Friday, October 05, 2012
By Shilpa Chopra
Mahindra XUV launches in Italy, Quanto to follow suit in coming months
If all goes well, Mahindra will among the most prominent car makers in the world. The reasons behind this is the value added offering that it has launched recently. After the Cheetah inspired world SUV Mahindra XUV 500, the Mahindra Quanto is here to rock. Both SUVs have the genes to impress the car buyers even out of India. Specially the XUV 500 has been designed to cater to the world over demand. Mahindra too is bullish about it and is setting a hectic launch schedule for both the XUV 500 and the Quanto. The Indian SUV maker has launched the XUV in Italy and it will be launching the Quanto there shortly. Meanwhile, it has also launched the Ssangyong Rexton SUV in South Africa. The XUV 500 price in Italy is € 22932 which is equal to Rs. 15.37 lakh.
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Meanwhile, the Quanto that was just launched has bagged more than anticipated bookings and Mahindra could be thinking of doubling the production from 2500 units in October to 5000 units. Currently, the Quanto bookings figure has reached a level of 3500 units and it is expected to reach 5000 as soon as the festive season car buying opens on October 16. In India, the Quanto is a prime rival of the Premier Rio that has almost negligible presence in the market and thus it will be doing the damage to the Renault Duster sales in the country.
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The XUV 500 will be known as only XUV in Italy and the initial craze for the SUV is exemplary. Just as the response in Australia, the car maker believes that it will be more than a success in Italy as well where the XUV has just been launched and people have visited Mahindra Stores there anxiously. Also the price tag is incredibly low and the XUV 500 is sold at jus Rs 4 lakh above the price at which it is sold in India.