Mahindra Quanto

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February 10, 2014: Mahindra & Mahindra presented the auto gearshift equipped Quanto MPV at the Auto Expo 2014. It comes with a five-speed autoSHIFT transmission, which has been developed for the first time in a compact SUV. It comes with a “regenerative braking” technology in which kinetic energy is recovered through an alternator and stored in the battery.


Mahindra and Mahindra is one of the renowned automobile companies in the country that has produced a wide variety of vehicles in the market. Among the various models available, Mahindra Quanto is a compact sports utility vehicle that is available in four variants. All these trims are equipped with a diesel engine as standard under the hood. This robust vehicle is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is skillfully mated with an efficient five speed manual transmission gear box. This motor can generate a maximum power of 100bhp in combination with 240Nm peak torque output, which is rather good. It is bestowed with an advanced disc and drum mechanism that is quite reliable and assisted by ABS and EBD in C6 as well as C8 variants. As far as its suspension is concerned, it is also very proficient and can help keeping the vehicle well balanced at all times, irrespective of the road conditions. Its handling is made easier with the help of a responsive power assisted steering system that is tilt adjustable as well. It has a large fuel tank, while the luggage compartment is also quite spacious. This SUV is designed with a huge cabin space that is packed with a number of interesting aspects. There are well cushioned seats available with fine quality fabric upholstery. There are high quality plastic materials used inside to cabin that gives it an appealing look. It has a stylish instrument panel on the well designed dashboard, which also includes a center console and air vents as well. The company has installed it with an advanced music system that offers best in-car entertainment to its occupants. Other aspects like power windows, air conditioning unit and a tilt steering wheel further adds to their convenience. Besides these, it is available with a few utility based aspects that turn out useful during the journey. Some of these include cup and bottle holders, driver under seat storage space, mobile charging points and a few others that adds to the convenience.

On the other hand, this robust vehicle is designed in an excellent way, which will certainly attract a lot of buyers. There is a large radiator grille present in its front facade that looks quite aggressive. The headlight cluster is in a trendy design, while the wide bumper is well sculpted and painted in body color. The sides look attractive with stylish features like external mirrors and alloy wheels in the top end trim. Coming to its rear profile, it has a large boot lid with company's badge and a radiant tail light cluster that further adds to its appearance. On the safety front, it is loaded with some crucial protective features that ensures security of its passengers and the vehicle as well. The list includes a digital immobilizer, child safety locks, dual front airbags, central locking system and a few other features that adds to the safety quotient. This vehicle is currently offered in around six attractive body paint options for the customers to select from. Its major competitors in the market include Ford Ecosport, Maruti Ertiga and a few others in this segment. This is offered with a standard warranty of two years, which can be further increased for another one or two years at an additional cost.

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Mahindra Quanto Exterior

The external appearance of Mahindra Quanto is quite captivating and it has a robust body structure that is equipped with various notable aspects. Starting with the front fascia, it has a large radiator grille with vertical slats that have a fiery black shade in the C6 and C8 variants. It also has a body colored strip that is neatly embossed with an insignia of the company in its center. There is a well designed headlight cluster surrounding this grille, which features powerful halogen headlamps and turn indicators as well. It includes a sleek bonnet with some visible character lines on it, which makes it look quite stylish. The windscreen is pretty wide and integrated with a pair of intermittent wipers. The frontage also includes a well sculpted bumper that is equipped with an air intake section for cooling the engine quickly. The base level trim has a black colored bumper, while it is available in body color in the remaining variants. There are also a couple of fog lamps available in the C8 trim. Coming to the side profile, it has stylish door handles as well as outside rear view mirrors. The mid and high end trims also include side step with puddle lamps as well as body side molding, which further enhances its appearance. Besides these, the top end variant has its wheel arches equipped with an elegant set of alloy wheels. Wheres the rest of them are fitted with a pair of steel wheels along with wheel cover in the C6 trim. The manufacturer has designed its rear end with some remarkable features, which gives it an eye catching look. It has a large windscreen that includes a defogger along with wash and wipe function. The large boot lid has the company's emblem engraved on it, while the modish tail light cluster gives its rear end a trendy look. A spare wheel is also attached to the tail gate, which is available with a cover as well. It also features a body colored bumper and a foot step that completes the look of its rear profile. In addition to these, it includes sporty roof rails in all variants and an antenna that helps in better reception of radio signals.

Exterior Measurements:

This compact SUV is built with a total length of 3985mm along with a width of 1850mm. It has an overall height of 1880mm, which is rather good and offers enough head space to its passengers inside. The wheelbase of 2760mm is quite large and indicates to roomy interiors. It has the kerb weight of 1640 kgs, while the minimum ground clearance comes to 180mm.

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Mahindra Quanto Interior

Editor's take : The Quanto is a compact SUV, but is spacious on the inside. The bells and whistles and the plastic quality on the Quanto is decent. The Quanto’s seats are also fairly comfortable with loads of headroom.

The internal section of this vehicle is quite spacious and packed with a lot of interesting features. It has two individual seats at front, while the middle row has bench seats and there are side-facing jump seats in the third row. The Granite interior theme used for decorating the cabin is quite impressive. There is vinyl upholstery used in the entry level variant, while the C4 trim has vinyl/fabric seat covers. Meanwhile, the other two variants are bestowed with premium fabric upholstery. The cockpit includes a two tone dashboard that is integrated with many equipments. It has a four spoke steering wheel that is further embossed with an insignia of the company. There are also air vents, glove box and a center console integrated to the dashboard. The instrument cluster includes functions like a tripmeter, odometer, low fuel consumption display and a few other notification lamps. It has front sun visors along with passenger side vanity mirror, which lacks in the base level variant. It has a floor console with complete cubic printing that adds to the modishness of this vehicle. There are three mobile charging points available on the instrument panel and in the middle row seat, which enables its occupants to charge their phones whenever necessary. The best thing in this vehicle is the availability of a number of utility based aspects. The list includes cup and bottle holders, magazine pockets, foldable snack tray, driver under seat storage, front seat map pockets, utility box on floor console and a sun glass holder in roof console.

Interior Comfort:

Mahindra Quanto is blessed with a number of comfort features that helps in giving a pleasurable driving experience to its passengers. It has a sleek digital drive assist system with a topper pad that adds to the utility. This offers useful information like inside and outside temperature, instant mileage, date, time and so on. It has two courtesy lamps, while the C6 and C8 trims have vanity mirrors with illumination on the co-passenger side. It is bestowed with an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit that helps in regulating the cabin temperature. The mid and high end trims have all four power windows with express up/down and anti-pinch function on the driver's side. It has a tilt adjustable steering wheel that can be adjusted and customized according to the driver's comfort. The center console is equipped with an integrated 2-DIN audio system. It allows the passengers to listen to their favorite music and enjoy their journey. The driver's seat has height adjustment facility, while the second row seat is reclining and comes with 60:40 split folding facility. In addition to these, it has electrically adjustable external mirrors available in the C6 and C8 variants. Other aspects like front as well as second row center armrest, rear wash and wiper, sleek digital clock with topper pad, side and rear foot steps, rear window demister and a few other such aspects further enhances the level of comfort.

Interior Measurements:

This compact sports utility vehicle is designed with a roomy internal cabin that can take in seven people with ease. It offers an impressive leg and head room in all its three rows. The shoulder space in the first and second rows is quite sufficient, which is a bit low in the rear cabin. It has the boot compartment of 690 litres with the rear jump seats folded. This space is good enough for placing a lot of luggage inside. On the other hand, it has a decent fuel storage capacity of 55 litres, which is quite good.

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Mahindra Quanto Color Options
Rocky Beige
Mist Silver
Java Brown
Fiery Black
Toreador Red
Diamond White
Mahindra Quanto Gear
Acceleration & Pick-Up

Editor's take : The acceleration produced by the 1.5-litre engine is good and it does well when it comes to drivability.


This turbo charged diesel mill is capable of attaining a top speed of around 160 Kmph, which is not bad at all. It also has the ability to break the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 17.41 seconds.

Mahindra Quanto Engine
Engine and Performance

Editor's take : This new engine on the Quanto is a newly derived engine from the existing Mahindra powertrains. The twin turbos help to reduce the lag and make it more drivable as the power delivery is linear, like a petrol mill. Mahindra does a good job with its new engine.


The car maker has powered this Mahindra Quanto SUV with a 1.5 litre, mCR100 diesel engine that is compliant with all the norms of Bharat Stage IV. It carries three cylinders that are further fitted with twelve valves in it. This mill is integrated with a common rail based fuel supply system. It comes with a total displacement capacity of 1493cc. It is skillfully coupled with an efficient five speed manual transmission gear box that transmits torque output to its front wheels and helps in smooth gear shifts. This turbocharged motor has the ability to produce a peak power of 100bhp at 3750rpm. Whereas it can yield a maximum torque output of 240Nm that ranges between 1600 to 2800rpm, which is rather good.

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Mahindra Quanto TachoMeter

Editor's take : The new three –cylinder engine on the Quanto has good fuel efficiency.



Its diesel power plant is integrated with a common rail based fuel supply system. As certified by the Automotive Research Association of India, it can return a maximum fuel economy of 17.21 Kmpl on the expressways, which is quite good. Meanwhile, it gives a mileage of approximately 13.8 Kmpl when driven in city traffic conditions.

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Power of Mahindra Quanto

Editor's take : The power produced by the Quanto is good as this three-pot engine produces close to 100bhp of power.


The maximum power produced by this mill is 100bhp at 3750rpm and at the same time, it can yield a peak torque output of 240Nm in the range of 1600 to 2800rpm, which is rather good.

Mahindra Quanto Specifications
Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power AC Power Steering Central Locking
City Highway
Manual 1493cc
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
13.8 17.21 100bhp @ 3750 rpm Standard Standard Not Available
Manual 1493cc
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
13.8 17.21 100bhp @ 3750 rpm Standard Standard Standard
Manual 1493cc
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
13.8 17.21 100bhp @ 3750 rpm Standard Standard Standard
Manual 1493cc
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
13.8 17.21 100bhp @ 3750 rpm Standard Standard Standard
Mahindra Quanto Accessories
Stereo & Accessories

Editor's take : The Quanto gets most of the features of the Xylo like in-dash music system, steering mounted audio controls etc.


There are several exciting features available in this vehicle and one among them is the integrated 2-DIN audio system, which keeps its passengers entertained all through their journey. It features a CD, MP3 player along with an FM/AM radio tuner as well. It supports USB port, SD card slot as well as auxiliary input options. There are also speakers available, which offers a better sound experience. On the other hand, the buyers can try customizing it with some attractive accessories of their choice. Some of these include ORVM case with side indicator, plush seat covers, aerodynamic roof spoiler, illuminated scuff plates, wide spoke alloy wheels, premium floor mats, coat hanger, chrome bezel headlights and many other such features, which makes it look more stylish.

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Braking & Handling

Editor's take : The ride and handling of the Quanto is one area that doesn’t impress us. The problem is that, neither the ride is excellent nor is the handling that great. 



The front wheels of this compact SUV are equipped with a pair of disc brakes, while the rear ones have been given solid drum brakes. Its braking system comprises of dynamic and responsive brakes along with advanced features like ABS and EBD. This will prevent the wheels from locking up in case immediate brakes are applied and avert it from skidding. Its front axle is equipped with a independent double wishbone type of a mechanism along with coil spring and an anti roll bas well. Whereas, the rear axle is given a five bar link with coil springs to keep it well balanced at all times. Apart from all these, it also has a responsive electrically assisted power steering wheel, which makes maneuvering this vehicle very easy on any road

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Mahindra Quanto Safety
Safety & Security

Editor's take : The safety features on the Quanto include ABS and dual airbags.


When it comes to its safety aspects, the company has made sure that this new Mahindra Quanto utility vehicle comes equipped with numerous high class safety features. It is adorned with several active and passive safeguards. This UV has anti lock braking system along with EBD for further enhancing its braking mechanism. The airbags for its driver and front co-passenger further saves them in case of any untoward accident. It is also blessed with a pair of bright fog lamps as well in its front bumper. This enables the driver to get a better view of the road in bad weather conditions as well. The company has also integrated an advanced digital engine immobilizer that safeguards this vehicle from any unauthorized entry. There are crumple zones, which further adds to the safety quotient of this small SUV. Other protective aspects include front headrests, three rear headrests and seat belts for all passengers. Its top end trim also has dual front air bas for the driver and co-passenger, which further bolsters their protection. Then there are child locks for its middle and rear door, a rear wash and wipe function with demister for the windscreen, an intellipark reverse assist, which helps in parking this vehicle comfortably.

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The wheel arches of entry and mid range variants are equipped with a set of 15 inch steel wheels. There are also wheel covers offered, which lack in the C2 trim. Whereas the top end C8 variant is blessed with a stylish set of alloy wheels, which enhances the look of its side profile. All these rims are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15 that provide a strong grip on roads.

Mahindra Quanto Pros


1. Price range is quite economical.
2. There is ample space inside with comfy seats.
3. Quite a few comfort and safety aspects equipped in its top end trim.
4. Fuel economy is quite decent, when compared with others in this segment.
5. Impressive ground clearance is a plus point.

Mahindra Quanto Cons


1. Its overall boxy shape can still be made better.
2. There can be more improvement to its acceleration and pick up.
3. Its engine noise, vibration and harshness levels can be further reduced.
4. Lack of music system in the base level variants.
5. The base variant does not have quite a lot of aspects.

Mahindra Quanto Price
Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
6,16,934 6,47,297 6,17,518 6,50,677 6,17,685 6,44,763 6,69,480   Get On Road Price  
7,01,329 7,01,150 6,69,395 7,04,530 6,69,560 6,98,617 7,23,875   Get On Road Price  
7,46,232 7,46,885 7,13,492 7,50,263 7,13,657 7,44,348 7,70,042   Get On Road Price  
7,95,272 7,96,799 7,61,617 8,00,176 7,61,780 7,94,264 8,20,431   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra Quanto prices were updated on November 15, 2014
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  • How is the performance of Mahindra Quanto?

    Mahindra Quanto is a compact SUV, which has been built as an urban SUV to sail on city roads as well as for off roading on uneven terrains. The car comes equipped with a new 1493cc more

  • What are the safety features in Mahindra Quanto?


    Mahindra Quanto has been adorned with all essential active and passive safeguards. It comes equipped with Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and dual front more

  • What is the price of Mahindra Quanto in India?


    Given below is the list of variants and the corresponding prices of Mahindra Quanto.

    Mahindra Quanto C2 - Rs 5.82 lakh 

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  • Is Mahindra Quanto available in diesel version in India?

    Yes, the Mahindra Quanto is available in diesel version in the country, in-fact it comes only with diesel option only. There are a total four variants of the car available and all more

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