Mahindra recently showcased production ready images of the upcoming KUV100 SUV in Mumbai. This compact offering will be competing against the popular mainstream hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Ford Figo and even the Hyundai Grand i10. This Mahindra KUV100 also marks an entry of the Indian UV maker in the hatchback-crossover category, a trending segment among auto makers.
Designed at the in-house facility in Chakan, the exterior design of Mahindra KUV100 is very unique as it captures the popular traits seen on other Mahindra SUVs. It gets wrap around headlights with day-time running LEDs; a feature that will be seen only on the premium K8 variant. The arrangement looks similar to that of the Mahindra e2o. The radiator grille gets a sleek profile with chrome highlights. The front bumper has crossover essentials in the form of a rugged matte black mesh. For that added premium bit, the vertically placed fog lamps get chrome bezel.
There is a mix and match of different contours and lines on the side profile. The front overhang has been kept short to make sure the positioning of the wheels doesn't eat up into the cabin space. The higher shoulder line, flared wheel arches and taller ground clearance of 200mm add necessary muscle to the side profile. The KUV100 will be available in seven colors of Fiery Orange, Flamboyant Red, Dazzling Silver, Aquamarine, Pearl White, Designer Grey and Midnight Black. Mahindra recently showcased the KUV100and will launch iton January 15, 2016