SOUTH AFRICA’S CHEAP­EST CROSSOVER

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - NEWS -

In ad­di­tion to the all-new XUV500, Mahin­dra also in­tro­duced an up­graded ver­sion of the KUV 100 NXT.

With pric­ing start­ing at R135 000, the KUV 100 is now of­fi­cially one of the cheap­est crossovers on sale in SA.

There are some ex­te­rior up­grades but the changes are more no­tice­able on the in­side. Mahin­dra added new pre­mium fin­ishes on the higher-spec­i­fi­ca­tion mod­els and a touch­screen in­ter­face on the top-end K8 model. This in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem is equipped with Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity, a USB port and au­dio, image and video play­back. Other lux­ury ad­di­tions in­clude a new re­mote boot-open­ing switch, a new gearshift in­di­ca­tor dis­play, In­tel­li­park re­verse park­ing sen­sors and elec­tri­cally fold­able side mir­rors on the K8.

Cus­tomers can choose be­tween two three-cylin­der en­gine op­tions: one diesel and one petrol. The petrol is a nat­u­rally as­pi­rated unit that de­vel­ops 61kW and 115Nm of torque. The diesel is tur­bocharged and of­fers 57kW and 190Nm of torque. Both en­gines send their power to the front wheels via a fivespeed man­ual gear­box.

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