With the KUV100, Mahindra’s idea of offering a micro SUV/crossover seems to have worked well, given the huge pre-launch excitement for the vehicle. The vehicle launches on the 15th of this month, amalgamates crossover styling with the practicality of a hatchback, and is expected to be priced aggressively. The vehicle has been spotted in the flesh already, as can be seen in the spy shot published by RushLane. Another spy shot courtesy of Autocar India reveals the dashboard layout of the vehicle.
Seen in Pearl White here, the vehicle will be offered in a total of seven colours, and in four trim levels (K2, K4, K6, and K8) and respective option packs (not on the top-spec K8, though). The KUV100 will be the only product in the company’s line-up to be offered with a petrol engine (1.2-litre three cylinder producing 82 hp and 114 Nm of torque), although a diesel engine (1.2-litre three cylinder producing 77 hp and 190 Nm or torque) will also be available.
Also read: All you need to know about Mahindra KUV100
The base version won’t get the side cladding but will benefit from standard ABS. Dual airbags can be added by opting for the option pack, but as you move upwards, the feature list becomes longer, with K8 being offered with a Micro Hybrid Stop/Start system as well.
Much like the positioning of the KUV, the dashboard design hasn’t been seen on a Mahindra before. There’s familiarity of course, but the vertically stacked (on the centre console) AC controls, centre-console mounted gear lever, bench seat for the front row, and a Datsun Go-like pull-type handbrake complete the KUV’s interior.
The pre-launch bookings had begun shortly after the announcement last month.