This Mahindra KUV100 accident has proved the strong build quality and safety of Mahindra’s smallest offering, the Maruti Ignis-rivalling Mahindra KUV100. It must be noted that this cross-hatch isn't tested by NCAP
Mahindra cars have been highly appreciated for their solid build, durable engines, good safety quality along with a long-lasting shelf life. That’s true for the Mahindra XUV300, which is recognized as the safest car of India, and for the Marazzo that is known as the safest MPV of the country. Even with Mahindra’s smallest offering, the KUV100 gets great build components that could be shown in this accident case.
It can be easily seen that the driver of the KUV100 was speeding before he started losing control and ended up hitting harshly into a compound wall on the left. There’s even a house gate that the car broke off and a huge part of the compound wall was completely smashed into pieces then.
The KUV100 suffered from some damages too. The front portion of the SUV has been damaged severely with the bonnet, bumper and side fenders being crumpled up harshly. Even several components at the engine bay have been damaged while the chassis has slightly twisted as well.
Fortunately, all passengers inside the KUV100 can get out without any injuries. The Mahindra KUV100 here looks like a mid-spec trim which is equipped with dual airbags as standard. The car also comes with ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera and ISOFIX child seats mount on the top-spec variant.
In its latest BS6 avatar, the “Kool Utility Vehicle” is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is tuned to churn out 85 BHP of max power and 115 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty is delivered by a single 5-speed MT and there’s no automatic option on available. Prices of the KUV100 are at around Rs 5.66 – 7.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) it’s now available with a 6 seater layout only.