Home-grown UV maker Mahindra is gearing up for the launch of its new mini-SUV KUV100 in the lucrative Indian auto market on 15 January. The mini-SUV, which is coming to the market to conquer a new segment, has already made numerous appearances on the web through photos in a variety of forms, typically spy shots.
Now to tickle auto lovers' fancy further, coming your way is a video of the KUV100, giving a closer look at the Mahindra's latest creation that has been getting attention since its inception. The latest video shows the new KUV100 virtually from every possible angle. The interesting bit is that the video also reveals the rear end of KUV100 which was kept under the wraps until now. Although the cyber space has been flooded with the spy shots of KUV100, this latest video is probably the best look at the model yet.
The 4 minute video, which was uploaded on YouTube by Gaurav Thakur, shows several units of KUV100 lined up at its workshop. In the front, the model gets newly designed headlights that extend to the side with square fog lamps, and flaunts sleek grill with Mahindra logo on it. KUV100 gets simple tail lights and features pillar-mounted rear-door handles like Chevrolet Beat.
For starters, KUV100, which was unveiled in India in December 2015, will be offered in four variants — K2, K4, K6 and K8 — with the K2+, K4+ and K6+ sub-variants. The model will be available in 7 colours: Fiery Orange, Flamboyant Red, Dazzling Silver, Aquamarine, Pearl White, Designer Grey and Midnight Black, and will be pinned to rival Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Tata Zica and Hyundai Grand i10.
From the word around the Internet, KUV100 will come 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.
Under the hood, Mahindra KUV100 will include the company's new engine mFalcon. 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. The transmission is likely to be taken care of by a five-speed manual gearbox in both the diesel and petrol versions.
Inside the cabin, KUV100 will get three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, vertically placed HVAC knobs on the centre console and two central AC vents with bench-type seating at the front. Mahindra is expected to offer safety features like ABS and dual front airbags as standards across all variants of KUV100.
The bookings for Mahindra KUV100 are open in the country and the model is expected to get a tag starting at Rs 4 lakh.