Mahindra KUV100 NXT Latest Updates
The Mahindra KUV100 is set to get a price hike from July 1 due to the implementation of new safety features to make it compliant with the AIS 145 safety norms.
According to Mahindra’s future plan to shift to BS6 engines, the 1.2-litre diesel engine in the KUV100 NXT will not be updated to meet the BS6 norms. Mahindra has made it clear that updating this engine will come at a cost and with the increase in price, the KUV100 NXT will fall out of competition.
Mahindra may call the KUV100 a ‘microSUV’ but you and I know it’s not much more than a hopped up hatchback. With the NXT, the formula has been tweaked a bit in a bid to make it more appealing. Additions include a new front grille and bumper, new alloy wheels and clear-lens tail lamps. The interiors now feature an all-black colour scheme and get a new 7-inch touchscreen. Mahindra has also done away with a couple of dials on the dashboard to reduce the clutter. Most importantly, the 5-seater variant of the KUV100 NXT is now available on a made-to-order basis, while the 6-seater layout is offered as standard.
KUV100 NXT Overview
Mahindra has answered the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon with the KUV1OO that has recently received a facelift. The exteriors of KUV1OO follow the Mahindra lineage and the updated model now features the aggressive front bumper, shapely headlamps, and diamond cut alloy wheels. Space inside the cabin is also very roomy although the quality of the interiors is average at best. Mahindra has offered KUV1OO with petrol and diesel guise – a 1.2-litre petrol engine mustering 83PS/115Nm and a 1.2-litre diesel motor churning 77PS/190 Nm. Both these motors are mated to 5-speed manual transmission delivering the power to the front wheels and the braking force is provided by discs upfront and drums at the rear. Available in the sticker price of Rs 4.39-7.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the KUV1OO is for the buyers who are looking for a rugged though affordable compact SUV.