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Mahindra NuvoSport review, road test

Read the Mahindra NuvoSport review, road test from Autocar India; Less than a year after the launch of its TUV300, Mahindra has launched another sub-four-metre SUV. We find out what's different.

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When Mahindra launched the Quanto in 2012, it was easy to view it cynically as just a chopped-down Xylo – a quick and easy entry into the compact SUV segment, which was still in its infancy then. Was it an MPV or an SUV? The answer wasn’t very clear. On the other hand, you had to hand it to M&M for getting the job done with the resources available. Alas, it didn’t do well enough to stick around for very long. Then came the TUV300, which though a little rough around its very angular edges, at least felt like an all-new vehicle, and found its own niche in the compact SUV class. Now, less than a year after that, the Quanto is back with a new name – NuvoSport – a new face and all-new chassis too. It’s much more than just a facelift then, and that warrants digging deeper under its skin. In the process, we aim to find out just where it fits not only in relation to the competition, but Mahindra’s own model range as well.

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Rear looks identical to Quanto, but black cladding and accents give it some much-needed relief.
Heavy dose of black cladding helps disguise the slab-sided profile.
Still the same old interior as the Quanto and Xylo. The design is utilitarian and fit and finish leaves a lot to be desired. It has some practical storage though.
Cabin is placed high, seats higher still; you feel like you’re sitting on the car, not in it.
Huge space in second row; can be split and reclined, but only if third row isn’t in use.
As with Quanto, jump seats are a tight fit with no seat belts; for limited use only.
Aggressive new face a big departure from Quanto’s awkward Xylo-like look.
Smart new LEDs are running lights on top spec; parking lights on others.
16-inch wheels are standard and look smart in top-spec with alloys.
Few controls and switches lifted from TUV300 are a welcome addition to an otherwise old-looking cabin.
Fuel computer, optimal gear display and other info sit on dash top, separate from regular odometer.
Fit and finish in some areas is still woefully sub-standard.
No central lock/unlock button; you have to lift the knob.
New mHawk100 engine is a more powerful version of TUV300’s motor.
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Issue: 213 | Autocar India: May 2017

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