SOUTH AFRICA’S CHEAPEST CROSSOVER
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.