New Mahindra KUV100 – All You Need to Know

Mahindra & Mahindra has just launched a brand new model that has been positioned below the TUV300. With this new micro-SUV, Mahindra is targeting the A2 and B segment hatchbacks like the Maruti Wagon R, Swift and Honda Brio through offering more space and more features. This approach might not be very conventional, but capitalising on the average Indian car buyer’s love for SUVs might work in Mahindra’s favour. We are just back from having a short spin in the new Mahindra KUV100 and while we will be getting behind its wheel again for a comprehensive new Mahindra KUV100 Test Drive Review soon, here’s our first look review of the new micro-SUV from Mahindra & Mahindra.

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[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Mahindra KUV100 aka S101[/box]

Speaking at the brand name and engine reveal event, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M Ltd. said, “We are all set to create a new segment with the launch of the KUV100 which also marks our foray into ground up petrol engines. An ambitious project from the very start, the KUV100, is all set to carve its niche amongst first-time car buyers with its unique propositions. I am confident that the KUV100, like its predecessors, will become an extremely popular brand and will be cited for taking Mahindra to a whole new orbit”.

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Mahindra KUV100 Price List

Mahindra KUV100 Petrol Model Price List –

  • Mahindra KUV100 K2 Petrol Price – INR 4.42 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K2+ Petrol Price – INR 4.64 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K4 Petrol Price – INR 4.77 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K4+ Petrol Price – INR 4.99 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K6 Petrol Price – INR 5.36 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K6+ Petrol Price – INR 5.58 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K8 Petrol Price – INR 5.91 lakhs

Mahindra KUV100 Diesel Model Price List –

  • Mahindra KUV100 K2 Diesel Price- INR 5.52 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K2+ Diesel Price – INR 5.44 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K4 Diesel Price – INR 5.57 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K4+ Diesel Price – INR 5.79 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K6 Diesel Price – INR 6.21 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K6+ Diesel Price – INR 6.43 lakhs
  • Mahindra KUV100 K8 Diesel Price- INR 6.76 lakhs

Mahindra KUV100 Video Review

Mahindra KUV100 Photos

Mahindra KUV100 Specifications

The KUV100 becomes Mahindra’s second model to feature monocoque construction after the XUV500. An all-new family of mFalcon diesel and petrol engines power the KUV. The diesel variants are powered by a the mFalcon D75 1198cc engine which churns out 77 bhp @ 3750 rpm and 190 Nm @1750-2250 rpm. The petrol variants are powered by the 1198cc mFlacon G80 motor boasting of 82 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 114 Nm @ 3500-3600 rpm. Transmission duties are handled by either a 5-speed manual for now. A 5-speed AMT could be offered at a later stage.

Lenght x Width x Height3675x1715x1665 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Kerb Weight1135 kg
Wheel Type and Size14 inch alloys
Boot Space243 L
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L G80 mFalcon Petrol1.2 L G75 mFalcon Diesel
Power82 bhp77 bhp
Torque115 Nm190 Nm
Top Speed -NA--NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)-NA--NA-
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed MT5-speed MT
Mileage18.15 kmpl25.32 kmpl
Air Conditioner TypeManual
Power WindowsYes (4)
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio System2-DIN Integrated


Mahindra KUV100 Mileage

  • Mahindra KUV100 Petrol Fuel Mileage – 18.15 kmpl
  • Mahindra KUV100 Diesel Fuel Mileage – 25.32 kmpl


Mahindra KUV100 Design & Features

Compact cars styled like SUVs seem to work well in the Indian car market as exhibited by the Renault Kwid. The KUV100 gets similar design traits such as a high set bonnet, body cladding all around, muscly wheel arches, etc. LED daytime running lights, a narrow set of headlamps and fog lamps round up the exterior design of the KUV100.  The USP of the KUV100’s cabin will be the flexible 3+3 seating arrangement. The engineers have moved the gear lever to the dashboard to make space for a third passenger who can be seated between the two front seats. Other highlights include a grey-ish colour theme with piano black inserts, a multifunction steering wheel borrowed from the TUV300, Bluetooth connectivity, 4 airbags, ABS and more. The KUV100 will be available with a choice of 7 paint shades –

  • Fiery Orange
  • Flamboyant Red
  • Dazzling Silver
  • Aquamarine
  • Pearl White
  • Designer Grey
  • Midnight Black

Mahindra KUV100 Interior Photos

Seen above are a couple of photos of the top-end K8 variant’s interior. The front row gets Datsun Go-like bench seat, with the gear lever moved to the dashboard. The handbrake lever is positioned below the centre console, and has a pull-type operation. As can be seen in the interior photo, the KUV100’s gets a single binnacle instrument console, rectangular AC vents and a non-touchscreen infotainment system.

Mahindra KUV100 Variants

  • K2 & K2+ (with airbags)
  • K4 & K4+ (with airbags)
  • K6 & K6+ (with airbags)
  • K8 (with airbags)

Mahindra KUV100 Compact SUV Features

Mahindra KUV100 K2 Features

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Electronic Power Steering
  • Tilt Steering
  • AC & heater
  • Gear indicator
  • LED turn indicators
  • ABS & EBD
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Dual front airbags for K2+ variant

Mahindra KUV100 K4 Features

All above features, plus –

  • Body coloured door handles
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Wheel arch cladding
  • Foldable rear seats
  • Four power windows
  • Central locking
  • Front armrest
  • Dual front airbags for K4+ variant

Mahindra KUV100 K6 Features

All above features, plus –

  • Chrome front grille
  • Blacked-out B-pillar
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Roof rails
  • Door side cladding
  • Driver-seat height adjustment
  • Rear armrest
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door mirrors
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Follow-me home headlamps
  • Lead me to Vehicle lamps
  • Infotainment system with 4 speakers & 2 tweeters
  • Power and Eco drive modes
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Dual front airbags for K6+ variant

Mahindra KUV100 K8 Features

  • Micro Hybrid system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Fog lamps
  • Puddle lamps at all doors
  • 12-spoke alloy wheels
  • Dual front airbags
  • Blacked-out B-pillar
  • Driver-seat height adjustment
  • Keyless entry
  • Infotainment system with 4 speakers & 2 tweeters

Mahindra KUV100 Official Images

We will bring you more details on the new micro-SUV as and when we get our hands on them, followed by a comprehensive New Mahindra KUV100 Test Drive Review. So, stay tuned to Car Blog India for a New Mahindra KUV100 Test Drive Review and other relation news.

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