Home-grown UV maker Mahindra pulled the wraps off its new KUV100 mini-SUV in India on Friday with a price tag ranging from RS 4.42 lakh to Rs 6.76 lakh ( ex showroom Pune).
KUV100, which will take on the likes of Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10, is open for bookings in the country with a down payment of Rs 10,000.
Mahindra KUV100 launch highlights
Mahindra KUV100 launch event concludes.
Mahindra KUV100 has got over 50,000 enquiries so far since it has opened the bookings last month. The bookings numbers are expected in the coming days.
Mahindra KUV100 will also be sold through online retailers like Flipkart and M2All.
Mahindra KUV100 will also be launched in the international market by April.
Mahindra KUV100 primarily will challenge the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10.
The price of the diesel model starts at Rs 5.22 lakh.
Mahindra KUV100 petrol has a starting price tag of Rs 4.42 lakh ( Ex-showroom Pune).
KUV100 exterior styling
KUV100 comes with dominant SUV-Stance with sculpted up-right bonnet, dual tone-bumpers and muscular lines, wrap-around headlamps inspired sunglasses, clenched fist ORVMs, integrated DRLs.
Dual tone bumpers, wheel arch cladding, dual rear fog lamps, rear spoilers coupled with double barrel tail lamps, roof rails.
KUV100 gets mFalcon engines. The petrol 1.2-litre mFalcon G80 engine is tuned to churn out 82bhp and 114Nm, and the 1.2-litre mFalcon D75 diesel engine can develop 77bhp and a peak torque of 190Nm. Its transmission is likely to be shouldered by a five-speed manual gearbox in both the diesel and petrol versions.
KV100 claims to be India's most fuel efficient diesel SUV.
KUV100 petrol- 18.15kpl
KUV100 diesel - 25.32kmpl.
Dual-tone interiors with piano black inserts, floating dashboard design, dash-mounted gear shift, twin-pod instrument cluster.
Space and comfort
KUV100 comes with two seating options- 5-seater (3+2) and 6-seater (3+3).
Boot space – 243litre.
Engine start-stop technology, two modes- Power and Eco mode.
Daytime running lamps, steering mounted audio and phone controls.
ABS with EBD comes as standard across all variants of KUV100.Dual airbags come as optional across all variants including base model.
Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer - Auto Division at Mahindra & Mahindra on stage to talk about KUV100's styling and design.
KUV100 targets the new and young generation of India.
Pravin Shan, President of Mahindra and Mahindra, is on the stage to talk about the current scenario in the UV segments.
With the launch of new KUV100, Mahindra aims to create a new segment.
11.05 AM: Mahindra KUV100 launch event begins.
The new mini-SUV KUV100 will be launched at Mahindra's Chakan plant in Pune.
Mahindra KUV100 launch event will kick-start at 11.00 AM on 15 January.
Finally, the day has arrived and the decks have been cleared to welcome the much awaited "compact SUV" KUV100 from the house of Mahindra. Mahindra KUV100, a mini-SUV that will target first time and young buyers in the country, is all set to go on sale in India on 15 January (Friday).
Unveiled in India last month, Mahindra KUV100 is coming to the market with its task clearly set -- to secure the unchartered territory between hatchback and SUV. The new offering is neither a hatchback nor a full-blown SUV making its a potential game-changer. With the new sub-four meter SUV, Mahindra aims to replicate what the French automaker Renault did with its popular hatchback, the Renault Kwid.
Coming to the details, KUV100, the new micro-SUV is built on the monocoque chassis with four variants in the offing — K2, K4, K6 and K8, with K2+, K4+ and K6+ sub-variants.
Mahindra has put efforts in making the new micro-SUV a visual treat. KUV100 gets a new headlamp cluster that extends on to the side and flaunts mFalcon badging on the side. On a closer look, KUV100 seems to have benefited from the design cues of its siblings with prominent shoulder lines, houses multi-spoke silver alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, door handles and mirrors, C-pillar mounted rear door handle, tail lamp cluster and badging on hatch door, features discernible in the earlier Mahindra SUVs.
KUV100 is expected to be offered in both five and six- seater options. While the K2 and K2+ are expected to come with the six-seater options, the KUV100 is likely to be available in both options K4 onwards.
On the safety front, Mahindra KUV100 will come equipped with ABS and airbags and the company will offer these features as standard across all variants, base model included.
Inside the cabin, KUV100 will come with bench-type seat in the front and gets a gear lever that is mounted on the dashboard, features that are prominent by Datsun Go. The micro-SUV gets a new multi-functions steering wheel and two central AC vents. Other features expected could include illuminated key-hole, Piano Black centre console, Driver Seat Height Adjustment, multi-functional steering wheel, cooled glove box, sun glass holder, silver accented air vents and infotainment system.
Regarding under the hood treatment, KUV100 will debut Mahindra's newly developed mFalcon engines. The petrol 1.2-litre mFalcon G80 engine is tuned to churn out 82bhp and 114Nm, and the 1.2-litre mFalcon D75 diesel engine can develop 77bhp and a peak torque of 190Nm. Its transmission is likely to be shouldered by a five-speed manual gearbox in both the diesel and petrol versions.