Mahindra KUV-1OO Diesel & Petrol Review


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Mahindra launches a more stylish avatar of the KUV100 on its 1st anniversary​

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 New avatar of the KUV100 to sport the following:


o Stylish dual tone exteriors: Choose between a Flamboyant Red or a Dazzling Silver with Metallic Black Roof

o All new sporty black interior theme with new upholstery design

o Larger 15” alloy wheels for an enhanced SUV stance

 Personalize your KUV100 with sporty and premium accessory kits - the sporty exterior & interior kits and the premium exterior & interior kits

 New features available on the K8 6 seater variant in both petrol & diesel options

Mumbai, January 30, 2017: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., India’s leading SUV manufacturer, today announced the introduction of a stylish new look for its compact SUV KUV100, as it completes one year on Indian roads

The more stylish KUV100 will be available in the K8 variant with two options for dual tone exterior colour – Flamboyant Red or a Dazzling Silver body with Metallic Black roof. The SUV stance has been enhanced with larger sized 15” alloy wheels with a dynamic design. The interiors get a new sporty black and premium theme. In addition to this the K6 & K6+ variant will now be available with spider design 14” alloy wheels.

In addition to this, customers get options to personalize their KUV100 with 4 accessory kits, namely sporty exterior and interior kits and premium exterior and interior kits. Each kit comprises of multiple accessories to further enhance the style quotient of the KUV100. Launched in January 2016, the KUV100 has made its presence felt in a very short time, having sold more than 42,000 units since launch.

Speaking on the introduction of the fashionable new look KUV100, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), M&M Ltd., said, “On the first anniversary of KUV100, we would like to thank our customers for their support in creating a new SUV segment. The KUV100 has the appeal of an SUV and the practicality of a compact car, making it a compelling value proposition. At Mahindra, we constantly update our products in keeping with the latest trends. We have introduced the new avatar of the KUV100 with dual tone exterior colour, sporty and premium black interiors and bigger dynamic design alloys wheels along with various accessory kits. We are confident that it will further build on the KUV100’s style quotient and make it a popular choice amongst the youth.

The KUV100 price starts at 4.58 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and its new avatar will be available on the top end K8 variant for Rs. 6.37 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), at a differential of Rs 13,000 only. Bookings are open at all Mahindra dealerships with immediate effect.
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Any reviews/comments of its 5-seater version, i.e How's its seating layout/comfort at front seats ? Owners or our members who've driven it, please share your experience.
 
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Any reviews/comments of its 5-seater version, i.e How's its seating layout/comfort at front seats ? Owners or our members who've driven it, please share your experience.
I TDed the 6seat version, the front looks nice and seats comfortable, but you plonk into the seat, which was uncomfortable, handbrake is like very old school, qualis type.

Ride is very bumpy and bouncy. Gear lever placed nicely, and slots well, drove the Petrol motor which was sluggish, and actual user's have quoted very low mileage even below 10kmpl. Owner could throw more light. Cabin and cockpit is nice and airy.

Take a TD, and then decide.

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2018 Mahindra KUV100 AMT spied ahead of launch – Rivals Maruti Ignis

Test mule of Mahindra KUV100 seen near the company plant in Kandivali, Mumbai sports only interior updates while exteriors remain unchanged.

Mahindra is actively testing the AMT variant of the KUV100 Nxt compact SUV. The test mule was spied close to the Mahindra plant at Kandivali in Mumbai and surprisingly sported very minimal camouflage drawing attention to some interior updates.

When Mahindra introduced to KUV100 in 2016, it was the lack of AMT that disappointed buyers who eagerly sought an automatic transmission option in the compact SUV. It is in response to these demands that the new AMT variant is being readied.


The demand for automatic cars is increasing in the Indian market and several automakers are adding this variant while also noting increased sales where auto variants are concerned as compared to manual versions. Rival Maruti Ignis is already offered with AMT and now Mahindra KUV100 Nxt enters this space.

Mahindra KUV100 AMT sported a white camouflage. Its interiors were noted with a gear lever placed on the dash and the automatic transmission is clearly visible which is similar to that seen on the TUV300.


AMT will be offered on both the 1.2 liter petrol and diesel engine options. These engines are from the mFalcon family. The G80 petrol offers 82 bhp power and 115 Nm torque while the mFalcon D75 belts out 77 bhp power and 190 Nm torque.

The new KUV100 AMT on test also appeared in a 6 seater configuration with front central arm rests. Apart from a few interior changes and the inclusion of AMT, there were no other exterior changes noted. Expect price to be in the range of Rs 7-8 lakhs for the top end AMT KUV100 variant.

Along with the AMT variant, Mahindra is also working on an electric version of the KUV100 Nxt which will be launched sometime in 2019, which will come in with an all new powertrain. Electric KUV100 was showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year.






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So far in my new KUV 100 NXT k4+ petrol car, the mileage in city seems to be horrendous, around 9 km/litre which I think is pathetic, even assuming that it will improve after 1st service. I am surprised that, even with my conservative driving habits (most of TAI members will know from my Celerio ownership thread, that I managed to extract overall mileage of 16.95 km/l combined over my ownership) I can manage only this much.

I am inclined to ask the SA on this and write to Mahindra regarding this issue. If it is not fixed after the 1st service, I will escalate the issue. As the ARAI mileage clearly mentioned 18.15 km/litre, I should be getting at least 12-13 km/l in city and 16-17 km/l in long distance if not a little more.

Otherwise, I am quite happy with KUV, because it is a really comfortable car in this segment, with the seating and leg room being ample for driver and 4 passengers.
 
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So far in my new KUV 100 NXT k4+ petrol car, the mileage in city seems to be horrendous, around 9 km/litre which I think is pathetic, even assuming that it will improve after 1st service. I am surprised that, even with my conservative driving habits (most of TAI members will know from my Celerio ownership thread, that I managed to extract overall mileage of 16.95 km/l combined over my ownership) I can manage only this much.

I am inclined to ask the SA on this and write to Mahindra regarding this issue. If it is not fixed after the 1st service, I will escalate the issue. As the ARAI mileage clearly mentioned 18.15 km/litre, I should be getting at least 12-13 km/l in city and 16-17 km/l in long distance if not a little more.

Otherwise, I am quite happy with KUV, because it is a really comfortable car in this segment, with the seating and leg room being ample for driver and 4 passengers.
This low mileage both in petrol and diesel were reported by owners in various forums in the first gen KUV, which was supposed to be addressed by Mahindra in the NXT, if it still persists, then do escalate to Mahindra customer care.

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This low mileage both in petrol and diesel were reported by owners in various forums in the first gen KUV, which was supposed to be addressed by Mahindra in the NXT, if it still persists, then do escalate to Mahindra customer care.

All the best.
Yes, that is why I am keeping mileage log meticulously. Every mileage is recorded on tank-fill to tank-fill method, and I also use only one or two particular BPCL bunks near my home / office. So I guess, I can face them with hard facts. [frustration]


In fact, before purchase, I asked the SA several times about this mileage issue and he told me that Mahindra had fixed the problem in the KUV NXT. Also research on this issue on internet was a bit confusing as most of the complaints pertaining to KUV were on the earlier model.
 
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Coming soon: Mahindra KUV100 Petrol & Diesel AMT, Electric!

Mahindra is all set to give the KUV100 micro SUV new variants in order to keep the vehicle relevant in the changing marketplace. A tepid seller currently, the KUV100 could pick up in terms of sales once the new variants are launched in India.


The micro SUV will not only get AMT options on both the petrol and diesel engined variants but will also get an all electric variant. Notably, the eKUV100, an electric SUV that was first shown at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo, will be Mahindra’s first ever electric SUV for the Indian market.

Pricing and other details of the eKUV100 are not available as of now but expect to pay close to Rs. 10 lakhs for the SUV when it’s launched here. This is because of the fact that battery costs are yet to go down in India to a level that makes electric vehicles as cheap as conventional petrol/diesel powered vehicles.


Talking of the Mahindra KUV100 AMT variant, the automated manual transmission will sit atop the 5 speed manual gearbox on both the petrol and diesel versions of the micro SUV. The petrol motor will be the same 1.2 liter, naturally aspirated unit with 84 Bhp on tap while the diesel will be the 1.2 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit with 77 Bhp-190 Nm. The AMT variants of tje Mahindra KUV100 will continue to be front wheel driven. As for pricing, expect the AMT variants to retail at about Rs. 50,000 higher than the regular versions.

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Mahindra KUV100 Electric SUV to launch this year: Details

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Mahindra and Mahindra showcased a couple of interesting concept cars in their pavilion at the Auto Expo last year. One of them was the electric version of the micro SUV KUV100. Mahindra calls it the e-KUV100. Mahindra has now confirmed that they will be launching the e-KUV100 in the mid-2019.

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I have to report seeing increase in mileage post the 1st service (Mahindra KUV NXT k4+ petrol). It is giving around 16-17 in long distance, but mostly hovering around 10.5-11 in city, which is not that bad, but still quite poor. I would like to see the city KMPL increase a bit more.
 
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I have to report seeing increase in mileage post the 1st service (Mahindra KUV NXT k4+ petrol). It is giving around 16-17 in long distance, but mostly hovering around 10.5-11 in city, which is not that bad, but still quite poor. I would like to see the city KMPL increase a bit more.
City milage is pathetic, so it seems the issue hasn't much changed since the last update.
God bless those who buy the XUV 3OO, with the same engine, at nearly 1mil rupees.
 
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City milage is pathetic, so it seems the issue hasn't much changed since the last update.
God bless those who buy the XUV 3OO, with the same engine, at nearly 1mil rupees.
True , I am a very conservative driver too, so I expected city mileage to be better. I have done nearly 8500 kms till date. The average mileage I have got overall is around 13.75 kmpl. I have done quite a few long drives.
 
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