Thanks to its popularity in the rural market, the Bolero has been Mahindra’s best selling vehicles for over a decade. That paired with the fact that almost all government vehicles previously were Bolero’s made sure it’s their most popular product. But with time, the Bolero started showing its age and is not really a very hot property at the moment. It still sells in respectable figures though for a product which hasn’t changed much in recent years.
The KUV100 managed to overtake Bolero’s sales last month. The compact crossover registered sales of 4,446 units in May 2016, which is a total of 27 more units than the Bolero did in the same month. The car is sold as a B-segment hatchback crossover and also gives competition to entry-level variants of the sub-4 metre sedans.
The car is offered in both, petrol and diesel options. The 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, G80 petrol unit delivers 82 BHP @ 5,500 RPM and 115 Nm of torque @ 3,500 – 3,600 RPM, while the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, D75 diesel motor is good for 77 BHP at 3,750 RPM and 190 Nm of torque @ 1,750 – 2,250 RPM.
It’s good to note that customers are open to the KUV100 which offers more space for the price you pay compared to other products at a similar price point. It is also Mahindra’s most affordable product built from scratch.