Mahindra & Mahindra, the immensely popular Indian UV maker, is about to give a facelift to the KUV100 sub-compact SUV. The KUV100, which was first launched in January 2016, has pretty much failed to find many buyers. Mahindra has now plans to launch an updated model of the KUV100 a shot in the arm. If reports are to be belived the upcoming KUV100 facelift will be called the Mahindra KUV100 NXT. The new model will be launched in this year’s festive season and is likely to be priced aggressively.
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Mahindra KUV100 NXT
The KUV 100 was at the receiving end due to it’s oddball proportions and an unusual styling. Mahindra hopes to address this issue with the facelift. The new KUV100 NXT will have comparatively better styling and hence, should find more buyers than the pre-facelift model. The new model will have an updated front fascia that will carry new headlights , an updated bumper with new foglamp unitsand an even a revised grille. Other than this, the front-end is likely to get a liberal dose of chrome which will give this compact SUV looking vehicle an upmarket appeal. In the side profile, the KUV100 NXT will come with a set of stylish as well as new-design alloy wheels and also updated plastic cladding. The rear-end will also see some major changes. The tailgate will be all new and the taillamps will also get an updated design.
The interior will also get some major changes. The upholstery will be completely new and the dashboard will get a new trim. Also, the car will be high on equipment to take on feature-laden rivals like the Maruti Ignis and the Hyundai Grand i10 . The KUV100 NXT will have the same set of engines that power the current model. These include a 1.2-litre mFalcon G80 petrol as well as a 1.2-litre mFalcon D75 Diesel. Mahindra & Mahindra is likely to re-tune these engines for better mileage and lower NVH levels which is the problem (NVH) in the current car. In this post we will provide you with all the details on the new Mahindra KUV100 NXT facelift.
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Mahindra KUV100 NXT Launch Date
|2017 Mahindra KUV100 NXT (facelift)||October 2017 (expected)|
M&M is yet to make an official announcement pertaining to the launch of the KUV100 NXT. However, it is being reported that the new updated model should launch during this year’s festive season. A festive period laucnh will give the new car have an advantage in the market. This would be primarily be because of the increase in demand for new cars during the auspicious time of the year.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs. 4.5 lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs. 7.5 lakh|
The main rival of the KUV 100 NXT will again be the Maruti Ignis. The Ignis has been doing quite well, at least in comparison to the KUV100. Hence, M&M needs to make it extremely right this time around to give its sub-compact model a better chance at attracting buyers towards it. It is of great importance for the company to competitively price the facelift. Also, it is reported that Mahindra could launch an AMT variant as well. This will help the KUV100 NXT to take the fight straight to Ignis AMT models. It is expected that the prices of the KUV 100 NXT will start at Rs 4.5 lakh and go all the way to Rs 7.5 lakh.
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Mahindra KUV100 NXT Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Petrol/1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, Turbo Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed Manual/AMT|
The specs sheet of the car will remain the same. The sub-compact SUV will continue to be powered from a set of three-cylinder Petrol and Diesel engines that currently power the pre-facelift model. Of course, as mentioned earlier these engines will get a re-tune for better mileage and lower NVH levels. This would be the only change in the specifications.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Mileage
Though the engines will be re-tuned to offer a better mileage, we don’t think there will be a great change in the mileage of the vehicle. As of now, these three-cylinder 1.2-litre Petrol and Diesel engines offer an ARAI-tested mileage of 18.15 KMPL and 25.32 KMPL respectively. It is expected that these figures will see marginal increments.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT Features
- Dual Front Airbags
- LED DRLs
- Updated Bumper
- New Front Grille
- New Taillights
- Multi-function Steering Wheel
- New Headlamps
- Touchscreen Infotainment Unit
- Revised Centre Console
- New 10-spoke Alloy Wheels
- Fresh Styling
The Mahindra KUV100 NXT facelift will offer a comparatively better styling and quite a lot of new features. The most important of these additions will be the new touchscreen infotainment unit.
Mahindra KUV 100 NXT Facelift Dimensions
|Overall Length||3675 mm|
|Overall Width||1715 mm|
|Overall Height||1655 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Turning Radius||5.05 meters|
|Front Track||1490 mm|
|Rear Track||1490 mm|
As the car will get only a few new styling bits, its design will essentially remain the same. This means that the dimensions will more or less remain the same as that of the current car.
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Mahindra KUV100 NXT Interior
The interior won’t see any major changes. That said, a handful of minor changes should make the cabin a better one. Also the seats will get a new upholstery and the dashboard might well get a new trim. Also, the center console gets a revision to accommodate a brand new touchscreen infotainment unit. This is an important addition, considering the Ignis offers the a superior SmartPlay infotainment unit on the top-end models. A primary highlight of the KUV100 is the front row of seats, which offers a bench-like arrangement to accommodate up to three passengers.
Mahindra KUV 100 NXT Facelift Exterior
The KUV 100 micro SUV has received a lot of negative criticism for its unusual and un-propotional exteriors. The NXT facelift will address this issue by offering a much better styling. This should help it find larger number of new customers. There is no doubt that the KUV100 has been struggling when it comes to the sales figures. A large reason for this is the weird looking exteriors of the car. The NXT facelift will come with a revised front facade that will boast of new headlamps, an updated bumper , a new grille that will carry new foglamp units. The grille will have enough chrome to attract the chrome-loving buyers.As mentioned earlier, the side profile of the KUV100 NXT will come with a set of stylish, new-design alloy wheels and probably updated plastic cladding. The rear-end will also see some major changes. The tailgate will be completely new and the taillamps will get an updated design.
So, what are your thoughts on the new Mahindra KUV100 NXT facelift that is about to launch? Do you think it will be able to give a good rivalry to the likes of Maruti Ignis and Hyundai Grand i10? Do share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below.