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Mahindra KUV100 NXT Review

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Mahindra KUV100 NXT comes with new styling and a host of new features The Mahindra KUV100 was launched in India just under 2 years ago, and even though it took on entry hatches, it was positioned as Mahindra’s smallest SUV in India. Sales over the first six months were pretty impressive with an average of almost 5000 units a month.

But post that the numbers started to drop and the car did not receive the success Mahindra hoped it would. Since Maruti Suzuki launched the Ignis and the Hyundai Grand i10 facelift has also arrived. Those cars have upped the game by offering new and improved styling, a host of smart and intuitive features and better safety equipment, and they are still getting better numbers.

So Mahindra[2] needed to act fast and what we now have is the KUV100 NXT[3]. 4.78 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)

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Mahindra KUV100 NXT comes just 21 months after of the launch of the first KUV100 It is rather unusual that you get a facelift so soon after a car has launched – after all it has just been 21 months that the KUV100 first came to the market.

The NXT isn’t just a tweaking, but a significant face-lift. Now it is in the front that you see it straight off. The slightly awkward grill has gone, and now the grille extends much deeper.

The headlamp cluster is also new and you get new DRLs. The cluster has become a little darker, and it also ends at the fender without the glass element stretching all the way back along the hood. The face still looks overstyled but is certainly less so than before and makes the car look a touch larger.

The black cladding along the wheel arches is a lot fatter now, and emphasizes that whole SUV credential that this car is going for. Integrated indicators in the side mirrors, new alloy wheels, updated taillights and a new NXT badge round off the some changes. The biggest change though is the toning down of all the creases you had in the metal along the side and on the rear.

It’s a lot softer now and makes the car look mature by comparison. Another subtle addition is the small extension panel attached to the C-pillar, on either end of the windscreen, which Mahindra says is a design suggestion from Pininfarina.

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Mahindra KUV100 NXT gets a new face with improved styling Mahindra has also worked on the cabin of the new KUV100 NXT, especially the dashboard and interior panels.

The car gets a new centre console, which looks much nicer and contemporary. The biggest addition though is the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Bluetooth and AUX-IN connectivity along with navigation, and it also shares vehicle details like mileage, service history and more. Sadly though it neither gets Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto, which is a bit of a bummer considering that all the cars in this segment get them.

You also get a nice carbon-fibre-like texture on the top of the dashboard and the door panels that add to the premiumness of the all-black cabin.

A similar pattern can be seen on the fabric upholstery, complementing the design.

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Mahindra KUV100 NXT’s cabin comes with a redesigned dashboard

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  1. ^ View Photos (auto.ndtv.com)
  2. ^ Mahindra (auto.ndtv.com)
  3. ^ KUV100 NXT (auto.ndtv.com)

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