The latest entrant in the compact SUV segment is the all new Mahindra Quanto C4 , which has been introduced by the company in four diesel engine trims. Mahindra India is one of the oldest automotive manufacturers and exporters in the Indian car market. This new seven seater compact sports utility vehicle is being offered in 4 diesel engine based trims with a commanding power train, which is power packed and gives a good enough mileage on the Indian roads. This 1.5 litre diesel drive train has 3-sylinders and a common rail fuel supply system, which assists in generating apt power and torque. The company has also bestowed more than a few comfort features in this New Mahindra Quanto, which will certainly amaze the customers. Some of these advanced features are all four power windows, side and rear footsteps, rear windscreen with a wash and wipe system and many more such superb features, which will definitely add to the utility of the driver. Then the company has also added some very crucial safety features to this compact SUV, which are expected to take good care of the vehicle as well as the passengers. The list has child safety locks for side and rear doors, a digital engine immobilizer and many more such essential features. The overall length of this Quanto C4 diesel is slightly less than four meters and makes it one of the smallest SUVs made from the reputed stables of Mahindra India.
This all new Mahindra Quanto C4 is a compact version of the powerfully built MPV, Mahindra Xylo. The front of this SUV is almost like the Xylo, but the sides and rear end are quite different. The front fascia has a broad front grille, which is neatly designed vertical slats that are colored in black, while the company’s prominent badge is embossed on this grille as well. This front grille is surrounded by a large headlight cluster that has powerful lamps for better visibility. The body colored bumper has a broad air dam again with black colored horizontal slats. The wind screen is quite big and has been equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers on it. On the whole the front of this Mahindra Quanto C4 has a characteristic aerodynamic posture and also makes it look well built. The side profile is smooth with neatly done up wheel arches, which have been fitted with robust steel wheels, which have been covered with a sturdy set of tubeless radial tyres. The external rear view mirrors and door handles are colored in black, while the top of this Mahindra Quanto C4 has been given a pair of sporty roof rails that add to the dynamism of this SUV. The rear end has a large windscreen that has a rear wash and wipe along with a defogger as well. The spare wheel is attached to the tail gate that makes this compact New Mahindra Quanto C4 look like a powerfully built SUV. Mahindra India is offering this New Mahindra Quanto in quite a few vibrant and lively exterior paint options. These include a magnificent Fiery Black, an elegant Java Brown, a subtle Mist Silver, a flamboyant Toreador Red, a sparkling Diamond White and a soothing Rocky Beige.
The interiors of this New Mahindra Quanto C4 are done up stylishly with comfortable seating arrangements in three rows. The couple of jump seats at the rear end (third row) is not very comfy but seems to be wonderful for the children. Apart from the seating arrangement, the other internal aspects seem to be wonderful and will without doubt make an impact on the customers. All the seats are covered with good quality fabric and vinyl based upholstery that adds to the stylishness of this Mahindra Quanto C4. The plastic surfaces inside are done up trimly and are smooth as the company has used good quality material. The driver’s seat is adjustable and all the seats have lumbar support as well, which will make the drive enjoyable. The instrument cluster is very bright and has quite a number of notification lamps along with other standard features. The air conditioning vents are placed tactically to make sure all the passengers are comfortable and the controls are also very easy to manage. There are quite a few storage spaces in this new Mahindra Quanto such as bottle holders in the doors, magazine pockets, sun visors with a sunglass storing compartment and other such places for keeping things at hand including a large glove box as well.
Engine and Performance
The all new Mahindra Quanto C4 has been fitted with a twin turbocharged 1.5 L Common Rail fuel supply system based diesel engine . This engine has the capacity to displace close to 1493cc and has been equipped with three cylinders as well. This impressive diesel motor has the capacity to generate a maximum power output of 98.98 Bhp at 3750 Rpm along with a hammering torque yield of 240 Nm at 1600 Rpm, which is quite good. This turbocharged power train has been mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. The mileage of this fuel efficient engine is said to be close to 17.21 Kmpl under standard driving conditions , which has been approved by the ARAI.
Braking and handling
This new compact SUV has been integrated with a very efficient braking system and a well balanced suspension mechanism for making it simpler to maneuver. The front wheels of this New Mahindra Quanto C4 has been fitted with disc brakes, while the rear set of wheels get proficient drum type brakes. On the other hand the front axle of this SUV gets an independent double wishbone type of suspension mechanism along with a coil spring, which also has an anti-roll bar. Whereas the rear axle of the New Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel gets a five bar link based coil springs for added comfort.
The Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel is the mid level trim in the series and the company has given it with some fundamental safety features. The list of these features include a digital engine immobilizer to avoid thefts, middle and rear door child safety locks for added protection, manual central locking, a rear wash and wipe function for the rear windscreen. All these put together makes this New Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel a much desired SUV in the country’s car market.
The inventory of these comfort features comprise of adjustable head rests, driver under seat storage, a mobile charging point for the middle as well as the rear seats, a pair of courtesy lamps to enhance the in-cabin visibility of the passengers, a powerful and efficient air conditioning unit that cools the entire cabin within a few minutes, all four power windows with driver side express up-down with an anti-pinch function as well , a full floor console and many more such remarkable features.
A commanding engine with excellent pickup and good acceleration, wonderful interiors, impressive comfort and safety features.
Back seats are a bit uncomfortable, not very generous in terms of space, mileage can be improved.