Mahindra working on new KUV 100

Mahindra KUV100, the entry level car from Mahindra will soon receive an update. Mahindra launched the KUV100 in 2016 and the micro-SUV failed to attract a decent number of customers in the market. Mahindra is now working on a facelift of the KUV100 that might be launched this year with other products. Mahindra has announced that the brand will launch facelifted version of the XUV500 and the Scorpio later this year too.

Mahindra working on new KUV 100

The new KUV100 has been caught under testing near Chennai. The test mule caught on camera was heavily camouflaged but it is expected to receive quite a few cosmetic changes. The new KUV 100 is expected to get a new grille and redesigned headlamps with integrated DRLs. The bumper will also receive slight changes while the fog lamp housings will be redesigned too.

The new KUV100 will also get a new set of alloy wheels. The new wheels look inspired from the Mahindra XUV 500’s alloys. The rear, however, remains almost similar to the current model.

The engines are not expected to be revised. The KUV100 will be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol. The mFalcon G80 engine that churns out a maximum power of 82 Bhp and peak torque of 114 Nm. The diesel engine is a 1.2-litre mFalcon D75. It is a common rail turbocharged engine that produces a maximum of 77 Bh and 190 Nm. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Mahindra does not offer an AMT on any of the KUV 100 models yet but the facelift model can get AMT.

Mahindra working on new KUV 100

Mahindra is also planning to launch other new vehicles in the market including an MPV that will rival against the Toyota Innova. The Indian brand will also launch the SUV Coupe – XUV Aero next year. It will also bring a new compact SUV to take on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza.

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