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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.

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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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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 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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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 Quanto – Get all the info you need

Mahindra launched the Quanta in 2012 and that time the compact SUV segment in India had just begun to heat up. Mahindra realized the potential of the market and did not wait to manufacture a compact SUV for the Indian roads. Although, Mahindra was in so much hurry that it did not quite think about what they are doing. It just assembled parts borrowed from its other products and built up the Mahindra Quanto- a sub 4 metre compact SUV.

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Mahindra did not do anything when it comes to the design of the Quanto because you’d find that it looks very much similar to its elder sibling, the Xylo. Everything seems to be borrowed from the Xylo and assembled together without any alterations. The front end of the Quanto has got the same design philosophy as of the Xylo’s and even the side profile looks the same. The only difference is at the rear end of the Quanto which looks like a chopped off Mahindra Xylo. The placement of the tail lights is up top near the roof of the vehicle. The spare wheel has been placed on the trunk gate itself in order to provide a SUV-ish look to the Quanto. The overall structure of the Quanto feels a toned down variant of the Xylo and is a bit boxy.

Mahindra kept the Xylo alive even in the interiors of the Quanto. Everything is inspired from the Xylo except from the steering wheel which is borrowed from the Mahindra Scorpio. The cabin of the Quanto is very spacious, especially for the front and middle rows occupants. There is ample legroom and headroom for people in the middle row. The windows of the Quanto are big and wide which makes the inside of the vehicle feel even more spacious than it actually is. The last row of the Quanto has jump seats which are made only for small children.

Powering the Quanto is a 1.5 litre, 3 cylinder mCR100 diesel engine which is a toned down version of the one found in the Xylo. The engine produces a max power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 240 Nm. And it is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Although, the figures sounds pretty decent but the enormous weight of the Quanto puts limits to them. Quanto will take a while to do 0-100 kph. It takes 17 long seconds. Quanto, just like the Xylo, has too much body roll in the corners, something which we expected Mahindra would have taken care of.

Mahindra Quanto is a compact SUV, priced in the range of Rs 7-10 lakhs (Ex showroom), which will fulfil the basic needs of someone who is looking for a spacious and feature-rich vehicle (top end variant) which could prove to be reliable and durable, something which Mahindra is known for. When it comes to practicality Quanto will not let you down. A spacious vehicle with decent looks and a good fuel economy, what more could you ask from it?

Should we expect a Quanto facelift?

Mahindra made an attempt at a sub 4 meter MUV with the Mahindra Quanto. To do this, they took the design inspiration from Xylo and that wasn’t really a good idea. The Xylo was already an unattractive car and the resulting Quanto was even uglier. They are coming up with a new sub 4 meter vehicle which is the S101. It is based on an entirely new platform and will borrow design cues from the attractive Mahindra flagship SUV XUV 500. So we are expecting it to be an attractive car and now the question here is that if they should facelift the Quanto as well.

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Mahindra Quanto

The Quanto currently being sold is a decent car if you can live with the looks. It is spacious on the inside and has got decent interiors. It is powered by an impressive 1.5 liter three cylinder turbocharged engine which develops a peak power of 100 bhp. It transmits its power via a five speed manual gearbox. During the Auto Expo 2014 earlier this year, they showcased a new variant of the Mahindra Quanto among other vehicles. This new variant is the automatic version of the Quanto.

The AutoShift gearbox that they have used in this new variant is developed with Ricardo. This is similar to the AMT system we recently saw on the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. It would provide the convenience of an automatic gearbox without adding the hassles. It would also provide performance and efficiency similar to manual transmission. The design is very much similar to the model already available in the market. It still has that bland face and abruptly ending tailgate which looks awkward. It gets the spare wheel on the boot which looks decent but doesn’t suit the small dimension of the vehicle.

The MUV, as we already said is spacious on the inside. The doors are large providing easy entrance and exit. The large cabin also gives you plenty of legroom. The interiors on this AT version are very much similar to the standard car except for the center console. Here the manual stick shifter has been replaced by the AutoShift stick. The lever sits in the right slot which gives the option of N and R. moving it to right will put it in M mode. Then you can push it towards + or – to toggle gears.

You also get a decent level of equipment on the car. You get features like power windows, airbags, ABS, AirCon and alloy wheels. The five speed AutoShift system is controlled by the ECU on this car. It operates on the shift map and senses when the gear ratio needs to be changed. The ratios are shifted by a hydraulic actuator. It hasn’t got a torque convertor which cuts down on weight and simplifies the system. This system can be used as an automatic or manual which gives the user more freedom. This vehicle not only brings this AMT gearbox but also comes with regenerative braking. They will have to market this product right to ensure that it doesn’t face the fate of current Quanto.

Mahindra Quanto Vs Etios Cross – Compact or Cross?

Japanese carmaker Toyota and Indian carmaker Mahindra and Mahindra are tough contenders for position of India’s top SUV manufacturer with models competing with each other in local markets. Though the Quanto was built only a couple of years ago this compact SUV has not created a large impact on markets like its predecessors Scorpio and XUV500 and with launch of Toyota’s Etios Cross a crossover SUV it will have a tough time. The Quanto has a boxlike design with a jeep like layout and four wheel drive option to make it suitable for drives across all terrain. Based on the Mahindra Xylo like platform, Quanto is a five door MPV available in colors of black, beige, brown, red, white and silver. Price range of both models are relative similar as Quanto costs between 7 – 10 lakhs and Toyota Etios Cross is also within same price segment.

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Interior Details – The Mahindra Quanto is made for seven passengers as both its first and second row provide ample space and high roof for headroom though last row becomes a little cramped for adults though it is fine for children. Power steering with telescopic tilt feature has leather cover while seat belts are provided for all passengers. Its air conditioner and heater provide comfort to passengers across all seasons while suave 2Din audio system with FM/AUX and MP3 compatibility and front speakers provide perfect atmosphere for long drives.

Toyota’s Etios Cross is a compact crossover with smaller body and is a five seater with smaller boot measuring 250 liters. While Quanto has a manual air-conditioner, Etios Cross has an automatic one with heater and clean air filter. Its audio system has a remote which can be controlled from rear with CD changer and 4 speakers along with door ajar warning. Both cars have power windows and central locking facility with 15 inch front alloy tyres.

Exterior Details – The Mahindra Quanto has similar front façade as its Scorpio and XUV 500 models therefore with vertical chrome slats on radiator grille and prominent circular headlights.  Tiny fog lights on ends of wide air dam below body colored bumper look smart and are similar to ones on rear bumpers. The spare tyre on rear door has an attractive cover while stop lights are built in a stack-like design on either side of rear wind shield.

Toyota Etios Cross

Toyota Etios Cross

Toyota Etios Cross built on Etios Liva platform has all around black plastic cladding on lower side of car along with silver colored skid plating lower edges. There is a prominent bumper guard in silver plastic in front encompassing radiator grille with black crisscrossed grill design. Body colored door and ORVM’s look attractive with side indicator while front and rear windshield are kept clean with rain sensitive wipers.

Engine Specification – Mahindra Quanto has 1.5 liter mCR100 diesel engine with displacement power of 1493 cc and power of 100 bhp followed by torque of 240 Nm. Its twin turbocharged cylinders together give good mileage of 15 / 17 kmpl. Etios Cross is fitted with 1.5 liter 16V DOHC petrol engine with displacement capacity of 1496 cc followed by power output of 88.77bhp. Toyota’s Etios Cross has mileage of 12 – 17 kmpl and can accelerate from 0 – 100 within 11 seconds.

Mahindra Quanto versus Ford EcoSport a balance of comfort style and power

Mahindra is among the first to explore depths of SUV segment, which is its specialty. The lifelong success bearing models are XUV500, Quanto, Scorpio, and Bolero and so on. Despite the years of success Mahindra has to keep a tab on its competition. There has been a sudden surge in SUV market in past few years. A recent SUV stunner is Ford EcoSport and Mahindra has some magic with the new Quanto. Let us compare the two cars.

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Ford has gained tremendous acclaim with Ecosport, since launch last year, the profitability value of the car is abundant. The creativity is visible from the front with artistically styled wide mouthed grille. Every part of the car is innovative with regard to efficiency, reliability, performance and design. EcoSport is offered with diesel and petrol fuels, the petrol car moves on 1 and 1.5 liter capacity. The 1.5 litre car generates 140Nm and 112Ps, and the 1 litre car pumps out 170Nm and 125Ps. The diesel car moves on robust 1.5 litre engine that churns 204Nm and 91Ps. The car is packed with technology with electric power assisted steering (EPAS) with Pull Drift Compensation technology to achieve optimum control. The beneficial safety features are an independent Mc Pherson strut with anti roll bar and coil spring in front and semi independent twist beam with oil filled shock absorbers and twin gas at the rear.

EcoSport is reliable on mileage front to cover long distances on daily basis, the fuel efficiency reading ranges from 10 to 12.95 kmpl. The car costs Rs 6.3 to 9.7 lakhs.

The new Quanto moves on a reduced version of the efficient mHawk engine, and the end result is a lighter product. The car is fitted with mCR100 1493cc engine that churns 100bhp and 240Nm. The mileage offered by the car on ideal city roads is 13.8kmpl, and on highways it is 17.2kmpl. The average mileage is 15.5kmpl. The engine is coupled with five speed manual transmission.

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The new Quanto offers ample cabin room with the fitment of 7 seats in 5+2 configuration. There is an interesting catch line attached to the cushions called ‘Yoga seats’. The seats are magical and can be positioned in 36 different ways, which is splendid indeed; such a form of arrangement is rare. On the incredible 36 different seat alignments, Vivek Nayar, the chief marketing officer in automotive division of Mahindra said,’’ with the incorporation of new  Yoga seating arrangement consumers will feel at home on all road conditions. It comes with a greater excitement package where people can carry many more equipments like weekend gears, bags, lots of books, snacks and so on.

The new Quanto is loaded with safety with active and passive security equipments. There are dual front airbags and anti lock brake system, there are airbags in front passenger and driver compartment that offers great protection during bad weather conditions. There are front fog lights, engine immobilizer, and crumple zones to protect passengers during the onset of accidents. The other beneficial features are seat belts at the back and front, three back headrests and a front headrest.  The car costs Rs 6.39 – 7.87 although both cars have all round impressive features the new Quanto offers a whole new level of comfort with Yoga seats.

Mahindra AT XUV500 and Quanto launched in Algeria

Mahindra is a leading Indian originated automobile firm, and has invested a great deal in efficient and stylish Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV’s). Mahindra SUV’s are popular in overseas markets of US, and South Africa. The new Quanto 2.2 L and XUV500 AT have recently been launched in Algeria.

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The Algerian spec Quanto is vastly different from the measurements used in Indian made car, it is tailored with five seats, and the rear compartment has split Yoga seat. The mechanical dimensions of the car are powerful with potent diesel turbo 2.2 liter engine that pumps out 280Nm peak torque and 120 hp power. The engine is mated to five speed manual transmission gearbox. The variant launched in Algerian markets is called C8, and costs 19,999,00 in Algerian Dinar currency and on conversion to Indian rupees it is 15.28 lakhs. The car is packed with standard fun and reliable features such as electric mirrors, audio fittings on steering, world class music system with MP3, CD and radio amenities, air conditioning, power steering, dual airbags, and ABS.

Mahindra is among the first to invest in compact SUV segment with Quanto, the new car was displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo, with novel auto shift transmission technology. The new Quanto is tailored with the breakthrough (AMT) automated manual transmission technology, built on partnership basis with Ricardo. The car is mated to five speed transmission gearbox and packed with advanced technologies such as hydraulic actuation system and electronic control.

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XUV500 is a seven seat car built with powerful 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine that pumps out 330Nm and 140hp. The engine is mated to six speed manual gearbox; the other transmission used in Algerian spec car is six speed automatic also used in Scorpio. The car is sold in 4×4 AWD W8, W8, and W6 versions with amazing features such as electronic mirrors, high-end music system with USB, MP3 and CD connectivity, air conditioner, trip computer, six airbags, ABS and ESP.

The price structure of W8 AT, W8 and W6 XUV500 variants in Indian currency are Rs 22.93 lakhs, 22.17 lakhs and 20.64 lakhs.

Mahindra SUV’s are exceedingly popular in Indian and overseas markets, Quanto and Mahindra XUV500 are built with super powerful engines that maneuver on harshest of harsh terrains with ease. The new Quanto is tailored with advanced AMT technology and has all the exciting features to enjoy a stress free drive and listen to quality music. XUV500 is draped with innovative monocoque chassis material, and is an extremely reliable model on rough terrains. The design structure of XUV500 is inspired by the swift movement of Cheetah.

It is interesting to learn that the new 2.2 liter Quanto and XUV500 AT are launched in Algeria, and the two cars are attractive mediums to get a taste of pioneering engineering skills of Indian established auto firms. As mentioned earlier Mahindra is among the first to experiment on top quality SUV’s tailored with advanced engineering theories, which has churned tremendous competitive, which has intensified to a greater level during the current strained economy. Years from now a Mahindra car will be present in every corner of the globe.

Mahindra Quanto versus Ford Ecosport – Two fun SUV’s to own

The SUV market in India is huge, and Mahindra is the first to penetrate into this segment. Mahindra is an established automobile division of Mahindra Group, and has launched a series of amazing SUV’s such as XUV500, Scorpio, Quanto etc. Mahindra and Tata Motors are Indian auto firms that have launched conventional power packed SUV’s. There have been modernized SUV launches in the past few years and Ford Ecosport is one of them.

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Mahindra has showcased its new Quanto model at 2014 Auto expo, let us observe how it fares with Ford Ecosport. The car is equipped with a potent diesel mHawk engine, and is impressively more aerodynamic than the previous model. The car moves with mCR100 1493cc engine that yields super efficient engine outputs of 100bhp peak power and 240Nm highest torque. The car is pretty fuel economical and moves with a mileage of 13.8kmpl, and its highway mileage of 17.2kmpl. The average mileage is 15.5kmpl, sufficient to travel kilometers on a daily basis. The engine is mated to 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.

A super exciting feature to watch out for in new Quanto is yoga seats, tailored in 5+2 configuration. Mahindra has used the phrase ‘flexible yoga seats, which can move 36 different ways according to convenience of consumers. On the launch of new Quanto with yoga seats, the chief marketing officer in automobile division of Mahindra and Mahindra commented, ‘’with new movable yoga seats consumers can acquire a homely atmosphere on highways and cities and also off-roads. There is abundant storage space to fit in all kinds of items from small bags to suitcases.

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Ford EcoSport is an epitome of modern SUV styling, and has all the desirable characteristics to match the requirements of a modern car fanatic. The car is fuel efficient, reliable, power performer and stunner. EcoSport is inserted with potent 1 and 1.5 liter petrol engine that pumps out 170Nm and 125Ps, and 140Nm and 112Ps respectively. The diesel car moves on 1.5 liter capacity and churns 204Nm and 91Ps. It is the best feeling ever to own a car as posh and stylish as EcoSport, and driving the car is equally exhilarating. The car has coil spring fitted Independent McPherson strut apparatus for a smooth drive experience and for optimum safety there are oil filled shock absorbers, twin gas mounted Semi-independent twist beam and in front there is an anti-roll bar. The mileage offered by EcoSport is 15kmpl.

Quanto and EcoSport are equally enviable in terms of mileage, engine efficiency and comfort. There is a special characteristic attached to Quanto which is flexible yoga seats. The competition levels in SUV segment is at its peak, Quanto was launched much before EcoSport, and Mahindra has introduced an amazing yoga seat feature to fight the stiff battle in this segment. It’s certainly fun to encounter a breathtaking drive in Quanto filled with yoga seats. The thrill factor will be more fun on highways where consumers can adjust their seats based on steep turns, the feel is surely identical to a roller coaster ride.

Quanto is a valuable purchase to have fun with yoga seats and is reliable with respect to mileage, comfort and engine efficiency. The same follows with Ecosport, and the car has more to offer than Quanto in terms of urbane design.

Mahindra Quanto versus Maruti Suzuki SX4 S Cross – Compact SUV’s with their own unique identities

Sport utility vehicles are sources of fun and excitement in India, the thought of many occupants tucking in makes these models super delight pieces. On the thought of compact SUV’s Mahindra’s brand image is unmatched, many other auto firms are bringing in new pieces to fight the fierce battle with Mahindra SUV’s and few examples are Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Ford Ecosport.

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Mahindra Quanto belongs to the compact SUV strata, and is equipped with a potent diesel mHawk engine attached to five speed manual transmission gearbox. The engine offers an aerodynamic movement to the car. The potent mCR100 1493xx mHawk diesel engine pumps out 100bhp and 240Nm. The mileage offered by the car is pretty impressive which is 13.8kmpl on ideal city conditions and 17.2 kmpl on highways. The average mileage is 15.5kmpl, sufficient to cover kilometers on a daily basis.

Quanto has been on the scene for years, and Mahindra has injected interesting features into the car to cater to the modifying needs of the modern demographic. The new Quanto offers greater comfort than previous model, and has introduced a new novel comfort concept into its seats. The seating arrangement is 5 and 2, to increase the convenience and comfort value. The newly designed cushions are called Yoga seats, and here consumers can make use of 36 varied seating configurations. On the introduction of Yoga seats, ‘’the Chief Marketing Officer in the Automotive Division of Mahindra, Vivek Nayer stated, ‘’the launch of new movable seats into the car, will render an amazing homely feel, on highways and cities, and occupants can tuck in more luggage, and enjoy a life-remembering vacation.’’

Suzuki SX4 Cross SUV

The Indian car market is incredibly diverse, and the diversity has filled with Crossover launches. Maruti Suzuki has displayed the Sx4S Cross at 2014 Auto Expo. The car will move with potent petrol 1.6 liter engine that churns 156Nm highest torque and 120PS peak power. The diesel car will move on Multijet 1.6 liter diesel engine. The car will surely bring back memories and from a certain angle it looks like Suzuki Grand Vitara. The car revealed at 2014 Auto expo is similar to the model showcased at Geneva Motor show.

The Sx4S Cross will launch in all four wheel drive model attached to six speed gearbox. The insides are abundantly spacious, with ample head and leg room, the car on display at 2014 auto expo has been given a five star safety rating from reputed (Euro NCAP) European New Car Assessment Program. The price structure of the car has not yet been disclosed, and is expected to happen at a later period.

Quanto and Suzuki Sx4 S Cross are both amazing new launches, Sx4 S Cross is a worthier purchase in terms of engine efficiency. Quanto has more to offer in terms of interior comfort with its Yoga seats which can be adjusted 36 ways. There is nothing like experiencing an amazing drive encounter in Quanto where seats can be moved in any direction according to consumer convenience. The feel can be linked to an in house roller coaster.