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Mahindra launches the Quanto at Rs 582,000

Last updated on: September 21, 2012 09:02 IST

Mahindra launches the Quanto at Rs 582,000

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inally putting an end to the misery of all curious cats; our very own auto press and auto enthusiasts who have been speculating about the features, specifications and looks of the Mahindra Quanto, for what seems to be an eternity, Mahindra India launched their sub-4metre compact on Thursday.

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The Mahindra Quanto a.k.a the Mini Xylo finally drives into the market at a price ofRs 582,000 and goes up to Rs 736,000 ex-showroom Thane.

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To no one's surprise, these prices undercut the price of both, Ertiga and the Renault Duster.

The Premier Rio on the other hand starts from Rs 500,000 and goes up to Rs 720,000.

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The Quanto has four trims - C2 as the base variant, C4 which is priced at Rs 635,000 the Quanto C6 priced at Rs 686,000 and the top of the line Quanto C8 at Rs 736,000 (all prices mentioned are ex-showroom Thane).

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As already established earlier, the vehicle is based on the company's Ingenio platform and flaunts the tall boy design which however, is creating some doubts with regards to the handling of the car (more about it once we can lay our hands on it ourselves).

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Except this, Mahindra did a very good job this time of keeping mum about the details and specifications of the car, which helped in creating a lot of hype around the launch.

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The long impatient wait to see the vehicle finally ended as the officials raised the covers off the all new Quanto.

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The curiosity levels were on an all time high also because of the success of the Mahindra XUV500.

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After the XUV500, the expectations of the consumers are really high from Mahindra and with the Quanto we hope Mahindra is able to fulfill these expectations.

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Highlight of the Quanto is the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder diesel twin-turbo engine.

As Mahindra says, the mCR100 used in the compact SUV is the world's smallest twin turbo engine.

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This mCR100 is a modified and downsized version of the mHawk diesel engine. The 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine can be seen in the Mahindra Xylo.

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The mCR100 powertrain used in Mahindra's latest is capable of delivering a power of 100bhp at3750 rpm and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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The ARAI certified mileage of 17.1kmpl is the most impressive offering of the Quanto.

This engine is expected to be used in a lot of the future launches of Mahindra.

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This makes the Quanto even more important for Mahindra as it would be like a test bed for the company with regards to the engine.

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Mahindra Quanto, from the front looks quite decent but from the rear, it has a rather boxy design.

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It isn't anything extra-ordinary but one can safely say that Mahindra India has managed to do a decent enough job.

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The Quanto shares a lot with the Mahindra Xylo including the doors, bonnet, dashboard etc.

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The spare wheel which is mounted on the tailgate adds the necessary bulk to the compact and the roof rails give it a sporty touch.

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The Quanto runs on 205/65/15 tyres. The cabin of the Quanto will seat 5+2 passengers, with the two foldable side-facing jump seats at the rear.

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The Quanto C8 gets alloy wheels, power windows, driver seat height adjust, Digital Drive Assist System, body colored bumpers along with an integrated audio system with CD, MP3 and radio and electric wing mirrors.

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The version also gets ABS, front passenger and driver airbags and reverse parking sensors etc.

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The C6 variant will get all the features that the C8 is blessed with, minus the alloy wheels, airbags and the reverse parking sensors.

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All variants except the base variant, C2, will get the Mahindra Micro Hybrid technology.

The compact SUV will be available in 6 colors- Fiery Black, Java Brown, Mist Silver, Toreador Red, Diamond White and Rocky Beige.

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Key highlights of Quanto are:

  • India's first body on frame sub 4m compact SUV

  • Flexible space management

  • Spacious 5+2 seater- a first in the sub 4m segment

  • India's first  twin stage turbo- mCR100 engine

  • Green edge with Micro hybrid technology, excellent Fuel efficiency of 17.2 KMPL (ARAI certified value)

  • Meets BS4 emission level in all cities

  • Tough & rugged Mahindra DNA, high ground clearance of 180 mm for go anywhere capability and fun lifestyle

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The stylish Quanto has a macho SUV look:

  • Distinct rear look with spare tyre mounted on tail gate & sporty spare wheel cover

  • Robust new front fascia with trendy fog lamps and contoured tail lamps

  • Sporty roof rails

  • Convenient footsteps and masculine side moulding

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The Quanto boasts host of safety features including:

  • Dual airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Intellipark reverse assist

  • Engine immobiliser

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Quanto - The versatile and compact SUV

Quanto with a sub 4m length and a tight turning radius of 5.4m has the compactness and convenience of a city car, innovatively packaged with 5+2 seats.

The class leading power of 100 bhp and 180mm ground clearance give it the power and ruggedness of a typical Mahindra SUV.

It is a perfect blend of smart city run about and capable weekend SUV.

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A perfect blend of elegance and distinctive appeal

The Quanto leaves you in no doubt about its tough and powerful SUV lineage.

Starting with its imposing and robust front fascia, along with the macho and rugged design, the Quanto perfectly embodies the aggressive stance of a SUV.

The chunky alloy wheels, stylish rear stepney and sporty roof rails add to this SUV's stature and character.

All this makes the Quanto a real head turner on the road.

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Spacious enough to swallow a hatchback

The all new Mahindra Quanto offers its customers plenty of space and flexibility, as it is the only sub 4m SUV in India with a 5+2 seating arrangement.

This places the vehicle in all together different league, while the folding third row increases luggage carrying capacity when needed.

Other thoughtful features include foldable snack trays and individual arm rests for the driver and co-passenger.

The Quanto also has plenty of utility spaces, including 5 bottle holders, magazine pockets and under-seat storage.

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Speaking on the occasion, Pawan Goenka, president, automotive & farm equipment sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra said, "The launch of Quanto, our first compact SUV, is another defining moment in our automotive journey.

For the Mahindra Group, the Quanto represents yet another example of our alternative thinking approach. It has been developed keeping in mind the evolving needs of our customers.

I am confident that the Quanto will create a new category within the SUV segment while offering a unique value proposition to our customers".


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