The Mahindra KUV100 gets a good looking interior and gets all the essential features while the seating is unique with its 3+3 layout.
Mahindra will be introducing its smallest vehicle the KUV100 in the country that will be testing the automaker’s aspirations in the highly competitive small car space. While the exteriors were revealed last month in images, the interiors have now been snapped up close revealing the complete dashboard ahead of the official launch on 15th January. The new images give us a complete look at the upcoming utility vehicle that will be offered with the segment first 3+3 seating layout.
Mahindra’s last launch the TUV300 was appreciated for its well laid out cabin and the company has managed to replicate a lot of good bits here as well. The KUV100 comes with a twin-pod instrument cluster and a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel that gets brushed silver garnish for a premium appeal. The centre console is vertically stacked here and organised to make legroom for the middle-seat passenger. As a result, the gearshift knob is integrated into the centre console located close to the steering wheel.
The AC vents sit right on top with the audio system positioned in the centre with a small display screen; while the three vertically stacked AC controls are located beside the gear knob. Given the space constraint, Mahindra has opted for a pull type handbrake on the KUV100 similar to the Toyota Qualis and more recently seen on the Datsun GO. Lastly, the dashboard gets gloss black applique all over while the audio system controls and AC control bezels are finished in chrome, completing the premium aesthetics.
The images come from the top-spec K8 variant of the Mahindra KUV100 that will be loaded with all the bells and whistles including alloy wheels, DRLs, keyless entry, micro-hybrid system, dual front airbags, ABS and EBD. Engine options include the all-new 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines churning out 82 BHP at 5500 RPM on the petrol, while the oil burner is good for 77 BHP of power. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual while an AMT unit is also said to be in the works and will be launched later in the year. Pricing will be extremely competitive on the KUV100 that is expected to start from less than Rs. 4 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Source – AutocarIndia.com