Quanto is a popular SUV from M&M that has been branded as a weekend car for the families to go on vacations. Recently, a heavily camouflaged car was spotted running on roads by a car enthusiast that is believed to be a new model of Quanto. In fact, according to insiders, it is not a new model but same Quanto that is being planned to be introduced with a facelift. M&M will name this car Canto and it will be launched later this year. This facelift aims to infuse new lease of life in Quanto that is not doing that well in Indian car market.
M&M has codenamed the new SUV U125. The company has reportedly imported bumpers for this new car from South Korea. It is a fact that M&M has bought SsangYong, an automobile parts company in South Korea. It is form this company that M&M is sourcing the bumpers for the new Quanto that will be referred to as Canto after launch.
If one looks at the performance of Quanto in the last 6 months, M&M has been able to sell only 55 units every month on an average. This is indeed a very low number that has alarmed those who matter at M&M. The company, which is considered as a specialist of UV cars, has decided to give a facelift to Quanto to make it look more attractive and stylish in the eyes of the consumers. The new Quanto will not only be fitted with latest features with a redesigned body but it will also be fitted with automated manual transmission. M&M is taking the cue from its sub 4 meter SUV Xylo to give a facelift to Quanto. The company believes that the feature of AMT will add convenience and make the new Quanto look stylish in the eyes of the consumers.
As far as new features are concerned, new Quanto will get a new bumper, grill, and headlights. The images of the new car that have been leaked on internet clearly show that the new Quanto will have LED DRL’s and a head scoop aka Scorpio. This is not all as new Quanto will get the same multifunction steering wheel that is fitted in Xylo. According to insiders, no effort has been spared by the engineers at M&M to make the new Quanto more beautiful for the customers. It looks not only stylish but also has a much better build quality.
There will be no changes to the existing power train as new Quanto will be powered by the same 1.5 liter diesel engine that is fitted in the current model. This engine produces a power of 100BHP. It generates a torque of 240Nm to make the car easily maneuverable in city driving conditions. There will be changes in the interiors too and the new Quanto will get a two color tone interiors like its much fancied siblings Scorpio and XUV 500. Rest of the controls on the dashboard and even air conditioning vents will remain the same as in existing model of Quanto.