Following launch of the Honda Amaze and the Ford EcoSport, Nepal is now all set to get the Mahindra Quanto later this month. The Quanto will be the third sub-four meter car to hit the Nepal market as there is an increasing demand for compact vehicles in the country.
The Quanto sales in India has been hit heavily, with the car selling less than 1,000 units in the market and this might have influenced the decision made by Mahindra to export the model to Nepal. Currently, Nepal will only get the C4 and the C8 variants that will be powered by the 1.5-litre three cylinder diesel engines mated to a five speed manual transmission. The jump seats at the rear will also make its way to Nepal.
The Nepal auto market is very similar to the one India had about 20 years ago. But while we got discontinued and out dated models during our growing era, Nepal has the advantage of receiving current models thanks to the strength and maturity of the Indian auto market.
The Quanto is also expected to be highly priced, similar to the Amaze and the EcoSport as the units will be shipped as CBUs (Completely Built Units) from Mahindra’s facility in Nashik.
Source: Himalayan Times