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2015 Mahindra Bolero vs Honda Vezel

India is a land of car diversity that has enriched consumer needs right from hatchbacks to SUV’s. The competition has become more intense and much of it is attributed to the current depressed market. There are so many new SUV cars to look forward to and Mahindra is among the first to capture this segment. There is also so much of newness happening in SUV market, Mahindra is up the game to keep up with the modern packages.

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Mahindra Bolero Special Edition

Mahindra’s is all geared to launch 2015 Bolero, this time in a more contemporary package. It is a relatively new segment since most of the SUV’s sport aggressive conventional designs. Will Mahindra be potent enough to fight the battle with upcoming arch rival Honda Vezel. Also will its new up to date styling theme pay off? Let’s find out.

Exterior:

Bolero is the best selling SUV till date; the new car will have a fresh architecture and new chassis. The brainwave here is the chassis is sturdy and light at the same time built on the advanced tubular ladder frame chassis technology.

The cosmetic changes on the car are new arty honeycomb grille, hawk eye headlights, boxy type of body and rugged image.

Vezel was displayed in grand style at 2013 Detroit Motor Show; the car flaunted its spectacular image at 2013 Toyota Motor Show and was termed Honda’s grand entry into competitive compact crossover sector. It looks stunning and 4.3 meters long, the style language used is the innovative ‘Exciting H design’ also used in new City. The aesthetic nature of the front is contributed by arty layout of LED headlights and grille and the appearance is on par with the outline on Chinese spec Crider sedan and new Jazz.

The side angle is similar to CR-V, the wheel arches look great, so does the boot door and sloping roof line. The trendiness of the rear is inscribed in creatively styled horizontal tail lights and free flowing dynamic lines on boot lid. The larger front fascia makes the car stand out.

Honda Vezel

Honda Vezel

Interiors:

The inside of Bolero is a modern twist from the past, the comfort levels are elevated as well. The seats are positioned at a higher than normal level and seven occupants can tuck in with ease.

The inner décor of Vezel is magnificent and royal covered with professional all black upholstery. The movement of design is on par with the grandeur levels of CR-V. The new characteristics to watch out for are touch screen climate control, touch screen infotainment system, and audio fitted steering wheel. The other sources of convenience are projector headlights, push start button, keyless entry and rear parking sensors.

Engine:

2015 Bolero will gather its energy from an efficient mHawk power train different from 2523cc Turbo DI diesel used in current vehicle. The engine pumps out massive 180Nm and 63hp energies. Mahindra will also use a 4161cc diesel mill engineered with the advanced common rail direct engine technology that gives out 83.8bhp.

Vezel will move on a robust petrol i-VTEC 1.5 litre engine that yields 146Nm and 116bhp. The i-DTEC diesel power train will generate 200Nm and 98bhp and both engines are coupled with five speed automatic and five speed manual gearbox.

Price:

The new Bolero costs Rs 5.8 to 7.7 lakhs and Vezel is priced at Rs 6 to 12 lakhs.

Bolero offers greater value for money with its high-end luxury characteristics.

Mahindra Quanto vs Ford Ecosport vs Toyota Rush vs Hyundai ix25 vs Renault Duster

Mahindra is a mighty old and powerful utility vehicle enterprise; Quanto is among the most desirable cars along with XUV500, Scorpio, Bolero and Xylo. Over the last few years so many SUV’s have popped up from nowhere, the classic ones are Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster, and it does not end here, Hyundai too is working on a new ix25SUV. Together with Quanto, Toyota Rush rules the SUV kingdom, but its brand value is not on par with Quanto. Let’s compare the vehicles and analyse the unbeatable effect of Quanto.

2012 Mahindra Quanto

Mahindra Quanto

Exteriors:

Quanto is a chopped variant of Xylo, the design outline is developed using body on ladder chassis technology. It is a mini sub four meter SUV; it looks aggressive and professional at a glance. The aggression comes from toothy smiley grille and the sophistication stems from V shaped bonnet.

Ford EcoSport is a modern take on true definition of SUV, on the front is wide radiator grille surrounded by dense chrome treatment. The design creativity is visible in huge three layer air dam.

The design layout of Rush is an assortment of terror and professionalism, the swept back headlights look trendy filled with powerful lamps that offer spectacular vision at night.

Hyundai ix25 looks stunning, the stand out features are super powerful LED daytime lights, huge bumper. The design of headlight is one of a kind and on the edges is a shiny strip of white material.

Renault Duster is an aesthetic twist from traditional SUV layout; the characteristic features are super stylish grille surrounded by glossy chrome slabs. The fashionable twin barrel headlights offer bright view during dim weather circumstances. The signature feature to watch out for is roof rails.

Interiors:

Quanto is a seven seat vehicle, the décor is pleasing and the cabin room is pretty vast for its sub four meter size. There is a world classy music system, robust air con unit. Consumers can enjoy waves of comfort characterised by the presence of cup holders, mobile charging points, five bottle holders, magazine pockets, and arm rest. The quality of equipment is first class.

The inner décor of EcoSport is lavishness redefined; there is just so much space contrary to its actual size. The seats looks superbly posh, there are tints of grey or silver on dashboard. Customers can look forward to a super comfy heavenly ride with the fitment of 20 large and small storage spots scattered around front seat map pockets, under passenger seat and sunglass holder. The 346 litre boot volume makes it a fantastic vacation car.

The interiors of Rush is a transformation from the past, it is a seven seat vehicle; the seats are covered with top class upholstery. The air con apparatus is world class. The steering has auto switches on all variants; there is a best-in-class 2 Din Tuner music system with MP3 or CD facility.

Hyundai ix25 will have a premium inner layout; it is true to the level of Santa Fe. The outline of music system and centre console is filled with vertical vents and silver accent borders. The automatic climate control system controls are fitted below centre console.

The inner décor is Duster is inspiring to the core, there is ample room the second row compartment is foldable. There is a high-end music system with Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, the fit and finish is on the whole incredibly posh.

Quanto is the best buy out of the lot; it has everything for a valuable price of Rs 6.4 to 7.9 lakhs.

Mahindra Quanto AT – An awesome SUV

The Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra has many capable and bestselling SUVs in its portfolio. The company however, has no proper compact SUV models under its banner except the Quanto compact SUV. The Indian SUV market is highly popular and increasingly growing, and the compact SUV market is even more profitable and very potential.

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Mahindra Quanto Red

The Mahindra Quanto though once a very popular model is constantly losing on its popularity, due to intense market competition and the launch of new compact SUVs in the market. The current ruler of compact sub-4 meter SUV segment is the new Ford Ecosport.

The Mahindra Quanto sub-4 meter compact SUV, is actually the slashed down version of the popular Mahindra Xylo SUV. Though stylish and efficient the Quanto loses out on the comfort factor at the rear row and feels pretty cramped up. Add to this the rather unrefined and noisy diesel mill. Mahindra & Mahindra is currently working on a number of new upcoming compact SUVs to tap this lucrative segment, but until then the Indian car major is trying its best to revive the popularity and sales volumes of the overall capable Quanto SUV.

Mahindra had introduced new ‘Arctic Blue’ body color and flexible foldable back seat called the ‘Yoga Seats’ onto the Quanto in order to make the compact SUV more convenient and comfortable. Apart from the new features Mahindra has also introduced a new automatic transmission on the Quanto quite recently in order to boost its appeal to the public and to increase its sales volumes.

Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled the automatic version of the Quanto compact SUV at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo that was held in February this year. The new Quanto is now available in the market in its new AT avatar as well braced with its new 5 speed autoSHIFT transmission gearbox. This new 5 speed autoSHIFT automatic gearbox is being used for the first time ever in a baby SUV. Mahindra has made this possible as a result of its collaboration with Ricardo, UK.

The new 5 speed autoSHIFT transmission gearbox represents a significant importance and technological advancement for the Indian auto company. The new autoSHIFT transmission is specially designed to enhance the driving experience as well as fuel economy in the urban driving environment. The gearbox incorporates an effective amalgamation of the advantages of a manual transmission when mileage is concerned, while also offering the convenience of an automatic transmission.

The advanced technology of the autoSHIFT transmission uses an advanced ECU as well as hydraulic actuation system which efficiently senses the fuel consumption demands according to different driving conditions and changes gears accordingly on a highly optimized shift map which is results in higher fuel economy.

Moreover, the autoSHIFT gearbox also uses regenerative braking technology, in which the vehicle is able to store the kinetic energy that is created through braking in the vehicle’s battery which also reduces the requirement of generation during the following travel, and this also results in fuel saving of up to 40 liters in a year.

Mahindra Verito Vibe vs 2015 Honda Jazz

Mahindra fuelled excitement in hatchback market with launch of Verito Vibe; it is a chopped variant of Verito sedan. Although Mahindra has not invested much in hatch market, Verito Vibe is one of the most sought after cars. It is seen as a threat to current and upcoming hatchbacks. It is a cost-effective product priced at Rs 5.7 to 6.6 lakhs. Honda is keen to use the high-value low price strategy with its 2015 Jazz; the aim here is to gather sufficient buyers. Will the new Jazz overpower the popularity level of Verito Vibe? Let’s find out.

Mahindra Verito Vibe Blue

Exterior:

Vibe is a trendy car, the attractiveness lies in design creativity contributed by an artistically styled wide radiator grille on which is neatly sketched out Mahindra logo. The headlights accentuate the eye catchy stance plunged in the arty eyebrow design, its illuminating effect is sparkling contributed by potent halogen lights. The classiness of the exterior framework is highlighted by body coloured bumpers on which are glossy fog lights. Much of the originality is visible on the side; Mahindra has tailored the vehicle into an inventive three box structure. Vibe from the side looks bigger than its actual size, the black B pillars and body colour side cladding brings out the picturesque value of the vehicle. On the top are couple of sporty rails that heighten the aesthetic stance of the car.

Honda’s goal with 2015 Jazz is to bring in cost-effectiveness with the past luxury value. The car will have a whole new ‘Exciting H design theme also used in all new City. The revised insertions are roof rails, mirror caps, side sills, wheels, skirts, silver faux skid plat, solid bumper design and new grille.

2015 Honda Jazz

2015 Honda Jazz

Interior:

Consumers can enjoy oodles and oodles of room in Vibe, the décor is mind blowing. The layout of instrument panel and dashboard is classy, there is ample room between each seat, and the upholstery material is world class. For a breathtakingly comfortable ride the rear compartment has three head restraints, there are ample storage areas to throw in all kinds of items from pens to books.

The insides too are modern twist from the past with new upholstery layout and air con vents on handbrake lever.

Engine:

Vibe has mighty engine power contributed by a robust dCi 1.5 litre four cylinder engine filled with 8 valves and engineered with the advanced (CRDi) Common rail direct injection technology. The engine pumps out 160Nm and 64.1bhp.

The European spec Jazz will move on efficient 1.3 and 1.5 litre petrol engines coupled with CVT or five speed manual gearbox. The diesel car will manoeuvre on potent 1.5 litre iDTEC power train and sources say the company might launch a hybrid car. The expected starting price is Rs 6.49 lakhs.

The upcoming Jazz is filled with new interesting elements and it will grab the attention of high and low-end car buyers. Verito Vibe is filled with too many signature elements and is a hard one to beat. It is a battle with imaginative designs and world class features.

Mahindra Rexton RX6

Mahindra is a power house enterprise in SUV sector; its models are just unbeatable in terms of rugged style and power. The huge market share has enabled Mahindra to collaborate with the prestigious South Korean based firm Ssangyong and the upcoming product to look forward to Rexton RX6. It is built for the luxurious market and will sell at a starting price of Rs 19.96 lakhs.

New SsangYong Rexton RX6 trim

New SsangYong Rexton RX6 trim

The manufacture process will happen at the established Chakan unit situated close to Pune. The style layout of RX6 is fascinating, and is an assortment of elegance and sophistication. The outline of front is simple yet elegant, characterised by minimal flow of lines. The headlights look trendy and the grille arrangement is professional in a simplified manner.

Customers can expect overflowing power, luxury and comfort from RX6; it will gather its energy from an efficient 2.7 litre engine attached to five speed manual transmission gearbox. RX6 is a threat to current and upcoming SUV’s, its lavish and powerful nature has enabled it to move like wildfire. It was a top seller in 2013-2014 fiscal year. The colour choices are great in tune with the pioneering engineering and architecture of the vehicle. Customers can choose from splendid Volcano Black, Opulant Purple, Satin White and Moondust Silver shades.

The new RX6 is just packed with glory and excitement; consumers can grab hold of all the luxuries a car has to offer. The features that will blow one away are rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, electrically adjustable driver’s seat (8 positions) with memory function and electrical sunroof. RX6 will protect you to the core, contributed by ABS and hill decent control.

The upcoming RX6 is stuffed with desirable customer centric attributes and source of inspiration for luxury car buffs. Mahindra is constantly improving its vehicles; its source of power comes from customer feedback. During the launch event, the chief marketing officer in automotive division of Mahindra and Mahindra, Vivek Nayer said, ‘’we are an organization that focuses on customer needs and aspirations to achieve this we constantly gather customer inputs and update our vehicles accordingly. Customers did request for high-end vehicles in one of the feedbacks coupled with manual transmission. RX6is a product of customer desires and is a pathway to offer new levels of engineering by offering a 4×4 manual transmission car packed with heightened luxury.’’

Mahindra has introduced a stunning new Rx6, stuffed with greater level of luxuries. It is a huge threat to current and upcoming SUV’s, its most though of rival is the new Santa Fe. The new Santa Fe has a sporty and professional body, but the sophistication quotient is not on par with new RX6. The competition variation is vast taking price into consideration. The new Santa Fe costs Rs 25 to 27.9 lakhs. Customers will surely look at RX6 which has same level of lavishness, because of the value for money factor is upholds. It does seem more practical under the current depressed economy status.

The other fierce rival is new Toyota Fortuner priced at Rs 21.8 to 23.4 lakhs, it too does not have the luxury polish RX6 has.

Mahindra S101 – A Mass & Class

The compact SUV segment of India is extremely popular and very potential. However, the Indian SUV master, Mahindra & Mahindra does not have any competent mini SUV in its range, and its only sub-4 meter mini SUV Quanto (chop-shop version of the Mahindra Xylo) is losing its momentum rapidly. Thus, the Indian SUV leader is busily making several compact SUVs to reinforce its dominant position in India.

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Mahindra S101 Rendering

Among the reported many compact SUVs, the most speculated and spied model is the Mahindra S101 baby SUV. Mahindra is expected to launch two new sub-4 meter mini SUVs next year, one of which is the still codenamed S101 SUV and the other is the speculated and highly awaited next generation Bolero’s mini version (codename U301).

The upcoming Mahindra S101 is a much awaited compact SUV, which has been testing all over India for quite some time now. The S101 baby SUV was yet again tested recently near Mahindra & Mahindra’s R&D Center close to Chennai, which is known as the Mahindra Research Valley. All of the upcoming vehicles from Mahindra are mostly found testing close to Chennai, as the company’s R&D center is located there. The S101 is also no exception to this. Being under development for about a couple of years now, the upcoming Mahindra S101 is inching closer to its final production ready form and has been recently spotted with its own body panels rather than the borrowed body panels that the earlier test mules were caught with. However, the SUV is still in its development stage and Mahindra is yet to refine its final looks.

The upcoming Mahindra S101 baby SUV is expected to be the smallest product from the company’s stable as yet. This sub-4 meter SUV from Mahindra is going to be the answer to the very popular Ford Ecosport compact SUV. The Mahindra S101 is based on an entirely new monocoque platform and will get the reduced tax benefits that all the small cars of India enjoy. This will allow Mahindra to price the vehicle very competitively as well.

When exterior design is concerned, then the Mahindra S101 compact SUV is speculated to be inspired by the much larger premium SUV XUV500, and thus flaunt aggressive styling.

On the inside, the S101 is expected to be offering a 3+3 seating arrangement that will be facilitated by a speculated bench type front seat. In order to offer more front space and to accommodate the bench type seat, the S101 seems to be packing in a dashboard-mounted gearlever which it was spied with.

The S101 would be offered in both the petrol and diesel versions. The mini SUV will be debut an all new 1.2 liter petrol engine that Mahindra is jointly developing with its South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong Motor. The S101 diesel could have a new diesel mill or a refined version of the 1.5 liter mCR100 mill that drives the Quanto.

Post its market launch, the Mahindra S101 compact SUV will fight it out with Ford EcoSport and a number of upcoming baby SUVs.

Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid

The Indian car market is a highly abuzz market which is maturing at a fast pace with all the global auto majors pouring in their new cars. While the Indian auto industry is full with all the global auto giants and high-end luxury car makers, the home bred car manufacturers are not behind. Indian car majors such as Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are known for their strong, reliable products and technological advancements.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is increasingly keen futuristic advanced mobile system that is not only efficient and convenient, but eco-friendly as well. Mahindra aims to get a smarter and greener commuting system for the near future that will benefit the modern human beings as well as Mother Erath.

Thus, the home bred auto major is busy working on several electric vehicles and already offers the most technologically advanced all electric passenger car in India, the e2o. Mahindra however is not restricted to only battery driven all electric cars when eco-friendly and green cars are concerned. The Indian car major is also looking into other greener vehicles such as the Hybrids which are very popular globally.

However, Mahindra begs to differ with the other global car makers when it comes to the Hybrid cars. The Hybrids are usually a combination of gasoline and electric driven cars. And Mahindra being an expert diesel vehicle manufacturer is contemplating on the first Diesel Hybrid vehicle.

Mahindra & Mahindra showcased the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant at the 2014 Auto Expo, which was held in February this year.

Mahindra’s innovative, efficient and greener XUV500 Diesel Hybrid model was displayed for the auto shows’ visitors. And to offer a better view to the underlying mechanical specifications and latest technologies of the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid, Mahindra fitted the car with a transparent acrylic bonnet. The Indian car manufacturer claims that its new innovative XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant saves as much as 18 percent fuel consumption than the vehicle’s regular diesel variants.

Mahindra & Mahindra has equipped the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid with a powerplant that consists of a regular internal combustion diesel motor and a powerful electric motor. To offer power to this permanent magnet synchronous powerplant, the vehicle packs in a light and efficient lithium ion battery. The electric motor of the vehicle supports the diesel engine with power assistance at low speeds as well as during the vehicle’s acceleration reducing fuel consumption. The XUV500 Diesel Hybrid also uses regenerative braking system that stores the produced kinetic energy generated from the brakes to revitalize the battery pack.

While speaking on the new Mahindra XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant, the company’s executive director & president of the automotive & farm equipment division, Dr. Pawan Goenka, said that the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid is a part of the ‘Accessible Technology’ and that the company is working on several sustainable mobility solutions.

If and when Mahindra & Mahindra launches the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant, it will surely be one of the most technologically advanced hybrid cars in India.

Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Vs Renault Duster Facelift

In the recent years the Indian car market has witnessed new Sport Utility Vehicle models pouring in. Home bred Mahindra & Mahindra is the leading SUV manufacturer in the Indian car market with a lot of powerful and styling SUVs under its banner. The Mahindra vehicles are preferred by the Indian car buyers owing to their rough and though quality, consistent performance on any terrains, reliability and affordability.

mahindra scorpio facelift

The iconic Mahindra Scorpio is now 11 years old, and still the bestselling model in its own segment. The Scorpio is a perfect mix of power and style and tailored to offer the mainstream SUV experience. The last couple of years saw the advent of the new contemporary compact SUVs such as the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and the Nissan Terrano. However, despite the rising popularity of these new SUVs, the Scorpio’s name and fame have not damaged an iota and its demands seem to surge over the time. However, initially after the Renault Duster’s launch, the Scorpio lost its crown for a very short term, but regained it quickly with a vengeance.

As the market competition intensifies, Mahindra is all set to launch the 2014 Scorpio facelift, while its primary rival the Renault Duster is also ready with a facelift version.

Renault Duster Facelift

Renault Duster Facelift

The Mahindra Scorpio facelift will retain its powerful diesel turbo mHawk 2.2 liter motor that delivers 330Nm and 140bhp. The new refreshed Scorpio will introduce a number of new design features and equipments, but the original overall design will be retained. The new 2014 Scorpio will offer a fresh face inspired by the XUV500, new grille, and new headlights with projector lamps, new fog lights, redesigned bumpers and new LED tail lights. On the inside, the SUV will get new dashboard and instrument cluster design, large infotainment screen, XUV500 borrowed new steering wheel, new equipments and plusher materials.

On the other hand, the very popular Renault Duster which launched in India in 2012 packs in a potent 1.6 liter diesel mill that generates 105bhp and 148Nm. The 2014 Duster facelift will come with new air dam, redesigned front grille and LED DRLs and new two layered optic headlights. On the inside, the SUV will get even more comfortable and premium upholstery and features.

The 2014 refreshed Mahindra Scorpio is a highly awaited launch this year, and is expected to take the Scorpio’s all time popularity and high sales volumes to a new high. The new facelift Scorpio is expected to be endowed with superior engine technologies as compared against the new Renault Duster facelift.

Both the new launches of the new Scorpio facelift and the Duster facelift are very interesting and alluring new choices for the modern Indian SUV buyers. However, both Mahindra Scorpio and Renault Duster will have to fight an intense war with several upcoming compact rivals such as the new Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha, the new Honda Brio based compact SUV and the Hyundai ix25 mini SUV. Nevertheless, the Mahindra Scorpio is expected to retain its lead.

Mahindra Quanto AT Vs rivals

The Mahindra Quanto is a capable and efficient compact SUV which has recently become even more fuel efficient and convenient owing to the great 5 speed autoSHIFT transmission gearbox that the company introduced at the 2014 Auto Expo.

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Mahindra Quanto Red

The efficient Mahindra Quanto AT however has many very competent market rivals which are more popular than the Quanto. The primary Quanto rival and the ruler of compact SUV market of India is the Ford EcoSport. The larger Renault Duster is also responsible for the Quanto’s demand graph fall. Let us consider the Mahindra Quanto and its very successful rivals to find out why the Quanto is so anguished.

Exteriors

When it comes to looks, the new Ford EcoSport is a clear winner among the three SUVs being compared here. Ford has endowed a brilliant, contemporary and stylish design on the EcoSport which makes it truly an urban car. The Ecosport in an under 4m mini SUV and is smaller than the stylish but conservative looking Renault Duster. The EcoSport is also much funkier looking than the rather plain Mahindra Quanto.

The Renault Duster of course looks more aggressive than both the Quanto and the Ecosport as it is a more mainstream SUV and has bigger dimensions. It is more muscular with the rugged SUV appeal and a bold face.

The Mahindra Quanto comes last in terms of looks and design, as its visual appeal is nowhere closer to the trendy Ecosport or the muscular Duster. The Quanto is slashed down version of the Xylo and looks much similar to it. The sub-4 meter Quanto looks compact and nice, but has an abrupt ending, as the Xylo’s boot was cut short to make the Quanto without much refinement.

Interiors

On the inside the Ford Ecosport again scores high with a sporty cabin draped in black, and overall stylish and classy design. The Ecosport has a better cabin than the Duster’s in terms of design and comfort, while it is far more superior to the Quanto. It is also very feature-rich with an array of world-class equipments.

The Renault Duster has simple, but well designed interiors with a feel good factor. Moreover, when it comes to space, it is the winner among all three.

The Mahindra Quanto lacks the contemporary design on the inside as well, but it has a practical cabin. The Quanto also offers a good features list and comfort, but those at the rear jump seats get really cramped up.

Powertrains

The EcoSport has the boon of the EcoBoost engine which is very powerful. Its 1 liter petrol engine generates 125PS and the bigger 1.5 liter offers 110bhp and is mated to an AT transmission. The EcoSport diesel is driven by a 1.5 mill generating 90bhp. The Duster has a 1.6 liter petrol mill delivering 102bhp, while diesel engine is offered in tunes of 84bhp and 109bhp. The Quanto only has the 1.5 liter mCR100 turbo motor offering 100bhp.

Conclusion

It is crystal clear that the Mahindra Quanto lacks in everything compared to its rivals, and Mahindra is rightly busy making more stylish and competent compact SUVs.

Mahindra Scorpio Facelift

The iconic Mahindra Scorpio SUV has been building on its popularity in the recent years which is quite rare for the age old models. Being more than a decade old, the stylish and powerful Scorpio has been fighting with its new market rivals and immerging victorious time and again vouching for the intense trust and reliability that it evokes in the Indian customers’ minds.

2014 Facelifted Mahindra Scorpio

Nevertheless, it’s always better to be on the safer side and be armed against fierce market competition. And that’s what exactly the Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is doing with its long-time warhorse Scorpio. The SUV space in India is a highly competitive ground, which is getting all the more severe, and thus Mahindra is working on the new facelift Scorpio to arm it against the growing future competition, and until the all new next-gen Scorpio comes to the picture.

Though no official launch date has yet been announced for the new 2014 Scorpio, it is believed that the new model will soon hit the Indian market in the fast approaching festive season. So, the refreshed Scorpio seems to be on a hard test schedule. The new Scorpio’s test mules have been getting spotted all over India on uncountable occasions. Recently, the SUV was seen testing the roads in torrential rains in the Mumbai-Pune section. Mahindra seemed to have taken the rage of the rain god as a perfect occasion to extensively test the on-road capabilities of the new facelift Scorpio in a treacherous weather condition. Yet another new Scorpio prototype was spied zipping down the Mumbai-Pune highway. Thus, it’s evident that the new refreshed 2014 Scorpio is indeed coming to the market very soon and it is preparing itself hard for that.

The Mahindra Scorpio facelift will get extensive overhaul in terms of exterior, interior design and get added equipments. It is also expected to get some mechanical tweaks and new transmission for overall performance enhancements.

The new Mahindra Scorpio will get a new front fascia taking cues from its larger cousin, the XUV500 premium SUV will a redesigned grille, new bumpers and new highlight enclosures with projector headlamps. The rear end will get new LED tail lamps though the same Christmas-tree arrangement is retained.

On the inside, the refreshed Scorpio will get a newly designed dashboard and a cool looking instrument cluster. The 2014 Scorpio is expected to get longer feature list and has borrowed the steering wheel from the XUV500. The new Scorpio will also get more premium and plush with the usage of more up-market materials.

Under the hood, the SUV retains its tried and trusted 2.2 liter mHawk diesel motor that generates 120bhp of power and 290Nm of peak torque. However, the current power figures are expected to be boosted. Mahindra is also expected to enhance the new Scorpio’s ride and handling and give it a stiffer suspension. The current 5 speed manual transmission will be carried over, while a new gearbox is also expected.

The new refreshed 2014 Mahindra Scorpio will certainly add to the festive mood for this year.