Just before the festive season, Mahindra is planning to update their entry-level hatchback – KUV 100 and their sub 4-meter compact SUV – TUV 300. The KUV was launched way back in 2016 and did not get many updates since then. Mahindra will now launch a new variant of the vehicle to keep it fresh in the market. The same will happen with the TUV.
The KUV 100 will get a long list of upgrades that make the vehicle fresh. The car gets restyled front and rear bumpers that give it even more muscular appearance. The KUV’s overall length has also gone up slightly. The KUV 100 now measures 3,700mm as against 3,675mm. The vehicle also gets a faux skids plate at front and rear along with a new grille that has similar elements to new Mahindra vehicles like the Genio pick-up.
The body cladding has also gone through small changes to make the vehicle look more rugged. The KUV 100 also gets new headlamps and tail-lamps with clear lens design at the rear that gives it a fresh look. The vehicle also gets deeper creases on the doors and tail-gate that will add to the muscular look. Higher-end variants are expected to get 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
On the inside, the car gets only the six-seater variant of the vehicle. Mahindra will only make the five-seat configuration on the made-to-order basis. The lower spec of the vehicle will come with grey interiors while the top-end version will get all-black interiors.
The KUV 100 NXT will come with 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the top-sped K8 trim. The system gets multiple functions including GPS with maps from MapMyIndia. The car will also get remote lock/unlock for the tailgate, power folding wing mirrors, rear parking sensors, a new multi-info display giving information about the gearshift alerts, drive modes, and fuel economy.
The engine is expected to remain the same. There will be a 1.2-litre diesel engine that generates 76 Bhp and 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates 82 Bhp.
Mahindra will also upgrade the TUV 300 with a new variant called T10. It will be the top of the line variant and will come with new features. The TUV 300 T10 will come with a new infotainment system with new features like Mahindra BlueSense App, Android Auto, GPS navigation and dual-tone paint shade. Other features and engine are expected to remain same.