Mahindra Quanto Review
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Mahindra Quanto Review by Expert
It was year 2009, when India-based SUV giant Mahindra & Mahindra launched its inaugural urban Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) in the form of Mahindra Xylo. Since its debut it has been counted as best sellers from the company and is rated as one of the best under Rs 10 Lakh MUV in India. Now after three years of immense triumph, M&M has launched compact version of large Xylo christened as ‘Mahindra Quanto’ with hopes to recreate the magic again. Prior to the name ‘Quanto’ it was widely called as Mahindra Mini Xylo. Quanto is a short of actual word ‘Quantum’ meaning quantity i.e. more space, more fun.
The overall outer structure of Mahindra Quanto looks compact yet classy, whilst its large-looking dimensions never endow you with a feel of being inferior against other large SUVs in segment. The exterior frontage that comprise of bold head lamps, signature front grille and bumper looks like the existing face-lifted Mahindra Xylo. At the same time the sides that carry sporty roof line are very well tuned with blacked pillars, alongside the solid 6-spoke alloys bestow it a sporty stance. The rear of Mahindra Quanto is pretty interesting with mounted spare wheel in an attractive wheel cover at the tail gate and distinctively designed tail lights that are fitted at a greater height just next to rear wind-screen.
The Mahindra Quanto interior has got great space and is filled with some real class leading features. The 7-seater Mahindra Quanto, which comes with arrangement of 2+3+2 seats, will surely offer decent comfort to occupants. The last row has jump seats with folding option which creates extra luggage space making your ride very relaxed. The dashboard comes with dual tone granite theme that looks fresh and clean. Furthermore, there are numerous matchless features of Mahindra Quanto that makes it a perfect all rounder. And it comprises adjustable driver’s seat, driver and passenger’s armrest, foldable snack trays at rear seats as seen in an aircraft, modern drivers digital assistance system (DDAS) and 2DIN audio player that plays CD/Radio/FM besides AUX-in and USB connectivity support. Moreover there are some convenient stowage spaces like 5-bottle holders on floor console and under seat retractable storage.
In addition there are proper safety features offered in Mahindra Quanto, some remarkable ones are ABS with EBD, reverse parking assist/sensors and dual airbags. Under the bonnet, a newly developed 1.5L, 3-cylinder diesel engine rests that boast capability to smoke out maximum power output of 100bhp and peak torque of 240Nm.
Mahindra Quanto Rivals
|Mahindra Quanto Rival Table|
|Model||Engine||Mileage (City/Highway)||Acceleration (0-100kph)||Unique features||Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)|
|Mahindra Quanto||1493 cc||13-15 kmpl/ 17.21 kmpl||16-17 seconds||MCR100 engine, Performance, Sporty looks||Rs 5.99 Lakh|
|Premier Rio Petrol||1173 cc||12 kmpl/ 16 kmpl||17 seconds||in-expensive, first compact SUV, acceptable looks||Rs 5.00 Lakh|
|Premier Rio Diesel||1489 cc||14 kmpl/ 19 kmpl||19 seconds||Rs 5.47 Lakh|
|Maruti Ertiga Petrol||1372 cc||13.5 kmpl/ 16.2 kmpl||13 seconds||value for money, features, Maruti assurance||Rs 5.89 Lakh|
|Maruti Ertiga Diesel||1248 cc||17.5 kmpl/ 20.77 kmpl||15 seconds||Rs 7.29 Lakh|
Mahindra Quanto Colors
The available Mahindra Quanto colors are six:- Java Brown, Fiery Black, Dimond White, Rocky Beige, Toreador Red and Mist Silver.
|Java Brown||Fiery Black||Diamond White||Rocky Beige||Toreador Red||Mist Silver|
Mahindra Quanto Mileage & Fuel Efficiency
|Engine Type||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|Mahindra Quanto 1.5L mCR100 Diesel||10-12 kmpl||17.21 kmpl|
Mahindra Quanto Models and Features
|Mahindra Quanto C2||The base version swanks features like tilt adjustable electronic power steering, mobile charging point, courtesy lamps and blacked B pillar. Some more aspects include black outside rear view mirrors, manual air conditioner along with black color body bumpers and seat belts for all passengers.|
|Mahindra Quanto C4||The mid variant carries elements such as front power windows, electric remote boot lid opener, full wheel covers, 2 cup holders on floor console, fabric insert on door trim, central locking and passenger side vanity mirror on Sun visor along with low fuel warning indicator.|
|Mahindra Quanto C6||The feature that makes way in this version are smart programmable keyless entry, air conditioner with heater, front and rear power windows, CD/MP3 player with USB Aux in and Radio, digital odometer & trip meter body colored and electric adjustable outside rear view mirrors.|
|Mahindra Quanto C8||The top inline variant features consists of anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD, 3-point seatbelts for front and rear seats, intelligent central locking, dual driver and passenger airbags, height adjustable driver’s seat and reverse intelligent park assist alongside advanced engine immobilizer.|
Mahindra Quanto Engine, Power and Performance
Mahindra Quanto Pick Up and Acceleration
Mahindra Quanto Pickup and Acceleration
|Engine Variants||Power (PS/ RPM)||Torque (NM/ RPM)||Acceleration (0-100kph)||Top Speed (Km/ h)||Transmission|
|Mahindra Quanto 1.5L mCR100||100/ 3750||240/ 1600-2800||16-17 seconds||140-150||5-Speed Manual|
Mahindra Quanto Interiors and Features
Mahindra Quanto Exterior and Features
The rear of Mahindra Quanto is more interesting. The engineers at Mahindra didn’t want Quanto to be called as just a ‘carbon-copy version’ of bigger Xylo alongside they also wanted it hold that sporty charisma, hence they did something distinct. As a result, now the rear tail gate is seen with mounted spare wheel with stylish cover and tail lamps positioned at a decent height compared to standard. The rear bumpers have multi reflectors and there is high mounted stop lamp for safety. Overall the exteriors of Mahindra Quanto are a perfect design amalgamation of Mahindra XUV500 and Mahindra Xylo.
Mahindra Quanto Safety Features
Mahindra Quanto Driving and Handling
Mahindra Quanto Accessories
Mahindra Quanto Road Test
First things first the driver’s seating position is just amazing with elevated stance that provides a commanding view to the driver with large windscreen glass area; so the confidence starts to built-up as soon as you capture the throne. Tested in city as well as highway conditions it provides you with a reasonable value. In city drives it produced decent grunt, but the on paper performance was not reflecting as much, however with the assistance of twin turbo chargers it was able to drag the 1640 kilogram weight with some ease, here also the ladder on frame chassis helped it to exert a pull. The clutch seemed light and manual gearbox was acceptable, considering Mahindra Quanto as SUV, but not that smooth as seen hatchbacks. City drives were lively due to light steering and with turning radius of mere 5.4 meters it was effortless when moving in and out of narrow city lanes.
The NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) were acceptable considering a diesel vehicle with big on power attitude, but at times road noise did sneaks into the cabin. You can’t ignore the turbo-lag present in Mahindra Quanto compact SUV although it gets vanished soon after the needle touches 1600 rpm. The brakes perform fine to halt the heavy-weight of Quanto. However brake pedal seems hard, don’t know was it with one specific car Mahindra Quanto C8 which we drove or common on all. Quanto was firm on road side undulations and absorbed the hiccups well; moreover, the suspension was satisfactory, while body roll was sensed while cornering. At high speeds on the highways it was good but not the best, though tolerable sighting that it’s a mini SUV. The city mileage is amazing and more than satisfactory for a vehicle of this size. Some of the highly regarded points for compact SUV Mahindra Quanto were its cabin space in the first two rows, high seating posture, versatility in seating layout and feature packed interior equipment list along with powerful yet frugal diesel motor.
Mahindra Quanto Conclusion
Mahindra Qaunto FAQs
Q1: What is the booking amount of Mahindra Quanto compact SUV?
Answer: As of now, the company has kept a booking amount of Rs 20,000 across its 200 dealerships in the country.
Q2: Currently what is the waiting period or delivery time committed for Mahindra Quanto by the company?
Answer: Initially as per Mahindra deliveries will be done within 3 weeks after the booking of Mahindra Quanto.
Q3: What is Mahindra Quanto mileage?
Answer: As per ARAI certification, the Mahindra Quanto Mileage is 17.21 kmpl on highways, however, in city it will be reduced to 10-12 kmpl.
Q4: Do base variant Mahindra Quanto C2 has body colored bumpers?
Answer: No, the there are no body colored bumpers but usual black ones for Mahindra Quanto C2 model.
Q5: Does mid variant Mahindra Quanto C6 has airbags, alloy wheels and park assist?
Answer: No, features like Intelligent park assist, dual airbags and alloy wheels are not available in C6, but they are available with the top end model Mahindra Quanto C8.
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