Continuing our series of comparing the beasts of the road, the four-wheelers, we’ve reached to another intriguing segment for the day. It’s the one themed on low-compact SUV.
Low compact SUV’s are on the run these days preferably for their specs and design modules. Many top automobile companies have breached the segment with their product offerings. We’ll have the comparison between two low-compact SUV’s in the form of Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100.
Let’s wheel into the comparison
Maruti Suzuki has upped their ante with the recent new models like Baleno, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza and more. But this one’s an alldifferent ball game. The low compact SUV named Ignis is yet to be released in the market. It’s tipped for the later part of the year.
Mahindra and Mahindra, known for their rogue-modelled automobiles launched one low compact SUV named KUV100 which created quite a buzz. It’s currently one of the top sellers in this segment and is preferred by much.
Time for some specs then
Engine & Transmission
This one is tipped to have dual variants, i.e. petrol engine and diesel engine variant in the market. The petrol engine has a 1.2 ltr displacement with a power of 84.3 PS @ 6000 Rpm and a torque of 115 Nm @ 4000 Rpm.
The diesel one has a 1.3 ltr turbo engine with a power of 75 PS @ 4000 Rpm and a torque of 190 Nm @ 2000 Rpm.
The wheel driveline for this one isn’t yet confirmed. We’ll have more on that once released.
Mahindra KUV100 also has petrol and diesel engine variant but there’s similarity on the engine displacement between them. Both feature 1198 cc engine with 5-speed manual transmission.
The petrol one has a power of 82 PS @5500 Rpm and a torque of 115 Nm @ 3500-3600 Rpm. The diesel one has a power of 77 PS @3750 Rpm and a torque of 190 Nm @1750-2250 Rpm. It features front wheel driveline for both the variants.
Maruti Ignis is expected to have an ARAI-certified mileage of 21 km/ltr for thepetrol engine and 27 km/ltr for adiesel engine.
Mahindra KUV100 features a fuel tank capacity of 35 ltr with an ARAI- certified mileage of 18.15 km/ltr for petrol variant and 25.32 km/ltr for thediesel variant.
Suspension & Dimension
The exact specs for the suspension and steering haven’t been released yet but we do have an insider knowledge on the dimensions. It’s tipped to have a length of 3700 mm with a wheelbase of 2438 mm. the breadth and height shall remain at 1660mm and 1595 mm.
Mahindra KUV100 packs independent McPherson Strut with offset coil spring for the front suspension. It is further supported by twin tube gas dumper units and lower L-arms with stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is equipped with semi-transparent, twist beam with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers.
The dimension for Mahindra KUV100 stands at 3675mm x 1715mm x 1635mm with a wheelbase of 2385mm.
Seating and Boot Space
Maruti Ignis is expected to have 5 passenger seating capacity in 2-seating rows. The boot space for it is 258 ltr.
Mahindra KUV100 has 6-passenger seating capacity with 5 doors attached to the sides and back. It has a boot space of 243 ltr.
Amenities & Features
Maruti Ignis will have power steering, power windows, engine immobilizer, central locking, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system and a multifunction steering control. The safety measures shall have airbags and ABS.
Mahindra KUV100 offers engine immobilizer, child safety locks, power steering, multifunction display, ventilation system, power steering and more. The safety precautionary like airbags, ABS and EBD comes equipped within.
Price & Variants
Let’s have a look at the upcoming variants of Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti Ignis Sigma 1.2 – Rs 5.00 lacs
Maruti Ignis Delta 1.2– Rs 5.60 lacs
Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.2– Rs 6.20 lacs
Maruti Ignis Alpha 1.2– Rs 6.70 lacs
Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.2 Automatic– Rs 6.80 lacs
Maruti Ignis Sigma 1.3– Rs 6.00 lacs
Maruti Ignis Delta 1.3– Rs 6.55 lacs
Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.3– Rs 7.25 lacs
Maruti Ignis Alpha 1.3– Rs 7.79 lacs
It’s time we present you the ones from Mahindra KUV100;
Mahindra KUV100 K2– Rs 4.42 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K2+– Rs 4.64 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4– Rs 4.77 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4+– Rs 4.99 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6 – Rs 5.36 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6+– Rs 5.58 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K8– Rs 5.91 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K2 – Rs 5.52 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K2+ – Rs 5.44 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4 – Rs 5.57 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K4+ – Rs 5.79 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6 – Rs 6.21 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K6+ – Rs 6.43 lakhs
Mahindra KUV100 K8 – Rs 6.76 lakhs
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