Mahindra has launched its seven-seater Quanto mini-SUV in four trims – C2, C4, C6 and C8 - with a starting price of Rs 5.82 lakh, going up to Rs 7.36 lakh for the top-spec C8 variant.
The mini-SUV is powered by a modified version of the mHawk diesel engine called mCR100. This 1493cc unit puts out 98.6bhp and 24.4kgm of torque mated to a five-speed gearbox. Mahindra has said that another more powerful 4-cylinder engine variant is on the cards, which could be offered with 4x4. The Quanto uses the same ladder-frame construction as the Xylo.
The top-of-the-line C8 variant gets alloy wheels, power windows, a sleek Digital Drive Assist System (DDAS), driver seat height adjust, body coloured bumpers, electric wing mirrors and an integrated audio system with CD, MP3 and radio. It also gets a rear defogger, ABS, front airbags (driver and passenger), fog lamps and a reverse parking sensor. The C6 trim is also similarly specced, only losing out on alloy wheels, the reverse parking sensor and airbags. Mahindra’s Micro Hybrid technology will be available on all variants except for the bottom-spec C2 trim.
Mahindra has launched the Quanto across 200 dealerships in India. The company has made overall investments of less than Rs 100 crore in developing the Quanto. It will have a flexible production capacity of 7000 units per month between the Xylo and Quanto. The Quanto will be offered with a 2 years/50,000km warranty as standard.
Mahindra has said that the Quanto could possibly be exported to markets like Europe, South Africa and Chile, with the possibility of going to other markets as the product matures.
Mahindra Quanto Prices (ex-showroom, Thane)
Quanto C2: Rs 5.82 lakh
Quanto C4: Rs 6.35 lakh
Quanto C6: Rs 6.86 lakh
Quanto C8: Rs 7.36 lakh
Also read: Mahindra Quanto review, test drive
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Issue: 165 | May 2013
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