Mahindra is a renowned Indian based auto enterprise and its main area of specialization is the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market. Some of the best sellers in this segment are Scorpio, XUV500, Xylo and Quanto. There is an exciting bit of information for ardent Quanto fans; the firm is geared to introduce the new Quanto, equipped with the advanced automated manual transmission (AMT) technology.
The upcoming Quato measures less than four meters, and the vision behind the launch is to fight the harsh battle with Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Ford Ecosport. Quanto is a compact widely spacious SUV fitted with seven seats. The new Quanto AMT will retain majority of its identity like its predecessor and the only change is in the transmission box system. The car was displayed in grand style at the prestigious 2014 Auto Expo held in Delhi.
The front portion of Quanto AMT is strikingly similar to Xylo, and the architecture is inspired by the bigger car. The new Quanto AMT sports a typical family stance and is fitted with an imaginatively sculpted radiator grille with an arty toothed design. The raised headlights look classy and flow freely towards the hood, thereby building the aesthetic value of the car. The architecture of the front bumper is minimalistic and filled with arty fog lights.
The interior of Quanto AMT is abundantly spacious which puts it ahead of its competition in its class such as Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport. Mahindra has retained the nature of interiors, the posh air vents are covered with shiny chrome rings, and the knobs and buttons are the same as the older model. On the professionally built instrument panel is trip meter, tachometer with engine temperature and speedometer.
Mahindra Quanto AMT is fitted with a potent mCR100, 1.5 liter three cylinder engine engineered with twin stage turbo charger technology. The potent engine churns peak power and torque efficiencies of 100bhp and 240Nm. The engine is coupled with five speed manual transmission and the automatic car has five speed AMT transmission gearbox.
Quanto is among the most popular sport utility vehicles in the market, and there is now so much excitement surrounding the car, because of the insertion of an innovative automated manual transmission system. The concept of AMT technology is not exactly new, but the popularity and efficiency of it is just booming in recent times. It all started with the trendy Celerio hatchback car.
It will surely be fun to drive the Quanto AMT car, and the sources of attraction are the big nature of the vehicle and state-of-the art technology. The principle behind the operation of AMT cars is a clutch less mode of drive, all drivers’ have to do is change geared and the function of the clutch is taken care of by the technology inserted into the car. Buyers who are keen on the vehicle should just go for it, and the expected arrival period is early 2015 and the likely price range is Rs 6.5 to 8 lakhs.