With the KUV100, Mahindra entered a segment where it was never present and it planned to grab the attention of the market by styling it like an SUV. It even called it its smallest SUV, though technically it was still a hatchback. While the KUV100 brought quite a few new things to the table in the hatchback segment, Mahindra has had to work hard at keeping things interesting for the customers and with the facelift, the company plans to do exactly that. The KUV100 NXT, as it’ll be called, is all set to launch in India tomorrow and we have all the details for you.
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- While the design of the KUV100 remains almost unchanged there are some changes which are distinct and noticeable to the exterior. The car gets an updated front bumper, a new mesh and there's a bit more plastic cladding around the fog lamps.
- The front bumper has been tweaked to give the car a fresh look making it a bit more contemporary. A faux skid plate finished in brushed aluminium is also seen at the front and rear, giving it that SUV appeal.
- At the rear, the KUV100 facelift gets new clear lens taillights with chrome bezels inside, and a revised bumper along the lines of the front unit.
- The Mahindra KUV100 now gets revised headlamps while the grille takes inspiration from the updated Mahindra XUV500.
- It looks a bit larger too and reports suggest that the KUV has seen a slight increase in its length and now measures 3700 mm, as opposed to 3675 mm.
- The top-end model of the KUV100 will come finished with an all-black interior and brushed silver inserts for the premium touch. The lower trims will get grey interiors instead.
- While the overall layout still remains the same, Mahindra has now added a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the top-end KUV100 K8 trim. The unit offers audio and navigation support. Sadly though, Android Auto has been not been included for now.
- There are no changes in the engines that will power the KUV100 facelift and it will get the same 1.2-litre all-aluminium mFalcon G80 3-cylinder petrol motor that produces 82bhp of power and 114Nm of torque. Whereas the oil burner will be a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged common-rail diesel engine, named the mFalcon D75, that develops 77bhp along with 190Nm of torque.
- The Mahindra KUV100 facelift will continue to rival the Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki WagonR, and Maruti Suzuki Ignis.