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New updated Mahindra Quanto to launch in March this year

Indian SUV master, Mahindra & Mahindra is all braced up to introduce the new revamped version of its Quanto sub-compact SUV model. The new facelift Mahindra Quanto was highly speculated to get unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 that took place earlier this month. However, that did not happen, and now the refreshed SUV model is expected to hit the Indian car market in the next month.

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Mahindra Quanto

The new revamped Mahindra has been caught several times, when the vehicle was busy doing its test rounds on the Indian roads implying its imminent market launch. The Quanto was first launched in India back in the year 2012. Initially, the vehicle was quite a hit because of its compact size and SUV appeal, but soon lost its sales momentum. Mahindra tried to boost the Quanto’s sale with few changes in its feature level, like the introduction of flexible yoga seat at the back, but the expected sales boost did not happen making the Quanto a poor seller with plummeting monthly volumes.

The Mahindra Quanto is such a slow seller that it was even reported to get discontinued once the sub-compact models such as the TUV300 and the KUV100 came into the picture. However, it was soon clear that Mahindra has no intentions of giving up on its Quanto and is giving it a major facelift instead. Rumors are also rife that the new refreshed Quanto will get renamed as the ‘Canto’ in order to give it a fresh start in the market.

When looks are concerned, the facelift Mahindra Quanto will flaunt an updated muscular typical SUV stance along with a fresh appeal. The face of the refreshed Quanto is expected to boast new LED headlights with design inspiration from the TUV300 with LED Daytime Running Lights, newly designed front radiator grille, wider air dam, a sporty looking bonnet, restyled bumper design and newly designed alloy wheels. At the back, the vehicle is likely to remain mostly unchanged, but would get new LED tail lights and added plastic cladding on its tailgate in order to cover-up the odd back design. The sub-4 meter SUV is also supposed to get new body color options.

On the inside, the new revamped Mahindra Quanto is expected to get good amount of updates with better quality materials. It is expected get a restyled centre console and new upholstery. The place of old school gear knob is also taken up by a new AutoShift gearbox. The top of the range model boasts features like alloy wheels, power windows, air conditioner and anti-lock braking system among others.

The Mahindra Quanto facelift model is also likely to pack in the 3 pot 1.5 liter mHawk80, diesel mill that has the ability to offer 84 bhp of power and 230 Nm of top torque. The diesel engine will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission. The new refreshed Mahindra Quanto will also be getting equipped with an AMT gearbox choice like the Mahindra TUV300.

New refreshed Mahindra Quanto caught testing with new front face

Just after overcoming a long sales slump recently, Indian utility vehicle leader of India Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to launch new products in the market in the impending New Year, 2016. The Indian car major overcame its sales owe in the last two consecutive months, thanks to its new launches that included the launch of the popular XUV500 premium SUV’s updated model, the facelifted Thar SUV and the brand new TUV300 sub-compact SUV.

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Now, as the New Year approaches, Mahindra & Mahindra is expected to launch a slew of new models to further boost its sales and reinstate its leading position in the Indian UV market. The new upcoming launches from the stable of Mahindra for 2016 will again include both all new models as well as updated models. Among the upcoming launch list is the Mahindra Quanto facelift, which has been expected for quite some time.

The Mahindra Quanto is the first ever sub-compact SUV model from the car maker’s stable. However, it soon lost its initial launch charms in the market owing to the fact that it is just a slashed down version of the Mahindra Xylo. The Quanto’s rear looks really awkward due to its chop-shop job, while its rear seats are very cramped up as well, not to mention its rather crude engine. The Quanto thus, soon failed in the highly popular and fast growing compact SUV market of India. Mahindra thus, quickly brought in the all new TUV300 which is fully new built sub-4 meter SUV. Though rumors were rife that Mahindra will discontinue the low selling Quanto and the TUV300 will replace the model, it soon became clear that the company has no intentions of giving up on the Quanto as yet, and will soon bring in its new updated model.

Now, the Mahindra Quanto facelift has got caught by the spy shutterbugs while the vehicle was testing Nashik where the company has its manufacturing facilities. As per the reports, Mahindra is trying to refresh the Quanto’s appeal with new styling cues on its facelift model.

Going by the new spy pictures, the sub-4 meter refreshed Quanto will flaunt an entirely new front fascia with new radiator grille, restyled headlights and new bumper.

However, the real problem area – the rear design of the Quanto seems to be similar on its facelift model as well, although new tail lights are expected. Mahindra will also refresh the vehicle’s interiors which are currently criticized for its low quality, fit and finish.

Reports also say that the refreshed Quanto could borrow the more refined 1.5 liter mHawk80 diesel mill from the TUV300, coupled with 5 speed manual or AMT gearbox options. Mahindra may also launch the Quanto autoSHIFT model that it showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Show, which apart from the AMT gearbox also gets regenerative braking system for great fuel efficiency.

The new updated Mahindra Quanto is expected to launch by March 2016. It is also highly speculated that Mahindra will re-brand the SUV to ‘Canto’ for a fresh appeal.

The Quanto undergoing a radical facelift for a major comeback in the market as the Canto

The Mahindra Quanto facelift scheduled for 2016 has been spotted testing in Mumbai. The snaps leaked indicate a major cosmetic makeover and there are probably some significant mechanical upgrades as well. The most significant change will be in the name. As per reports, Mahindra will rename the 2016 Quanto as the ‘Canto’. Let us take a look at what the Quanto facelift, or the new Canto has in store for enthusiasts and gauge whether this new makeover will help the Company increase the sales of the utility vehicle.

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The Quanto facelift will include a redesigned front face with a new grille that will have vertical slats. The headlamps will be different with LED daytime running light and the fog lights will be circular. There will be a new bumper with new alloy wheels also possible on the cards. The rear end does not get any such remarkable changes.

The interiors too will have quite a few noteworthy changes like the new color scheme with lots of beige and grey that will make the car look unique and classy. The car will also get a totally redesigned multifunctional steering wheel and a new instrument cluster to keep up with the standard features in the current generation utility vehicles. The AC vents will also have been revamped for better styling and complete ventilation.

The 2016 Quanto facelift is likely to use theTUV300 engine. There will be a 3-cylinder mHAWK 80 engine with 1.5 liter capacity. This turbocharged diesel engine gives up to 84BHP power and 230Nm torque in the TV300. In the Canto, the same engine is likely to give about 100BHP maximum power at 3,750rpm and 240Nm torque at 1,600 to 2,800rpm. To catch up with the current generation automatic transmission trend, Mahindra will give the 2016 Quanto two  transmission options, a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed AMT transmission as already present in the TUV300.

The car is still being tested so there is a chance that right before the official revelation of the facelift, there will be a few more tweaks. The suspension and drive dynamics are expected to bring something new to the car as these are the parts that are being focused on right not to enhance the ride quality. As of now, the above mentioned information is what has been found from the latest spy shots of the car in its test drive in Bengaluru.

The ongoing Quanto model has hardly made any difference in the sub-4m utility vehicles segment. It looks somewhat like the Xylo but has not performed well enough in the market. With the 2016 Canto and the upcoming S101, Mahindra may hope to up its shares in the market at least by a marginal level in the compact SUV segment.

Mahindra is trying everything to make the Quanto a success. Starting from a name change to radical changes in the appearance and performance, the Company is leaving no stone unturned and to top it all, the new Canto is likely to be priced below the INR 6,00,000 mark. It seems like there is finally some hope for the Quanto this time.

Mahindra launches 3 New Cars already, another 6 to follow suit this FY

Indian car major and utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is not able get out of its demand drop woes even while the other car makers are experiencing decent sales growth. However, Mahindra & Mahindra never seems to feel low and works with more vigor to overcome its sales woes whenever it faces some. Right now, this is what exactly the home grown car major is doing. While being very positive about its future market prospects, Mahindra is working on a slew of new vehicles in order to boost its sales considerably. The car major has announced that it is bracing up for a major launch attack on the domestic market pretty soon.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

During the launch of the new refreshed Mahindra XUV500, the company’s executive Dr. Pawan Goenka revealed that Mahindra & Mahindra will be launching as many as 9 new models within this current financial year. He had further thrown light on the development by saying that among these new 9 launches, 3 will be all new vehicle model, 3 will be major refreshed models, and the remaining 3 will be minor facelift models.

Till now this year, Mahindra has already launched the new refreshed XUV500, the Scorpio Automatic variant and the new Thar facelift models. Now, the Indian company is expected to expand its portfolio by introducing an all new vehicle model very soon in the form of the TUV300 compact SUV, while more are expected to come in the next 7 months’ time.

Mahindra & Mahindra has already teased its new upcoming TUV300 sub-compact SUV model by posting its official sketches which have gone viral online. The new Mahindra TUV300 is slated for its official market launch in the month of September this year, while it will be exported to the offshore car markets from next year onwards.

Another new SUV model that is expected to come soon after the TUV300, is the heavily spied codenamed S101 compact sports utility vehicle. For over two years, the S101 has been getting spied while testing on the roads. This all new compact SUV is said to be the company’s perfect contender against the very popular Ford EcoSport urban SUV.

Then there are the electric car models from Mahindra’s stable. Encouraged by the Indian government’s recently introduced subsidy scheme for the eco-friendly electric vehicles, FAME Mahindra is planning to introduce the electric version of its popular Verito sedan to join the company’s electric vehicle portfolio which currently has only the Reva e2o. Mahindra & Mahindra is also getting to launch the new Bolero facelift and the new Xylo facelift models within this financial year.

Taking into consideration, the all new two compact SUV models from the stable of Mahindra quite soon, market experts think that the company should re-consider its strategy for the compact Quanto, which has lost its popularity in the market. When asked to throw light on the expected facelift Quanto, Dr. Goenka simply told to wait and watch, while refraining to give any definitive details.

Mahindra Canto – A New name for Quanto

Mahindra Group is an Indian multi-national partnership situated all through Mumbai. It is available in a lot of fields like farming innovation, IT, protection, vitality, protection and so on. In 2014, Mahindra highlighted on the Forbes Global 2000, which is a sweeping magazine which distributed the rundown of the world’s greatest, most effective open associations, as measured by pay, advantage, assets and business regard. Mahindra Group is one of India’s greatest utility vehicle makers and they have starting late drawn nearer the governing body to distribute spending arrangements for setting up establishment expected to help the use of nature benevolent electric vehicle or e-autos in India.

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Mahindra had been planning to launch a small compact SUV which was Mahindra Quanto. They have made and built the vehicle but are running test drives in the Quanto all across the country. The Mahindra Quanto had been released alongside another SUV EcoSport from Ford. We can infer from this that the organization is putting in more focus to pick up the deals by these kind of SUVs that are compact, like Quanto. The present specimen of Quanto has taken its inspiration from Xylo and the situation may turn with this overhaul.

Even though Mahindra has tried to make the differences subtle yet they can be spotted especially in the front of the body like a new front guard or bumper, bigger air bags, a changed framework and may get a stylized bonnet also. Along with these, it additionally gets a scoop for the bonnet like the one Scorpio has, and also DRL’s or Daytime Running Lamps. With the overhauled Quanto, Mahindra and Mahindra wish to get a powerful performance on the road.

In spite of the fact that there are numerous progressions at the front belt, the side looks plain and isn’t very engaging. A few changes are done to the insides like the expansion of factions in the steering wheel and change in the color tone to gray and beige. An AMT box might also be present.

The vehicle at the front has numerous tweaks and but when we move towards the back there is not even a single touch. The back is rather plain and same and the styling at the back looks excessively old now and could be a turn off for the purchasers. The vehicle shares a few components of design and working from its elder sibling. The suspension function will be upgraded too which will reduce the body movement and additionally manage office which the present model has scarcely had a go at. The motor specifications will keep on being the same like the earlier models of older compact SUVs. However, there is news that Mahindra might be planning to change the name of Quanto and upgrade the name to “Canto”. For whatever reason Mahindra is deciding to change the name, most of the people will end up calling it Quanto because of what stayed for the first time. The auto will be released later in the year while some celebration of this season.

Quanto to get Facelift, to be Called Canto

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.

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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.

New Mahindra Quanto spied while testing, expected to get updates including DRLs

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s SUV master is busy working on several upcoming projects. The Indian car major is expected to launch many new models in the next two years’ time. One of the upcoming launches from the stable of Mahindra is the new upgraded Quanto.

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The Quanto had witnessed good amount of success as a compact SUV for its maker. However, stiff competition as well as lack of refinement quickly saw the Quanto down the sales charts. While it was rumored that Mahindra might drop the Quanto off its product portfolio, now it seems that the car major is going to try and revive the Quanto’s sales by launching its new avatar.

The new Mahindra Quanto is expected to come in its fresh avatar braced with many updates and new added features in order to make it more attractive to the buyers and subsequently boost its sales rates. Mahindra has already started the road test schedule of the new model of the compact SUV, and it has also been spied by several sources while it was busy going about its road tests. The new Mahindra Quanto has been spotted during its road tests in Bengaluru. As per the spy shots of the test prototype model, among the many updates the vehicle is also expected to receive new LED Daytime Running Lights.

The upcoming new refreshed Mahindra Quanto compact SUV is expected to retain its powertrain that powers the ongoing model. Thus, it is likely to be equipped with the same 1.5 Liter 3 cylinder diesel mill that does the duty currently fleet. This diesel engine is capable enough to churn out a max power output of around 100 Bhp and a peak torque value of 240 Nm. However, the engine is expected to be given some amount of tweaking by the company in order to make it more refined and to reduce its noise and vibration levels. On top of this, the new Mahindra Quanto is also expected to be empowered by the company’s new regenerative braking system which offers power to the engine while braking.

As for the new upgrades of the upcoming new Mahindra Quanto compact SUV, the vehicle would be flaunting many changes in the cosmetic level in order to make it look more aggressive and appealing. The new Quanto would be flaunting new headlight enclosures, new redesigned front radiator grill, new front as well as rear bumper designs with a more sculpted styling for better SUV like rugged appeal. More details regarding the upgrades of the new model of the compact SUV are expected to be revealed later as the launch date of the vehicle approaches closer. Mahindra has already endowed new flexible and more comfortable yoga seats at the rear of the vehicle in order to resolve the issue of a cramped up back row which has also affected the sales of Quanto.

The new refreshed Mahindra Quanto is expected to launch in the domestic car market of the country within this year.

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Mahindra is going to introduce new cars and couple of facelifts this year

The year 2015 has been the year for face-lifting and new cars. Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian company in the field of utility vehicle manufacturing, is not far off in the race of new cars. At the launch of new XUV500 in this May, they announced the launch of three new cars in India this year. Many people have already spotted these cars during the testing phase on Indian roads, but for rest of us, 2015 will bring us face to face with these new cars. The company is already aiming at to introduce facelifts of around six existing cars this year. The three new cars Mahindra and Mahindra is aiming to introduce this year are: S101 micro SUV, U301 Bolero and Quanto. Together this will be a huge revolution in the current car market.

Mahindra U301 Bolero spied

U301 Bolero- This SUV is more likely to be introduced as an alternative for the Bolero. The SUV is promised to have various body sizes one of which will be a sub-4 meter along with a seven-seater variant. The news is that the sub-4 meter variant will sport the 1.5-litre twin-turbo diesel engine which has been provided in Quanto earlier and produces around 100bhp. Its formed ladder frame chassis promises to make it much lighter in weight than the current model. With all these features, there is a huge expectation about this new version of the car. It is expected that this SUV will be available in the Indian car market by the end of this festive season.

S101- The compact SUV’s demand is increasing every day among the public and Mahindra & Mahindra has understood this need of the public. Probably that is the reason the company is planning to introduce a micro SUV. This micro SUV is currently codenamed as S101. This will sub-4 meter car within the range of about INR 4 – 4.5 lakh. This car will be in direct competition with the cars like Ford’s EcoSport and some future planned SUVs from the companies like Tata Motors, Nissan and etc. But the best feature of this car is that it will have both petrol and diesel variants. Although the motors of both the variant will be different with petrol variant more likely getting a 1.2-litre motor and the diesel one having a1.5-litre motor, their performance is expected to outlast all the competition.

U215- This will be a wholly new kind of SUV between both the above mentioned models. The company plans to make it rugged and turn it into the Quanto SUV of this generation. Not much has been disclosed about this model, but the anticipation among the car-guru runs high. The industry believe that they are planning to leave behind the boxy look of the older Quanto and introduce a five seater version which is more in demand than the bigger versions.

2015 seems to be the year of cars, and Mahindra & Mahindra is topping the range with three new cars and the six face-lifted ones. It looks like the company is ready to give the competitors a run for their money!

Mahindra Quanto’s air-scoop hood facelift

Mahindra’ Quanto is all set to nurture a facelift in the upcoming months. This facelift, as the company states, will have a fresh appeal with an air-scooped new hood. The face-lift will also include a revamped front grille, front bumpers, fog and headlamps. Although there will be a new set of alloy wheels fixed into the body, the side profile will be untouched. Roof rails will be disappearing. And tail lamps will be uniquely styled to garner an LED-centric touch-up.

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Not to sideline the interiors of the Quanto, as this is also staged for a minor facelift. The dashboard design will be a replica of its previous version however it gets some minor upgrades. A Bluetooth connection and new audio system, which are today’s necessities, will also be incorporated into this revamped machine. Minor upgrades do include new steering wheel and some others that are merely cosmetic in form and effect.

Although the maker of Quanto has taken necessary steps to adopt minor changes on the vehicle, its underpinnings are certainly the major upgrade which will make a lot of difference to the buyers. This mega vehicle is also graced with some fine tuning imbibed in the suspension to increase the firmness of the solid SUV. The all-new Quanto’s powerful under currents have been heightened to give it a high powered and fast speed stability. The Quanto will now be graced with a solid automated manual transmission or AMT, optimally combined with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine. This diesel engine is suggested to bolster a strong drive to this mega unit giving it an ability to zoom up with ease a 98bhp of power.

The alliance of Mahindra and SsangYong has given the Quanto an upgraded engine. The development team of M&M is said to have tried and tested six new engines being developed. Although the company is not going to vary its price range, customers could experience a minor of Rs 5,000-7,000 in their Quanto. There is a good demand of export especially for Mahindra’s product portfolio. Needless to say, the original Quanto did make waves in export market. With a new variant coming out that is injected with lot more power and color, M&M is looking ahead and is sure to crack the export charts without hassles. The vehicle is designed so as to lure the attention of both domestic and international customers.

The company did indulge in the testing of its mHawk 2.2-litre engine. There is a lot of promise shown by this engine due to the mechanism displayed by it for gracing 4×4 ability. Mahindra is keeping Europe on the radar for exceling in its export distribution. The new Bolero will be soon introduced and could be an internal competition to this mega vehicle chartbuster. Mahindra is hearing some good music in its ears as the pre-launch reviews are optimistic with lots of promises to be delivered by this SUV in its segment. Buyers have crowded the corridors of their retailers to purchase this on its entry into the market.

Mahindra Quanto: A model with complete Facelift

The Mahindra & Mahindra is a famous Indian brand which has made its name in the world of diesel engine based vehicle manufacturing. The company has tremendous experience in the area of manufacturing SUVs and launching them in Indian and overseas markets. The company has also taken over a few foreign companies to strengthen its roots in the auto sector. There are a number of SUVs, which are launched by the company and have got tremendous response from the market. The company has successfully created a brand name for it and with many successful models progressing like anything.

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The company has various SUVs such as Bolero, Scorpio, Thar, Xylo and XUV 500 to name a few. The recent model launched by the company is Quanto which has also proved its metal in the SUV market and provided a sound platform to the company for new launching of some more models. But before the company launches few more models the company decided to facelift this model and re-launch the new model so that once again it can repeat the history of massive sales. Considering this the company has given all the very new shape to the Quanto model.

Presently the face-lifted model is under some testing phase, but some of the market sources have seen the model and therefore few of the details of the new model are available. However, the company has yet not discussed any such details and no information is authentically declared by the company.

The new model will have a new front style with headlamps as well as front grille and re-worked front bumper. On the back side of the model it seems to have new styled bumpers with tail lights. The sides of this model probably will not have any changes and is same as of the present model of the Quanto.

However, as per the auto experts the new Quanto will have improved suspension as well as driving dynamics.

The face-lifted Quanto will have improved steering wheel and the company is also working to have an AMT, which can be expected in the market by the end of 2015. The face-lifted Quanto model is already in the testing phase and in the next few days the company can have any official declaration about the launching of this model also. The current model of Quanto also has got overwhelming response from the market and now with the launch of face-lifted model the Quanto can surely create a history. The company has invested much of its time and technology in this model which will be rewarded by the market in terms of sales figures and revenue. The Mahindra Quanto face-lifted model will hit the market in 2015 only and once again the auto sector will note the skill and crafts of Mahindra’s engineering team.