Expert Review of Mahindra Quanto
Mahindra India is one of the most reputed multinational car makers in India. Their fleet of vehicles has been doing incredible sales since they have been launched in the car market. This multinational auto maker has quite a few SUVs and other vehicles in their stable and has introduced a new 7-seater compact SUV, which is called as the New Mahindra Quanto in the Indian market. This latest entrant is being sold in four variants across all the company’s dealerships with an assortment of different features for the buyers to select from. The company has fitted this New Mahindra Quanto with an influential diesel engine, which is power packed and gives a healthy mileage. This 1.5 litre diesel power train has a common rail fuel supply system and is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The company has also integrated quite a number of comfort features in this new compact SUV, which will surely overwhelm the buyers. Some of these advanced features are a power steering that can be tilt adjusted and customized a powerful air conditioning unit and many other such functions, which will definitely add to the utility aspect of the driver. The company has also added some very essential safety features to this compact SUV, Mahindra Quanto C2, which takes care of the vehicle as well as the occupants. The list of these protective features includes child safety locks and many more such essential features, a highly developed engine immobilizer, which are surely going to impress the customers. The overall length of this compact SUV is slightly lesser than four meters and this makes it one of the smallest sports utility vehicle in the car market.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The company has fitted this exciting compact SUV, New Mahindra Quanto C2 with a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine, which has a common rail based fuel supply system. The company claims that this Quanto C2 Diesel has the ability to generate a healthy mileage of around 17.21 kmpl, which is quite good for the Indian road conditions.
The company is offering this compact SUV, the New Mahindra Quanto C2 in quite a few vibrant and energetic exterior paint options, which will certainly be liked by the buyers. The list of these impressive exterior paint options are 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. Apart from these glossy metallic external paint options, the interiors also have been given a few options based on the variants. The seats have been covered with Vinyl, Vinyl and Fabric and a couple of other premium upholstery options as well, which makes this New Mahindra Quanto look well dressed.
Acceleration and Pick up
The company has fitted this compact SUV, the Quanto C2 diesel with a performance packed power plant. This turbocharged diesel engine has the capacity to attain a top speed of 160 kmph, which is really amazing given that its overall weight is close to a massive 1758 kgs. On the other hand, this dominant power train has the ability to propel this compact New Mahindra Quanto C2 from 0 – 100 kmph in about 17.14 seconds.
The new Mahindra Quanto C2 is one of the shorter and compact vehicles in the Indian car market. This is a sub four meter compact SUV is very similar to the powerfully built Mahindra Xylo. The front of this new Mahindra Quanto C2 has a big radiator grille, which is neatly done up and has black colored slats that add to the style of this compact SUV. This front grille has also been embossed with a large insignia of the company in n the center. This prominent radiator grille is surrounded by a large headlight cluster that has powerful halogen lamps for better visibility. The front bumper is black in color and has an air dam with horizontal slats. The large front wind screen is quite big and has a pair of intermittent wipers fitted on it. The overall look from the front gives this Mahindra Quanto a typical aerodynamic look and also makes it look muscular. The side profile is smooth with subtle wheel arches, which have been fitted with robust 15 inch steel wheels. This New Mahindra Quanto C2 also has butterfly type windows at the end of its sides for the third row jump seats. The rear end has a large windscreen and the spare wheel is attached to the tail gate and gives this compact SUV a masculine look. The top of this SUV gets a pair of stylish roof rails, which makes this Quanto C2 Diesel look sporty and energetic.
The New Mahindra Quanto C2 Diesel is the entry level variant of this model lineup and has been given quite a few comfort features. The list of these comfort features includes of sun visors for the driver as well as the front co-passenger, a pair of courtesy lamps to enhance the in-cabin visibility of the passengers, a powerful and efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit that cools the entire cabin within a few minutes, a power steering, half floor console, driver under seat storage, a mobile charging point for the middle row seats, a utility box on the floor console to keep some important things at hand. Apart from these, the New Mahindra Quanto C2 Diesel also has some storage options such as five bottle holders, six magazine pockets and a couple of cup holders in the front between the seats and also a one map pocket behind the co-passenger front seat and many more such remarkable features.
The overall dimensions of this compact SUV, the new Mahindra Quanto C2 are quite rooms and can accommodate about seven passengers with ease. The total length of this new Mahindra Quanto C2 diesel is close to 4315mm along with an overall width of about 1822mm, which is quite broad. The total height of this compact SUV is close to 1695mm, while it also has a roomy wheel base of around 2673mm along with a remarkable ground clearance of close to 205mm. The boot space is close to 475 litres and it increases to a mammoth 1064 litres with the rear seats folded, which means that this New Mahindra Quanto C2 diesel can accommodate quite a few things in it.
The all New Mahindra Quanto C2 has been equipped with a 1.5 litre mCR100; Common Rail fuel supply system based diesel power train, which is complaint to all the norms of BS-IV. This engine has the capacity to displace close to 1493cc and has been equipped with three twin turbocharged cylinders as well. This impressive power plant has the capacity to generate a maximum power output of 100Bhp at 3750Rpm along with a hammering torque yield of 240Nm at 1600Rpm, which is quite good. This turbocharged power train has been mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.
This new Mahindra Quanto C2 Diesel being the entry level variant and has been given a sturdy set of 15 inch steel wheels. These stylish set of rims have been covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15, which have a superior road grip and are apt for the Indian road conditions. The company has also given a spare wheel to this compact SUV, which is fixed on the tail gate that adds to the muscular look of the all new Mahindra Quanto C2.
This compact SUV, Mahindra Quanto is quite big and needs a well balanced suspension system to give an effortless driving experience to the passengers over any terrain. 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 Mahindra Quanto gets a five bar link based coil springs for added comfort.
Handling and Control
The braking system of this all new Mahindra Quanto C2 Diesel is quite good with the front wheels getting powerful disc brakes, while the rear wheels getting drum brakes. The power steering is very responsive and makes it easier to maneuver this SUV in heavy traffic conditions as well. Apart from this, the Quanto C2 Diesel also has middle and rear door has child locks for added protection of the children. The company has also integrated this all new Mahindra Quanto C2 with a digital engine immobilizer for added security. All these and many more such features help in the efficient handling and control of this impressive Mahindra Quanto C2.
Stylish exteriors, charming interiors, fairly good interior comfort features.
Rear seats are uncomfortable, interior space a bit cramped up, mileage can be improved.