Mahindra recently launched the facelifted KUV100 in India. It's called as the KUV100 NXT and is the first major facelift after its debut in January 2016. Mahindra calls it the Kool Utility Vehicle and was the first attempt by the carmaker at the crossover segment. Technically the car is still a bigger hatchback, but gets many new changes. Take a look at the refreshed exterior and interior through these pictures.
The overall design of Mahindra’s KUV100 is the same save for a few minor exterior changes. This includes an updated front bumper and extra cladding around the fog lamp cluster.
The rear bumper is also redesigned, and like the front, it also gets aluminium finished skid plates. There is a new black coloured spoiler too.
The KUV100 NXT now rides on new 15-inch two-tone alloy wheels. All of these changes are in order to give the car an enhanced SUV appeal.
The cabin of the KUV100 NXT is now equipped with a sporty black interior. Then, there's a new seat fabric design and colour, illuminated cluster and a new centre console design.
The seven-inch infotainment system now features navigation, car information and Mahindra Blue Sense technology, which can be linked through your smartphones.
The seat layout remains the same with six-seat or five-seat options, depending on the variant. The boot space also remains unchanged at 243 litres, which can be further expanded to create 473 litres of space.
The facelift gets independent McPherson strut suspension at the front and semi-independent twist beam with coil spring at the rear. The car sports front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
The safety features are carried over including dual-front airbags, ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and speed sensing automatic door lock.
The Mahindra KUV100 NXT's 1.2-litre petrol variant produces 82bhp and 115Nm of torque, while the 1.2-litre diesel mill churns out 77bhp and 190Nm of torque.
The engines now get the brand's micro-Hybrid technology, claiming to make the car about three to four percent more fuel efficient than before.
The refreshed Mahindra KUV100 is offered in seven colours - flamboyant red, fiery orange, aqua marine, silver designer grey, pearl white and midnight black.