• The Mahindra KUV100 Nxt is one of the cheapest cars to repair in South Africa.
• The car's crash part prices is R12 084 than its nearest rival.
• The diesel KUV100 Nxt is also one of the most frugal in its segment.
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The Mahindra KUV100 Nxt has always been an affordable option for owning a new vehicle, but with the added benefit of having low running-costs. This has again been affirmed earlier this month when the 2020 AA-Kinsey Report findings were made available and the city car trumping its rivals.
According to the report, which is compiled and published independently of any manufacturer support, the Mahindra KUV100 Nxt is one of the most affordable compact crossovers to repair and service.
In this year's report, the KUV100 Nxt had the lowest crash part prices, coming in at R12 084 lower than its nearest rival. The Mahindra was also the second most-affordable of all the vehicles in the report, despite the inclusion of a range of entry-level vehicles.
'Highly affordable prices'
Malcolm Kinsey, who this year celebrates 30 years of consistently collecting and publishing vehicle parts prices, says: "In my years of research, I have found a strong correlation between the parts prices of the vehicles that I include in the report and those of the brand in general. This would mean that Mahindra, as a brand, offers highly affordable parts prices."
Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa, says: "The KUV100 Nxt competes in a very important segment of the market. The KUV offers true affordability by being competitively priced and offering the lowest cost of ownership. We are very proud of this status and of the hard work we put in to improve our value chain and operating costs to be able to offer parts and components at such a low cost."
This is the second year that the KUV100 NXT has reigned supreme in its category in the AA-Kinsey Report. It follows similar accolades in the WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour, which found that the diesel version of the KUV was the most frugal and fuel-efficient vehicle in the compact car (A1) category.
Compiled by: Charlen Raymond