So, a new Mahindra is incoming, with a name that surprisingly, doesn’t end with an ‘O’. It’s called the NuvoSport, and will replace the ageing Quanto. To be launched on 4th April 2016, the sub-4 meter long NuvoSport will be based on the same new generation platform as the Scorpio. The NuvoSport will be powered by a new, 1.2-litre petrol engine, dubbed the mHawk 100, while the existing 1.5-litre, three cylinder diesel engine will give it company. The petrol engine will come with the option of a 5-speed manual or an automated manual transmission (auto shift). Here’s a closer look at the compact crossover’s design:
The completely revised front fascia features new headlamps with independent DRL strips, or illuminated eyebrows.
The NuvoSport’s new fascia also gets a new trapezoidal grille with the usual toothy slats, along with a hood scoop.
The new front bumper is characterised by a massive grille with mesh inserts, while the faux skid plate adds to the pseudo-SUV look.
The NuvoSport’s fenders are adorned with new chrome highlights around the indicators.
The sides benefit from edgier body cladding and new side steps.
At the back, the tail lamps, integrated with the D-pillar gets clear lenses.
The NuvoSport retains the Quanto’s tail gate mounted spare wheel, but adds a new cover.
New five spoke alloy wheels with a twin spoke design are wrapped around MRF Wanderer tires.
Inside, the Nuvosport will continue to offer seven seats, with two jump seats at the back. The dashboard is expected to get a major overhaul, while range topping N8/C8 variants will get first-in-class features like cruise control, eight-way adjustable seats with lumbar support and a double-DIN touchscreen infotainment system. The Mahindra NuvoSport is expected to retail for INR 5.5-lakh – 8.5-lakh.