Mahindra and Mahindra is presently planning to replace its KUV100 and TUV300 mannequin product vary in India, based on a report by PTI. With an purpose to cater to completely different units of consumers, the home-grown utility automobile producer is reportedly planning to put money into new applied sciences, together with making the merchandise compliant to BS-VI emission norms. Amongst its future merchandise, Mahindra is planning to introduce the TUV300 facelift in 2019 and a fully-electric model of the KUV100. Moreover, the corporate additionally plans to introduce a diesel model of KUV100, mated with an automatic guide transmission (AMT), within the present fiscal.
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Speaking of the vary growth Veejay Ram Nakra Chief of Gross sales and Advertising and marketing (Automotive Division) Mahindra and Mahindra instructed PTI, “We all the time mentioned that we wish to be full vary SUV participant and each these merchandise (TUV300 and KUV100) are essential for us.” Along with that, Nakra additionally mentioned that along with reaching BS-VI compliance for the automobiles, the corporate can be investing to make them meet all security rules which come into pressure from October 2019. The corporate can be a complete technique for drivetrains for all its merchandise with reference to BS-VI compliance.
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Then again, speaking of the TUV300 facelift, Nakra mentioned, “We’re investing considerably not solely on the styling half however there would even be a change when it comes to expertise and engineering to make it a greater product”. Proper now, Mahindra sells round 3000 items of the TUV300 per 30 days, and with the latest introduction of the TUV300 Plus, the corporate is anticipating the numbers to go as much as 4000 items quickly. As for the Mahindra KUV100, Nakra mentioned that the corporate has long-term plans for the mannequin. “It’s simply not going to be an entry-level mannequin from us but additionally going to have an electrical model going forward,” he added.
When requested if the corporate is planning to usher in electrical variants for all its SUVs going forward, Nakra mentioned, “There needs to be an economics to the platform for the electrical model when it comes to vary, worth for buyer.” He additional added, “The second you have a look at bigger heavier SUVs it turns into troublesome from economics perspective…however for now KUV is the primary SUV on electrical that we’ll provide to the market.”