Mahindra & Mahindra could reportedly remove the KUV 100 and the Marazzo from its lineup in India.
It is not new for manufacturers to discontinue models that fail to match sales expectations. We informed you earlier that Mahindra & Mahindra has delisted the Alturas G4 from its official website. Now, the carmaker is again in the headlines regarding the anticipated discontinuation of a few more models. The Indian automobile firm is anticipated to remove the smallest SUV, the Mahindra KUV 100, from the portfolio.
The Mahindra KUV 100 was initially introduced by Mahindra in 2016, making it one of the first SUVs of this size to be introduced in the nation. Reportedly, only two units of the KUV 100 were sold in November 2022. Hence, this has risen speculation in the market about the removal of this SUV from the manufacturer's portfolio. The low business of the smallest SUV could be one of the reasons behind Mahindra & Mahindra to stop manufacturing the model sometime in the future.
The Mahindra Marazzo is speculated to be the next model to be axed from Mahindra's portfolio. The model was to compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Maruti XL6. The model could be discontinued as only 201 units were sold in November 2022, a decrease of 5.63% on a month-over-month basis has been noted by the carmaker.
Mahindra & Mahindra has not officially confirmed the speculation behind the discontinuation of these models but we believe that the company might axe these cars soon. For those unaware, the Mahindra Scorpio-N, which debuted this year and costs between Rs11.99 lakh and Rs 21.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), has received a 5-star rating in the most recent set of Global NCAP safety tests. For child occupant tests, it has obtained a 3-star rating. The Mahindra XUV700 and the Mahindra Thar are also some of the safest cars in the country according to the Global NCAP ratings.