Mahindra KUV Xtreme has several exterior modifications to boast its claim as a small yet capable off-roader
Mahindra’s pavilion at the 2018 Auto Expo witnessed the unveiling of the Stinger convertible concept and electric version of KUV as well as the ATOM and UDO. But, its custom vehicle line did make a stand above the rest. Besides the Thar Wanderlust, the Xtreme edition of KUV100 has also been showcased.
The KUV100 is a micro-SUV that sits in the middle of a compact hatchback and a small SUV. With seating for six people, the KUV has a distinctive place of its own in the domestic market ever since it was launched in early 2016. However, its Xtreme edition though begs to differ.
At the first glance, you would instantly realise that it isn’t a small model as its regular sibling. The customisation elements implanted on the KUV100 Xtreme are substantial in their proportions indeed. As for the exterior, the big black bumper up front enhances the butch quotient of the Xtreme.
It comes equipped with silver under body protection. The wide body kit makes the KUV Xtreme even more appealing from the sides and it comprises of black plastic cladding all around the lower portion of the SUV and there are prominent wheel arches.
The Mahindra KUV Xtreme is shod on off-road focussed tyres and the rear end boasts silver skid plates, black accented tail lights, and round-shaped exhaust unit one on each sides. The customised vehicle is painted in orange colour with blacked out roof and windows but the integrated roof spoiler and pillars are finished in orange.
There are several changes on the interior including piano black finish, sporty orange inserts going well with the exterior theme, touchscreen infotainment system, sports seats with Xtreme logo and so on. No changes are presumably made on the powertrain front as the KUV Xtreme sticks with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.2-litre diesel engines.
The mFalcon G80 petrol motor produces 82 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 115 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The mFalcon D75 oil-burner, on the other hand, makes 77 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 190 Nm at 1,750 rpm. It is also mated to a five-speed manual as the petrol model.