Last week we confirmed that the compact MUV, Mahindra Quanto (Mini Xylo), will be launched on 20 September. Similar to the launch of the XUV500, the utility car major has decided to keep this new car under wraps till the last moment, to gain maximum mileage. However, our friends at Team-Bhp have caught the Quanto without camouflage, while it was shooting its TV commercial.
The Mahindra Quanto is a sub-four meter MUV based on the Xylo platform; with 1.5-litre diesel engine to get tax subsidies availed by the small cars. The Mini Xylo is actually a five-seater vehicle, but will get optional two butterfly-seats in the boot making it seven-seater if required. From the front, the Quanto looks exactly like the Xylo, but is lot smaller. The spare-tyre is mounted on the rear door to add some bulk to the vehicle. The details of the engine are not available as yet; but it is expected to be three-cylinder 1.5-litre diesel based on the mHawk, producing around 100bhp and 240Nm of torque.
The pricing of the new Quanto is expected to be super competitive starting somewhere between Rs 5.5 lakh and Rs 6 lakh. It will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Renault Duster in the Indian market.
Stay tuned, as we bring you more details of the Mahindra Quanto including the prices, specs, features, variants and others, live from the launch in Mumbai.