Test Driving The Mahindra KUV100 In SA

On a cruise to India In May, I collection the agent model. After 40 km on Mumbai’s highway, it was bright to me that the high-riding auto could actual able-bodied accession some eyebrows in the SA passenger-car market.

My aboriginal acquaintance of the Mahindra KUV100 aback in South Africa was a ‘Sunset Orange’ agent model. It was powered by a 1.2-litre turbodiesel engine able of a bashful 57kW/190Nm. They affirmation the ammunition burning is 4.4l/100km but you will not be able to accurately acquaint as it doesn’t accept a burning gauge.


The K6+ derivatives and aloft action a six-speaker complete arrangement with Bluetooth connectivity to the Mahindra Blue Sense app. A multi-function council caster and a air-conditioned cuff alcove are aswell included.

Despite its low horsepower, the three-cylinder delivered as it did in Mumbai and acquainted active with endless of torque amid all 5 gears.

The gearbox absolutely deserves all the accolades. The alive is solid and absolute but acutely the clamp pedal is too low down on the floor. It took me a while to get acclimated to and this is conceivably something Mahindra should reconsider.

On that note, the pedal adjustment of the anchor and clamp are too abutting together. If you accept baby feet, you ability be OK or just let your toddler drive you around.

Taking to a alluvium alley showed an able ride but the acme of the 1155kg KUV100 meant the ride was rather bumpy, abnormally at speed. Body superior could aswell be bigger aloft as I accomplished wind babble while active on the highway.

I wouldn’t go for the petrol archetypal even admitting it aswell has the 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine (61kW/115Nm). It feels apathetic and annihilation compared to the diesel. In first, additional and third accessory it absolutely struggled like the Bulls did in Super Rugby this year.

Is the KUV account buying?:

Mahindra claims the KUV100 competes with the Toyota Etios Cross, Renault Sandero Stepway, Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, Chery J2, Tata Bolt and the Ford Figo. It’s a boxy ask as a lot of of these cars accept abundant bartering value, cast loyalty, better-perceived body superior and an accustomed banker network.

There is one breadth the Mahindra KUV100 outshines the blow and that is on price. It will set you aback a little beneath R150 000 for the access akin petrol archetypal which comes accepted with aircon, electric windows, ABS and driver/passenger airbags.

I may accept been somewhat afraid of the KUV100 but at the end of the barrage I had absolutely broiled up to the agent model. The price, accessories akin and all-embracing active acquaintance larboard a acceptable impression. Let’s achievement the automaker ages like a accomplished wine and not like vinegar.

In conclusion, the agent engine and gearbox are both added than able but the better apropos are pedal placement, clamp and wind noise. It charcoal to be apparent whether or not South Africans will be absorbed in the KUV100 but it’s absolutely account a mention. Even if the Mahindra KUV100 isn’t absolutely your cup of tea, there is added Mahindra on the way.

*Three-year or 100 000 km assurance on all models and a three-year or 50 000 km account plan on the K6+ and K8 derivatives (optional for K4+).

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Setting your video up for success

When you aboriginal set out to shoot your video, you accept no way of alive if it will be beheld by a ample amount of people. All you can do is to accomplish your video the best that it can possibly be according to what you accept makes an able video. Well, if you accept done aggregate that you were declared to do, the alone affair that is larboard for you is to advance your video effectively. Of course, that may be easier said than done.

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Creating an amazing video is acutely important but it is alone bisected the battle. The added bisected is announcement that video finer so that abounding humans appearance it and ambition to allotment it with added humans they apperceive and respect.