Mahindra Quanto


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Mahindra Quanto Variants

Diesel Variants

Mahindra Quanto C2
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 5,91,222
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Mahindra Quanto C4
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 6,87,969
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Mahindra Quanto C6
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 7,32,067
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Mahindra Quanto C8
1493 cc Diesel, 17.21 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 7,80,262
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Mahindra Quanto Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Mahindra Quanto

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..

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Mahindra Quanto Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good re-sale
  • Good diesel motor
  • Well priced
  • Space

Cons

  • Front looks same to Xylo
  • Body roll
  • Base version too basic

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.

 
Quanto Front view
Quanto rear view
Mahindra Quanto Side View
Mahindra Quanto 3/4 front View
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Mahindra Quanto 3/4 Front View
Mahindra Quanto Rear View
Mahindra Quanto Side View
Mahindra Quanto Front View
Mahindra Quanto Rear View
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Mahindra Quanto Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Mahindra Quanto

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What we like
  • Unique SUV styling
  • Compact Size
  • SUV looks
  • Improved looks
  • Proper SUV looks
  • Good build
What we don't like
  • Looks too small
  • Looks similar to Xylo
  • Lacks presence
  • Lacks build quality
  • Lacks SUV presence
  • Bland rear styling
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Mahindra Quanto Front design

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.

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

Mahindra Quanto Bumpers

Mahindra Quanto has a sleek body color bumper the Bumpers are quite cool and sporty looking feature among the other sporty looking features of this SUV.

Mahindra Quanto Head lamps

Mahindra Quanto has Xylo's front with the same 'raised-eyebrow' headlights and it looks quite sleek.

Mahindra Quanto Tail lamps

The tail lights of the Quanto are wrapped around the D-pillar. The spare tyre has been mounted on the tail gate which gives the Quanto SUV like presence.

Mahindra Quanto Fog lamps

The Quanto also comes with powerful fog lamps that render better visibility in foggy conditions

Mahindra Quanto Tyres

Mahindra Quanto has Tubeless, 205/65 R15 which gives it SUV presence

Mahindra Quanto Alloy wheels

Mahindra Quanto has in the top variant which comes with six-spoke 15inch alloy wheels.

Mahindra Quanto Outside mirrors

Mahindra Quanto has internally adjustable outside mirrors.

Mahindra Quanto Colors

Mahindra Quanto comes in 6 colours Fiery Black, Mist Silver, Java Brown, Rocky Beige, Toredor Red and Diamond White.

Mahindra Quanto Rear wiper

Mahindra Quanto has rear wiper in all variants expect the base model

Mahindra Quanto Roof rails

Mahindra Quanto has roof rails in all variants which adds to the SUV styling

Mahindra Quanto Sun roof

Mahindra Quanto doesn’t have this option.

Mahindra Quanto Spoiler

Mahindra Quanto doesn’t have this option.

Mahindra Quanto Side Steps

Mahindra Quanto has side steps in top model

Mahindra Quanto Spare wheel

Spare wheel is on the side opening tailgate of Mahindra Quanto

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

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 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 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 km/h

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

Mahindra Quanto Power

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

Mahindra Quanto Torque

Mahindra Quanto has a healthy torque of 240 Nm.

Mahindra Quanto NVH levels

Mahindra Quanto has good NVH levels and the cabin is kept reasonably quiet

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

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 Mileage and Running Costs

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 %.

Mahindra Quanto Mileage

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 vs Similar Cars Mileage


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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

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Mahindra Quanto Features

Mahindra Quanto C2 C4 C6 C8
Safety
ABS No No Yes Yes
EBD No No No No
Airbags No No No Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No
Hill control No No No No
Hill descent No No No No
4WD No No No No
ESP No No No No
Central locking No Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows No Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows No No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows No No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Cup holders No No No No
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents No No No No
Audio system No No Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No No
Electric mirrors No No Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors No No No No
Deffoger No No Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No No No No
Arm rest No No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Reversing camera No No No No
Steering controls No No No No
Bluetooth connectivity No No No No
Driver info display No No Yes Yes
Cruise control No No No No
Foot rest No No No No
Remote boot release No No No No
Driver seat height adjust No No Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No No
Power Seats No No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry No No No No
Fog lights No No Yes Yes
Sunroof No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No
Rear wiper No Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps No No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No No
Steel rims Yes Yes Yes No
Alloy wheels No No No Yes
Rear spoiler No No No No
Roof rails Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome grille No No No No
Projector lamps No No No No
Day time running lamps No No No No

Mahindra Quanto Colors

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

Mahindra Quanto Specifications

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Mahindra Quanto Diesel Price
Mahindra Quanto C2 Rs 5.91 Lakh On-Road Price
Mahindra Quanto C4 Rs 6.88 Lakh On-Road Price
Mahindra Quanto C6 Rs 7.32 Lakh On-Road Price
Mahindra Quanto C8 Rs 7.80 Lakh On-Road Price

Mahindra Quanto Price vs Similar Cars Price

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N/A   Rs 5.91 L - 7.80 L On-Road Price

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neeraj | Posted on May,03,2013 at 13:43 PM
looking so nice Reply to this post  
balaji | Posted on Feb,18,2013 at 20:15 PM
quanto is the best car compared to xylo.it is also a royal car compared to bugatti veyron Reply to this post  
krine | Posted on Mar,19,2013 at 15:05 PM
really a joke bugatti vs quanto hahahahahahahhahaha
balaji | Posted on Feb,18,2013 at 20:14 PM
quanto.....what a car ya....it's not just a car.it is a carrrrrrrrrrrr.... Reply to this post  
balaji | Posted on Feb,18,2013 at 20:12 PM
quanto is the best car compared to ertiga Reply to this post  
ANIL KUMAR | Posted on Dec,20,2012 at 13:30 PM
DREAM SUV OF SMALL FAMILY,IT CAN ROCK THE MARKET IF REAR SEAT CAN BE MADE FACING FRONT AND FOLDABLE. Reply to this post  
omprakas Jaiswal | Posted on Nov,14,2012 at 21:43 PM
price in nepal mujhe nepal me chahiy Reply to this post  
antony | Posted on Nov,02,2012 at 11:26 AM
Reduce the height of the vehicle and so the weight will be reduced and hence the overall mileage will also be increased. Reply to this post  
antony | Posted on Nov,02,2012 at 11:28 AM
I would like to add one more as the body roll also will be considerably reduced due to reduce the height of the vehicle.
Budhwani | Posted on Sep,24,2012 at 21:24 PM
Not reliable company, I am sure this is not 4 cylinder, may be 3.Price is very expencive. Reply to this post  
Vipul s. | Posted on Sep,21,2012 at 16:45 PM
Real car of optimum price with fully features Reply to this post  
sanyam | Posted on Sep,20,2012 at 21:20 PM
luv to take test drive soon Reply to this post  
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