Here is the live Launch Coverage of Mahindra KUV100-
12:03 PM: The Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV comes with six-seat configurations in 3+3 layout. The front has three seats, but only two airbags. But, the company has taken care about the safety of middle occupants by offering airbags.
12:00 AM: The mFalcon is the homegrown automaker's first petrol engine, and the company claims to have as many as 11 patents in its name.
11:50 AM: Pawan Goenka on stage of the Mahindra KUV100- the compact SUV will be sold through online channels including Flipkar as well. Focusing more on young customers.
Read More- Mahindra to sell KUV100 through Flipkart and other e-commerce platforms
11:45 AM: Mahindra KUV100 Variant Wise Prices-
K2- INR 4.42 lakh
K2+ - INR 4.64 lakh
K4- INR 4.77 lakh
K4+- INR 4.99 lakh
K6- INR 5.36 lakh
K6+- INR 5.58 lakh
K8- INR 5.91 lakh
Diesel KUV100 variant Wise Prices-
K2- INR 5.22 lakh
K2+- INR 5.44 lakh
K4- INR 5.57 lakh
K4+- INR 5.79 lakh
K6- INR 6.21 lakh
K6+- INR 6.43 lakh
K8- INR 6.76 lakh
All the prices are ex-showroom Pune.
11:41 AM: The Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV entry level petrol variant is priced at INR 4.42 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). On the other hand, the entry level diesel variant is tagged at INR 5.22 lakh (ex-showroom Pune).
11:39 AM: The vehicle is equipped with steering mounted controls, 6-speaker infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX. It also gets Mahindra Blue Sense Application.
11:38 AM: The SUV style features include Aggressive Styling with SUV stance, Sunglass headlamps, splender design alloy wheels, dual tone bumpers, door and wheel arch cladding.
11:35 AM: The Mahindra KUV100 is available in 7 colour options – Pearl White, Fiery Orange, Designer Grey, Aquamarine, Dazzling Silver and Midnight Black.
11:34 AM: The compact SUV feature list include piano black finish on centre console and door side clading, puddle lamps on doors, LED roof lamp, roof-rails, driver's height adjustable seat, rear arm rest, key-less entry, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cooled glove box, follow-me-home headlamps, infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX, front fog lamps with chrome inserts, 12-spoke alloy wheels and daytime running lamps.
11:31 AM: The vehicle is equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) comes as standard safety feature, while dual airbags offered as an optional safety feature even on base variant.
11:30 AM: The Mahindra KUV100 comes with a luggage carrying capacity of 243-litres, which can be increased to a massive 473-litres by folding down the rear seats.
11:28 AM: The Mahindra KUV100 is claimed to be India's most fuel efficient SUV- the ARAI certified fuel efficiency for diesel KUV100 is 25.32kmpl while the petrol version is claimed to return 18.15kmpl of fuel efficiency.
11:27 AM: The diesel engine is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit that is capable of producing 77bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. This engine is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to front wheels.
11:25 AM: The KUV100 will be the first Mahindra car to feature in-house developed petrol engine that is 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit producing 82bhp of power and 114Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.
11:23 AM: Mahindra- the ORVMs comes with lines that look like a clenched fist. This is another design which is directly associated with our target customers- Youth.
11:22 AM: The Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV is available with 4 trim levels- K2, K4, K6 and K8 - and two engine options- 1.2L mFalcon G80 petrol and 1.2L mFalcon D75 Diesel.
11:20 AM: Customers reaction for Mahindra KUV100 Styling- Looks Superb, Looks Dashing, Macho SUV, Bold SUV looks, This is going to rock, dashing looks- Mahindra.
11:18 AM: Like we mentioned above, the compact SUV will target young buyers looking to drive SUVs.
11:16 AM: The utility vehicle market witnessed a growth of 51 per cent in last three years. Now, auto industry is focussing more on compact vehicles. KUV100 is another vehicle to join the long list of UVs recently introduced in the market.
11:14 AM: According to Mahindra, there is a huge gap in the utility vehicle segment for models priced below INR 7 lakh. Indicating that the KUV100 will be priced very aggressively in the market.
11:13 AM: According to Pravin Shah- the Mahindra KUV100 directly targets the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and the Swift Dzire buyers.
11:11 AM: The Kool Utility vehicle or KUV100 is equipped with an all-new mFalcon range of engines- that includes 1.2-litre mFalcon G80 petrol and 1.2-litre mFalcon D75 diesel. The new engine range debuts in this highly awaited product.
11:09 AM: The company has already launched 8 products in the country this fiscal. The KUV100 is the 9th all-new product from the Mahindra stable.
11:08 AM: In a small video- Anand Mahindra- Chairman and Managing Director at Mahindra Group said that the KUV100 is a very important product for the company. It is as crucial as the Scorpio SUV.
11:06 AM: Pravin Shah- President and Chief Executive at Automotive Mahindra is on stage. The launch event finally begins and the prices of the SUV could reveal sooner than expected.
11:04 AM: The company claims that deliveries for the compact SUV to customers will be done within 30 days. Mahindra dealership will handover the car to buyer within 7 days of booking after completing the formalities.
11:03 AM: Interesting, the KUV100 compact SUV will be made available through Flipkart too. Online bookings for the compact SUV will begin from January 18, 2015.
10:56 AM: The launch event of the compact SUV will begin shortly: stay tuned to Oncars.in and keep refreshing the page to see live tweets and updates.