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Dual front airbags offered on all but the base variant

Safety and After Sales Service – Mahindra is offering ABS as standard across every variant of the KUV100 NXT and dual airbags starting from the K2+ variant. The hatchback also comes with a 2-year, unlimited kms standard warranty which can be optionally extended to 5 years. The automaker has a good after-sales network across the country while the service quality levels are satisfactory.

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There is an equal balance of good and bad things in the KUV100 NXT

Verdict – The Mahindra KUV100 NXT feels like a very confused product in the segment it is positioned in. While it is definitely practical and easy to drive, which our folks will appreciate, the styling is quirky even now and the driving dynamics of the car are nothing to write about. Mahindra is positioning this as a compact SUV but we all know that it sure isn’t one. Competing with some of the top-selling cars in India, the KUV100 NXT faces some tough rivalry and the only reasons why you should consider one are the 6-seater configuration (albeit not too comfortable) and the easy-to-drive nature.

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Mahindra is offering good looking alloys on the KUV100 now

What’s Cool

* Interiors have good quality materials
* Equipment list is good, on-par with rivals
* Feels very easy to drive around, nice gearbox too

What’s Not So Cool

* Quirky looks might not satisfy everyone’s tastes
* Steering, brakes, ride at high speeds could have been better

Alternatives: Maruti Ignis, Hyundai Grand i10

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Would you pick the KUV100 over the Grand i10 or Ignis?

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Further Reading

Mahindra KUV100 Review
Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10
Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Video