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    Mahindra KUV100 NXT

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    Mahindra KUV100 NXT Key Specifications

    Price₹ 6.13 Lakh onwards
    Engine1198 cc
    TransmissionManual
    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity6 Seater

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT Summary

    Mahindra has updated KUV100 with a new NXT series. It is available across five variants, two engine options as well as eight colour options including two dual tone schemes. Mahindra has stacked up the KUV with features and technology to ensure that the update has the firepower to compete with the established players in the segment.

    Exterior

    The most significant change in terms of design is a completely new face for the NXT. It comprises a vertically stacked design for the overall appearance. The headlamps have got a new design while the front bumper has moved from a conventional design to a sportier one to give the car a crossover appearance. With the NXT, you get a new design for the alloy wheels/wheel covers while at the rear the tail lamps have become wider and now come with silver inserts. The tall design gets a high bonnet and a pronounced shoulder line that accentuates the length of the sub-four metre car.

    Interior

    Inside, the KUV100 NXT is now a standard six-seater but you can also order for a five-seater vehicle across both fuel options. The overall layout of the cabin has not changed but you now get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the top spec variants in place of the 2-DIN unit that was offered in the outgoing model. Mahindra also got rid of the multi-dial design for the air-con system and has replaced it with a minimalistic button style setup. The four-speaker music system gets Bluetooth and USB connectivity along with steering mounted controls.

    Engine and gearbox

    The KUV continues to use the same two engine options – the petrol mFalcon G80 and the diesel mFalcon D75. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine develops 82bhp and 114Nm, while the 1.2-litre turbodiesel delivers 77bhp and 190Nm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed transmission. The G80 engine is a micro-hybrid with start-stop technology while the diesel D75 gets driving modes like Eco and Power.

    With the update out of the way now, Mahindra has announced that the AMT variants for both petrol and diesel will be added in the next five months. On the other hand, an electrified KUV will be introduced next year. We expect the electric KUV to make an appearance at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.

    Competition and Price

    The KUV100 is priced at Rs 4.39 lakhs (ex-Mumbai) for the base petrol variant and Rs 5.39 lakhs for the base diesel variant. It competes against mid-size hatchbacks like the Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Swift, Nissan Micra and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT Price

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT price starts at ₹ 6.13 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 7.84 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for KUV100 NXT ranges between ₹ 6.13 Lakh - ₹ 7.84 Lakh.

    VersionsEx-Showroom priceSpecificationsCompare

    KUV100 NXT K2 Plus 6 STR

    ₹ 6.13 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual
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    KUV100 NXT K4 Plus 6 STR

    ₹ 6.60 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual
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    KUV100 NXT K6 Plus 6 STR

    ₹ 7.37 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual
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    KUV100 NXT K8 6 STR

    ₹ 7.79 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual
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    KUV100 NXT K8 6 STR Dual Tone

    ₹ 7.84 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual
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    CarWale's Take on Mahindra KUV100 NXT

    • Good Things
      • SUV-ish looks yet in a very compact footprint.
      • Good interior space with a practical cabin.
      • Can be had with a unique six-seater configuration. 
    • Could be Better
      • The ergonomics are awry.
      • Lacks finesse and the quality could be better.
      • Uninteresting to drive

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT Verdict

    The KUV100 NXT comes as a good choice for someone wanting an SUV stance, a spacious cabin and still want the car to be as compact as a hatchback. The recent update also adds some new features and much-needed styling upgrades to the overall package of this micro-SUV.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT Review

    The facelifted version of the Mahindra KUV100 that was first launched in 2016. This refreshed KUV100 NXT takes things a step forward with its cosmetic changes and interior updates, albeit without any mechanical changes. We put the car through its paces in this first drive review.

    What is it?

    Why should I buy it?

    For its SUVish looks, good interior space, and yet a compact footprint

    Why should I avoid it?

    It’s ergonomics are awry, lacks finesse and is uninteresting to drive

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT First Drive Review

    What is it?

    The facelifted version of the Mahindra KUV100 that was first launched in 2016. This refreshed KUV100 NXT takes things a step forward with its cosmetic changes and interior updates, albeit without any mechanical changes. We put the car through its paces in this first drive review.

    The KUV100's face has been altered with a modified chrome grille and a split headlamp cluster in keeping with Mahindra's new design philosophy. The bumper's lower section has been tweaked, thus giving the front a better appearance overall, if not a very handsome one. On the sides, the new design pattern for the alloys is the most prominent change so far, which gives the car a funky appearance. The wheels have also been up-sized to 15 inches suiting the tall profile and adding to its presence. The rear bumper gets a faux skid plate and new reflectors while the spoiler gets black flanks and the tail lamps are similarly detailed to spruce up the look. Although its overall design with the curvy lines and a bloated shape still looks a bit eccentric, the SUV-like looks certainly improve the appearance of this compact hatchback.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT First Drive Review

    How is it on the inside?

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT First Drive Review

    The cabin has been carried over from its predecessor, which means we still have a spacious interior with good headroom, knee room and shoulder room in both rows. The grey upholstery is now black, which looks better and goes well with the piano black inserts on the dashboard. However, nothing has changed on the ergonomics front. The pedals still are off-set and the centre console fouls with the driver's left leg. Sure, the front centre back rest doubles up as an arm rest, but the cup-holders are still set far behind. Visibility still isn't great. Besides, the manual air-con control knobs are replaced by buttons, which I am not really fond of. The earlier ones were simpler and less confusing. Thankfully, the plastic air vents are of better quality now, but then again, the door latches still feel flimsy. The seats continue to lack contours for lateral support even if they provide good thigh support.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT First Drive Review

    The biggest improvement, nonetheless, is the addition of a 7-inch touch screen system in place of the 2-DIN audio system seen earlier. The new one integrates USB, mp3 and bluetooth with in-built navigation, while also providing info on the car like fuel efficiency, DRL settings etc. It's quick, easy to use and the touch response is good too. If only it provided support for Android and Apple CarPlay too. Otherwise, in terms of utility, the KUV still scores high for its unique under seat and rear floorboard storage options. Features like electronically foldable OVRMs, puddle lamps, switchable interior LED lighting, start-stop function to save fuel, power and eco mode, rear parking sensors, etc. are quite handy. Though the car gets ABS and dual airbags, it still misses out on push button engine-start/stop and a rear view camera.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT First Drive Review

    How does it drive?

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT

    The KUV100 NXT continues to be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines that power the outgoing model, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. What we have here is the diesel one with the three-cylinder mFalcon D75 turbodiesel motor producing 77bhp and 190Nm of torque. The engine makes little sound, if at all any, and still settles into a thrum if not clatter at idling. However, rev it beyond 3,000 rpm and it gets noisy and starts to feel coarse. Its refinement is nowhere close to the four-cylinder mill housed by the Swift or the Figo. Nonetheless, the power delivery is linear, turbo lag is minimal or almost nil thanks to the smaller turbo. This, paired with the generous torque available from as low as 1,800rpm, helps the vehicle pull away nicely without any fuss. Trudging along in traffic becomes easy due to a minimal need to change gears constantly.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT

    It’s only while driving out on the highway, you realise that the engine starts to lose its fizz post 3,500rpm. But once you get a hang of it and manage to keep the revs in the meat of the power band (2,000-3,200rpm), the KUV100 can make swift progress to achieve triple digit speeds. You will still have to shift to a lower gear to manage a quick overtake. The five-speed gearbox feels notchy, but is easy to use with the short throws. However, it is the clutch pedal with its tight spring action, which will make it a tiresome job for your left leg on long drives or in traffic.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT

    Now, the KUV's suspension has been tuned to be on the softer side. Since it also has a good ground clearance, all uneven surfaces are taken in its stride with ease at low speeds. However, side-to-side rocking gets prominent and at higher speeds the rear kicks out on harsh bumps. The vertical movement also increases, making the ride floaty. The ride doesn't settle until it finds a flat stretch. Likewise, the steering is another aspect that sits firmly in the list of cons. It is big for a compact car, lags a bit and feels vague. It makes more than three turns from lock to lock which makes parking a tedious job despite having such a compact footprint. One can steer through a corner at low speeds, but at higher speeds, its entire dynamics undergo a change. The car understeers and the body roll becomes pretty evident at that point to the extent that it will make all the occupants feel uneasy. Thankfully ABS is available, but still the car doesn't feel surefooted under hard braking.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT

    Should I buy one?

    The KUV100 NXT will be preferred by people who love SUVs, want a spacious cabin and still want it to be of a compact size. The refreshed KUV also adds some new features to the package. However, this particular K8 variant is priced at Rs 7.46 lakhs, thereby putting it in the same price bracket as that of the Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDi and the Ford Figo Titanium Plus TDCi. While both of them are more refined with a four-cylinder motor, the Figo also gets a more powerful engine.

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT

    Where does it fit in?

    If one opts for a dual tone colour in this same variant, its price goes up to Rs 7.53 lakhs, making it more expensive than the Maruti Swift ZDi and Hyundai Grand i10 priced at Rs 7.49 lakhs and Rs 7.42 lakhs respectively. In terms of body style, there’s the Fiat Urban Cross and the Toyota Etios Cross, but they command more premium.

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    Mahindra KUV100 NXT User Reviews

    • 3.7/5

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    • Honest review for KUV 100
      I found this car comfortable, and no doubt its spacious, but mileage is concerning area as it was 22 on highway, however it was a zoom car so could be service issue, overall loved it.
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    • Mahindra KUV100 review
      Good for big family in this price range, good car for long drive, full comfort, good service and maintenance. I suggest to buy this car, in desert area very useful car to have.
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    • Value for money
      Good and comfort , stylish value for money, in comparative, really local for vocal rear style could have done better seem Mahindra will do some changes in rear look as the front look is aggressive.
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    • Best in class
      Good car space which is best and its one of the unique feature.
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    • Pickup issue in petrol version
      I have tested a diesel model and purchased top end model, petrol version. From day 1, I have repeatedly complaining on pickup issue and I have shown to all service center, authorized by Mahindra but no one done justice. You can't use this vehicle in City traffic and I realized that we should not purchase or recommend this brand to anyone
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    FAQs About Mahindra KUV100 NXT

    Q: What is the on road price of Mahindra KUV100 NXT?

    The on-road price of KUV100 NXT in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 6.96 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 8.86 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Mahindra KUV100 NXT and Tata Punch?

    KUV100 NXT price starts at ₹ 6.13 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1198 cc engine. Whereas Punch price starts at ₹ 5.49 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1199 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Mahindra KUV100 NXT top model?

    Top model of KUV100 NXT is K8 6 STR Dual Tone and the ex-showroom for KUV100 NXT K8 6 STR Dual Tone is ₹ 7.84 Lakh.

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    Mumbai₹ 7.21 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 7.42 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 6.96 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 7.12 Lakh onwards
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