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Old 4th May 2016, 09:48   #76
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A Mahindra movement! The design language of KUV is not for everyone’s taste, it grows on you same as XUV
When i was in showroon in first floor for my KUV delivery i saw kuv and xuv both in same shades parked next to each other in parking. The view from top was so amazing that the kuv looked exactly like a mini XUV.
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The design language of KUV is not for everyone’s taste, it grows on you same as XUV
There is a fundamental difference. When the XUV first came out, no body said the proportions were flawed, it was said that it had too many styling elements, creases and the likes. Cleaner lines would have made it look even better.

The problem with KUV100 is that even the proportions are flawed and it is overstyled, double whammy if you ask me. The wheel are comically small, it istoo high relative to its width, the line and creases have no sense or purpose and are just there because Mahindra does not know any better. For comparison take Nissan Juke for example - it is quirky but atleast it is proportioned. There isnt much that you can do with the design on the KUV because the proportions are odd.
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the line and creases have no sense or purpose and are just there because Mahindra does not know any better.
I wish I had 1500 Crores on burn, than developing a product like this

Well, every product is designed based on certain research and with a USP. The USP of KUV is to be a SUV in its segment. Everyone may not like it, but I liked the design, I should say it has grown on me! Juke, I guess will not fall into KUV segment!

I respect your views!
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Well, every product is designed based on certain research and with a USP. The USP of KUV is to be a SUV in its segment.
I agree with you on this LoneRidder. I would like to see more Manufacturers to follow Mahindra and develop products similar to KUV100( yeah with a lot of improvement to offer better VFM). This will give wide choice to the public.

But I really wonder whether there will be any similar product in the market soon(atleast for the next 2 years) from other manufacturers to compete with the KUV100.. I thinks its Advantage Mahindra Now..
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Great looking car from Mahindra. I hope they succeed in cracking the market wide open.
As far as I'm concerned the indian hatch market is full of cookie cutter cars conceived and developed for Europe or Japan. The KUV is refreshingly different, stylish, way more practical if you are an Indian city dweller and decent looker.
Mahindra is targeting a different market than the car enthusiast who has rigid ideas of what. a car should look and work like., they have succeeded in reaching the market
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But I really wonder whether there will be any similar product in the market soon(atleast for the next 2 years) from other manufacturers to compete with the KUV100.. I thinks its Advantage Mahindra Now..
Maruti is launching the Ignis soon which is a smaller compact SUV much like the KUV and rumoured to have a similar price range. However, KUV might still be taller and wider compared to Ignis, but both follow same design philosophies and will target a similar audience.
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While it is heartening to see the gradual shift in the opinion (favorable, that is) of the thread contributors regarding the looks of the KUV, I still feel like extreme_torque. It remains a quirky oddity and the bit that really grates is the tyre size. The wheels should definitely be at least a couple of sizes larger in diameter.

But that said, its popularity, at least in the non-metro regions is undoubted. In Lucknow, which I visit very frequently, I find more and more of them on the roads each time. And it doesn't offend the eye as much as it used to! They really should do something about those tyres - if nothing else, it will add an inch or so to the G.C.
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Seeing a lot of KUV's on the road and found that I like it better. One reason I felt is that the KUV's on the road will not be clean and spic and span like a showroom car or a high resolution photo. So a lot of the cuts and lines look a little tempered and gives it a better look overall.

On the downside, most KUV's I saw were the '6 seater' version and had both kids and adults in that dangerous front middle seat. Pretty sure that 'additional seat' utility is a major draw for a lot of buyers.
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I have driven my KUV100 petrol for 3000 kms and has the below 3 issues I want to check with other owners to see if they have the same.

1. The average fuel economy I am getting is around 9-10 with 50% highways and rest city.
2. The breather pipe for petrol tank is connected from the bottom of vehicle to the neck of petrol tank and hence around 90% of the time when filling petrol there is leakage either due to spray drops (little amount which run around the neck and drain through the pipe) and during air bubbles getting out towards the end( huge amounts like 0.5 Ltrs). I checked with Mahindra service and they say the design is same across all KUV100. I suspect petrol evaporation because of this and a probable cause for my first issue. I am quite concerned about the leakage issue due to the high volatility of petrol.
3. The seat adjustment lever for driver is pushing against the back of by lower leg and causing discomfort if I put my leg in 90 degree position. Again I was told this is as per design.

Can current owners give you thoughts on this?

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2. The breather pipe for petrol tank is connected from the bottom of vehicle to the neck of petrol tank and hence around 90% of the time when filling petrol there is leakage either due to spray drops (little amount which run around the neck and drain through the pipe) and during air bubbles getting out towards the end( huge amounts like 0.5 Ltrs). I checked with Mahindra service and they say the design is same across all KUV100. I suspect petrol evaporation because of this and a probable cause for my first issue. I am quite concerned about the leakage issue due to the high volatility of petrol.
3. The seat adjustment lever for driver is pushing against the back of by lower leg and causing discomfort if I put my leg in 90 degree position. Again I was told this is as per design.
Can current owners give you thoughts on this?
I own a Diesel KUV100 and have done about 3K kms as well. I have not seen any fuel leakages and the seat adjustment lever has not caused any interference.

Did you have the same issue with any of the test vehicles ?
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I own a Diesel KUV100 and have done about 3K kms as well. I have not seen any fuel leakages and the seat adjustment lever has not caused any interference.

Did you have the same issue with any of the test vehicles ?
I have a doubt. My friend is getting A KUV100 this week, The showroom guys are asking for underbody coating. Is it necessary for KUV. Does it come with underbody coating.

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I own a petrol and have covered around 6700kms so far. I agree with Mr.Kapoor with mileage and the breather hose issue. Have been trying to make M&M guys see that this has to be the logical thing especially since when I fill the tank there is heavy smell of petrol in the car. Another issue is when I fill the tank, for the first around 10-15kms the engine stutters intermittently and in idle it shuts off. I noticed that during this time the led indicator of my phone charger flickers like the seat belt open warning light. After the initial 15 kms the car runs smoothly and no issue with the charger too. Strange.
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I have a doubt. My friend is getting A KUV100 this week, The showroom guys are asking for underbody coating. Is it necessary for KUV. Does it come with underbody coating.

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KUV does not come with any under body anti corrosion coating. The coating provided should give adequate protection.

If you are having to deal with a lot of rain and standing water, i would suggest you get a coating done, preferably from a specialist like 3M.
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Mahindra launches an 'Xplorer Edition' of the KUV100 costing ~50,000 over the regular variant. The xplorer edition was showcased at Auto Expo 2016. Some pics in this post (Mahindra @ Auto Expo 2016)

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The Xplorer edition features exclusive accessories that raises the ruggedness of the KUV100’s exterior by a notch. It has an ‘Xplorer’ badge in the headlamp assembly, side decals, silver plastic cladding on the roof rails, front bumper, side skirts and the rear bottom lip as well. The engine hood has faux air intakes on both sides, while the roof is finished in gloss black.

The KUV100 Xplorer also features black plastic body cladding around the taillights, rear windshield and the roof spoiler, which has a split brake light integrated. Inside, it gets black leather seat covers with a contrasting orange piping.
Source: IAB

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