Indian utility vehicle leader Mahindra & Mahindra is really getting more and more popular in the South African car market. In a very short span of time, Mahindra & Mahindra has already become very successful in the SA auto market. The Indian auto major has been able to win over the car consumers of SA with its tough and quality vehicle range.
In order to expand its product portfolio and to offer more vehicle options to the South African car buyers, Mahindra & Mahindra launches yet another very potent SUV offering in the form of the Quanto compact.
The Quanto is actually a more compact variant of the stylish and tough Xylo SUV. The Quanto has a sub 4 meter length, but provides ample amount of space and comfortable seating for 5 adult passengers. The Quanto is quite a popular vehicle in the Indian car market and offers good style, performance as well as good handling.
Under the hood of the Mahindra Quanto compact SUV comes the so compact powerful engine, a 2.2 liter mHawk turbocharged diesel unit that has the capability to produce a max power output of 98kW and a peak torque of 290Nm. Mahindra & Mahindra says that its very capable Quanto offers a good fuel efficiency as well with an average fuel consumption of 7.6 liter of diesel per 100 kilometers.
The Mahindra Quanto compact SUV will be initially offered for sale in the rear wheel drive system only. However the company is also contemplating to launch a 4×4 drive option at a latter point of time. Nevertheless, the 4×2 drive system is also very much capable of offering good amount of off-road performance. The Mahindra Quanto comes with a 200mm ground clearance that offers a good high driving experience and is perfect for treading rough and uneven road conditions.
The Mahindra Quanto has a starting price tag of R199 900 in the SA market and come equipped with a plethora of convenience features. The compact SUV model includes everything from keyless entry, climate control, central locking, a 2 DIN MP3 and CD audio system, stylish 15 inch alloy wheels as well as twin airbags for the occupants of the front passengers.
Mahindra already has a good local network in the SA car market with of 60 dealership showrooms, which will be utilized to offer the newly launched Quanto to the South African car buyers.
Meanwhile, for the Indian car market, Mahindra & Mahindra is busy preparing a brand new sub-4 meter compact SUV model. As the Quanto is more of a mini Xylo and shares a lot of things common with the Xylo, Mahindra is set to bring a new compact SUV built on an entirely new platform to fight it out in the extremely popular compact SUV segment in India. The new compact SUV that is still codenamed as the S101 has been caught several times by the spy cameras while testing on the Indian roads. The Mahindra S101 is going to be pitched against Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport.