. Cladding further adds to the muscular appeal whereas the DRL's boost the overall aggressiveness.

The car is all about practical living and provides a good set of spider alloy wheel design. Roof rails define its Mahindra SUV character whereas the dual tone bumpers further boost the magical charm. Headlamps are stretched nearly to the A pillar and wide stance improves its overall road presence. Mud flaps and rear spoiler, along with the chrome inserts make the KUV100 a complete visual pleasure for the viewers.

Interior

The short bonnet design improves the overall interior room whereas the specialty also includes a flat bed at the front as well as the rear. When it comes to the dashboard, it gets a nice piano black finish with dual tone black and beige as the standard shade across the car. The HVAC dials are in straight line, making space for the dashboard mounted gear shift lever. This makes place for a 3+3 passenger layout in the KUV100 (also available with an option of 2+3 seating layout). Silver inserts in the dash as well as the steering wheel provides a more premium feel and the edges of the dashboard are also fully justified with a floating design.

Instrument Console

KUV100 comes with a simple and smart looking 2-pod instrument console with an LCD panel in the center. The dials are Red, showing tachometer in the left pod and speedometer in the right. The center screen houses everything like odometer, trip-meter, digital fuel gauge and other technological features like gear shift indicator.

Engine & Gearbox

The engines for the KUV100 are 1.2 L petrol and diesel units, oriented towards better fuel economy and lesser emissions. The new series of mFALCON engines are 3-cylinder and BS4 complaint.

The diesel motor is named mFALCON D75. The 1198cc CRDe motor produces 77 BHP @ 3,750 rpm and 190 NM @ 1,750-2,250 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and provides the best in class low end torque, simply pointing at a powerful overall riding experience. The diesel KUV100 returns a certified mileage of 25.32 kmpl.

The petrol mFALCON G80 engine is also 1198cc, all aluminum MPFi, producing 82 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 115 NM @ 3,500-3,600 rpm. The gearbox is again a 5-speed manual unit and the engine can be termed as the most powerful 3-cylinder engine in the segment. More power at lower rpm in the petrol engine provides a hassle free city ride. It returns a certified mileage of 18.15 kmpl.

Comfort & Convenience

Mahindra provides the most comfortable riding experience in the segment with its flexible 6-seater and full time 5 seater KUV100. The car comes loaded with features like under floor storage, follow me home headlamps, cooled glove box, sunglass holder, cup holders, front and rear seat armrest's, puddle lamps and mood lighting. The KUV100 comes with a 6-speaker infotainment system loaded with AUX, Bluetooth, USB and steering mounted audio controls. Power windows, electrically adjustable ORVM's and central locking with remote keyless entry makes it one of the most loaded options in the segment.

It provides excellent headroom, legroom and shoulder room whereas its long travel suspension provides a comfortable ride on uneven surfaces also. It uses Eco and Power modes for the diesel variants and Micro Hybrid technology for improved fuel efficiency. It comes with 243 liter of boot space, expandable upto 473 liters by folding the rear seat. The 12V sockets on both front and rear seat is a blessing from Mahindra.

Safety

KUV100 offers a much safer drive with ABS and EBD standard across all the variants of the car. Mahindra follows the future safety norms and has passed most of the tests which would be applicable on all cars from 2019. It comes with dual front airbags and ISOFIX child seat mount on the top trim, offering the airbags on very trim in the optional model. It provides automatic speed sensing door locks and comes with automatic hazard lights on panic braking. It offers a first in class dual rear fog lamp option for a safer ride experience.

Variants & Shades

The KUV100 comes in 4 different variant named K2, K4, K6 and K8 (K2, K4 and K6 also available with optional airbags). Except the top variant, all the others are carrying an optional variant with airbags. The car is offered in 7 shades namely Fiery Orange, Flamboyant Red, Aquamarine, Designer Grey, Dazzling Silver, Midnight Black and Pearl White.

Ex-showroom Price

The most effective part of the new KUV100 is its price range. The petrol variant for the KUV100 comes within a range of INR 4,42,000-5,91,000 whereas the diesel range comes in INR 5,22,000-6,76,000. These prices are ex-showroom Pune. KUV can create its distinctive position in the society as it offers a lot more than traditional hatchbacks around the town.

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I have K6 variant in petrol version 10 months old 6064 km driven. I have driven the car for longest 600 km for one side in 12 hours time and no temperature problem for long drive. ... read more

Best Features: Handrest

Pros: Riding for tallest persons

Cons: Hand brake

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