Mahindra Quanto

Mahindra Quanto Variants

Diesel Variants
Mahindra Quanto C2
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl
Rs. 6,10,077
Mahindra Quanto C4
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl
Rs. 6,94,030
Mahindra Quanto C6
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl
Rs. 7,38,562
Mahindra Quanto C8
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl
Rs. 7,87,212

Editorial Test Drive Review of Mahindra Quanto

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Quanto Front view

Finally here it is- the Mahindra Quanto, the name Quanto is derived from the word Quantum meaning enhanced space. The Quanto is a very important big step for Mahindra as it wants to consolidate on the compact SUV market which is seen as the next big thing. The XUV500’s success has made it a force to be reckoned with and making a compact SUV was the logical next step. In exteriors, We like the more pronounced lines on the bonnet which make it look muscular. The grille and headlights are all new Xylo, but for a moment don’t think that Mahindra also makes the Xylo and look at the Quanto, is it a looker? We find it hard to say no. It’s well balanced and looks good from the front and gels with the rest of the design.

However look at the sides and the rear then the Quanto looks interesting. Obviously since Mahindra intended to fit the Quanto into the sub-4 metre category (length of 3985mm), it looks compact but you get the feeling that the rear has a rather abrupt ending in an effort to do so. The rear in our opinion is the best bit of the design. The high set tail-lamps, rear bumper are all new plus along with the mounted spare wheel (an old school SUV touch) certainly grabs your attention and despite being small in dimensions, the Quanto has presence. Step and the interior is very much lifted from the Xylo which means it’s well designed, thoughtful and practical. The centre-console, all the controls are all Xylo.

You get a lot of features though, stuff like Digital Drive Assist System (DDAS), Intellipark Reverse Assist, 2 DIN music system with CD, MP3, USB & Aux in. The quality of the cabin is decent and the overall feeling once you get in is a pleasant one. The centre-console has controls which are placed logically and it’s easy to use. Its compact proportions should not fool you though as getting inside will put you in a state of disbelief. The space is excellent and the Quanto feels airy from the inside. It is also the only sub 4m SUV in India with a 5+2 seating arrangement. However space for those sitting at the rear jump seats is rather tight. That said the middle row and the front seats are spacious and comfy. The Quanto is powered by a 1.5 litre mCR100 engine, which is the newest Common Rail Diesel engine in Mahindra’s SUV portfolio.

The mCR100 engine delivers 100 bhp and a healthy torque of 240 Nm. The 1.5 litre engine is fitted with a twin turbo’s. This engine is basically a smaller version of the 2.2 mHawk engine but packs a punch no less. Transmission is a 5-speed manual gearbox. When it comes to the all important issue of fuel economy, the ARAI figure is 17.2 kmpl which is very good indeed. The suspension of the Mahindra Quanto at the front comprises of independent double wishbones, coil springs with anti-roll bar and at the rear you get five bar link and coils springs, the ride though fairly decent is a bit bouncy.The compact size means handling is nippy and coupled with the turning radius of 5.4m means that this a SUV for the concrete jungle.

The Quanto has ABS and Dual front airbags. The handling is good though there is some body roll and sharp turns will expose this. The Quanto is with four variants – C2, C4, C6 & C8. The Quanto price range starts from Rs. 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base C2 model, to Rs. 7.57 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) for the fully loaded top end C8 model. The mid-level variants, C4 and C6 are priced at 6.53 and 7.05 lakhs respectively (ex showroom Thane). This is a value based buy for sure! For a detailed analysis read below..

Pros: Good re-sale, Good diesel motor, Well priced, Space
Cons: Front looks same to Xylo, Body roll, Base version too basic

Mahindra Quanto Interiors

Step and the interior is very much lifted from the Xylo which means it’s well designed, thoughtful and practical. The centre-console, all the controls are all Xylo. You get a lot of features though, stuff like Digital Drive Assist System (DDAS), Intellipark Reverse Assist, 2 DIN music system with CD, MP3, USB & Aux in. The quality of the cabin is decent and the overall feeling once you get in is a pleasant.one. The centre-console has controls which are placed logically and it’s easy to use. Its compact proportions should not fool you though as getting inside will put you in a state of disbelief.

The space is excellent and the Quanto feels airy from the inside. It is also the only sub 4m SUV in India with a 5+2 seating arrangement. However space for those sitting at the rear jump seats is rather tight. That said the middle row and the front seats are spacious and comfy. The reason for that is that the wheelbase of 2760mm is unchanged over the Xylo thus making the front two rows of seats as comfy as the Xylo. Plus with the rear jump seats folded, the boot capacity of 690 ltrs is excellent. Other features include foldable snack trays and individual arm rests for the driver and co-passenger. The Quanto also has plenty of utility spaces, including 5 bottle holders, magazine pockets and under-seat storage. Overall though some might have liked more differentiation from the Xylo, it’s a well, designed and fairly well built cabin. Equipment levels are not Hyundai like ie. Loaded with everything, but it’s all worth it when you see the price.

What we like
Is spacious (middle-row) and also has decent features.
What we don't like
Third row jump seats lack space and interior looks too similar to Xylo.

Mahindra Quanto Interiors Details

Mahindra Quanto Boot space

The Mahindra Quanto has a boot space of 690 litres with the rear jump seats folded

Mahindra Quanto Speedometer

The Mahindra Quanto has a basic and simple speedometer which is useful and not excatly bombarding you with info

Mahindra Quanto Gear lever

The Mahindra Quanto has a long typical Mahindra gearbox which has as said earlier long but precise throws

Mahindra Quanto Cup holders

The Mahindra Quanto has two front cup holders in all variants.

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Mahindra Quanto Exteriors

One look and from the front, it’s nearly looks indentical to the new Xylo, save for some miniscule changes. We like the more pronounced lines on the bonnet which make it look muscular. The grille and headlights are all new Xylo, but for a moment don’t think that Mahindra also makes the Xylo and look at the Quanto, is it a looker? We find it hard to say no. It’s well balanced and looks good from the front and gels with the rest of the design. However look at the sides and the rear then the Quanto looks interesting. Obviously since Mahindra intended to fit the Quanto into the sub-4 metre category (length of 3985mm), it looks compact but you get the feeling that the rear has a rather abrupt ending in an effort to do so. The rear in our opinion is the best bit of the design.

The high set tail-lamps, rear bumper are all new plus along with the mounted spare wheel (an old school SUV touch) certainly grabs your attention and despite being small in dimensions, the Quanto has presence. There are six colours to choose from which include Fiery Black, Mist Silver, Toreador Red, Java Brown, Diamond White and Rocky Beige. The Quanto overall comes across as a nice looking product and will certainly entice many people with its looks and certainly it’s not plain looking.

What we like
Looks unique and compact.
What we don't like
Does not have SUV presence.

Mahindra Quanto Exteriors Details

Mahindra Quanto Front design

One look and from the front, its nearly looks indentical to the new Xylo, save for some miniscule changes. We like the more pronounced lines on the bonnet which make it look muscular. The grille and headlights are all new Xylo, but for a moment dont think that Mahindra also makes the Xylo and look at the Quanto, is it a looker We find it hard to say no. Its well balanced and looks good from the front and gels with the rest of the design.

Mahindra Quanto Rear design

The high set tail-lamps, rear bumper are all new plus along with the mounted spare wheel (an old school SUV touch) certainly grabs your attention and despite being small in dimensions, the Quanto has presence.

Mahindra Quanto Side profile

However look at the sides and the rear then the Quanto looks interesting. Obviously since Mahindra intended to fit the Quanto into the sub-4 metre category (length of 3985mm), it looks compact but you get the feeling that the rear has a rather abrupt ending in an effort to do so.

Mahindra Quanto Ground Clearance

Mahindra Quanto has a ground clearance of 180 mm and you don't have to worry about seriously potholed roads

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Mahindra Quanto Engine & Performance

The Quanto is powered by a 1.5 litre mCR100 engine, which is the newest Common Rail Diesel engine in Mahindra’s SUV portfolio. The mCR100 engine delivers 100 bhp and a healthy torque of 240 Nm. The 1.5 litre engine is fitted with a twin turbo’s. This engine is basically a smaller version of the 2.2 mHawk engine but packs a punch no less. Transmission is a 5-speed manual gearbox.

What we like
Good performance.
What we don't like
Though needs more power as its heavy.

Mahindra Quanto Engine and Performance Details

Mahindra Quanto Acceleration

Mahindra Quanto will do 0 to 100 kmph in about 14 seconds which is good for a SUV

Mahindra Quanto Top speed

Mahindra Quanto has top speed of 160 kmh

Mahindra Quanto In-gear acceleration

Mahindra Quanto has very good in-gear accelerations which provides easy overtaking

Mahindra Quanto Gearbox

Mahindra Quanto has 5 Speed,5MT320, Indirect shift gearbox

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Mahindra Quanto Mileage and Running Costs

Mahindra Quanto Diesel Mileage 17.21 kmpl

When it comes to the all important issue of fuel economy, the ARAI figure is 17.2 kmpl which is very good indeed. The Quanto also has Mahindra’s micro hybrid technology which helps you save more at the fuel pumps and overall reduces consumption by 5 %.

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Mahindra Quanto Diesel Variants
Mahindra Quanto C2 17.21 kmpl
Mahindra Quanto C4 17.21 kmpl
Mahindra Quanto C6 17.21 kmpl
Mahindra Quanto C8 17.21 kmpl

Mahindra Quanto Diesel Mileage

The four cylindered diesel engine of the Mahindra Quanto generates a power of 100PS @240Nm of torque. The ARAI tested mileage of this MUV is 17.21kmpl. In a real life situation it should provide a mileage of around 15kmpl.

Mahindra Quanto Mileage Details

Mahindra Quanto ARAI rated economy

When it comes to the all important issue of fuel economy of Mahindra Quanto , the ARAI figure is 17.2 kmpl which is very good indeed.

Mahindra Quanto Tank Range

With a 55 litre fuel tank expect the Mahindra Quanto to have 650-700 km range

Mahindra Quanto Handling Braking & Safety

The compact size means handling is nippy and coupled with the turning radius of 5.4m means that this a SUV for the concrete jungle. The Quanto has ABS and Dual front airbags. The handling is good though there is some body roll and sharp turns will expose this.

What we like
Good dafety features and easy to drive.
What we don't like
Body roll makes handling sloppy.

Mahindra Quanto Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Mahindra Quanto Handling

The compact size means handling is nippy and coupled with the turning radius of 5.4m means that this a SUV for the concrete jungle.

Mahindra Quanto Braking performance

The Quanto has ABS and the braking performance is good.

Mahindra Quanto Safety features

The Mahindra Quanto Anti-Lock Braking System, Air-Bags and Child lock on middle & rear door

Mahindra Quanto ABS

Mahindra Quanto has ABS

Mahindra Quanto Traction control

Mahindra Quanto does not have traction control

Mahindra Quanto Comfort & Suspension

The suspension of the Mahindra Quanto at the front comprises of independent double wishbones, coil springs with anti-roll bar and at the rear you get five bar link and coils springs, the ride though fairly decent is a bit bouncy.

What we like
Ride is decent.
What we don't like
But high speeds will get choppy.

Mahindra Quanto Comfort & Suspension Details

Mahindra Quanto Comfort

The suspension of the Mahindra Quanto at the front comprises of independent double wishbones, coil springs with anti-roll bar and at the rear you get five bar link and coils springs, the ride though fairly decent is a bit bouncy.

Mahindra Quanto Front suspension

Mahindra Quanto has Independent Double wish bone,Coli springs with Anti roll Bar

Mahindra Quanto Rear suspension

Mahindra Quanto has Five Bar Link,Coil springs

Mahindra Quanto Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3985 mm
Overall Width 1850 mm
Overall Height 1880 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm

Engine

Torque 240Nm@1600-2000rpm
Displacement 1493 cc
Power 100Bhp@3750rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
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Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 205/65 R15
Wheel Size 15 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Mahindra Quanto Colors

  • Fiery Black
  • Java Brown
  • Mist Sliver
  • Toreador Red
  • Rocky Beige
  • Diamond White

Mahindra Quanto Price

Mahindra Quanto Price in New Delhi

Rs 6.10 L - 7.87 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Mahindra Quanto ranges from Rs 6.10 Lakh to Rs 7.87 Lakh. Mahindra Quanto is available in 4 variants. To find the on road price of Mahindra Quanto you need to click on the check on road price.

Mahindra Quanto has 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Mahindra Quanto C2 which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 6.10 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Mahindra Quanto C8 which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 7.87 Lakh .

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Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster vs Mahindra Quanto
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By Somnath Posted on Sep,09,21 9:19 AM

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Mahindra Quanto have less average
Posted on Sep,09,20 10:21 PM

Pros over all very good

Cons hight may be reduce

over all comfort,performance & style is very good But fuel average would be 20 kml shyam vijay kasganj UP

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The Right Price for the right sized SUV..
Posted on Sep,09,25 11:29 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons ,

An elegant beast for the Indian roads, with a 12-valve turbo diesel engine that has enough thrust to lead ahead of the pack. A 7-seater family vehicle that fits all, in their shape and size. The Vehicle comes well equipped with additional features& add-ons which make it worth the price. The Feel, look, & Comfort of a SUV and the parking space required for a hatch back.

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Superb car Quanto............
By Posted on Oct,10,26 2:57 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,Good seating capacity, Good mileage, Good comfort on long drive, super legroom & head room for all.

Cons ,No roof AC ducts

Good seating capacity- 7 elders can go on one day trips very comfortably, Good mileage- gtting 17 kmpl in city & 22-23 kmpl on highways for such a big vehicle, Good comfort on long drive, s Super legroom & head room for all- you don't feel tired on long journeys .

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Mahindra Quanto C4 review from owner
Posted on Sep,09,25 10:19 AM

Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,Comfort,

Cons Average Performance,Average Fuel Efficiency,

The Mahindra Quanto C4 turned out to be an average car. The cost is comparatively pocket friendly. The looks are decent. The seating comfort in the first two rows is good and very spacious. The interiors are good in terms of looks and quality. The ground clearance is optimum for city roads. The fuel efficiency is nowhere near what is claimed. I am the owner and I try to do as fuel efficient driving as possible. However the average mileage obtained so far in city conditions is less than 12 kmpl with about 50 percent air-conditioner use. The weight of the car is far more than the power it can generate and thus it feels heavy while driving. The door lock has problems, to such an extent that I had to get in through the co-driver side a few times. The seating space in the third row is not sufficient even for children. To conclude, better options are available with respect to price, comfort and features.

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Real SUV for Middle Class Families
Posted on Sep,09,24 5:26 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

The car is really good, specially when we are going on long trips. The fuel economy is really escellent. The height of the car is good. It really gives the feel of a SUV. No doubt it is a wonderful car.

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By A HEMANTARANJAN BHU Posted on Nov,06,2014 at 12:45 PM

Please arrange for a test drive.


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