Mahindra Quanto gears up for European market

first_imgThe Mahindra Quanto Compact SUV, launched recently in India, is all set to fly to Italy by the year end. The company has indicated earlier that it planned to export this sports utility vehicle (SUV) to countries in Europe and Latin America.Speaking to mediapersons, Pravin Shah, chief executive (automotive), M&M said, “In the next four to five months, we are planning to start exports of the vehicle to Europe and Italy is likely to be the first destination. The XUV 500 was launched in Rome on September 24 and will sell as Mahindra XUV in the Italian market. This would be followed by the Quanto.”Nick-named as mini-Xylo, the compact SUV is scheduld to be showcased at the Bologna Motor Show later this year.According to report published on, “Italy is expected to be the first European market for the Quanto compact SUV. Mahindra plans to position the Quanto against the Renault Duster in Europe, where the latter sells under the Dacia brand name. Mahindra will begin selling its flagship model, the XUV500 in Spain, from later this year and the Quanto, it seems will be the second model the Indian automaker plans to launch in Europe.”Mahindra reportedly claims that the Quanto’s 1.5 Liter, 3 cylinder diesel engine is the smallest diesel motor in the world to feature a twin turbocharger.The Quanto is also the first SUV from the Indian automaker to get a twin turbo, diesel engine.The Quanto is reportedly a big leap ahead of the Renault Duster SUV, which uses the tried and tested but a generation old 1.5 K9K turbo diesel engine. Besides, it is the first compact SUV in the world to squeeze in 7 seats in a form factor whose length measures under 4 meters.The company in India has priced it at Rs.5.82 lakh for the C2 trim, Rs.6.35 lakh for the C4, Rs.6.86 lakh for C6 and Rs.7.36 lakh for the top-end C8, ex-Thane.The new Mahindra car is stated to have the world’s smallest twin turbo engine with an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 17.21kmpl.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img

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