We are at Mahindra’s Chakan plant right now to attend the launch event of the highly anticipated Mahindra KUV100 compact crossover. Totally undisguised images of the car have surfaced on the internet in the meantime revealing the details. The screen grabs from a video on Yutube show us a totally undisguised KUV100 in White Orange and red colours. The video also puts the car next to its big brother, the XUV100 to give us a perspective on its size.
We have done an exhaustive design review of the KUV100 which you can read here to understand and appreciate the design elements on the KUV100 better. The key elements of the styling, though are that new radiator grille, the elongated headlamp that extends into the bonnet shut line, 6×2 spoke alloy wheels, prominent creases in profile, rear door handle mounted behind the window and a fine red highlight within the headlamps.
On the inside, the cars gets a unified front seat, capable of seating three passengers in the front row, technically making the KUV100 a ‘six seater’. The interior of the car have been revealed in full too and we have done a detailed report on it. You can read all about the car’s interior by clicking here.
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 new car will be available in 4 trim levels. Starting from the basic K2, there will be K4, K6 and the top of the line K8 variants. We hear that ABS and dual airbags will be standard on all the variants which is a welcome news.
Check out the video that reveals the car’s exterior in great detail for the first time below.