Details of the Mahindra KUV100 NXT (facelift) have been revealed, gets cosmetic as well as mechanical changes.
The details of the upcoming Mahindra KUV100 facelift have surfaced well ahead of its launch. Mahindra is expected to name the facelift as KUV100 NXT. The car is expected to be launched by next month and here are some details you’d want to know.
Looks-wise the KUV100 NXT gets a new toothed grille similar to the one on the Genio pick-up. The front fascia gets restyled bumpers with skid plates which give it an SUV character. The headlamps get minor tweaks but retains the sunglass design theme. Nothing much has changed in the side profile of the car, except for new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and sharper crease lines on the doors. The tail-lights with clear lens design and the roof spoiler accentuate the rear profile of the KUV100 NXT. The vehicle now measures 3700 mm in length (up by 25 mm).
The KUV 100 NXT also gets updates to the interior with the car being available only in the 6-seater configuration. However, the 5-seater will be available only on a made-to-order basis. There is a new multi-information display, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation, Ambient Lighting, automatic climate control, drive modes, power folding ORVMs and rear parking sensors.
The KUV 100 NXT will continue with the same 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2 petrol makes 82 HP of power and 114 Nm of torque, while the 1.2 diesel dishes out 77 HP of power and 190 Nm of torque. Both the engines come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, for the facelifted KUV100, the XUV maker has tuned the engines for better fuel economy (the current KUV100 claims 18.15 km/l for the petrol variant and 25.32 km/l for the diesel variant) and better NVH levels in the cabin. The strengthened engine mounts are expected to reduce the engine noise creeping into the cabin. The engines also get a revised air-filter design.
Other mechanical changes are a revised suspension setup with longer travel to improve the ride-quality – 150 mm at the front and 200 mm at the rear and improved approach and departure angles (20 degrees and 29 degrees respectively).
Safety will be taken care by dual airbags, ABS with EBD and cornering braking control. The KUV100 NXT is expected to be priced slightly higher than the current selling KUV100.
Mahindra KUV100 NXT
– The Mahindra KUV100 NXT will be launched next month
– Gets mechanical as well as cosmetic changes
– The KUV100 NXT will rival the Maruti Ignis and Toyota Etios Cross
Source – AutocarIndia.com