ABOUT:The Mahindra Quanto is a mini SUV designed and manufactured by the Indian Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. It is based on the Mahindra Xylo but with a shorter rear layout to fall under the four metre threshold. It has its spare wheel mounted at the back of the car.
To look at, from the front, the Quanto is almost a clone of the Xylo, with some small cosmetic changes such as the more defined bonnet lines and the new panel above the grille. Some changes that were effected in the Xylo a while ago means that the Quanto can now retain some more of the Xylo’s earlier features which include the headlamp combination.
Trace your eyes along the sides of the Quanto and the vehicle is again quite the clone of the Xylo, carrying forward the exact same lines. Other similarities are the A&B pillars, the wheel arch design, and even the same 15-inch alloy rims in the top-end variant. But the rear is different and frankly that is where the real story of the Quanto lies.
Mahindra engineers have quite literally chopped off about a foot or so of the rear of the Xylo to get a sub-4-metre Quanto. That size paired with a sub-1.5-litre diesel engine automatically qualifies the vehicle for lower excise duty benefits. It offers customers the flexibility of buying a lower-priced and more compact utility vehicle. However, Mahindra has, of course, decided to make the Quanto seem like a crossover now.
If the Xylo looked like an aggressive multi-purpose vehicle with some of Mahindra’s design flair seen in the Scorpio carried forward, the Quanto has been designed to look like a cross between that MPV and a SUV. Or at least it now also sports some of the features that we have come to associate with a SUV.
Tall set tail-lamps at the rear, which are a completely new design, are right at the top of the C pillar. A new spare wheel mounted outside and on the tail gate is meant to capture the attention of buyers who essentially know that they are buying a UV, but want the frills of a sports utility.
But, if you thought that Mahindra engineers have decided to keep the Quanto’s new found SUV genes pure, you would be wrong there too. And that’s because, inside, the new Quanto continues to be a seven-seater. Two foldable jump seats at the rear will still attempt to offer cramped accommodation for passengers. Open the slightly heavy, side-hinged tail gate and the jump seats can be accessed, but can only accommodate two children or petite adults.
The five-door mini SUV is powered by a 1.5 L (1493 cc) three-cylinder 12-valve turbo diesel engine called MCR100, and produces 98.6 bhp (74 kW; 100 PS) @ 3750 rpm and develops 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) torque @1600-2800rpm.
The Quanto shares the same 2,760 mm (108.7 in) wheelbase with the Xylo but is 535 mm (21.1 in) shorter, making it 3,985 mm (156.9 in) long, and 190 kg (420 lb) lighter.
The Quanto is offered for sale in India in a range of four models: C2, C4, C6 and C8. All models share the same diesel engine.
SPECIFICATIONS:SUMMARY:Name : Quanto 4x4
Car Body Type : MUV
Segment : B+ Segment
ENGINE:Displacement : 2179cc, M-Hawk
Engine Type : Diesel
Maximum Power : 120 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque : 290 Nm @ 1800 rpm
DIMENSIONS:Length : 3998 mm
Width : 1850 mm
Height : 1895 mm
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY:Airbag : 2
Parking Sensors : Yes
Fog Lamp : Yes
Traction Control : No
EBD : No
ABS : Yes
ESP : No
Rear Seat Belts : 5
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE:AC : AC (without Climate Control)
Power Windows : Yes
Central Locking : Remote
Remote Boot : No
Remote Fuel Filler : Yes
Rear Wiper : Yes
Rear Defogger : Yes
Rear Armrest : No
Steering Adjustment (Rake/Reach) : No/No
Driver Seat Adjustment : Manual
Music System : Yes, 2DIN
Leather Seats : No
Door Mirror : Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass : Yes
Rear AC Vent : No
Folding Rear Seats : Yes
Sun Roof : No
Buttons/Controls on Steering : No
Auto Viper : No
Auto Headlamp : No
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:Seating Capacity : 7
Tyre Size : 205/65 R15
Suspension : Independent Double Wishbone, Coil Springs
Turning Circle : 5.40 mtrs.
Steering : Tilt
Brakes : Front Disk, Rear Drum
Gears : 5 Manual
Ground Clearance : 180.00 mm
Fuel Tank : 55.00
Body Color Bumpers : Yes
Tachometer : Yes
Alloys : Yes
ORVM Indicator : No
Xenon Headlamps : No
Trip Meter : 2
Headlamp Washer : No
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