Mahindra launches KUV100 in Zimbabwe

HARARE - Mahindra's Zimbabwean subsidiary has launched its compact utility vehicle in the market with an aim to capturing the world’s biggest auto market share and reaching to the youth population with the latest offerings in Africa.

The sporty KUV100, which was launched in Borrowdale on Tuesday, is the smallest vehicle in Mahindra’s product range and is available in both petrol and diesel variants.

The new vehicle combines aggressive styling and an SUV stance with refined and stylish interiors, ample space to comfortably seat six passengers, thoughtful safety features such as ABS with EBD standard across the range, dual airbags optional from the base variant and ISOFIX mounts for a child seat on the rear seat.

KUV100 is also equipped with peppy performance from both petrol and diesel engines, high fuel efficiency and accessible technology making it an irresistible and aspirational offering for those eager to make a unique style statement.

Available at Mahindra dealerships across Zimbabwe, the KUV100 starts at an attractive price of $18 476,06 (for the K4 petrol variant) and $21 104,44 (for the K6 diesel variant).

Payment terms are also available, which includes a 20 percent down payment with the rest of the money being paid over a three to five-year period.

Mahindra Zimbabwe executive Sanjay Babbar said the Indian car manufacturer was proud in launching the utility car in Harare, as the KUV100 turns a new leaf in the company’s evolution in the SUV segment.

“Being the market leader in the SUV space, it has always been our endeavour to offer breakthrough products and category creators and we have consistently done that, be it with the Scorpio or the XUV500 and TUV300 more recently.

I believe the KUV100 will appeal to youth and first time car buyers with its aggressive styling, trendy interiors, long feature list and attractive price point and emerge as a winner,” he said.

Built on an all-new monocoque platform and designed in-house with contemporary urban crossover cues the KUV100 sports a design language that is unique.

The sculpted exterior with sharp lines, prominent hood, high beltline and dynamic design, aggressive front fascia, chiselled muscular body and large square wheel arches establish its dominating road presence and lends it the SUV stance.

Further, its unique wrap around sunglass like headlamps, trendy daytime running lamps, chrome accented fog lamps, spider-design alloy wheels, and double barrel tail lamps all take the cool quotient a notch higher.

The refined interiors aptly compliment the exteriors with their spacious and stylish feel, unique flexi six seating capacity, intuitive features and innovative storage spaces.

Under the hood, the KUV100 is powered by the advanced mFALCON, an all-new engine family with options of both petrol (mFALCON, G80) and diesel (mFALCON, D75).

The 1,2L, 61Kw (82 bhp), multi-point fuel injection and dual VVT petrol engine and the 1,2L 57,4 Kw (77 bhp) turbo-charged diesel engine with common rail direct injection technology, both deliver high, low-end torque for peppy performance.

Further, with a fuel efficiency of 25.32 km/l (ARAI certified), the KUV100 is also Zimbabwe’s most fuel efficient diesel SUV.

As far as features go, the Mahindra KUV100 gets an infotainment system with a 3,5” display screen, in-built driver information system, Bluetooth audio and Hands-free call, USB, AUX, steering-mounted controls, four speakers and two tweeters, Mahindra Blue Sense App compatibility, tilt adjustable three-spoke steering wheel, and height adjustable driver’s seat among others.

The Mahindra KUV100 also gets a cup holder on both front and rear arm rest, and additional storage space at the foot of the rear seat and under the front bench seats.

Peace of mind is guaranteed with an excellent warranty of three years/ 100 000 kilometres on all models.

Comments (1)

This is not fair the same models sale between R150 000 and R180 000 in South Africa.

mawire - 24 November 2016

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