Mahindra Quanto facelift will be launched this year
Mahindra Quanto was released by Mahindra as a compact SUV. The car didn’t exactly look like one and did not manage to make the desired sales the company expected. In the financial year 2014-2015, the company only managed to sell 1,900 units, while its competitor the Ecosport managed to sell a whooping 52,000.
The updated Mahindra Quanto gets a complete overhaul on the outside. The car has a completely redesigned front bonnet, with air vents and such. The headlamps, tailamps and grille, all have been given a makeover. The higher variants are expected to get alloy wheels, and beige color dashboards to give the vehicle a premium feel. A redesigned dashboard and better plastic fittings on the center console will ensure the car has a better finishing than the outgoing model. Tweaks have been made on the front bumper and the compact SUV has a better design flow than before.
All these measures will ensure the Mahindra Quanto facelift looks a little more stylish and edgier than its previous model, and will attract new consumers. Mahindra’s engines have always had a reliable image, it`s only the design that was probably too bland and not mass appealing. With competitors like the Duster and Ecosport, Mahindra had to do something to make the Quanto stand out.
Powering the Mahindra Quanto will be the same 1.5 litre, 3-cylinder diesel engine, which churns out 98.6 BHP and 24.4 Kg/m of torque. Transferring all this power to the wheels is a five-speed manual box.
The CEO of the automotive division of Mahindra said that the company had been working really hard on the upgrade and it is expected to roll out by the end of the year.
Apart from this, Mahindra is working on the development of two new compact SUV’s. The sub-four meter compact vehicle has been code named the S101. This vehicle has been designed from scratch, and will be a new addition to the Mahindra portfolio. The other SUV that has been codenamed the U-301 has been built on the next generation ladder chassis. The ladder chassis was first used on the Scorpio when it launched.
It is admirable of the way Mahindra have come so far with its portfolio range. The new products in its portfolio will add value to the company, and if designed and priced correctly, will surely win the public`s trust.
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