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Mahindra Quanto

₹ 7.00 - 8.56 Lakh*
Ex-showroom price
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4.2 / 5
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The Mahindra Quanto, or popularly known as the mini-Xylo went on sale on the 20th September 2012 at a starting price of Rs 5.8 lac (ex-Thane). The Quanto is essentially based on the Xylo with a similar platform, front design and interiors. However, to make the vehicle look more appealing, the rear design was tweaked with the spare well placed in true SUV style among other minor changes.



The biggest change is under the hood as the Quanto gets an all-new 1.5-litre diesel motor with a first in India (locally manufactured vehicles) twin-turbo technology that helps the vehicle develop an impressive 100Bhp of power and 240Nm of torque. 



Mahindra has been able to price the Quanto so competitively due to the fact that its overall length is under 4 metres which helps it get the small car tax benefits. There is no petrol engine on offer and a 4x4 is expected soon, as per the company. 



UPDATE: Click here to read the review of the new Mahindra Quanto

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Mahindra Quanto Price List

View Below - Listing of Variants
    Diesel Variants
    • C2
      1493 cc, Diesel, 13.8 kmpl
      ₹ 7.00 Lakh*
    • C4
      1493 cc, Diesel, 13.8 kmpl
      ₹ 7.56 Lakh*
    • C6
      1493 cc, Diesel, 13.8 kmpl
      ₹ 8.04 Lakh*
    • C8
      1493 cc, Diesel, 13.8 kmpl
      ₹ 8.56 Lakh*

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Quanto Color Options

  • Diamond White

  • Toreador Red

  • Rocky Beige

  • Mist Silver

  • Java Brown

  • Fiery Black

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  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

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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Interiors

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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.

Interiors Details

Boot Space

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

Speedometer

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

Gear Lever

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

Cup Holders

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

Glovebox

The glovebox of the Mahindra Quanto is big and is internally lit.

Audio System

Mahindra Quanto has an Integrated audio system (CD, MP3, Radio, WMA, FM/AM Tuner) in C6 and C8 variants.

Air Conditioner

Mahindra Quanto has an aircon is all variants and is effective in keeping the cabin cool.

Arm Rests

Driver+Co driver Arm rest is in Mahindra Quanto C6 and C8 variants.

Air Vents

The Mahindra Quanto does not have rear ac vents but dash AC vents are good in keeping cool

Seats

Mahindra Quanto has a Vinyl in base model and fabric in top model

Leg Room

Mahindra Quanto has good legroom despite its size, the thigh support is good too and headroom is also good.

Knee Room

The Mahindra Quanto has good kneeroom

Shoulder Space

Mahindra Quanto has good shoulder space.

Head Room

Mahindra Quanto has good headroom and even tall person can sit comfortably inside.

Steering Wheel

Mahindra Quanto has same steering wheel as Xylo and is tilt adjustable too

Power Windows

Mahindra Quanto has power windows in all but tye base variant.

Keyless Entry

Mahindra Quanto does not have keyless entry

Driver Information Display

Mahindra Quanto has Digital Drive Assist System(DDAS) with Topper pad in C6 and C8 and displays many things like distance to empty.

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Exteriors

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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.

Exteriors Details

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.

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.

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.

Ground Clearance

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

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.

Head Lamps

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

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.

Fog Lamps

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

Tyres

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

Alloy Wheels

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

Outside Mirrors

Mahindra Quanto has internally adjustable outside mirrors.

Colors

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

Rear Wiper

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

Roof Rails

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

Sun Roof

Mahindra Quanto doesn’t have this option.

Spoiler

Mahindra Quanto doesn’t have this option.

Side Steps

Mahindra Quanto has side steps in top model

Spare Wheel

Spare wheel is on the side opening tailgate of Mahindra Quanto

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Engine

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.

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

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

Top Speed

Mahindra Quanto has top speed of 160 km/h

In Gear Acceleration

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

Gearbox

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

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

Torque

Mahindra Quanto has a healthy torque of 240 Nm.

NVH Levels

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

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Mileage

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 %.

What we like

Good efficiency plus has Micro hybrid tech.

What we don't like

Could be better though as hampered by weight.

Diesel Variants
C2 17.21 kmpl
C4 17.21 kmpl
C6 17.21 kmpl
C8 17.21 kmpl
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.

Mileage Details

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.

Tank Range

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


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.

Handling Braking & Safety Details

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.

Braking Performance

The Quanto has ABS and the braking performance is good.

Safety Features

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

Abs

Mahindra Quanto has ABS

Traction Control

Mahindra Quanto does not have traction control

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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.

What we like

Ride is decent.

What we don't like

But high speeds will get choppy.

Comfort & Suspension Details

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.

Front Suspension

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

Rear Suspension

Mahindra Quanto has Five Bar Link,Coil springs


Loan

Available EMI options
(For 60 months with interest rate of 10.5% and down payment of ₹ 69,984)
₹ 13,538 per month

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Mahindra Quanto In News

Mahindra Quanto replacement Nuvosport revealed

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Mahindra Quanto will remain one failed experiment from the Indian company that excels in making SUVs. To replace Quanto from the lineup, Mahindra is coming up with an interesting car called the Nuvosport. Yes, there is no “O” in the end of the name but it sure will be an aggressive looking vehicle. The vehicle was spied few times in the recent past...Read Full News

Mahindra 'Quanto Weekend Escape' concludes

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Mahindra Quanto Weekend Escape Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), had organised a two day TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) rally to the Sula Vineyard in Nasik and back. Many enthusiastic Quanto owners participated in the rally which covered a distance of 240 km. The rally was held between  July 13 and 14, 2013. The rally commenced at  9:30 am from M...Read Full News

Mahindra Quanto demand lower than XUV500

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Indian car giant, Mahindra & Mahindra will be raising its production capacity aggressively for it’s newly launched compact sports utility vehicle, Quanto. The company feels that the demand for the new Quanto will be lesser than the company’s big-hit XUV500. More likely to be taken as a downsized version of Mahindra Xylo, the all new Quanto com...Read Full News

Mahindra Quanto have less average

By Posted on 20 Sep 12, 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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8 of 8 users found this review helpful.

Superb car Quanto............

By Bharath Posted on 26 Oct 13, 02:57 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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21 of 26 users found this review helpful.

The Right Price for the right sized SUV..

By B P Posted on 25 Sep 13, 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.

Mahindra Quanto C4 review from owner

By Rajarshi Bandyopadhyay Posted on 25 Sep 13, 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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8 of 8 users found this review helpful.

Real SUV for Middle Class Families

By Tarun Rajpal Posted on 24 Sep 13, 05:26 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.

Excelllent with Great Fuel Economy

By Tarun Rajpal Posted on 24 Sep 13, 05:21 PM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,Average Interiors,

The car is really good for a small family. Gives a pure SUV feel. But the services need to be improved at the Service Centre.

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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.

Compact SUV Class

By Aakash Goel Posted on 24 Sep 13, 11:17 PM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

According to my point of view Mahindra Quanto is the car of the year so far.. Is quiet comfortable, powerful performance ,cheap servicing , Just no more comments only heads off to Mahindra Quanto.

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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.

Mahindra is a most popular cars company.

By Atin Gupta Posted on 26 Sep 13, 12:08 PM

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

Cons CongestedUncomfortable,

Mahindra quanto ek bhut hi acchi car hai . iska price bhi bahut kam hai iske price me iske jaise car anya cmpany ki car kimat lagbhag 1.45 guni hai. is car ki sabhi chig acchi hai. milage intiriyal style look and everything is so better .

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7 of 9 users found this review helpful.

Not a very good vehicle

By Jhanvi Bose Posted on 01 May 14, 07:25 PM

Pros Good Performance,

Cons Average Interiors,handling

Poor handling and road holding are the problem with this car. I bought this and now i regret this. It has not good handling. It is very bouncy side to side and i have back pain and it is not helping. Mahindra salesman took me on smooth road where it was fine but on bad road in kolkata it is not very good. Engine has good power and features are okay but i feel this car is quite bad.

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32 of 45 users found this review helpful.

Quanto C6

By Ch. Nagesh Posted on 25 Sep 13, 10:40 AM

Pros Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,Performance is great, good pickup and excellent Comfort

Cons ,

The Quanto, as known as mini Xylo, from Mahindra is an excellent car with nice interiors. The seating, barring the last two opposite facing seats, is very comfortable with both the front seats having adjustment options. The middle row seat is also comfortable for seating of 4 people. If this seat is having foldable option, that should have been nice, which is missing. Even the engine noise is very low and in traffic, we cannot even notice the sound of the engine. Good pickup. Fuel efficiency of 17 KMs per litre is also fine for a seven seater. On a hill ride it gave me 16.37 KMs per litre, with full load of 7 people. The interiors are good, with lights at two places. Central locking, audio, airconditioner, EBD, power steering are also available. Even though Ac vents are not available in the middle and at the end, the cooling effect is good. Really a nice car from Mahindra.

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11 of 12 users found this review helpful.