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Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100- Detailed Comparison of Price, Specs, Mileage, Features, Design and more

Mahindra launched the KUV100 about the same time last year. The hatchback has looks of an SUV. However, the response was average from the Indian buyers. At the Auto Expo in 2016, Maruti showcased the concept Maruti Ignis. Now Maruti is all set to launch the Ignis in a few days time. The Ignis will have a rival in the form of the KUV100. Here in this article, lets compare the two mini SUVs and see how they fare against each other when it comes to price, dimensions, specs, mileage etc.

Also read- Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Baleno, Maruti Ignis vs Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Swift

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV 100 Comparison- Price


Maruti IgnisPrice (expected, ex-showroom, Delhi)Mahindra KUV 100Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
SigmaRs. 6.00 lakhK2Rs. 5.50 lakh
DeltaRs. 6.55 lakhK2+Rs. 5.72 lakh
ZetaRs. 7.25 lakhK4Rs. 5.85 lakh
AlphaRs. 7.79 lakhK4+Rs. 6.07 lakh
Delta AMTRs. 7.00 lakhK6Rs. 6.50 lakh
Alpha AMTRs. 8.30 lakhK6+Rs. 6.72 lakh
K8Rs. 7.05 lakh

The prices mentioned above for the Maruti Ignis are estimated figures. There is a possibility that the actual pricing of the Maruti Ignis could be closer to the KUV100’s. But the price of the top-end variants of the Ignis will be higher than that of the KUV as they will come with more number of features. It is also expected that the overall quality of the Ignis would be much better than the Mahindra KUV100. The Ignis will be also have the upper hand when it comes to transmission as it would be available with an optional automatic in the form of a 5-speed AMT in both petrol and diesel versions.


Maruti IgnisPrice (expected ex showroom Delhi)Mahindra KUV100Price (ex showroom, Delhi)
SigmaRs. 5.00 lakhK2Rs. 4.58 lakh
DeltaRs. 5.60 lakhK2+Rs. 4.87 lakh
ZetaRs. 6.20 lakhK4Rs. 4.99 lakh
Delta AutomaticRs. 6.15 lakhK4+Rs. 5.22 lakh
AlphaRs. 6.70 lakhK6Rs. 5.59 lakh
Zeta AutomaticRs. 6.80 lakhK6+Rs. 5.81 lakh
Alpha AutomaticRs. 7.30 lakhK8Rs. 6.14 lakh
Mahindra KUV 100
Mahindra KUV 100

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100  Comparison- Specifications


Maruti IgnisMahindra KUV100
Engine Type1.3 L Diesel 1.2 L Diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual
Power75 bhp77 bhp
Torque190 Nm190 Nm
Mileage26.80 kpl (claimed)25.32 kpl (claimed)


Maruti IgnisMahindra KUV100
Engine Type1.2 L Petrol1.2 L Petrol
Transmission5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual
Power83 bhp82 bhp
Torque115 Nm115 Nm
Mileage20.89 km/ltr (claimed)18.15 km/ltr (claimed)

The Maruti Ignis will share its engines with the Baleno/Dzire/ Swift. The Ignis will be powered by a 1.3 L Diesel engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Whereas the petrol variants will be powered by a 1.2 L Petrol engine also paired up to a 5-speed manual. Maruti will also offer the petrol and diesel Ignis with an automatic transmission in the form of a 5-speed AMT, apart from the standard 5-speed manual, . Power and torque of the Maruti Ignis and the Mahindra KUV 100 are nearly the same. It is expected that the Ignis petrol will be much quicker and will not feel as sluggish as the KUV100 petrol. Also,  the Maruti Ignis will have the upper hand when it comes to transmission, due to an automatic transmission option.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison-  Dimensions

Maruti IgnisMahindra KUV100
Length x Width x Height3700 x 1690 x 1595 mm3675 x 1715 x 1665 mm
Wheelbase2435 mm2385 mm
Wheel Type and Size15 inch alloys14 inch alloys
Boot Space260 L243 L
Kerb Weight825-960 kg1085-1135 kg

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison-  Mileage

Maruti IgnisMahindra KUV100
Diesel26.80 kpl25.32 kpl
Petrol20.89 kpl18.15 kpl

The Mahindra KUV100 Diesel claims an  overall fuel efficiency of 25.32 kpl. Whereas the Diesel Ignis  claims a mileage of 26.80 kpl. Which means that the Diesel Ignis is more efficient than the Diesel KUV 100.

The Petrol variant of the KUV100 returns a claimed mileage of 18.15 kpl.  While that of the Ignis returns a mileage of 20.89 kmpl. The Ignis gets an AMT, so the fuel efficiency figures of the automatic versions will be similar to the manual variants.

As evident from the table above, the Ignis is more fuel efficient than the Mahindra KUV 100.

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison- Features

The Maruti Ignis would be sold through the Nexa dealership network only which is meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come feature packed. The primary highlights of the feature will include LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, dual front airbags, ABS,  touchscreen infotainment system and much more.

On the other hand, the Mahindra KUV 100 does not offer projector headlamps, climate control or a touchscreen infotainment system. The KUV100 might be cheaper than the Ignis, but it is not as feature rich considering its price. The Ignis also comes with dual front airbags and ABS are standard safety features.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti IgnisMahindra KUV100
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlManual
Power Windows Yes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingYesYes
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemYes (Touchscreen)Yes (2-DIN)
AirbagsYes (2)Yes (2)
ABSYes Yes

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison- Design

The Mahindra KUV100 features has a unique styling of its own. Though it looks great when seen from certain angles, it looks a bit  awkward from some angles. The puny wheels snatch the proper SUV look and the design seems a bit overdone.

Mahindra KUV 100
Mahindra KUV 100

The production model of the Ignis is almost the same as the one shown at the Auto Expo in 2016. The design highlights include –LED daytime running lights,  the large chrome lined grille up front which houses the headlamps, and more. Due to the SUV like design elements, the Ignis looks like a blend a of hatchback and SUV.

Maruti Ignis
Maruti Ignis

The upcoming Maruti Ignis can easily be declared the winner between the Ignis and Mahindra KUV 100 when it comes to design.

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison – Interior

When it comes to the interior, it’s almost the same story as that of the exterior. To facilitate the 3+3 seating arrangement, the KUV100 has a slab-like centre console with the gear lever.

Mahindra KUV 100 interiors
Mahindra KUV 100 interiors

The Ignis has a very cool looking dashboard design different from what we have been seeing from Maruti. The India-spec model has a black-ivory white combo for the cabin. Apart from this, the Ignis features body-coloured highlights in the cabin. Quality levels of the Ignis’s interior is much better than that of the KUV’s cabin.

Maruti Ignis Interiors
Maruti Ignis Interiors

Overall, the cabin of the Maruti Ignis feels much more premium and definitely better built.

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison – The Final Verdict

After a great initial response, Mahindra’s KUV100 did not find as many buyers as Mahindra would have hoped . On the other hand  the Ignis appears to be a better product in car when it comes to design, features and quality. Hence it should fare better in terms of sales. A lot will ride on the pricing of the Maruti Ignis in comparison to that of the Mahindra KUV100.

  • Price – It is expected that Maruti will price the Ignis close to the Mahindra KUV100. However due to the Ignis’s premium features, its top-end variants will be more expensive, compared to the Mahindra KUV100.
  • Design – The Ignis is definitely a better looking car than the Mahindra KUV100 as the KUV100 looks a little awkward from some angles.
  • Specifications – Both micro-SUVs have similar power and torque numbers. Mahindra KUV100 petrol feels sluggish. Ignis  also has the upper hand here as it will get a 5-speed AMT.
  • Features – The Ignis will be more feature packed with features like projector headlamps  touchscreen infotainment system and more.

Also see- Maruti Ignis Bookings Open

Overall, it can be concluded that the Maruti Ignis is a much better car than the Mahindra KUV100. Hope you liked this comparison. Stay tuned to indiaautoz.in for more such comparisons. Leave your comments below.

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, https://indiaautoz.in .

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