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Old 2nd June 2017, 00:25   #136
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As per the latest scoop from ACI, the KUV100 face-lift is expected in the later part of the year and this time Mahindra will be going for a cleaner and proportionate design to appeal a wider audience.



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I hope they have focussed on fixing niggles and ironing out the mileage issues as well. While fixing the design is a "nice-to-have" thing, even without it, the polarizing design did have its share of fan following especially in certain parts of the country.
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Mahindra should get rid of the "6th seat" at the front and provide a proper handbrake in the facelift model.
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There is no middle ground for Mahindra's designs and designers. It's either a dead donkey or an outlandish bird. People are curious in the beginning for both but then they walk away and get some thing they can live with.
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Finally Mahindra realized that on a small vehicle like KUV100 overdone styling, cuts and creases and the rear door handle location which limits the visibility were not the right. The car has it's advantages like long travel suspension, flat floor on the second row, armrest in both rows, good driving position and very drivable diesel engine.

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KUV was a shameless copy of Ssangyong Tivoli, but to make it small and funky MnM screwed it further.

Hope they come up with some more European design.
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Update from ACI on the upcoming changes in the KUV100.

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Mahindra is set to focus on improving its styling with the crossover featuring a cleaner design and a redone tailgate, a departure from the oddly proportioned current model.
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What I can not understand if they are only talking about the tailgate, or more. As only that, is not going to help much. Lets see what they come up with.
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Mahindra's KUV1OO face-lift makes its appearance!

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At the front, the bumper gets revised air intakes and fog lamp enclosure. The chrome braces in the grille look bigger, while the pulled back headlamps that stretch to the A-Pillar now appears to extend up till the edge of the LED DRLs. The rear bumper has been tweaked with toned down creases towards the wheel arches, and the detailing of the taillamp is new.
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The only real way to salvage this is to make it longer, with a rear quarter glass, perhaps an extra row of seats or a bigger boot (maybe both, like third row seats that fold flat), to even out the too tall proportions. The KUV also desperately needs bigger wheel arches, with 16 inch wheels minimum. Or maybe 15s with higher profile rubber.

The key to the SUV look is big wheels and a wide track. Mahindra lost the plot when they settled for tiny 14 inch wheels in the original KUV. Even the base model needs to look the part. Just take a look at the base Scorpio LX. Sans cladding, the stock wheels are in line with the body line.
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I dont know how you can improve an ugly ducking like this one. Even if we were to forget about the looks, what is Mahindra going to do about the basics. Just read the "What you wont" list from tbhp official review. The engineering on this car is pretty piss poor.

What you won't:

• Overdone styling! The side profile, in particular, is weird
• Handling, NVH & braking are all poor at 100+ kph. Engines also lack punch on the highway
• Electric steering is horribly calibrated. Very vague, with inconsistent weight at speed

• It's not a 6-seater. That seating position is cramped & unsafe
• Useable space in the boot is much lesser than its on-paper spec would have you believe
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