Mahindra launched the KUV100 last year. The one of its kind SUV-inspired hatchbacks has been getting decent sales numbers against its name in the market. Even though KUV created a lot of buzz in the market with 5,000 units per month, lately, the micro-SUV’s sales have fallen to only 2,000 units per month.
To keep the interest high and attract customers, Mahindra has unveiled the anniversary edition of the compact micro SUV. The special edition also targets the newly launched Maruti Suzuki Ignis with its bigger tyres and added features.
To start with the limited edition KUV100 will get dual-tone paint job, similar to the Ignis. The roof will be painted in black while the body will get two colour options, Flamboyant Red and Dazzling Silver. The vehicle will also get 15-inch alloy wheels instead of the 14-inchers seen with the regular KUV100. The special edition will also get all-black interior with new upholstery option for the seats. The special edition will be available with both 5-seater and 6-seater version of the vehicle.
Apart from the visual changes, there will be no mechanical changes to the car. The KUV100 gets an option of both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre engine the churns out a maximum of 82 BHP and 115 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is a 1.2-litre turbocharged unit that produces a maximum of 77 BHP and 190 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines get the 5-speed manual transmission. Interestingly, the KUV 100 does not offer an AMT option like Ignis. The KUV100 returns 18.15 km/l with the petrol engine and 25.32 km/l with the diesel engine.
Mahindra is yet to announce the prices of the anniversary edition KUV 100, but the car will be launched soon in the market. Mahindra is also preparing to start the long wheel version of the TUV 300 in India soon, and the tests have already started.
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