Mahindra is all set to launch the heavily updated KUV100 in our market on October 10, 2017. The original KUV100 was launched in January 2016 as Mahindra’s entry-level model for the booming compact-SUV/rugged hatchback segment. However, it failed to have much of an impact in the market. Mahindra plans to change this with the soon-to-be-launched KUV100 NXT. As shown from the images, dealers have started receiving stock of the updated KUV.
Mahindra KUV100 facelift exteriors: What’s new? Badged KUV100 NXT, the refreshed model features a long list of updates. Changes on the exterior include redesigned front and back bumpers that give the KUV a muscular and more SUV-like appearance. The vehicle’s length has also gone up slightly as a result of this and is now at 3,700mm, compared to the earlier 3,675mm. Mahindra offers faux skid plate on the front and the back, along with a new front grille with design elements comparable to newer models like the Genio pick-up and the upcoming U321 MPV. The cladding that runs across the length of the car, including the wheel arches, has also seen a minor design change. The headlamps and tail-lamps get new supplements and the latter gets a clear lens design. The refreshed KUV100 features sheet metal changes to the doors and the tailgate, and now sport “sharper and more aggressive” creases to make the vehicle look more SUV-like. It comes with combined roof rails and a hatchback spoiler. Higher variants like the one seen here come with new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The KUV100 facelift comes with the option of six single-tone exterior paint shades and three dual-tone paint schemes.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT interiors
The updated KUV100 gets some tweaks on the inside too. Before available in both 5- and six-seater layout, Mahindra will now sell the KUV100 as a six-seater. However, the five-seater version will be available on a made-to-order basis. Two interior shades are on offer. The lower-spec trims are likely to come with grey interiors while the top-spec K8 gets an all-black layout.
Mahindra KUV100 facelift equipment list
Mahindra has introduced a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the K8 trim. This system features multiple functions, including GPS navigation with maps from MapmyIndia. Additionally, the KUV100 also comes with remote lock/unlock for the tailgate, power-folding wing mirrors, rear parking sensors, a new multi-info display giving readouts for gearshift alert, drive modes and fuel economy. Additional features on the facelift include steering-mounted controls, driver’s seat height adjust, a cooled glovebox and mood lighting.