The Mahindra KUV100 NXT comes with updated sporty exterior and several additional features like seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Mahindra has launched the facelifted version of its youngest and smallest SUV KUV100 today in the Indian market. As reported earlier, the facelifted model comes incorporating a significantly updated design as both the front and rear ends look more SUV-ish compared to the outgoing model.
In January 2017, Mahindra updated the top end trim of the KUV100 micro SUV with 15-inch alloy wheel replacing the 14-inchers. The KUV has attained sales of over 60,000 units through its lifespan since debuting in India. Despite being an interesting product, the micro SUV couldn’t fetch desired sales result compared to its competitors but with 40 new features the facelift is promising indeed.
Amidst having some powerful and capable cars, India’s biggest SUV manufacturer was struggling with declining sales figure for a few months but in September it saw growth in sales due to the festive season. Mahindra is aiming to launch couple of updated models in the UV segment eyeing greater market share and the KUV100 facelift is also a part of that strategy. Here is everything you need to know about the 2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT:
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Price
|2017 Mahindra KUV100 Facelift Price||Rs. 4.39 lakh to Rs. 7.33 lakh|
Although the top-end price stays almost similar, M&M has brought down the entry-level model’s price by around Rs. 20,000. However, these introductory prices may increase after three months. The refresh will have only 10 variants in total based on K2, K2+, K4+, K6+, and K8. Here is the complete price list of the 2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT:
|K2||Rs. 4.39 Lakh|
|K2+||Rs. 4.79 Lakh|
|K4+||Rs. 5.24 Lakh|
|K6+||Rs. 6.04 Lakh|
|K8||Rs. 6.40 Lakh|
DIESEL VARIANTS PRICE: (all prices ex-showroom, Mumbai)
|K2||Rs. 5.39 Lakh|
|K2+||Rs. 5.63 Lakh|
|K4+||Rs. 6.11 Lakh|
|K6+||Rs. 6.95 Lakh|
|K8||Rs. 7.33 Lakh|
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Engine Specifications
|1.2-litre G80 Petrol mFalcon||1.2-litre D75 Diesel mFalcon|
|Power – 82bhp @ 5,500rpm||Power – 77bhp @ 3,750rpm|
|Torque – 114Nm @ 3,500rpm||Torque – 190Nm @ 1,750rpm|
|Transmission – 5-speed MT||Transmission – 5-speed MT|
|Drivetrain – 2WD (Front-wheel drive)||Drivetrain – 2WD (Front-wheel drive)|
No powertrain changes have been made on the 2017 KUV100 faelift. Built on a monocoque chassis with transversely mounted engine, the KUV takes power from a petrol mFalcon G80 and a diesel mFalcon D75. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol mill is good enough to pump out 82 bhp of max power at 5,500 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm.
The 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder diesel motor continues to deliver 77 bhp of power at 3,750 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Both the engines are connected to a five-speed manual transmission and they might get AMT in the future. The G80 petrol engine features micro-hybrid with start-stop tech while the diesel boasts Eco and Power driving modes.
Mahindra has improved fuel economy along with NVH levels by strengthening the engine mounts. It has helped in reducing engine noise and vibrations. The revised air filter design and suspension, with 150 mm longer travel for front and 200 mm for the rear, is said to improve ride quality. It also has better approach and departure angle as well with additional ground clearance. AMT variants on both petrol and diesel engines will arrive in about 5 to 6 months.
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Mileage
|Mahindra KUV100 Facelift Mileage||18.15 kmpl for petrol and 25.32 kmpl for diesel|
It will continue to deliver 18.15 kmpl on petrol and 25.32 kmpl on diesel variants as the outgoing model.
Slight dimensional changes are made to the KUV100 NXT as it will measure 3,700 mm in length (25 mm more due to revised bumpers) while continuing with 1,715 mm width, 1,655 mm height and wheelbase of 2,385 mm.
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Ground Clearance
|Mahindra KUV100 Facelift Ground Clearance||180 mm|
The credible ground clearance is something Mahindra won’t fiddle around too much as we expect it to be around 180 mm.
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Bootspace
|Mahindra KUV100 Facelift Bootspace||243 litres|
Despite having a 3+3 seating configuration, the KUV100 has a decent bootspace of 243 litres and when rear seats folded down it can be extended to 473 litres.
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Design
The aggressiveness and boldness of the mini-SUV has remained the same as the exiting model but with a more matured yet appealing stance. The front end appears more suave and the tailgate too gets a revised look with sheet metal changes.
Mahindra believes that with this updated look, KUV100 will be able to draw more attention of the customers and resultantly the sales numbers are likely to see a big boost. The outgoing model sported plenty of cuts and creases all around the body and facelifted model shedded some of them.
The pictures show the presence of prominent vertical slats on the grille treated in chrome as opposed to the rather bland looking predecessor. They stand in line with the upcoming flagship U321 MPV. As opposed to the all-too-busy front bumper, the new KUV100 appears to have revised air intake section and fog lamp housing – then again with grown-up SUV-esque demeanor.
Perhaps the most significant change is the stretched back headlamp that currently is too big for the size of the mini SUV. Its edge of extension has been reduced from A-pillar to the ends of sharper LED Daytime Running Lights and gets new inserts as well. However, the sculpted bonnet and its character lines are carried forward.
Round the back, the 2017 Mahindra KUV100 facelift features a mildly reworked taillamp unit with clear lens treatment but the rear bumper, as in the front, has become more extreme for a more pronounced SUV-ish appearance. Due to the new bumpers the overall length has increased by 25 mm. It also gets faux skid plate up front and back and revised cladding that runs along the length of the SUV.
Other important features are new 15-inch diamond cut wheels, integrated roof rails and integrated spoiler. Mahindra is also working on a more powerful XUV500, an updated Scorpio, long wheelbase TUV500, SsangYong Tivoli based S201, Innova competing U321 MPV and Fortuner rivalling big SUV. It is aiming to launch a new product every fiscal until 2021 in the domestic market.
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Interior and Features
The facelifted model receives a slightly new look inside the cabin as well with changes to the features list. The KUV100 already comes equipped with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and engine immobilizer right from the base K2+ variant.
It continues to have steel wheels in lower trims while the newly designed 10-spoke alloy wheels will be restricted to the top-end models as seen in the spy picture. Other main features are LED DRLs, silver accented rear door handles, piano black trim on centre console, height adjustable driver seat, rear armrest, keyless entry, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cooled glove box, console mounted gear shift indicator, front arm rest that can be used to seat a passenger, follow-me-home headlamps with front door puddle lamps, infotainment system with four speakers and two tweeters as well as Power and Eco driving modes.
Primarily offering new KUV100 in five-seat and six-seat layouts, it will get two interior choices – grey shade in lower end models and black shade in top-end trims. The major inclusion is a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the K8 trim with GPS navigation and MapmyIndia feature – to take the fight close to the Maruti Ignis. It is the same unit that will be introduced on the TUV300 T10 trim with Bluetooth music streaming, USB and AUX support.
The colour palette has six different options namely Fiery Orange, Flamboyant Red, Dazzling Silver, Aquamarine, Pearl White Designer Grey and Midnight Black.
2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT Key Rivals
The KUV100 primarily competes against Maruti Suzuki Ignis along with Renault Kwid top-end, Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Swift.