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Mahindra’s crossover SUV duo in SA: Stylish new XUV500 and KUV100 NXT offer more value for local SUV-seekers

10 October 2018 8:58 AM
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Mahindra’s crossover SUV duo in SA: Stylish new XUV500 and KUV100 NXT offer more value for local SUV-seekers

Mahindra South Africa has launched its new XUV500 and KUV100 NXT locally. Both new models are being introduced with greater value coupled with, says the Indian automaker, "with attractive finance schemes".

Both models offer a very affordable entry into the range at R134 999 for the KUV100 NXT and R299 999 for the XUV500. We've included full model ranges for both SUVs later in this article.

The new KUV100 NXT range, which now starts with the K2+, and the flagship K8 now offers more value with the inclusion of a 7” touchscreen infotainment system. All KUV models have fresh styling and refined performance. All variants feature two airbags, ABS brakes and aircon.

With its new KUV100 NXT, Mahindra has also introduced easier ways of financing and purchasing a vehicle. Buyers can purchase a Mahindra KUV100 NXT K2+ for R2199 per month including vehicle insurance for the first year and no deposit. In addition, Mahindra, along with its finance partner WesBank, has launched a Graduate Programme on the KUV100 NXT.

The XUV500 W4 retains many of the features of the XUV-range, including the foldable seven seat arrangement, mHawk turbodiesel-engine, aircon, electric windows, at an entry-price of R299 999, with a 5-year or 150 000 km warranty and 5-year or 100 000km service plan.

Mahindra has also introduced a special finance package on this range, which offers the XUV500 W4 at R4 999 per month with a Guaranteed Future Value plan after four years of ownership.

Avinash Bapat, CFO of Mahindra South Africa, said:"In these difficult economic conditions, we have looked at every aspect of vehicles ownership to make it a complete offering to the customer. The New KUV100 NXT offers an attractive monthly instalment, free insurance for 12 months and The Stylish New XUV500 offers a guaranteed future value to give complete peace of mind."

Buyers can now opt for a W6 Automatic model at an entry price of R359 999, while the range-topping W8 has now been superseded by an even more luxurious W10 model with all the luxuries of the W8 and additional specification, such as a sunroof and keyless entry.

• Multiple storage spaces, including cup holders and rear seat underfloor storage.

All models feature a full 3-year or 100 000km standard warranty plus 2-year or 50 000km powertrain warranty. All K6+ and K8+ models also have a 3-year or 50 000km service plan as standard. Service intervals for both the petrol and diesel models are 10 000 km, and 3-year roadside assistance.

Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa, said: "We view South Africa as a second home for Mahindra outside India. We are keen to nurture our operations in South Africa to support our business into the rest of the continent, especially with our range of locally assembled Pik Up models."

Arvind Mathew, Chief of International Operations (Auto and Farm Sector - M&M), said: "We’ve shifted gears in South Africa with the launch of the new Mahindra Pik Up last year. It offers some of the best value-for-money in the market and it has seen rapid growth in sales of the entire model range. Mahindra is now one of the five fastest growing brands in South Africa.

"The Stylish New XUV500 and The New KUV100 comes with attractive styling, features, performance, wider range of variants and with attractive finance options that enhances its unparalleled value proposition. The launch of these models is coupled with our new marketing campaign, which is designed around our brand ethos of ‘Always Up For A Challenge’ and which signifies the true partnership with our consumers in every aspect of their lives.”


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