Earlier it was expected that Mahindra would name S101 compact SUV as XUV100. But the company named it as KUV100 because it doesn’t want to disturb the legacy of XUV5OO which is well known as XUV in mass markets. They want to position this compact SUV as a completely different vehicle from XUV500, that’s why they have named it as KUV 1OO. The ‘K’ in the moniker represents Kompact according to company. The brand ambassador of this crossover is Varun Dhawan.This is a strategy from Mahindra who is looking to attract first time buyers with this vehicle. Varun Dhawan suits as he is a youngster and the customers will see themselves in him.
Launch Date :
Mahindra KUV100 was launched on January 15th at price of Rs 4.45 lakhs (ex-showroom Price, Pune)
Mahindra KUV100 Price:
The price of the vehicle is expected to be in the range of 4-6 lakhs (ex-showroom) and will be competing against vehicles such as WagonR, Celerio, Beat and upcoming Tata Zica.
Mahindra KUV100 Petrol price list (ex-showroom, Pune):
Mahindra KUV100 K2 – INR 4.42 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K2+ – INR 4.64 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4 – INR 4.77 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4+ – INR 4.99 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6 – INR 5.36 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6+ – INR 5.58 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K8 – INR 5.91 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 Diesel price list (ex-showroom, Pune):
Mahindra KUV100 K2 – INR 5.22 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K2+ – INR 5.44 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4 – INR 5.57 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4+ – INR 5.79 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6 – INR 6.21 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6+ – INR 6.43 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K8 – INR 6.76 lakhs
Exterior Styling & Platform:
Mahindra KUV100 looks stylish and is a head turner, as far as the pictures go. KUV100 has got Scorpio like shapes on its grille, bordered with chrome . It has got large air dam, vertical fog lamps, LED DRL’s, swept back headlamps. Overall the front fascia looks quite appealing.Coming to the side profile, it has got outside door handles in the C-pillar, which is identical to the one seen in the Chevrolet Beat. The reason for it is to give it a nice curvy side profile.Body holding roof rails give it the extra sporty feel that you expect from an SUV.
Mahindra KUV1OO will be riding on all new monocoque platform. It will be front wheel drive and is expected to be used for other future vehicles from Mahindra.
Mahindra has not revealed the interior pictures of this Compact SUV. However, below is the spied picture of KUV100 taken during its testing.
Mahindra KUV100 Engines :
Mahindra would be powering the KUV1OO with all new diesel and petrol engines. The Petrol engine, called as mFALCON G80, is an 3 cylinder 1198 cc all aluminium MPFI engine which is capable of producing 82 bhp @ 5500 rpm and torque of 114 Nm @3,500-3,600 rpm. Similar to the Petrol engine, the Diesel engine is called mFALCON D75 is a 3 cylinder 1198 cc motor capable of generating 77 bhp @ 3,750 rpm and torque of 190Nm @ 1,750-2,250 rpm. AMT is also on the cards for TUV300 but it is still not yet confirmed by Mahindra.
Named after a bird of prey, the mFALCON is a compact lightweight engine built to deliver peppy and high performance, much like its namesake. Both engines are built to deliver excellent low-end torque for the perfect SUV performance and an enjoyable drive.
Information gained through spotting the vehicle – Mahindra KUV1OO looks more like a hatchback. It has a rear door handle similar to beat i.e on the C- pillar. It is expected to be a 6- seater vehicle as it has bench seats in the front and rear.
1.2-Litre mFALCON G80 Petrol:
Power: 82/ 5,500 (bhp/rpm)
Torque : 114 / 3,500-3,600 (NM/rpm)
1.2-Litre mFALCON D75 Diesel:
Power: 77/ 3,750 (bhp/rpm)
Torque : 190 / 1,750-2,250 (Nm/rpm)
Transmission: 5- Speed Manual Transmission (5MT)
Mahindra KUV1oo Mileage:
1.2-litre Petrol – 18.15 km/l
1.2-Litre Diesel – 25.32 km/l
Mahindra KUV1oo Features:
Mahindra KUV1OO K2 :
ABS with EBD, Dual tone bumpers, Rear spoiler, Partial wheel caps, Engine immobiliser, Vinyl seat upholstery, AC with heater, Electric Power steering, Tilt Steering, Driver Foot rest, Gear Indicator, Internally adjustable ORVM, Storage space under Co-driver seat (only in 6-seater), Illuminated Key ring, Rear under- body storage, Height adjustable head lights, 12V power outlet, 1 litre Bottle holder in all doors, LED interior lamp, Collapsible Steering Column, Child safety locks on rear doors
Mahindra KUV1OO K4 (+ Features of K2) :
Body coloured front door handles, Body coloured ORVMs, Wheel Arch Cladding, Fr. & Rr. Sporty Mud- Flaps, Interior Coloured trims, Foldable rear seat, Adjustable Fr. row head rests (only in 5 seater), Power windows, Central locking, Rear Parcel tray, D/N IRVM
Mahindra KUV1OO K6 (+ Features of K4) :
Chrome inserts in Front Grille, Roof mounted Antenna, roof rails, Door side cladding, Piano black inserts, Mood lighting in inner door handles, 3.5″ display infotainment system, Mahindra Bluesense, 4 speakers+2 tweeters, Height adjustable driver seat, Rear Armrest, Adjustable rear sear headrests, Central locking with remote, Electrically adjustable ORVM, Sunglass holder, Cooled glove box, Follow me & lead me to head lamps, Boot lamp, Rear wiper & washer, Rear defogger, speed sensing auto door lock
Mahindra KUV1OO K8 (+ Features of K6) :
Front & Rear Fog lamps with chrome inserts, Silver accentuated door handles, Alloy wheels, DRL’s, Micro hybrid technology (Engine Start-Stop), Puddle lamps on 4 doors, ISOFIX child seat mount on rear seat, Dual airbags.
There are also K2+, K4+ and K6+optional variants which offer dual airbags over their respective variants.
Mahindra KUV1oo colour options: