Mahindra and Mahindra has just launched the KUV 100 Trip in India, targeting the fleet market. The car has been customised for the Uber/Ola segment and is available in two variants. There is a bi-fuel version of the KUV 100 trip that costs Rs. 5.16 lakh and a diesel variant that is priced at Rs. 5.42 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Delhi).
KUV 100 is the only 6-seater vehicle available in the segment, making it ideal for cab business. It will be available in two different colours – White and Silver. To promote the vehicle, Mahindra is offering special finance schemes, accessory packages and an extended 5-year warranty on the vehicle.
Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said,
“With its flexi 6 seater option, spacious interiors, low operating cost, attractive price and high earning potential, the KUV100 TRIP is set to be a popular choice with fleet owners as well as aggregators in the object of mobility space.”
The bi-fuel version will run on both petrol and CNG. This is the first time that KUV 100 is officially offering the CNG version. It is not known if the regular KUV 100 will also get this option in the future. The diesel version will be the same mFalcon engine that is available with the regular KUV 100.
The KUV 100 Trip visually looks similar to the regular KUV 100 but with a few missing features. The front grille is missing the chrome while the bumper has no space for foglamps. The silver faux skid plate is also missing from the vehicle. The body cladding from the wheel arches and side underbody is missing too. The door handles and the ORVMs are black and are not body colour.
Mahindra has not announced about the interior features of the vehicle. The car is expected to be based on the based variant of the KUV 100 and will get similar features. Mahindra launched the KUV 100 NXT last year and the price of the vehicle starts at Rs. 4.65 lakh, ex-showroom. However, it does not offer bi-fuel CNG option like the KUV Trip.
The bi-fuel engine is a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 82 Bhp and 115 Nm. The diesel engine is a 1.2-litre unit that has an output of 77 Bhp and peak torque of 190 Nm. Both the engines get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard.