Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Specs and features comparison

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Mahindra have launched their compact crossover, the KUV100 in India with an attractive price tag. The KUV100 is available in 7 variants: K2 & K2+, K4 & K4+, K6 & K6+ and K8 with both petrol and diesel engine options. The USP for the KUV100 is its SUV-ish looks, rugged feel and the optional seating capacity of six passengers which gives it an edge over its rivals. Interestingly, while the KUV100 is a crossover, Mahindra have priced and positioned to target everyday hatchbacks like the Swift and the Grand i10. It’s a disruptive move, and the Indian UV maker has set the proverbial cat among the pigeons with the introduction.

You can read our test-track review of the new KUV100 petrol and diesel here, and our road test of the KUV100 petrol by clicking here.

Mahindra KUV100 (80)

While there are a lot of intangibles involved in this comparo, including the looks, and feel, which is a very subjective matter, we can still compare the three products for their specs, price and other measurable parameters. We compare this new compact crossover against its direct rivals in terms of pricing, the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10, in a tech-spec comparison to find out which vehicle represents more value on paper. Let’s get going with the diesel variants first

SpecificationMahindra KUV100Maruti SwiftHyundai Grand i10
Engine
Displacement1198 cc1248cc1120cc
Engine TypeInline 3-cylinder mFalcon D75, Turbocharger with Intercooler, CRDiInline 4-cylinder, DDis diesel engine CRDiInline 3-cylinder, 2nd Gen. 1.1 U2 CRDi
Max Power (bhp@rpm)77 bhp @ 3750 RPM74 bhp @ 4000 RPM70 bhp @ 4000 RPM
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)190 Nm @ 1750-2250 RPM190 Nm @ 2000 RPM160 Nm @ 1500-2750 RPM
ARAI certified fuel economy25.32 kmpl25.2 kmpl 24 kmpl
Gearbox5 Gears Manual5 Gears Manual5 Gears Manual
Dimensions
Length3675 mm3850 mm3765 mm
Width1705 mm (excluding ORVMs)

1715 (with door side cladding)

1695 mm1660 mm
Height1635 mm

1665 mm (with roof rails)

1530 mm1520 mm
Wheelbase2385 mm2430 mm2425 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm170 mm 165 mm
Seating Capacity6 / 555
Bootspace243 litres204 litres 256 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity35 litres42 litres43 litres
Brakes and Suspension
Front BrakeDiscVentilated DiscDisc
Rear BrakeDrumDrumDrum
Suspension FrontIndependent McPherson Strut with Dual Path Mounts, Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock AbsorberMcPherson strutMcPherson Strut
Suspension RearSemi-Independent Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock AbsorberTorsion BeamCoupled Torsion Beam Axle
Minimum Turning Radius5.05 metres4.8 metres 4.8 metres
WheelsSteel wheels ( up to K6+)

Alloy Wheels ( K8 )

Steel(LDi,VDi)

Alloy(ZDi)

Steel Wheels (up to Sportz)

Alloy Wheels (Asta only)

Front Tyres185 / 65 R14 Tubeless RadialsLDi, VDi: 165/80R14

ZDi:185/65R15

165/65 R14 Tubeless
Rear Tyres185 / 65 R14 Tubeless RadialsLDi, VDi: 165/80R14

ZDi:185/65R15

165/65 R14 Tubeless
Price (INR – ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 5.22 – 6.76 lakh (ex-showroom Pune) Rs 5.84 – 7.29 lakh Rs 5.63 – 6.81 lakh

The oil burner on the KUV100 doesn’t have the biggest displacement yet delivers the most number of horses among the three. The KUV 1198 cc inline 3-cylinder mFalcon engine delivers 77 bhp of power while the Maruti Swift, with a slightly bigger engine, puts out 74 bhp. The Hyundai Grand i10 delivers 70 bhp. The torque figure of the KUV100 too is at par with the Maruti Swift at 190 Nm while the Grand i10 puts out a slightly lower figure of 160 Nm.

Swift 1.3 million

The ARAI certified fuel economy of the KUV100 is rated at 25.32 kmpl while the Maruti Swift delivers 25.2 kms to a litre of diesel. The Grand i10 has a ARAI certified fuel economy of 24 kmpl. The boot space in the KUV100 isn’t the biggest out there but still stands at a healthy 243 litres. The Grand i10 has a boot space of 256 litres while the Maruti Swift can hold 204 litres of luggage.

Petrol Variants

SpecificationsMahindra KUV100Maruti SwiftHyundai Grand i10
Engine
Displacement1198 cc1197 cc 1197 cc
Engine TypeInline 3-cylinder mFalcon G80, Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) with Dual Variable Valve TimingInline 4-cylinder, K-Series Petrol engine with VVTInline four Kappa Dual VTVT
Max Power (bhp@rpm)82 bhp @ 5500 RPM84 bhp @ 4000 RPM83 bhp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)115 Nm @ 3500-3600 RPM115 Nm @ 2000 RPM113 Nm @ 4000 RPM
ARAI certified fuel economy18.15 kmpl 20.4 kmpl 18.9 kmpl
Gearbox5 Speed Manual5 Speed Manual5 Speed Manual

4 Speed Automatic

Dimensions
Length3675 mm3850 mm3765 mm
Width1705 mm (excluding ORVMs)

1715 (with door side cladding)

1695 mm1660 mm
Height1635 mm

1665 mm (with roof rails)

1530 mm1520 mm
Wheelbase2385 mm2430 mm2425 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm170 mm 165 mm
Seating Capacity6 / 555
Bootspace243 litres204 litres 256 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity35 litres42 litres43 litres
Brakes and Suspension
Front BrakeDiscVentilated DiscDisc
Rear BrakeDrumDrumDrum
Suspension FrontIndependent McPherson Strut with Dual Path Mounts, Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock AbsorberMacPherson strutMcPherson Strut
Suspension RearSemi-Independent Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock AbsorberTorsion BeamCoupled Torsion Beam Axle
Minimum Turning Radius5.05 metres4.8 metres 4.8 metres
WheelsSteel wheels ( up to K6+)

Alloy Wheels ( K8 )

Steel(LDi,VDi)

Alloy(ZDi)

Steel Wheels (up to Sportz)

Alloy Wheels (Asta only)

Front Tyres185 / 65 R14 Tubeless RadialsLDi, VDi: 165/80R14

ZDi:185/65R15

165/65 R14 Tubeless
Rear Tyres185 / 65 R14 Tubeless RadialsLDi, VDi: 165/80R14

ZDi:185/65R15

165/65 R14 Tubeless
Price (INR – ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 4.42 – 5.91 (ex-showroom Pune)Rs  4.68 – 6.27 lakh Rs 4.80 – 6.41 lakh

The petrol variants of all the three products in this comparison have the same displacement and the performance numbers aren’t too different either. The Maruti Swift makes the maximum power among the three with output numbers standing at 84 bhp and 115 Nm. The Grand i10 makes 83 bhp of power and 113 Nm of torque while the KUV100 makes 82 bhp of power and 115 Nm of torque. Fuel economy figures for the KUV100, Swift and Grand i10 stand at 18.15 kmpl, 20.4 kmpl and 18.9 kmpl respectively.

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The KUV100, in both petrol and diesel, comes at a highly competitive prices. Club with that the healthy fuel economy and we have one of the most value for money mainstream products in the Indian market today. Would you buy the KUV100 over its regulation hatchback rivals? Why? Why not? Share your views with us through the comments section below.

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