Mahindra has launched the all new KUV100 NXT priced at Rs 4.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The top-spec K8 diesel is estimated at Rs 7.33 lakh. The facelift model is stronger in appearance, gets a sum of 10 trims, with changes to the inside and a couple of mechanical updates. The launch prices are introductory for the first three months and may increase after.
The new Mahindra KUV100 NXT gets a restyled bumper with a moderately more extensive air dam. The grille has been changed and it is presently flanked by new dual-barrel headlamps in nearly the same profile. At the sides, the downward-projecting character lines on the rear doors have been slightly toned down. The all-around cladding is new and looks more muscular than before, and it now rides on 15-inch dual-tone machine-cut alloys.
At the back, the rear end has been restyled and a similar character line now engulfs the tail lamps. In spite of the fact that the tail lights include a similar profile, they accompany a clear lens setup and new graphics. Both the bumpers feature silver faux skid plates.
In terms of equipment, this is the first occasion when that Mahindra's rugged hatchback gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system loaded with GPS navigation with maps from MapmyIndia on the top-spec K8 variant. Also, the KUV100 NXT gets remote lock/unlock for the tailgate, power folding wing mirrors, rear parking sensors, a new multi-info display giving readouts for gearshift alert, drive modes and fuel economy. The K8 will accompany automatic climate control for the AC. Extra highlights incorporate steering-mounted controls, driver's seat height adjust, a cooled glovebox and mood lighting.
Mechanically, the KUV100 NXT conveys forward the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with the standard 5-speed manual transmission. Despite the Maruti Ingis including an AMT transmission with the two its petrol and diesel engines, the KUV100 NXT passes up a major opportunity in this update. Its suspension setup has been altered for longer travel, which have increased its approach and departure angles.