Launched in India, Mahindra has positioned KUV100 below its TUV300 as a micro SUV and a lowest priced utility vehicle. Set to see sales to the tune of 80,000 to 90,000 units per annum (over 7,000 per month), M&M has announced exports of the KUV00 from April this year while the company has increased production from their Chakan plant by 5,000 units per month in order to meet the high demand for KUV100.
Mahindra KUV100 receives mFalcon engines to include a 1.2 liter G80 petrol engine offering 82 bhp power and 115 Nm torque and a 1.2 liter D75 diesel engine capable of 77 bhp power and 190 Nm torque. Each of these engines are mated to a 5 speed manual transmission while according to ARAI fuel efficiency will stand at 18.15 kmpl and 25.23 kmpl respectively.
M&M has invested around INR 1,200 crore in the KUV100 project, which has been built with 85% localization with only certain components imported. This has allowed the company to keep price affordable with the Mahindra KUV100 priced from INR 4.42 lakh to INR 6.76 lakh. To boost sales, the company has even offered sales of the new KUV100 over the e-commerce site Flipkart besides the company’s e-commerce portal M2ALL.com.
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Mahindra KUV100, essentially a hatchback styled to look like an SUV, wishes to draw the attention of buyers who would otherwise have opted for vehicles like the Maruti Swift, or Hyundai Grand i10. Its launch in the petrol segment with fuel efficient engine is another attraction specially considering the flak diesel engine vehicles are drawing where pollution is concerned.
Mahindra KUV100 – Photos