The Mahindra KUV100 NXT has been released, bringing with it a host of new features to revitalise the compact SUV that was first introduced in 2016. Now just two years later the vehicle has undergone some mild reworks, resulting in a more attractive and modern offering. With competitive pricing and sophisticated upgrades, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT is worth checking out.
The bulk of the updates are aesthetic, giving the vehicle a more contemporary and appealing look. It sports a new front grille (similar to that of the updated XUV500), a restyled front air-dam and newly designed fog lamps which complete the modernity of the vehicle. The foldable mirrors are electrically adjustable and feature integrated indicators as well. At the rear, the face-lifted KUV receives a clear lens casing for its tail light as well as chrome bezels. In terms of dimensions, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT is 24 mm longer and 30 mm wider than its predecessor. Available in a variety of colours, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT has the capacity to be a striking machine on the roads.
When looking inside, cabin space is not compromised by any of the upgrades to the interior. The classier feel can be attributed to the inclusion of contemporary touches (e.g. buttons replacing dials and black trimmings) with higher spec models including an all-black interior and silver inserts. The standout feature is the inclusion of an Infotainment system, 7-inch in size available on the top-end trim. The 6-seater vehicle also scores utility points for its storage options under the seat and rear floorboard.
In terms of power, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT has the same 1.2 litre mFalcon petrol and diesel engines that power the previous version. This engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission and doesn’t make much noise when idling. The minimum in-cabin sound is a huge plus, particularly on the long road. Linear power delivery and minimal turbo lag due to the smaller turbo. The Mahindra KUV100 NXT has a softer suspension and good ground clearance for smooth drive on uneven surfaces. On the tech side, the vehicle comes standard with ABS (and EBD) across variants whilst other features depend on the level of the model. The higher spec models have additional features such as auto start/stop function and rear parking sensors.
Specifications will vary by country and trim. It is therefore best to contact your local dealership to determine what your options are.