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Old 1st January 2016, 13:28   #121
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Some questions:

1) Will this car in Diesel engine option ?
2) Will AMT be on offer?
3) Will AMT+Diesel combo be on offer?
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Some questions:

1) Will this car in Diesel engine option ?
2) Will AMT be on offer?
3) Will AMT+Diesel combo be on offer?
As per the details available right now, following are the answers.

1) Will this car in Diesel engine option ? - Yes, a 1.2 ltr diesel engine will be available
2) Will AMT be on offer? - I don't think it will be available.
3) Will AMT+Diesel combo be on offer? - The answer to Q2 automatically answers this question.
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Interiors of KUV,

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The pictures revealed seem to be of the top-spec K8 variant, with the spy shots it has been confirmed that even the top-spec trim will be sold in a six-seat layout. It gets a bench seat for the front row, just like the Datsun Go with the gear lever moved to the dashboard. The handbrake lever is positioned below the centre console, and gets a pull-type mechanism, first seen on the Toyota Qualis and Datsun Go. The KUV100’s cabin gets a single binnacle instrument cluster, with two rectangular AC vents that sit on top of the centre console. However, the infotainment system does not get the touchscreen feature, but does come with a display for multimedia information. Below this are three vertically positioned HVAC switches.
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...ed-399408.aspx

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Bit awkward bit useful layout.
I don't find the front passenger bench accommodating 2 people as the driver seat is separate unit.
Let's see, after all 6 seater will be its USP for sure.
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Am aware that the KUV100 is going to be slightly unconventional with the seats up front and dash mounted gear lever.

But that handbrake? Can't believe its actually poistioned there.

Don't mistake, i love those pickup truck like handbrakes but this looks quirky. Epecially its placed low in the dashboard in the centre.

Maybe it frees up legroom for the driver and is easy to use in real life. So can't really comment about it.
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Varun Dhawan is indeed the brand ambassador.
Varun Dhawan is taller than the Car/UV, I'm not sure if that's a good thing
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Interiors of KUV,
Wow that does look at little weird. Imagine a well built 6 footer who will most likely slide the driver seat a long way back. The effort & reach required to change gears in bumper to bumper traffic might be a big let-down for a lot of folks.
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The Base model will be only in six seat configuration whereas for other models there will be a choice of five seat or six seat configuration.
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Some pictures; not sure if these have been shared earlier; if priced well, this will sell in good numbers
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After seeing more pics, I dont get the usual positive vibes about the Mahindra product. Those skinny tyres, the rear door almost extending till the back, the crappy looking handbrake lever, the dash layout - doesn't make a cut.
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After seeing more pics, I dont get the usual positive vibes about the Mahindra product. Those skinny tyres, the rear door almost extending till the back, the crappy looking handbrake lever, the dash layout - doesn't make a cut.
Liking or dumping of product would essentially depend upon the price point at which it is offered - S Cross being a competent product with 1.6 diesel mill was discarded by market. Mahindra has seen the fate of Vibe and Quanto and am sure they will pick the right price to sell this functional machine.

We get 5 seat configuration (almost all entry level products barring Alto which is passed for 4 seat configuration) and 7 seat configuration (Go+ and even MSIL Eeco).

This would give 6 seats; something similar to the erstwhile Ambassador which might get picked up by the market because of one additional seat (one can consider this as a jump seat for short travel).

Also if a autobox is introduced in due course of time, the absurd location (which I doubt it is; As even old i10 has dash mounted gear lever) will be addressed. I think to some extent even the hand brake issue will be addressed with autobox / AMT because of creep feature wherein one does not require handbrake on inclines.

Let's wait and watch.


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If there is a bench seat in the first row, how would the middle person get a seatbelt? I hope they have not provided just a lap belt for that seat.

The article says that this is similar to Datsun GO. Does anybody know if Datsun GO provides a 3 point seatbelt to all the 3 passengers in the front row?
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Interesting interiors. All the design elements on front are basically done to enable a 3rd passenger on the front with both hand brake and gear level moved out of the way. Dash design is not bad though center is unconventional in terms of vertical AC knobs. In my view KUV100 would be Mahindra's equivalent of Kwid but at a higher price point. My feeling is that it will get market acceptance and sell well. Good luck Mahindra.
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Does anybody know if Datsun GO provides a 3 point seatbelt to all the 3 passengers in the front row?
Datsun Go is basically a 5 seater, with the co-driver seat extended for utility purpose only. You cannot seat even a kid there in the middle. And yes, no seat belt is given as well for the middle in the front row. Second middle seat gets a lap belt.

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