Mahindra’s much anticipated mini-Xylo is finally named Mahindra Quanto. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Limited, the largest India Utility Vehicle(UV) maker has been working on the new model for Indian Automobile market, which is inspired from much renowned from the company Xylo. Finally, after tremendous Media speculations about the upcoming mini Xylo, M&M came up with the nomenclature fact for their new compact SUV which they would call Mahindra Quanto. New Mahindra Quanto release date is expected to be in Q3, probably by September 2012.
It’s quite curious for SUV lovers to know how Quanto will accomplish itself in the highly competitive compact SUV market that is booming at a steady pace in India. Packing the off-roading competencies and power-packed onroad performance, the new Mahindra Quanto mini Xylo is surely going to define belligerence with its competitive pricing. Mahindra Quanto Mini Xylo price bracket is expected to be around Rs. 6 Lakhs which is surely going to create a sensation among upcoming vehicle launches.
Mahindra Quanto Price in India – Rs. 6 Lakhs
According to the reports, Mahindra Quarto is going to be designed under sub four meter category, aimed to keep away from 12 per cent tax policy that is levied by government of India for vehicles above four meters. The new Mahindra Mini Xylo Qaunto looks sharp and sporty on the first look and there’s no doubt it can lure Indian compact SUV lovers in no time.Intangibly, Mahindra will be benefitted with addition of new Mahindra Quanto to its portfolio, which is acclaimed to be a budget and well-engineered Compact MUV ( Click here to find out the best MUV in India of 2012 ) from indigenous brand.
Mahindra Quanto launch in India is expected to be somewhere in September 2012, keeping in mind the “affordability” factor in order to attain full capture on compact SUV segment. The construction of Mahindra’s new compact SUV Quanto is inspired from Mahindra Xylo 2012 from which Quanto has been given similar ladder type frame construction. It is expected that soon after the launch, Mahindra Quanto could be termed as the smallest ladder chassis based Utility vehicle in the world, barring aside few jeep based off roaders which follow similar frame type construction.
Mahindra Quanto is going to be a seven-seater SUV with side foldable third row arrangement. Expected Mahindra Quanto Interiors are going to be akin to Mahindra Xylo and keeping in consideration with the price bracket, in its top-end variant, Mahindra is planning to include few prominent features. Some of the leading Mahindra Quanto features will include Six-spoke alloy wheels,reverse parking sensors, dual airbags, ABS, steering mounted audio controls and arm rest in the first two rows.
Speculations for new Mahindra Quanto have been quite high on technical ground. The new Mahindra Quanto compact SUV is going to be equipped with mHawk 1.5 liters, 3-cyl diesel engine that will churn out the max power of 100BHP; too impressive for a mini SUV. If analysts are to be believed, the new Mahindra Quanto engine is developed from cropping Mahindra’s 2.2liters mHawk Engine through removal of one of the cylinders.
Mahindra Quanto Specifications
- Engine Type: 1.5 ltrs, Diesel
- Displacement: 1498cc, 3 cylinder
- No. of Cylinders : 3
- Valves per Cylinder : 4
- Transmission : 5-Speed Manual
- Top speed : 150 kmph
- Mileage (City) : 10 kmpl
- Mileage (Highway) : 15 kmpl
- Body Type : Hatchback
- Segment : B+
- Seating Capacity : 5
- Tyre Size : 215/75 R15
- Front Suspension: Independent Coil Springs
- Rear Suspension : Multi Link Coil Springs
- Front Brakes : Disk
- Rear Brakes : Drum