Update: Motoroids Reader and fan Sarang Wani has shared this fresh new image of the interior of the KUV100, revealing the dashboard and centre console in a much closer detail. What we see here more clearly is the shifter stick finished in black and chrome jutting out of the centre console, the vertically stacked control knobs and a satin silver finish on the steering and different panels. Read on for a more detailed description of what the interior of the new compact crossover looks like.
Days before its scheduled launch on 15 January, the interiors of the highly anticipated Mahindra KUV100 has been spied undisguised. The highlight of the dashboard has to the centre console mounted gear lever, which has been positioned there to make way for the middle occupant of the first row. That’s right; as reported earlier the KUV100 will get an unique 3+3 seating layout. The front passenger seat will get an extension; the foldable backrest of which will also double up as a central armrest when not in use.
The handbrake lever is also positioned below the centre console, and gets a pull-type mechanism. Other highlights of the KUV100’s cabin includes a single binnacle instrument cluster, a new, multi-function steering wheel and vertically aligned HVAC knobs on the centre console. The integrated infotainment system does not get a touch-screen, but does come with a display for multimedia information. A sprinkling of dull silver, piano black and chrome inserts liven things up inside.
To know more about the exteriors of the Mahindra KUV100 – Mahindra KUV100 Design Review: Shreds of Pininfarina
The KUV100 will be powered by two fresh engines from Mahindra’s new mFalcon family – a 1.2-litre, dual VVT petrol motor dubbed the mFalcon80, good for 82 bhp @ 5500 rom and 114 Nm of torque available between 3500-3600 rpm, along with a 1.2-litre, turbo-charged diesel motor called the mFalcon75, which will develop 77 bhp @ 3750 rpm and 190 Nm of torque available between 1750-2250 rpm. Both will be starpped to 5-speed manual transmissions. The KUV100 will come in four variants – K2, K4, K6 and K8.