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Mahindra KUV 100 Variant Comparison

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Love it or hate it, it’s a bold move by Mahindra to launch a car like KUV 100. Mahindra though being the third largest car maker in India, can better be termed as an SUV maker. With the KUV 100, Mahindra attempts give a savor of an SUV in a hatchback sized package. And does it look like a baby Range Rover Evoque?

Mahindra KUV 100

The car is pretty well loaded, has driver side airbag and ABS with EBD standard across all variants.

Mahindra KUV 100 comes in the following variants:

  • K2/K2+
  • K4/K4+
  • K6/K6+
  • K8

(+ indicates optional Dual Airbag variant)

The price starts from Rs 4.61 lakhs for the K2 petrol to Rs 7.06 for the K8 diesel variant. Priced bang on the hatchback category, this car will eat into the hatchback pie in India. Also this car has a first in the segment, 6-seater option, which may attract some large families.

The car is powered by Mahindra’s new line of 3 pot mFalcon engines.

Engine Specs Petrol Diesel
Capacity 1198 1198
Power (bhp@rpm) 82@5500 77@3750
Torque (nm@rpm) 117@3600 190@2250

Variant - Price Comparison

For the comparison purpose we are taking the 5-seater K4, K6 and K8 diesel

Variants Price (Ex-showroom) Mumbai Rs in Lakhs
K4 6.80
K6 7.57
K8 8.23

 

KUV 100 Variant Price Comparison Graph Image

Feature List

As we told earlier, Mahindra has pretty loaded the car to gills with all creature comforts.

The list of features across the variants:

FEATURE K2 / K2+ K4 / K4+ K6 / K6+ K8
STYLE

Chrome inserts in front grille

- - Y Y
Fog Lamps with Chrome Accents - - - Front & Rear
Dual tone Bumpers Y Y Y Y
Body Coloured Front Door Handles - Y Y Y
Body Coloured ORVMs - Y Y Y
Silver Accentuated Rear Door Handles - - - Y
Black-out tape on B-Pillar - - Y Y
Roof-Mounted Antenna - - Y Y
Rear Spoiler  Y Y Y Y
Roof Rails - Y Y
Door Side Cladding - - Y Y
Wheel Arch Cladding  - - Y Y
Front & Rear Sporty Mud-Flaps - Y Y Y
Alloy Wheels  - - - Y
Wheel Caps Partial Full Full  -
Piano Black Inserts in Interiors - Y Y Y
Mood Lighting in Inner Door Handles - - Y Y
Interior Coloured trims - Y Y Y
Interior Silver Package  - - Y Y
TECHNOLOGY
Infotainment System with 3.5" Display Screen, In-built Driver Information System, Bluetooth Audio & Handsfree call, USB, AUX - - Y Y
Mahindra BLUE SENSE® App Compatibility - - Y Y
4 Speakers and 2 Tweeters - - Y Y
Steering-Mounted Audio and Phone Controls - - Only in K6+ Y
Daytime Running Lamps - - - Y
Micro Hybrid Technology (Engine Start-Stop) - - - Y
Power-ECO Mode - - In Diesel In Diesel
Engine Immobilizer  Y Y Y Y
COMFORT
Air-Conditioner with Heater Y Y Y Y
Electric Power Steering Y Y Y
Tiltable Steering Y Y Y
Seat Upholstery Vinyl Vinyl + Fabric Fabric Fabric
Fabric Insert in Door Trims - - Y Y
Height Adjustable Driver Seat - - Y Y
Foldable Rear Seat  - Full Full Full
Front Row Armrest In 6 seater In 6 seater In 6 seater In 6 seater
Rear Row Armrest  - - Y Y
Headrests Front & Rear Front & Rear Front & Rear Front & Rear
Adjustable Front Row Headrests NA In 5 seater In 5 seater In 5 seater
Adjustable Rear Row Headrests - - Y Y
Driver footrest (Dead Pedal) Y Y Y  
CONVENIENECE
Power Windows on All Doors  - Y Y Y
Central Locking  - Manual with Remote with Remote
Gear Indicator on Cluster Y Y Y Y
Internally Adjustable ORVM Manual Manual Electric Electric
Sunglass Holder - - Y Y
Cooled Glove Box - - Y Y
Storage Space Under Co-Driver Seat In 6 seater In 6 seater  - -
Removable Storage Bin with Handles under Co-Driver Seat - - In 6 seater In 6 seater
Illuminated Key Ring Y Y Y Y
Follow-Me-Home Headlamps  - - Y Y
Lead-Me-to-Vehicle Headlamps  - - Y Y
Rear Under-body Storage  Y Y Y Y
Headlight Height Adjustment  Y Y Y Y
Seat Belt Warning for Driver Seat - Y Y Y
Door Ajar Warning Y Y Y
Distance to Empty Information on Infotainment system - - Y Y
Boot Lamp - - Y Y
12V Power Outlets Front Only Front Only Front & Rear Front & Rear
Rear Wash & Wipe - - Y Y
Rear Defogger - - Y Y
Door Pockets Front & Rear Front & Rear Front & Rear Front & Rear
1 Litre Bottle Holder in All Doors Y Y Y Y
Cable Operated Tail-Gate & Fuel Lid Release Y Y Y Y
Rear Parcel Tray - Y Y Y
LED Interior Lamp (Roof Lamp) Y Y Y Y
Puddle Lamps on All Doors - - - Y
Internal Rear View Mirror Y with Day/Night Function with Day/Night Function with Day/Night Function
SAFETY & SECURITY
ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution Y Y Y Y
Collapsible Steering Column Y Y Y Y
Dual Airbags (Driver & Passenger) Only in K2+ Only in K4+ Only in K6+
Child Safety Locks on Rear Doors Y Y Y Y
Speed Sensing Automatic Door Locks - - Y Y
Automatic Hazard Warning Lamps on Panic Braking or Bonnet Opening - - Y Y
Automatic Hazard Warning Lamps on Crash - - Y Y
Anti-Theft Security Alarm - Y Y
Anti-Slip Clips for Driver Side Floor Mat Y Y Y Y
ISOFIX Child Seat Mount on Rear Seat  - - -  

 

Quick Elimination Round

We are eliminating the basic K2 variant from the comparion.

K4 Vs K6

Price difference: There is a substantial Rs 66,000 price difference between K2 and K6, which is around more than 10% of the value of the car.

However, you get a whooping 30 features which are available on K6 but not on the K4.

The list of features Mahindra offers on K6 but no on the variant are.

Feature
Chrome inserts in front grille
Black-out tape on B-Pillar
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Roof Rails
Door Side Cladding
Piano Black Inserts in Interiors
Mood Lighting in Inner Door Handles
Interior Silver Package
Infotainment System with 3.5" Display Screen, In-built Driver Information System, Bluetooth Audio & Handsfree call, USB, AUX
Mahindra BLUE SENSE® App Compatibility
4 Speakers and 2 Tweeters
Steering-Mounted Audio and Phone Controls
Power-ECO Mode
Fabric Insert in Door Trims
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Row Armrest
Adjustable Rear Row Headrests
Sunglass Holder
Cooled Glove Box
Removable Storage Bin with Handles under Co-Driver Seat
Follow-Me-Home Headlamps
Lead-Me-to-Vehicle Headlamps
Distance to Empty Information on Infotainment system
Boot Lamp
Rear Wash & Wipe
Rear Defogger
Speed Sensing Automatic Door Locks
Automatic Hazard Warning Lamps on Panic Braking or Bonnet Opening
Automatic Hazard Warning Lamps on Crash
Anti-Theft Security Alarm

There are a whole host of essential features that are on the K6 over the K4, and hence K6 win over the K4.

K6 Vs K8

Price Difference: Rs 58,000.

The additional features the top of the line variant have over the K6 are:

Feature
Fog Lamps with Chrome Accents
Silver Accentuated Rear Door Handles
Alloy Wheels
Daytime Running Lamps
Micro Hybrid Technology (Engine Start-Stop)
Storage Space Under Co-Driver Seat
Puddle Lamps on All Doors
ISOFIX Child Seat Mount on Rear Seat

 

Straight and simple, all these are not essential features. If you want to have the Micro Hybrid Tech, then you have no option but to go for the K8. Else it is a no brainer, K6 wins over the K8.

IndianBlueBook Verdict:

K6 appears to be the most sensible option, priced at Rs 6.48 Lakhs, it gets almost all the essential features in its kitty. However, we strongly suggest add Rs 23,000 and get that optional dual airbag for the extra safety it offers. Hence, K6+ 5-seater mFalcon Diesel variant wins the KUV-variant battle.

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