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Mahindra Launches Quanto Priced At Rs. 5.82 Lakhs

2012 Mahindra Quanto Price

Mahindra has launched the Quanto compact SUV in India right now. We are at the launch and have already got our hands on the brochure. The Mahindra Quanto is powered by a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, mCR100 diesel engine with Micro Hybrid technology. The 1493cc motor uses a twin-stage turbo to produce 100 BHP of peak power at 3750 RPM and 240 Nm of peak torque between 1600-2800 RPM. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Quanto has disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The Quanto’s suspension is an independent double wishbone, coil springs with anti-roll bar at the front and five-bar link coil springs at the rear.

The Mahindra Quanto has a turning radius of 5.4-metres with a ground clearance of 180 mm. It is a 7-seater (5+2) and runs on 205/65/R15 tubeless tyres with the top-end C8 variant getting mini XUV wheels. The fuel tank capacity is 55-litres and weight is 1640 kgs. Mahindra has loaded the Quanto with almost all the features found on the Xylo including ABS, EBD, dual airbags, reverse assist system, 2-din audio system, granite themed dashboard, digital drive assist system, digital immobilizer, rear wiper and washer. There are no steering mounted audio controls or leather seats. The Mahindra Quanto returns an ARAI certified mileage of 17.21 km/l. The Quanto is available in 6 colors – black, brown, beige, red, silver and white.

The Mahindra Quanto is available in four variants – C2, C4, C6 and C8. The base C2 variant seems to be targeted at the taxi segment as it doesn’t get body colored bumpers, grill and door handle. Nor does it get spare wheel cover and side/rear foot steps. The top end model is loaded though and even the C6 variant has decent list of equipment. The Quanto has 5 bottle holders and 6 magazine pockets. Both the C6 and C8 variants get ABS, EBD, front fog lamps, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, puddle lamps on side footsteps, fiery black painted front grille, foldable snack tray, driver under seat storage and side body moulding. Micro Hybrid technology is available on C4, C6 and C8 variants.

Mahindra Quanto Prices (ex-showroom, Thane) -

* Quanto C2 – Rs. 5.82 lakhs
* Quanto C4 – Rs. 6.35 lakhs
* Quanto C6 – Rs. 6.86 lakhs
* Quanto C8 – Rs. 7.36 lakhs

Mahindra Quanto Variants

Pointers From The Press Conference -

* Mahindra Quanto is a mini SUV and is also the most spied car
* The vehicle is based on the Ingenio platform
* Smallest twin-turbo engine yet. Complies with BSIII and BSIV emission norms
* Rexton is confirmed for launch later this year
* Mahindra is targeting young and married couples with the Quanto
* Females want compact car but males wants SUV, the Quanto is a mixture of both
* Quanto being compared with hatchbacks
* Mahindra wants buyers to live the weekend lifestyle
* The word Quanto is derived from the word Quantum, which means more. Thus the name Quanto was chosen as the vehicle offer more fun, more space and more fun to drive
* New transmission. Remote shift, not top mounted
* Mahindra has tested the Quanto rigorously all over, in different weather and on all types of roads
* Micro Hybrid technology reduces fuel consumption by 5%
* Ladder frame over monocoque
* Comparison to Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, DZire and Renault Duster! Quanto has 2 more seats than the Duster
* Quanto starts at Rs. 5.82 lakhs, while DZire is priced at Rs. 6.28 lakhs
* Production of 7000 units a month, less waiting period. Available all over India immediately
* Less than Rs. 100 crore spent on Quanto development as it uses the same platform of the Xylo
* Small amount of cannibalization expected with other Mahindra products (Verito and Xylo)
* Mahindra to export Quanto to Europe and Africa after Indian demand is met
* mHawk engine will be used in export models
* mHawk engine to power 4-wheel drive Quanto in India

Mahindra Quanto Exteriors

Mahindra Quanto Interiors

Mahindra Quanto Rear

Mahindra Quanto C8

Mahindra Quanto Front

Mahindra Quanto Dashboard

Mahindra Quanto Seating

Mahindra Quanto Side

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  • Rohan September 20, 2012, 12:49 pm


  • harish September 20, 2012, 12:49 pm

    they should have changed the front design…mileage is too less..

  • Ysak September 20, 2012, 12:54 pm

    waitng 4 the price announcement

  • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:00 pm

    Press conference is on. Prices are not announced yet, the company is still talking about the Quanto. Will update prices as soon as they are revealed.

  • S Pani September 20, 2012, 1:12 pm

    Usual marketing talk going on it seems.

    Quantum doesnt mean “more” at all. It is Latin for quantity, which is neither less nor more. Quantum is the source word for the english word “quantity”.

    On the other hand, the word quantum in modern sense is commonly associated with “Quantum Physics”, which refers to the physics of the smallest particles that can exist by themselves.

    Leaving alone all this marketing crap, the Quanto seem to be exactly what it was called all this time, a mini-Xylo. They seem to have tried to share as much as possible between the two vehicles.


    Are the last two seats of any real value?? And how is the leg-room in the 1st two rows, especially compared to the likes of the Ertiga and Duster??

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:14 pm

      Well S Pani, every company does do marketing talk, which has little or no relevance to the actual product.

      The last row of seats are side facing jump seats. Will update on the space part soon.

  • ignatius September 20, 2012, 1:19 pm

    What will be the diff between C6 and C8 .. whether air bags are provided in C6 and C8 ?

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:24 pm

      Ignatius, C6 variant doesn’t have airbags, alloy wheels, reverse assist, which is present in the C8 variant.

  • Amish September 20, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Are the seven seats standard over all variants sir?

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:32 pm

      Yes Amish, 7-seats are standard across the range.

  • SK September 20, 2012, 1:34 pm

    Automatic climate control in any variant????

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:36 pm

      SK, nope. No automatic climate control.

  • S Pani September 20, 2012, 1:34 pm

    Things like the ridiculously low pricing, and boasting of facts like we spent so less on development like Mahindra always does, doesnt actually inspire confidence when you are hoping for better reliability from their products.

    Why not price it 50,000 more, and then spend 30,000 of that in helping all suppliers improve their quality and still get more margin per car??

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:38 pm

      S Pani, I think they should have priced it Rs. 30,000/- lesser. Considering it is indeed a mini-Xylo. The base variant is absolutely short of equipment, not even body coloured bumpers, while top end goes above Rs. 8.8 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).

      • S Pani September 20, 2012, 1:52 pm

        Looking at how the ridiculously cheap XUV500 has turned out to be a extremely unreliable vehicle, I am afraid the extreme cost cutting which is evident in the Quanto will lead to similar issues.

        Not to mention the fact that this vehicle, which has been developed at less than 100cr has a brand new engine and transmission.

        The extreme cost cutting is not very confidence inspiring to me.

        • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:54 pm

          S Pani, they did not have to develop the body, styling, interiors, etc. So that is why less investment, although time will tell how the engine is, but they seemed to have tested it extensively.

          • Amish September 20, 2012, 2:09 pm

            Absolutely right sir! They didnt have design anything,the body was same,the chassis were same so the money spent have been mostly spent on the Transmission and Engine so I dont think there is any need to worry.

        • S Pani September 20, 2012, 2:00 pm

          I would imagine, developing a new engine and transmission would be quite a good amount of investment too.

          As for the testing part, they tested the XUV500 too extensively, and look at the kind of reliability we have got from it.

          • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 2:03 pm

            XUV has features which are a first for Mahindra, the Quanto has the same features of the Xylo, nothing new here. Engine reliability is something that needs to be seen though.

      • anurag September 21, 2012, 12:58 pm

        correct,they have very cleverly given all the important features on the top two models,and priced them steeply,because the target customer,will crave for those and will have togo for top two.One more thing ,this is not good for avehicle targeted as family vehicle ,to be also seen as taxi,this may have a negative impact.There are many examples for this theory in INDIA only.

  • ignatius September 20, 2012, 1:47 pm

    You have done wonderful job by updatin immeditely all details .. even top Auto magazines didnt update their website like this ..

    Excepting a good review on this UV
    and good comparo between Ertiga ,Duster and larger UV Xylo .. From You .. :)

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 1:50 pm

      Thanks a ton Ignatius. I am glad you liked it. Review as soon as possible ;-)

  • harish September 20, 2012, 1:57 pm

    After the successful journey with scorpio, xylo and xuv500, Quanto will be another successful mini SUV from M&M as they are experts in “Indian specific” SUV. I am confidently hope this vehicle will attract most of the middle class going for diesel hatchbacks being Quanto is value for money. This will compete directly with Forrestor and Ertiga and indirectly with WagonR, i20, Swift, Swift Dezire, Indigo. It will also help in differentiating Verito from other competing Sedans. It will make its own space in the market and will be difficult for others to compete with it – compared to Maruti SUV Ertiga in fuel ,comfort styling and pickup……

    • ashish September 20, 2012, 4:30 pm

      sir why u forgets bolero and nos it is on indian road

  • Amish September 20, 2012, 2:15 pm

    Sir,the pic updated right now is the original image or a rendered one?

  • Vijay Tiwari September 20, 2012, 2:45 pm

    Did i read 4 wheel drive if available ,then 15″ wheels, well ambitious project i say,Duster bring on the 4×4 soon.

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 2:49 pm

      Vijay, yes 4-wheel drive in the works. Renault might bring in 4-wheel drive Duster, but it would be priced around Rs. 13 lakhs (ex-showroom).

  • Sidd September 20, 2012, 2:55 pm

    Aren’t they the old headlamps

  • Prasadh September 20, 2012, 3:06 pm

    Hi Fas,
    Whats the difference between C6 and C8 in terms of the features list?

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 3:21 pm

      Prasadh, airbags, alloy wheels and reverse assist.

  • S Pani September 20, 2012, 3:10 pm

    At least from the pics, the 1st two rows seem to have hatch like space. And the last row seems really cramped, probably wouldnt even want children to sit there.

    Also from the pics, from each angle the car seem different to me. It seems as if the front end, the rear, the side-profile all belong to different cars. The looks are really really odd, and compared to the Duster and the Ecosport I will proabably even go to the extent of calling it ugly.

  • Pavan September 20, 2012, 4:47 pm

    Mr. Faisal Khan,
    what is the total height of this vehicle? Is it same as in Xylo, which is very unstable at high speed.

    • S Pani September 20, 2012, 4:51 pm

      Yes, I too was meaning to ask this.

      Was there any talk of changes to the suspension setup, compared to the Xylo which behaved like it was riding the waves of the ocean.

      • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 5:36 pm

        Guys, you will know soon, really soon ;-)

  • Pavan September 20, 2012, 4:48 pm

    when will be the booking start & the delivery schedule

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 5:37 pm

      Pavan, bookings already started for Rs. 20,000/-. Deliveries within 3 weeks.

  • Adi September 20, 2012, 5:13 pm

    Not too ugly looking… Faisal, how is the seating for the middle passenger in the centre row ? the floor hump i mean (leg room) ?

  • naveen September 20, 2012, 6:24 pm

    MB, awaiting for a comparo with d apt ERTIGA.. make it fast…!!!

    • Faisal Khan September 21, 2012, 12:57 pm

      Naveen, comparing with the Ertiga makes no sense as both cars are poles apart.

  • Robinsh September 20, 2012, 6:41 pm

    Seems good to touch the middle class family, still chances are building it would get some rejection due to the compact and rough design but people would prefer to buy this only because of it’s low price tag.

    Thanks for update, looking for some more pics and videos.

  • sen September 20, 2012, 7:19 pm

    FUgly like its older brother.gonna need plenty of paintwork,graphics,led’s and alloys.price is good thou.didnt know xuv was a failure on reliability/mechanicals.

  • Prasadh September 20, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Fas, is there any probability that Ford does the same with the pricing of Ecosport? Price of the top-end diesel within 9-10 Lac!!!!!

    • Faisal Khan September 20, 2012, 11:32 pm

      Prasadh, well hopefully Ford should price the EcoSport very aggressively, though can’t say much at the moment.

  • Reddy2727 September 21, 2012, 2:54 am

    PIECE OF CRAP, built for 3rd world citizens…………………

  • rajan September 21, 2012, 6:32 am

    i think this will be very popular in higher middle class family……….

  • anil September 21, 2012, 11:39 am

    Quanto PRICE IS comfort for middle class families ….

  • Ysak September 21, 2012, 12:12 pm

    shootout coming.. r8? ;-)

    • Faisal Khan September 21, 2012, 12:49 pm

      Ysak, we have done an initial impressions review.

  • naveen September 21, 2012, 4:18 pm

    when will the cae be delivered in lucknow?

  • naveen September 21, 2012, 4:21 pm

    when will the mahindra quanto be delivered in lucknow ?

  • sonu September 21, 2012, 11:36 pm

    this 3cylinder engine will dampens its proformance in quanto..

  • ashish kumar September 22, 2012, 11:45 pm

    Ye gadi bhut sundar hai.mujhe pasand hai.

  • ashish kumar September 22, 2012, 11:54 pm

    Sir v.c.motar kanpur u.p vale kh rhe 40000 rupe jma krne ret mai bhi jyada bta rhe.(((((my num.(9452821101)mai hmirpur ka rhne vala hoin.

  • siddarth September 23, 2012, 9:16 am

    whats the milage diesel on highway

  • mohit bohra October 4, 2012, 12:28 pm

    there is do some change in back light where is the light is taking matel part and the lighting is fix at the end of the light where is at this time

  • bksam October 9, 2012, 2:18 pm

    if headlamp is new then what is difference from that old one xylo, it’s completely look alike in the design of parata. if it keeps like price of suv then it must be fitted mini headlamp of xuv 500 for overall complementary looks. 100bhp,looks,ground clearance 90% seems perfect missing only from front end, shall change in near future…???

  • bksam October 9, 2012, 2:31 pm

    kindly inform when cidesi shall launch in india by fiat? what is its expected price? this is a car which is possibly best in this segment.. quanto is also one of them but let us see its practicality first as it fitted new engine…pliz….

  • baalu November 10, 2012, 7:46 pm

    how may days need deliver to customer.

  • Nishad Nayak November 21, 2012, 6:40 pm

    I have booked on November 1 quanto but not yet delivered.

  • Ishfaq wani November 29, 2012, 3:20 pm

    sir, does d quanto c2 hav d stepeny cover as shown in c8 on d brochure And the digital clock on d dash board….

  • viny December 3, 2012, 9:12 pm

    I will purchase in my first annirvirsiry 28 of jan 2013

  • kaif khan July 30, 2013, 8:49 pm

    nice car


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