Mahindra KUV100 Trip launched; Prices start from INR 5.16 lakhs
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Mahindra & Mahindra has launched a new variant of the KUV100 targetted specifically at fleet owners and the taxi market. Called Mahindra KUV100 Trip, the model slots in as the entry-level trim in the range.
Speaking on the introduction of the new variant – KUV100 TRIP, 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.”
Mahindra offers the KUV100 trip in only the 6 seat configuration. The company has not detailed other features of the new variant. Expect the car to come with basic necessities like manual air conditioning, power steering, and at least front power operated windows. Visually, the Mahindra KUV100 Trip is identical to the pre-facelift model. Diamond White and Dazzling Silver are the two colour options on offer.
Mahindra is offering the KUV100 Trip in two engine variants - Bi-Fuel and Diesel. The former has the 1.2 L mFalcon petrol engine from the KUV100 NXT that can run on petrol or CNG. The diesel variant features the 1.2 L mFalcon engine that powers the KUV100 NXT. Specifications have not been specified, but they are likely to be similar, if not identical, to the KUV100 NXT's.
Mahindra has priced the KUV100 Trip at INR 5.16 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Petrol+CNG variant and INR 5.42 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the diesel. For reference, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT is priced from INR 4.51 lakhs for the Petrol variant and INR 5.52 lakhs for the diesel (both prices ex-showroom Delhi).