on 30, Jan 2019

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Review: Know Why You Should Buy This Today

Mahindra KUV car was first launched in 2016 but did not receive the popularity Mahindra would have liked. As a result, the company worked on user reviews and got out it with an iteration of the first generation and named it as KUV100 NXT. Though Mahindra KUV100 might appear as a compact SUV, it is best described as a hatchback. With the addition of several premium features and more attractive and sharp styling, KUV100 NXT will surely catch more eyes than what it used to earlier. Does this car have what it takes to attract customers to the showroom? Let us find out.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Key Specifications

Here are the key specifications of KUV100 NXT:

  • ENGINE:

(i) mFALCON G80, Multi-Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) with Dual Variable Valve Timing (Petrol)

(ii) mFALCON D75, Turbocharger with Intercooler, Common Rail Direct Injection Technology (Diesel)

  • EMISSION: BS4

  • CUBIC CAPACITY: 1198 cm3

  • MAX. GROSS POWER:

(i) 61 KW (82 BHP) @ 5500 RPM (Petrol)

(ii) 57.4 KW (77 BHP) @ 3750 RPM (Diesel)

  • MAX. GROSS TORQUE:

(i) 115 Nm @ 3500-3600 RPM (Petrol)

(ii)190 Nm @ 1750 -2250 RPM (Diesel)

  • GEARBOX: 5-Speed Manual

  • DRIVETRAIN: Front Wheel Drive (FWD)

  • FRONT SUSPENSION: Independent McPherson Strut with Dual Path Mounts, Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock Absorber

  • REAR SUSPENSION: Semi-Independent Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Hydraulic Gas Charged Shock Absorber

  • TYRES:

(i) Tubeless Radials 185/65 R14 (For K2, K2+ & K4+)

(ii) Tubeless Radials 185/60 R15 (For K6+ & K8)

  • MINIMUM TURNING RADIUS: 5.05 m

  • OVERALL LENGTH: 3700 mm

  • OVERALL WIDTH: 1735 mm

  • OVERALL HEIGHT: 1655 mm

  • WHEELBASE: 2385 mm

  • TRACK WIDTH: 1490 mm

  • GROUND CLEARANCE: 170 mm

  • FRONT BRAKES: Disc Brakes

  • REAR BRAKES: Drum Brakes

  • SEATING CAPACITY:

6-Seater (3+3) (For K2 & K2+)

5-Seater (2+3) or 6-Seater (3+3) (For K4, K6+ & K8)

  • BOOT SPACE: 243 Litres

  • FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 35 Litres

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Variants

Fuel Type: Petrol

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K2: ₹ 4.7 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K2+: ₹ 5.14 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K4+: ₹ 5.61 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K4+ 5-SEATER: ₹ 5.61 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K6+: ₹ 6.12 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K6+ 5-SEATER: ₹ 6.18 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K8: ₹ 6.78 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K8 5-SEATER: ₹ 6.78 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT G80 K8 DUAL TONE: ₹ 6.85 Lakh

The above prices are Ex-Showroom.

Fuel Type: Diesel

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K2: ₹ 5.72 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K2+: ₹ 6.00 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K4+: ₹ 6.47 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K4+ 5-SEATER: ₹ 6.48 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K6+: ₹ 7.34 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K6+ 5-SEATER: ₹ 7.34 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K8: ₹ 7.71 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K8 5-SEATER: ₹ 7.71 Lakh

  • KUV100 NXT D75 K8 5-SEATER: ₹ 7.78 Lakh

The above prices are Ex-Showroom.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Mileage

Mahindra KUV100 NXT returns a mileage of 18.15 kmpl for Petrol and 25.32 kmpl for Diesel. The car is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Colours

Mahindra KUV100 NXT is available in 6 single paint and 2 dual paint options:

  • Pearl White

  • Dazzling Silver

  • Flamboyant Red

  • Fiery Orange

  • Designer Grey

  • Midnight Black

  • Silver & Black

  • Red & Black

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Features

Mahindra KUV100 NXT is equipped with many new features. Let us have a look at them:

  • State of the art 7” Touchscreen Infotainment System with GPS Navigation

  • Electronic Temperature Control Panel

  • 4 Speakers + 2 Tweeters Music System

  • Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity USB Audio, Video and Image Playback

  • Piano Black Inserts and Silver Accents

  • Steering Mounted Audio and Phone Controls

  • Voice Alerts

  • Twin Pod Cluster with Gear Shift Alerts

  • Electronic Power Steering with Tilt Function

  • Remote Keyless Entry with In-Remote Opening Tailgate

  • Micro Hybrid Technology (Engine Start-Stop)

  • Intellipark (Rear Parking Sensors)

  • Flat-floor

  • Driver Seat Height Adjuster

  • Premium Interiors with a Sporty Black Theme

  • Front & Rear Armrest with Cup-Holders

  • Flexi 6-Seater

  • Long Travel Suspension

  • High Angles of Approach & Departure

  • Cooled Glove Box

  • Sunglass Holder

  • Under-Seat Storage

  • Under-Floor Storage

  • Power Windows on All Doors

  • Gear Indicator & Gear Shift Promoter

  • Internally Adjustable ORVMs

  • Vanity Mirror on Co-driver Side

  • Illuminated Key Ring

  • Follow-me-home Headlights

  • Lead-me-to-vehicle Headlamps

  • Headlight Height Adjustment

  • Seat Belt Warning for Driver’s Seat

  • Door Ajar Warning

  • DIS with Avg. Fuel Economy & Distance to Empty Information

  • Boot Lamp

  • 12V Power Outlets

  • Rear Wash & Wipe

  • Rear De-fogger

  • Door Pockets

  • 1 Litre Bottle Holder in All Doors

  • Cable Operated Tail-gate & Fuel Lid Release

  • Rear Parcel Tray

  • LED Interior Lamp (Roof Lamp)

  • Puddle Lamps on All Doors

  • Internal Rear View Mirror

  • Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)

  • Engine Immobiliser

  • Power/ECO Mode

  • ORVMs with Side Turn Indicators

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Performance

The new KUV100 NXT borrows the same engine configurations from the pre-facelifted version i.e., a 1.2 litre petrol engine producing 82 HP and 115 Nm torque and a 1.2 litre diesel engine producing 77 HP and 190 Nm torque. Both the engines are from the mFalcon series. Being a 3 cylinder engine, the refinement is on the lower side compared to the 4 cylinder hatchbacks such as Baleno, Swift, i20 and Figo.

Due to softer suspension, most of the uneven surfaces are tackled with ease at lower speeds but at higher speeds, the effect of uneven roads is more especially at the rear. The transmission is very smooth and the gear joystick is easy to operate. The steering is big and heavy and will have a real test during parking. All in all, the performance of KUV100 NXT is not what a car enthusiast would enjoy.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Engine

Mahindra KUV100 NXT is available in two engine configurations:- a 3-cylinder 1.2 litre petrol engine producing 82 HP and 115 Nm torque and a 3-cylinder 1.2 litre diesel engine producing 77 HP and 190 Nm torque. Both the engines are from the mFalcon series. Both the engines have good throttle response but the heavier weight of the car leads to a constrained response from the engine after reaching 100kmph.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Transmission

The location of the 5-speed manual gearbox may appear awkward to most of the buyers but that is not the case. In fact, the joystick gear lever is easy to reach. Changing gears is very smooth, unlike other Mahindra cars. The company hasn’t provided an automatic transmission for KUV100 NXT yet.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Safety & Comfort

Mahindra has paid special attention to safety and comfort features in KUV100 NXT. Below is the list:

SAFETY FEATURES:

  • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution

  • Collapsible Steering Column

  • Dual Airbags (Driver & Passenger)

  • Child Safety Locks on Rear Doors

  • Speed Sensing Automatic Door Locks

  • Automatic Hazard Warning Lamps on Panic Braking or Bonnet Opening

  • Automatic Hazard Warning Lamps on Crash

  • Anti-theft Security Alarm

  • Anti-Slip Clips for Driver’s Side Floor Mat

  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mount on Rear Seat

COMFORT FEATURES:

  • Air-conditioner with Heater

  • Electronic Power Steering

  • Tiltable Steering

  • Fabric Seat Upholstery

  • Fabric Insert in Door Trims

  • Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat

  • Foldable Rear Seat

  • Electrically Foldable Mirrors

  • Front Row Armrest

  • Rear Row Armrest

  • Headrests

  • Adjustable Front Row Headrests

  • Adjustable Rear Row Headrests

  • Driver’s Footrest

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Video Review: https://youtu.be/IY7OHKbJDDE

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Exterior

Mahindra hasn’t changed the design a lot, but the changes that have been made have resulted in the design is much less quirky than what it used to be before. The new aggressive front grille, muscular front bumper with silver skid plate and flared wheel arches with a wheel, door and sill cladding have lifted up the design by quite a margin.

At the rear, double-barrelled clear lens tail lamps, an integrated spoiler with aero corners and muscular body lines enhance the car’s look. The beautifully crafted diamond-cut 2-tone alloy wheels also look very attractive. The tyre size does look a tad smaller. Overall, the exterior design of the car is very refreshing.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Interior

Once you step into KUV interior, you would be surprised by the space on offer. There are adequate headroom and knee room. Three people sitting at the back will find themselves comfortable though three at the front should not be seated, the middle row seat is cramped. Piano-Black insets and silver accents on the dashboard lend a premium touch to the interiors. The location of the gear lever is not a problem as you are more likely to get accustomed to it in the long run.

The 7’’ touchscreen infotainment system, equipped with GPS, Navigation and Bluetooth is one of the biggest additions in the interiors and has an excellent response on touch. Sporty black interior theme is much better than the grey, that was present in the earlier version. Several storage spaces have been provided such as sunglass holder, cup-holders, cooled glove box, under-seat storage, under-floor storage and bottle holders.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Different in appearance from other hatchbacks have some SUV design elements.

  • The gearshift is very smooth and easy. A 5-speed manual is fun to drive.

  • ABS and EBD standard across all the variants. Dual airbags available from K2+ variant.

  • Equipped with a decent list of features.

  • Generous cabin space, especially at the rear.

Cons:  

  • Design not to everyone’s taste. Some prefer conventional hatchback styling.

  • Average ride quality, scope for improvement.

  • Average NVH levels, noise creeps inside the cabin.

  • Lower range limited to city drives. There is a lot of space for improvement here.

  • Better options available in the market such as Grand i10.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT User Reviews

Let us see what the existing owners have to say about the Mahindra KUV100 NXT:

“Family car and lovely car.” – Kumar (www.auto.ndtv.com)

“Very very good car. Milage is also good. City and highway 14km” – Saroj Kumar Dey (www.auto.ndtv.com)

“Best vehicle for first buyers” – JAYABALAN (www.auto.ndtv.com)

Mahindra KUV100 NXT In News

"Mahindra KUV100 NXT AMT Spotted Testing In Bangalore" Read more:  https://www.drivespark.com/four-wheelers/2018/mahindra-kuv100-nxt-amt-spotted-testing-bangalore-026717.html

KUV 100 NXT has also been launched in South Africa. Read more:  https://www.carmag.co.za/news/refreshed-mahindra-kuv100-nxt-boasts-lower-entry-price/rushlane.com/

Mahindra KUV100 NXT is now available at the leased price of ₹ 13,499 per month. Read more: https://auto.ndtv.com/news/mahindra-e2o-plus-taxis-in-nagpur-cross-25-lakh-kilometres-in-one-year-1842105

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Petrol / Diesel Competitors

Mahindra KUV100 NXT faces stiff competition from various hatchbacks such as

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Ford Figo

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Nissan Micra Active

Hyundai Grand i10

Toyota Etios Liva

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Petrol Mileage Comparison

  • KUV100 NXT: 18.15

  • Ignis: 20.89

  • Figo: 18.16

  • Swift: 22.00

  • Micra Active: 19.15 (only automatic available):

  • Grand i10: 18.9

  • Etios Liva: 18.16

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Diesel Mileage Comparison

  • KUV100 NXT: 18.15

  • Ignis: Discontinued

  • Figo: 25.83

  • Swift: 28.4

  • Micra Active: 23.19 (only automatic available):

  • Grand i10: 24.0

  • Etios Liva: 23.59

Mahindra KUV100 FAQs

Q. Is KUV100 NXT the best car ever from Mahindra?

A. All the other cars from Mahindra are much more expensive than KUV100 NXT. It still requires improvement in certain departments.

Q. Is there any benefit of the middle seat at the front?

A. It is best suited to kids only as it is quite cramped to seat adults.

Q. Which is the best variant to buy?

A. There is a difference of around ₹ 50000 only between K6+ and K8 variant. It is recommended to go for the top end variant if you have the budget.

Q. Does KUV100 NXT get a manufacturer warranty?

A. Enjoy peace of mind with a standard warranty of 2 years/unlimited km. Extended warranty available for up to 5 years.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Verdict

Mahindra KUV100 NXT might not appear to be a conventional hatchback because of its SUVish appearance but it has nearly the same features as a hatchback and also falls in that price range. With KUV100 NXT, Mahindra has brought something fresh to the table, but competition in this segment is quite high. As a result, you have to be at your absolute best to stand a chance to get noticed.

Though this car has the appearance, space and comfort and smooth transmission but it lacks in drive quality, noise insulation, has a heavy steering and a 3-cylinder engine opposed to other cars in the competition. This car will definitely keep those buyers interested who are in the search for a budget family car as it is the only car to offer space to carry six passengers on board.

You can book a test drive of KUV100 NXT here. If you wish to buy Mahindra KUV100 NXT, you can book it online for just ₹10,000 at Mynewcar.

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Mahindra is a major homegrown car manufacturer and is also the third largest car manufacturer in India. The other car models available from Mahindra are:- Alturas G4, Bolero, Scorpio, eVerito, XUV500, TUV300, TUV 500, e2oPlus, Thar and Marazzo. You can get more details on these models at www.mynewcar.in

You can check out the review of Mahindra Marazzo here or check out the review of Mahindra Electric Car, e2oPlus.   

India’s largest Utility vehicle (UV) manufacturer, Mahindra has plans to launch some amazing vehicles in the first half of this year. These include XUV300 (expected launch date:- 14th February 2019), XUV700 or Inferno (expected launch date:- March 2019), eKUV100 (expected launch date: Mid 2019) and TUV 300 facelift (expected launch date: May/June 2019). 

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