Mahindra KUV 100 manages to grab eyeballs away from hatchbacks Ford Figo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10

Mahindra KUV 100 manages to grab eyeballs away from hatchbacks Ford Figo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10
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The KUV100 is all-new compact petrol and diesel engines.

The KUV100 is all-new compact petrol and diesel engines.

Launched in January 2016, the Mahindra KUV100 entry-level SUV has managed to garner bookings of over 37,000 units so far, reports ET. The brand’s second crossover is positioned in a such a way to lure customers from the B-Segment hatchbacks like the Ford Figo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, Tata Bolt, etc.

A tall stance, high seating position, and efficient interior packaging are the crossover’s salient features. The car targets young urban customers.

The KUV100 adopts brand new 1.2-litree three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The G80 petrol motor develops 82 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 3,500 – 3,600 rpm, while the D75 diesel mill is good enough for 77 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 1,750 – 2,250 rpm. The petrol engine has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 18.51 kmpl, while the diesel returns an impressive 25.32 kmpl.

Inside, the crossover features a floating centre console with carries the gear lever. This arrangement makes way for an optional bench seat which takes the seating capacity up to 6 passengers. Equipment highlights include LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, 6-speed infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, start/stop system and Eco-Power drive modes.

The Mahindra KUV100 is priced between INR 4.56 akhs and 7.02 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

This article has first appeared in Rushlane.com

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