The Mahindra Quanto facelift gets a comprehensively updated front fascia while the interiors carry the same layout but are now finished in a light shade of beige for a roomier feel.
Mahindra was late to the compact SUV party, more so since the failure of the Quanto pushed the automaker way back, making it restart from scratch. Nevertheless, the TUV300 finally was launched earlier this year and is garnering healthy volumes. But now the automaker has two more compact SUVs in the pipeline which include the KUV100 while the comprehensively updated Quanto is also in the works. The latter was caught testing recently revealing its updated interiors and its new camouflaged face in these latest set of spy images.
Spotted testing in Nashik, the Mahindra Quanto AMT will be going on sale next year and as the images suggest the front fascia has been comprehensively revised. The Xylo’s styling has been done away with and a bold new grille takes its place flanked by the new and edgier headlights making it look similar to the new Scorpio. Much like the KUV100 and TUV300, the new Quanto will also come with DRLs and new alloy wheels. The rear is expected to be similar to the outgoing version though but could get revised tail lights.
The cabin was already showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo with the AMT transmission and things don’t change dramatically on the test mule either. The layout remains unaltered while the cabin has been updated to a light beige shade that will make it seem roomier than before. You get front seat armrests, multi-function steering wheel, a new touchscreen infotainment system that will support Bluetooth, USB as well as AUX connectivity and possibly rear parking sensors with the reverse camera as well.
Mahindra is likely to update the Quanto with the 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine that debuted on the TUV300 tuned for 85 BHP and 230 Nm of torque. The motor comes paired to a 5-speed manual and now an AMT transmission. The AMT version of the TUV is very popular and with the Quanto, the company will be giving customers a wider option to choose from. Mechanically, the Quanto will also get a stiffened suspension setup and an anti-roll bar. The facelifted version could go on sale by mid-2016 and will be positioned below the TUV in the automaker’s lineup.
Spy Pictures Source – Carwale.com