Mahindra Quanto review, test drive

    Mahindra brings hatch benefits to a compact SUV, but does it work? Read our comprehensive review.

    Published on Nov 21, 2012 07:11:00 PM


    The lofty seating position, huge glass area and low window line give the insides a very airy ambience, underscored by the incredibly generous amount of space. The middle row is particularly roomy, but the seatback is a bit too upright and the cushioning is a bit too flat and hard. As for the last pair of seats, the side-facing position, tight space, knees-up seating position and near-vertical backrests make these usable only for short drives and their safety in the event of a rear impact is questionable.

    With all rows in place, luggage space is pretty limited. Fold the last two seats, however, and you get a reasonably big boot. In fact, Mahindra has done well when it comes to storage space around the cabin – there’s a useful box under the driver’s seat, foldable trays for the middle-seat passengers, and space below the second-row seat that is good to store two soft bags.

    For the price, the Quanto is quite well equipped and comes with essential features like a two-DIN, USB, SD Card and Aux-equipped music system, power steering, two airbags and ABS. The dashboard, a carryover from the Xylo, houses the Digital Drive Assist System (DDAS) that gives you information on your distance to empty, average fuel economy and outside temperature. 

    The overall fit and finish of the interiors is quite disappointing, thanks to sharp edges, inconsistent panel gaps and ill-fitting rubber beading and the Quanto fails to keep pace in terms of quality.

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