Mahindra Launches KUV100 Trip For Taxi Use

The Trip is based on the pre-facelift KUV100 and is targeted at fleet and business owners

Mahindra has launched the KUV100 Trip in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 5.16 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The KUV100 Trip, which is targeted at fleet operators and business owners, is based on the pre-facelift version of the hatchback and comes equipped with two engine options - petrol-CNG and diesel.

  • Mahindra KUV100 Trip Bi-Fuel (Petrol-CNG) - Rs 5.16 Lakh

  • Mahindra KUV100 Trip Diesel - Rs. 5.42 Lakh

The Trip variant features the unique 6-seat option in which the backrest for the front middle passenger can be folded to become an armrest. To make the package more attractive to fleet owners, Mahindra is offering the Trip with special accessory packages and an extended 5-year warranty. The carmaker claims a running cost of Rs 0.35-0.40 per/km. The KUV100 Trip can be had in two colours - white and silver.

The petrol-CNG version of the KUV100 Trip is powered by the 1.2-litre mFalcon G80 motor. In petrol-only guise, this motor is capable of producing 83PS at 5500rpm and 115Nm at 3500-3600rpm. The diesel version is powered by the 1.2-litre mFalcon D75 engine which produces 78PS of power and 190Nm of peak torque. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox with a dashboard-mounted gear lever.

“With its flexi 6-seat 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,” said Veejay Ram Nakra, the chief of sales and marketing, automotive division at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Prices for the standard Mahindra KUV100 NXT start from Rs 4.5 lakh for the petrol hatchback and Rs 5.5 lakh for the diesel version. The KUV100 Trip will rival the likes of the Hyundai Xcent Prime, which is also available with a factory-fitted CNG kit, and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour. Both cars are sedans with a slightly higher price tag.

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