Mahindra NuvoSport launched, prices start at Rs. 7.35 lacs
Mahindra and Mahindra was developing a facelift of its Quanto mini SUV from a relatively long time. Multiple speculations and spy shots were already doing rounds on the Internet about this new Mahindra launch. With the segment already seeing huge competition, the company didn’t make its fans wait for too long. This highly anticipated Quanto facelift has finally launched today, christened as the Mahindra NuvoSport. But at prices starting from 7.35 lacs ex-showroom Thane, the NuvoSport will undoubtedly have a monetary disadvantage to its chief competitors, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport.
The front fascia of the NuvoSport gets a significantly refurbished look, which doesn’t really appears to be inspired from the older Quanto. The muscular hood, high mounted headlights, chubby bumper, and Mahindra’s new claw-like grille gives the NuvoSport a fresh appeal. A strip of LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) placed just above the headlight cluster manage to impart a unique identity to this new mini SUV. The side and rear profile meanwhile remain grossly unchanged, with the only minor differences being the clear lens taillights, renamed badges, and a new set of alloys.
On the inside, changes are subtle, and might go un-noticed to the normal folks. Mahindra designers claim that the NuvoSport offers the most space amongst all sub-4m SUVs currently on offer. The dashboard adorns a black and grey theme, while faux leather accents manage to add a pinch of premium ambiance. One of the biggest USPs of this new Mahindra SUV is its 7-seat layout. Features on offer include a 6.2-inch infotainment system that is compatible with FM/CD/DVD/USB/AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. Moreover, the height adjustable driver seat gets lumbar support that makes finding the perfect driving position an easy job.
Powering the Mahindra NuvoSport is a 1.5-litre, 3 cylinder mHawk diesel engine that is capable of exhaling 100 hp @ 3750 rpm, and a peak torque of 240 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm. This engine can be opted with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox.
Mahindra Nuvosport Prices (ex-Showroom, Thane) –
Mahindra NuvoSport N4: Rs. 7.35 Lakhs
Mahindra NuvoSport N4+:Rs. 7.65 Lakhs
Mahindra NuvoSport N6: Rs. 8.36 Lakhs
Mahindra NuvoSport N6 AMT: Rs. 9.00 Lakhs
Mahindra NuvoSport N8: Rs. 9.12 Lakhs
Mahindra NuvoSport N8 Rs. 9.76 Lakhs