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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..


Dimension & Weights

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


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

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

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

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Mahindra Quanto C2 C4 C6 C8
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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  • Fiery Black
  • Java Brown
  • Mist Sliver
  • Toreador Red
  • Rocky Beige
  • Diamond White
Mahindra Quanto have less average
Posted on 20 Sep 12 at 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 25 Sep 13 at 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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3 of 4 users found this review helpful.

Superb car Quanto............
Posted on 26 Oct 13 at 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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18 of 23 users found this review helpful.

Mahindra Quanto C4 review from owner
Posted on 25 Sep 13 at 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 24 Sep 13 at 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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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

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User Comments of Mahindra Quanto

By Shaji Abraham Posted on Jan,27,2015 at 16:50 PM

looking to buy a compact SUV in Automatic and In preferably in Diesel model within 6 -1 year in INDIA, Kerala

By Anchit Posted on Dec,03,2014 at 14:23 PM

City mileage of this car with AC on

By Anchit Posted on Dec,03,2014 at 14:22 PM

17.2 as claimed by company but what is the actual mileage in city with AC on

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

Please arrange for a test drive.

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