As the launch date for the Mahindra Quanto comes close, company sources have indicated that the price for the mini-MPV will be between Rs 6 lakh for the base model and Rs 7.5 lakh for the fully loaded top-end model. This means the Quanto will not be as affordable as speculated – a body-on-frame construction and consequent higher material costs make it difficult for it to be launched at a more competitive price point.
However, our sources have confirmed that it will be very well specced, which is possibly Mahindra’s way of justifying the higher-than-expected price. The Quanto will carry over most of the Xylo’s features and will be available with airbags too.
Mahindra will launch the Quanto in second half of September 2012.