Mahindra has finally launched the much anticipated 2012 Quanto compact SUV for starting price of INR 5.82 lakhs (Ex showroom, Thane).The vehicle is available in 5+2 seater layout. Entry to the last two seats is through the tail gate. The last seats also get a pair of butterfly quarter windows for ventilation.
The Mini Xylo, nay, the Quanto is basically a sub-4 meter version of the highly popular Xylo MPV and comes with new mCR1000 turbo diesel engine. As we had reported earlier, the new motors is has 3 cylinder that together displace a total volume of 1.5 Litre and the forced induction is courtesy a twin turbo setup. This gives the small powerplant a peak power output of 100 Bhp and a max torque of 240 Nm. Mahindra is claiming an ARAI certified fuel economy of 17 Kmpl.
The Quanto has body-on-ladder architecture that has been derived from that of the bigger Xylo MPV and the interior of the new vehicle is very similar to that of the new Xylo, and would feature similar hard wearing plastics and functional switchgear and instrumentation. The Quanto is available in four varaints- C2, C4, C6 & C8. All variants except for the C2 get Mahindra’s Micro Hybrid Technology. C6 & C8 also get Digital Driver Assist System. While the C6 gets only ABS as safety feature, the top end version (C8) is also equipped with EBD and dual Airbags. The Quanto is offers 6 paint options- Black, Brown, Silver, Beige, Red and White.
Mahindra Quanto Features List
C2– Roof rails, 2 Courtesy lamps, HVAC, Power & Tilt Steering, Mobile charging point row for middle row, Open utility box on floor console, Vinyl seat, child lock, digital immobilizer
C4– C2 + wheel cover, body coloured bumpers, side & rear floor steps, tinted glass, body painted spare wheel cover, digital clock, micro hybrid, power windows, manual central locking, utility box with lid, fabric + vinyl seat, rear wash & wipe
C6– C4 + Body coloured side moulding, Fiery Black grill, body coloured door handles, electric ORVMs, Digital Drive Assist System, roof console with sunglass holder, anti pinch power windows, remote central locking, driver’s seat height adjustment, integrated audio system, rear window demister, foldable snack tray, driver under seat storage, fabric seat, door trip fabric insert, driver+ co driver arm rest, ABS, front fog lamps,
C8– C6 + Alloys, silver painted spare wheel cover, dual airbags, intellipark reverse assist
The Mahindra Quanto will be seen rubbing shoulders with the ‘not so popular’ Premier Rio and the high selling Renault Duster. Quanto will also be soon seen locking horns with the upcoming Ford EcoSport crossover that has taken many international markets by a storm.
Mahindra Quanto Price list
Mahindra Quanto C2 – 5.82 lakhs
Mahindra Quanto C4 – 6.35 lakhs
Mahindra Quanto C6 – 6.86 lakhs
Mahindra Quanto C8 – 7.36 lakhs
Engine- Common Rail, BS IV
Power- 100bhp @3750 RPM
Torque- 243Nm @1600-2800 RPM
Front Brakes- Disc
Rear Brake- Drum
Transmission- 5 speed manual
Front Suspension- Independent double wishbone, coil springs with anti roll bar
Rear Suspension- Five bar link, coil springs
Turning radius- 5.4m
Tyre- Tubeless 205/65R15
Fuel Tank capacity- 55 ltrs
Ground Clearance- 180 mm