Mahindra’s KUV100 – Indian hatching hit Europe
The Indian budget hatchback KUV100 Mahindra reached Europe and expanded the range of Mahindra & Mahindra in the Italian market. In our hatching review of the 2018-2019 Mahindra KUV 100 – photos and videos, price and full budget specifications with a stylish 5-door hatchback styled like a crossover.
The price of the cross-hatch Mahindra KUV100 in Italy without an alternative is a gasoline 3-cylinder engine with a power of 82 forces 11480-12700 euros (831.5 – 919.9 thousand conventional units). Interestingly, in India, the cost of a hatchback is 439-743 thousand rupees (approximately 476-805.6 thousand conventional units) for cars with a gasoline engine of 82 liters. with. and a 78-horsepower turbodiesel.
The new Mahindra hatchback KUV100 has become the 7th model of Indian companies in the Italian market (available also as Mahindra XUV500 crossover and they are quite old models: Mahindra Quanto hatchback, Mahindra Goa HBO SUV, Mahindra Genius SC pickup and Mahindra Genius DC and Mahindra Mahindra Goa Goa SC DC). In addition to Italy and plans for the future of the European continent, Mahindra&Mahindra will start selling the KUV100 Mahindra hatchback in Spain and Hungary. But lately, Indian cars are not showing up.
The European version of the KUV100 hatchback differs slightly from the cars offered in India. External differences to a minimum, but limited to a little less than 8 mm body width of the export version, as well as the presence of pre-reform headlights and taillights and mirrors, devoid of LED turn signal repeaters.
KUV100 interior Mahindra for Europe by default, for 5 people (in India, the car is offered as a 5-seater saloon with a seating formula 2 + 3 and a 6-seater with three seats in the first and second rows). The steering wheel is an old-fashioned version on the left, as well as a modern multimedia system with a color touch screen and is not even offered as an option.
- The external dimensions of the 2018-2019 Mahindra KUV100 body in the European market were 3700 mm long, 1727 mm wide 1655 mm high 2385 mm wheelbase and 170 mm ground clearance.
- Buyers can choose from 6 body enamel colors: pearl white, dazzling silver, designer gray, fiery orange, bright red and deep black. Optional two-tone body paint.
The Indian mini-cross-hatch Mahindra KUV100 looks like a toy, but with a claim to originality and style. We can say with confidence that the Indian hatchback subsidiary looks fresh, modern and stylish, the body model is sometimes even brutal and endowed with striking design solutions:
- charming side relief of the surface of the body;
- rear door handles hidden in a glass frame;
- the original front features of the car with neat headlights, complemented by stylish accents on the fenders of the car.
Salon Indian budget hatchback KUV100 Mahindra is quite simple and concise, but not devoid of originality in execution. There is no intricate, simple and informative instrument panel, a simple steering wheel with a minimal set of keys (radio and telephone – Bluetooth is present), seats for the driver and front passenger without side support rollers, and inexpensive finishing materials, as well as an elegant and powerful center console, on the wide plane of which there are audio control units, air conditioning, control and gearbox selector.
The luggage compartment is small and a usable volume of 243 liters is available behind the backs of the second row of seats. With the addition of a second-row backrest of cargo features, the luggage compartment will increase to 473 liters.
The Indian hatchback Mahindra KUV100 may not be a typical, but a clear representative of the European class-A. Where possible, the novelty will be able to compete with models such as the Citroen C1, Peugeot 108, Toyota Aigo Ford Ka Plus Active, Fiat 500, Renault Twingo, Place Mii, Skoda Citigo and Volkswagen up.
Interestingly, the base KUV100 hatchback is called the K6+ and is quite richly equipped. Alloy 15-inch wheels, dynamic design with 185/60 P15 tires, front airbags for driver and front passenger, ABS and EBD, ESP and TCS, power windows for all side windows, audio system (audio, USB or Bluetooth) with 3.5-inch monochrome display, parking sensors with image display on the screen of the audio system.
More expensive K8 equipment additionally flaunts keyless entry and an engine start/stop button, a cooled glove box and illuminated door handles.
Specifications Mahindra KUV100 2018-2019 for the European market.
The Indian cross-hatch is built on budget front-wheel drive platforms. Independent front suspension with MacPherson struts, rear semi-independent torsion beam. Brakes front wheels disc and rear drum kit archaic.
Under the hood, an Indian hatchback for the European market, a non-alternative three-cylinder 1.2-liter gasoline engine (82 hp, 115 Nm) with a 5 speed manual is installed. The engine is capable of providing a hatback curb weight of 1190 kg with a top speed of 148 km/h. According to the manufacturer, fuel consumption ranges from 5.4 liters when driving on country roads to 7.5 liters in city traffic. Average fuel consumption is about 6.2 liters.
In India, the Mahindra KUV100 offers the same 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine (78 hp 190 Nm) in tandem with a 5 manual transmission.