Indian SUV master Mahindra & Mahindra has been very hopeful about churning out a new hit model in order to boost its sells to ensure its leading position in the highly competitive SUV market of India. While Mahindra has its all time favorite old warhorses like the Bolero and Scorpio among other old models that are still highly popular, the homegrown car major has been very eager to crack the highly popular sub-4 meter SUV market of the country.
Till quite recently Mahindra & Mahindra did not have any proper models in the highly potential and increasingly populated Indian subcompact SUV segment. However, now the company has three new models – the TUV300, the KUV100 and the latest NuvoSport. While the new TUV300 on which Mahindra betted big has not been able to be create abundant buzz, the smaller KUV100 seems to have done the trick that Mahindra has been hoping for.
The new Mahindra KUV100 which launched in January this year is no less than a revolutionary product from Mahindra’s stable. The KUV100 has created the micro-SUV segment in India and is also Mahindra’s first SUV that comes in both petrol and diesel version powered by Mahindra’s first petrol engine.
The new Mahindra KUV100 seems to have struck the right chord with the Indian car buyers who are on the lookout for a good mix of an SUV and a city car. As per a recent report, the mini SUV has already garnered more than 37,000 bookings till now, ever since its official unveiling in the month of November in 2015.
The Mahindra KUV100 sub-4 meter mini SUV has received overwhelming response ever since the vehicle model was officially unveiling in India and its bookings were commenced. Earlier reports also pointed out that owing to the increasing demands for the new KUV100, the Indian utility vehicle leader is contemplating to boost the production capacity for the KUV100 to 12,000 units from the present production capacity of 9,000 units at its manufacturing facility at Chakan in Maharashtra.
The Mahindra KUV100 grabbed attention and is becoming increasingly popular with its eye-catching sporty looks, compact city-car size, aggressive SUV stance, higher ground clearance, good features and competitive pricing. The new KUV100 has been tagged in the range of Rs. 4.42 lakh to Rs. 6.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).
The new Mahindra KUV100 micro-SUV model is available for sale in the market in 4 primary trim levels namely – K2, K4, K6 and K8 – and 3 sub-trim models – K2+, K4+ and K6+. The mini SUV model is offered in 7 attractive body color options of flamboyant red, midnight black, pearl white, dazzling silver, designer grey, aquamarine and fiery orange.
The Mahindra KUV100 micro-SUV gets powered by the company’s new mFalcon engine range. The 1.2L mFalcon G80 petrol engine is good to pump out 82 bhp of power and 114 Nm of torque, and the 1.2L mFalcon D75 diesel mill can generate 77 bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque. Both the motors come fitted to a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox.