As before it is offered in a choice of either petrol or turbodiesel drive trains. The three-cylinder mFalcon G80 petrol engine features multipoint fuel injection and dual variable valve timing. The lightweight, all aluminium 1198cc unit produces 61kW maximum power at 5500r/min, with a torque peak of 115Nm. The three-cylinder mFalcon D75 intercooled turbodiesel engine features common rail direct-injection technology, producing a maximum output of 57kW at 3750r/min, and 190Nm of torque, sustained between 1750 and 2250 r/min for brisk acceleration and overtaking. Micro-hybrid technology (engine start/stop) ensures higher fuel efficiency, whilst the power/ECO mode available in the higher-end variants allows you to choose how you would like to drive.
There’s a multitude of other conveniences and details as well, from the high-tech infotainment system, Park Distance Control system and even a remote boot opener on the more advanced models, to simple things like a special place to stow your sunglasses. A cooled glove box will keep your refreshments at the right temperature, and cup holders’ front and rear will ensure they don’t spill.
The Mahindra KUV100 NXT will keep you safe, too, with two front airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking) EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and CBC (corner braking control) standard on all variants. For your personal safety and convenience puddle lamps are a feature on all the doors to illuminate your getting in-and-out in the dark, and the unique follow-me home and lead-me-to vehicle headlights will even shine your path to and from the vehicle. Because it’s designed and built like an SUV it feels really solid, too, and the higher than normal ride height provides good visibility so you can see what’s happening up ahead.
The KUV100 NXT is as comfortable on the inside as it is capable on the outside. There is comfortable seating for five adults without compromise on leg-room, whilst at the same time offering reasonable stowing space for luggage in the boot space behind the rear seats. This is augmented by additional innovative storage compartments under the flat rear floor and under the front seats. The premium all-black interiors are finished with piano black inserts and silver accents to add a touch of elegance.