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Mahindra KUV100 NXT is the heavily updated model of the micro SUV. The home-grown automaker is all set to launch the new KUV100 NXT in India very soon though the company is yet to officially confirm the launch details.
Mahindra's entry-level model was launched in India back in January 2016 in the booming SUV market. The KUV100 failed to impress the Indian buyers with its boxy design; however, Mahindra is hoping to turn the tide with the updated KUV100 NXT.
The updated KUV100 has been named KUV100 NXT and features a host of upgrades as seen in this YouTube video by 'YouTuber Vansh'. The KUV100 facelift or the KUV100 NXT receives a revised front and rear bumpers that give the KUV100 a chiselled and muscular look.
Mahindra has increased the length of the KUV100 NXT to 3,700mm compared to the previous 3,675mm, a 25mm increase.
The new KUV100 NXT comes with faux skid plate on the front and rear, along with a new front grille similar to the design seen on newer Mahindra models.
The plastic cladding which runs through the length of KUV100 NXT including the wheel arches has been revised. The headlamps and taillights clusters have been redesigned and clear lens at the rear.
The sheet metal has been revised as well on the updated KUV100 NXT. Changes to the refreshed KUV100 include the doors and the tailgate, which now receive sharper and more aggressive creases that are expected to make the KUV100 NXT look more SUV-like.
Also, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT comes with integrated roof rails and a tailgate spoiler with the top variant shod with new 15-inch machine cut alloy wheels.
Inside the Mahindra KUV100 NXT, the micro SUV receives minor tweaks with two interior shades on offer. While the lower variant will receive grey interiors, the top variant will get an all-black layout.
Mahindra has updated the features of the KUV100 NXT with a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which features multiple functions, including GPS navigation with maps from MapmyIndia.
Additionally, the KUV100 NXT comes with remote lock/unlock for the tailgate, power folding ORVMs, rear parking sensors, a new multi-info display, drive modes, and fuel economy. The facelifted KUV100 NXT will also come with steering mounted audio controls, driver's seat height adjust, a cooled glove box and mood lighting.
As for the engine specifications of the Mahindra KUV100 NXT, it will continue to draw power from the 82bhp 1.2-litre petrol and 72bhp 1.2-litre diesel engines. Both the engines come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Mahindra is expected to tune the engine to offer better fuel efficiency.
The new KUV100 NXT will come equipped with dual front airbags, corner braking control and ninth-generation ABS and EBD as safety features. Mahindra has not revealed the launch details of the KUV100 NXT in India, but with the model spied at a dealership, the launch is expected soon.
The Mahindra KUV100 NXT is sharper and has lost the excess sheet metal revealing a muscular KUV100. The KUV100 NXT rivals the likes of Maruti Ignis, Honda WR-V, Hyundai i20 Active, Etios Cross among others.
The price tag will determine if the updated KUV100 will make it a success in the Indian market.