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2018-10-10 10:58
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 • New XUV500 range – 3 variants with automatic transmission
 • The new KUV100 NXT-base variant available at R134 99
 • Attractive finance schemes

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.

SUV duo

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.

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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.

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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.

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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." 

Mahindra KUV100

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Buyers can now opt for a W6 Automatic model at an entry price of R359 999, while the range-topping W8 has now been superseded by an even more luxurious W10 model with all the luxuries of the W8 and additional specification, such as a sunroof and keyless entry.

The New KUV100 NXT and The Stylish New XUV500 are now available at Mahindra dealers:
XUV500 from: R4 999 per month with a Guaranteed Future Value scheme  
KUV100 from: R2 199 per month including first-year vehicle insurance and no deposit

Mahindra XUV500 and KUV100 NXT: Prices and range

KUV100 NXT K2+
R134 999 (incl. VAT)
62kW/115 Nm G80 mFalcon petrol engine

Driver and passenger airbags
ABS brakes
Air conditioning
Dual pod information display in instrument cluster
Childproof rear locks
Gear shift indicator 
Carpets for front occupants
Multiple storage spaces, including cup holders and rear seat underfloor storage.

KUV100 NXT K4+
R163 999 (incl. VAT)
62kW/115Nm G80 mFalcon petrol engine
All of the above specifications; and:
 • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
 • Full fabric upholstery
 • Body-coloured outside rear-view mirrors
 • Power windows
 • Manual central locking
 • Foldable rear seats

KUV100 NXT K6+
Available with:
62kW/115Nm G80 mFalcon petrol engine 
R187 999 (incl. VAT); or 
57kW/190Nm D75 mFalcon diesel engine.
R204 999 (incl. VAT)

All of the above specifications; and:
 • 14" alloy wheels
 • 3.5" monochrome infotainment system
 • Metal highlights in cabin
 • Audio controls on steering wheel
 • Exterior chrome grille surrounds
 • Rear windshield wiper
 • Blacked out B-pillar
 • Remote central locking with search functionality
 • Micro-hybrid start-stop system
 • Follow-me-home headlights

 • Electrically operated and colour-coded side mirrors with integrated indicators

62kW/115Nm G80 mFalcon petrol engine 
R199 999 (incl. VAT); or 
57kW/190Nm D75 mFalcon turbodiesel engine.
R219 999 (incl. VAT)

All of the specifications above (unless superseded with the specification below):
15” two-tone diamond cut alloy wheels
7” infotainment system with USB connectivity and Bluetooth
Rear armrest with cup holder
Intellipark rear park sensors
Remote central locking with tailgate unlock function
Daytime running lights
Front fog lights with chrome bezels
Electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors.

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.

The stylish new XUV500: The range

Mahindra XUV500 W4
R299 999 (incl. VAT)
103kW/330Nm 2.2 litre mHawk turbodiesel engine 
 • 2 Airbags
 • Aircon
 • One charging socket first row of seating
 • 6" monochrome infotainment display with USB, Bluetooth audio
 • Electric windows
 • Driver and passenger front airbags
 • Seven seats (two rows of passenger seats)
 • Premium fabric upholstery
 • Electrically adjustable side mirrors
 • Roof rails
 • Rear fog lights

Mahindra XUV500 W6 Automatic
R359 999 (incl. VAT)
103 kW / 330 Nm 2.2 litre mHawk turbodiesel engine

All of the specifications above; and:
 • Ambient interior lighting
 • 6" monochrome infotainment display with USB, Bluetooth audio
 • Daytime running lights
 • Voice command system
 • Reverse parking sensors
 • Cruise control
 • Rain-sensing window wipers
 • Automatic air conditioning
 • Tilt- and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
 • Multi-function steering wheel
 • Chrome Grill Inserts
 • Chrome Side Cladding Inserts
 • Front and Rear Bumper Chrome Cladding
 • Front foglight chrome bezels
 • Tail Gate Chrome Applique

Mahindra XUV500 W8 (Manual and Automatic)
R374 999 - R403 999 for Automatic
103kW/330Nm 2.2 litre mHawk turbodiesel engine

All of the above specifications; and:
 • 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, Curtain and Seat)
 • Reverse camera with dynamic assistance
 • Two charging sockets for first 2 rows of seating
 • Puddle lamps 
 • Black leather upholstery for seats and steering wheel
 • 18cm (7”) colour touch-screen infotainment system with USB, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and GPS

Mahindra XUV500 W10 Automatic
R419 999 (in VAT)
103kW/330 Nm 2.2 litre mHawk turbodiesel engine
All of the above specifications; and:
 • 6-way powered driver’s seat
 • Automatic sunroof
 • Passive Keyless Entry
 • Illuminated scuff plates
 • Push Button Start / Stop system with electronic steering lock
 • Window Chrome Lining 
 • Decorative accelerator pedal 

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."

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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.

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"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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