Mahindra KUV100 overtakes Bolero to become best-selling Mahindra
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Mahindra sold 4,446 units of the KUV100 in May.
Mahindra sold 4,446 units of the KUV100 in May, beating the larger Bolero by merely 27 units. In the previous month, the Bolero had a strong lead; selling 5,785 units in April, while 5,097 examples of the Mahindra KUV100 were sold in that month.
One of the reasons that could be attributed to the KUV100’s sales lead is its compact proportions and competitive price tag, which appeals to a much wider audience than their other products. The KUV100 is the smallest product in Mahindra’s product range, measuring 3,675 mm long, 1,715 mm (with side cladding) wide, 1,655 mm (with roof rails) high, has a wheelbase of 2,385 mm and a ground clearance of 170 mm.
It is also the only Mahindra in the market to offer a petrol option, which is powered by a new 1.2L mFalcon three-cylinder G80 petrol engine producing 82 bhp and 115 Nm, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also available is a diesel variant that has a 1.2-litre mFalcon three-cylinder D75 diesel engine with 77 bhp and 190 Nm, also mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.