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Mahindra KUV 100

mahindra-kuv100

Renown Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has announced launch of its upcoming first ever hatchback car KUV 100. Mahindra & Mahindra is known as one of the major utility vehicle manufacturer in India . With KUV100 Mahindra will mark  its presence in small car segment for the first time. It is supposed to hot market with two powertrain options Gasoline as well as diesel.

It carries Mahindra’s usual aggressive styling and front looks with grille style carried forward from XUV and TUV .

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Name Stands For Kompact Utility Vehicle (KUV)
Status Coming Soon (Launching on 15th Jan 2016)
Body Type Utility Vehicle
Country of Assembly India
Country of Manufacture India
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years or 100,000 km
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1198 cc
Engine Description mFALCON D75, Turbocharged CRDe (Common Rail Diesel Engine)
Maximum Power 77 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum Torque 190 Nm @ 1,750-2,250 rpm
No. of Cylinders 3
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission/Gearbox 5-speed
Emission Standard BSIV
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 6 (3+3 seating configuration)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension Double Wishbone Front Suspension
Rear Suspension Rigid Axle Multi-Link Rear Suspension
WHEELS & TYRES
Alloy Wheels  yes
Spare Wheel  yes
Tubeless Tyres  yes
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Bottle Holder  yes
Anti-glare Mirrors  yes
Ashtray  yes
Steering Mounted Controls  yes
Trunk Room Light  yes
Power Outlet  yes
Rear Parcel Shelf  yes
Air Conditioner  yes
Power Steering  yes
Rear Defogger  yes
Power Windows  yes
MID (Multi Information Display)  yes
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors  yes
Body Coloured Door Handles  yes
B Pillar Black Out Tape  yes
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Electrically Adjustable
Roof Rails  No
INTERIOR FEATURES
Map Pockets  yes
Glove Box  yes
Dual Tone Interiors  yes
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror  yes

 

EXPECTED PRICE
5,00,000 INR (Expected)

Ford Figo Aspire

aspire front

 

Ford Figo Inspired FORD FIGO ASPIRE will be the first compact sedan from Ford . The car made its first public appearance at the 2014 Auto Expo, and grabbed a lot of attention. It was perhaps one of the most stylish models presented at the last-year happened auto expo. The Aspire has been built on the same B2E platform as the company’s successful compact SUV, Ford EcoSport. The manufacturer has already confirmed that this upcoming vehicle will be available with a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel and a 1.2-litre TiVCT petrol engine option. As far as transmission is concerned, this vehicle will most likely be offered only with a 5-speed manual transmission option only. Though, we will have to wait for the official launch to know the complete specifications, features and other details. The automaker also claims that this yet to be launched vehicle is going to feature advanced aspects including voice activated SYNC with Ford AppLink function, which allows users to operate various aspects of this vehicle.

Interior 

The manufacturer is yet to reveal the details regarding the overall trim levels and its list of features. However, all the trim levels will feature all the essential comfort aspects, which makes this vehicle a tough competitor. Its entry level trims might host aspects like power assisted steering, front power windows, adjustable front head restraints, a manually operated air conditioning system, sliding and reclining front seats, storage units and drink holders. At the same time, they will also come with an instrument cluster featuring a speedometer, tachometer, trip-meter and fuel gauge. While the mid range variants could feature driver’s seat height adjuster, dual front sun visors with vanity mirror, rear adjustable head restraints, intermittent front wipers and follow-me home headlamps. On the other hand, we can expect its top end variants to host features like parking sensors, multi-functional steering wheel, remote central locking and various other such features.

Interior Space 

The automaker has built this vehicle with a roomy cabin that can easily accommodate five people. The head space in the front is quite sufficient, but it can be increased a bit in the rear. There is ample leg space offered along with sufficient shoulder room. Meanwhile, it comes with a spacious boot compartment that is good enough to store a number of things in it. This space can be further increased by folding its rear seat.

Aspire interior

 

Exteriors

The Aspire looks very proportional as compared to its competitors in the highly competitive sub-compact sedan segment. Its new aerodynamic design makes it visually striking with a slanting bonnet featuring few visible character lines over it. The windscreen is pretty wide, enabling a better view to the driver.

The major highlight on the front comes in the form of a large trapezoidal shaped radiator grille. Just above this grille, the prominent insignia of the company is embossed, which is easily noticeable. The headlight cluster looks quite trendy, while a couple of round shaped fog lamps look quite conventional.

It has an attractive side profile, which includes neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a stylish pair of alloy wheels. Talking about the rear end, it features an expressive boot lid that will also include a chrome strip as well as company’s badge on it. This is flanked by bright tail lamp units that also have turn indicators fitted in it.

Aspire rear

 

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Description 1.5-litre DV5 turbo-diesel engine
Maximum Power 90-100 BHP (Expected)
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission Five-speed manual transmission
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 3999 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Expected Launch: July 2015
Expected Price: 5.50 – 7.50 lakhs