KUV100: 1 Year vehicle insurance shows value for money
Mahindra has upped its game with the updated KUV100 affordable car offering by adding a “NXT” suffix to its name, introducing a value-for-money entry-level derivative and upgrading the higher end versions (the top-of-the-range T8 in particular). Mahindra’s offer for R2 199 per month and also 1 year’s vehicle insurance and special finance offers for graduates gives potential buyers a good reason to buy the KUV100 rather than other competing cars in the market place. With the KUV100 price range it competes directly with the likes of Datsun GO, Renault Clio etc. Within short space of time, we are quite confident that KUV100 will surpass other competing models with sales. Majority of graduates will now have reasons to come running because of the 1 year car insurance that goes with the KU100 purchase.
Revisions to the KUV100 NXT’s exterior execution comprise a redesigned grille, LED daytime running lights, reshaped bumpers (with trapezoidal blacked-out sections and silver skid plates), fresh fog lamp surrounds, integrated turn signals, new-shape tailgate and spoiler, plus rear combination lights. It remains a quirky looking car, but the few tweaks do make it look a bit more “refined” and upmarket.
The range now begins with a petrol-engined K2+ derivative, which retails R134 999 and includes driver and passenger airbags, ABS, air-con, dual-pod information display in its instrument cluster, rear child locks, a gearshift indicator, front carpets and multiple storage spaces, including cup holders and rear-seat underfloor storage.
Meanwhile, Mahindra has added better finishes to the interiors of higher-specification KUV100 NXT derivatives, such as new fabric upholstery, piano black detailing and a revised climate control panel (depending on specification level). K6+ and K8 derivatives have been beefed up with a rear armrest, cooled glove box, follow-me-home lighting function, remote keyless entry, speed-sensing door locks and 12V power outlets, for example.
As before, the KUV100 NXT is available with a choice of 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol and turbodiesel engines. The mFalcon G80 naturally-aspirated petrol unit produces 61 kW and 115 Nm, while its mFalcon D75 turbodiesel sibling generates 57 kW and 190 Nm. Both are matched with a 5-speed manual transmission. The K8 turbodiesel additionally comes equipped with a micro-hybrid system that switches off the engine when the vehicle is not moving and re-restarts it when the accelerator is pressed. KUV100 NXT (2018) price in South Africa
The range comes standard with a 3-year/100 000 km standard warranty, 2-year/50 000 km powertrain warranty and 3-year roadside assistance plan. K6+ and K8 derivatives additionally have 3-year/50 000 km service plans as standard. Service intervals are 10 000 km for all KUV100 NXTs.
K2+ Petrol R134 999
K4+ Petrol R163 999
K6+ Petrol R187 999
K6+ Diesel R204 999
K8 Petrol R199 999
K8 Diesel R219 999
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