Having arrived in 2016, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT has received comprehensive changes this festive season and has been launched at an introductory price of ₹ 4.39 lakh, going up to ₹ 7.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). With the KUV not receiving the kind of response Mahindra was hoping for, the automaker has now made a host of upgrades to the model, both aesthetic and feature list alike in a bid to make the car more appealing. There will be changes to the mechanicals too on the updated KUV100 while power will continue to come from the same engine options. To be badged as the Mahindra KUV100 NXT, here's what you can expect from the launch today. (Read: Mahindra KUV100 NXT Launched In India)
While the design is almost unchanged, there are some updates which are distinct and noticeable to the exterior. The KUV gets an updated front bumper, a new mesh and more plastic cladding around the fog lamps. A faux skid plate finished in brushed aluminium is also seen at the front and rear. At the rear, the KUV100 NXT gets new clear lens taillights with chrome bezels inside, and a revised bumper along the lines of the front unit. The wiper also sports a different design than before.
Inside, the Mahindra KUV100 continues to be a six-seater. The top-end variants are finished in 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 but no Android Auto.
Other features include auto climate control, steering wheel mounted control, height adjustable driver's seat and much more. Additionally, Mahindra is expected to offer dual airbags as standard on the KUV100 NXT, while there will be fewer variants this time. Power will continue to come from the 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines. The Mahindra KUV100 NXT will be launched in sometime and will get a clear idea of all the changes on the butch looking hatchback.