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Old 9th September 2012, 21:46   #196
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This one is looking quite tempting, with the right proportions and pricing (from all that we hear) and could quite well turn out to be a winner. Could move SUV aspirents to a lower price band and this would look more SUVish than the options like ertiga that are quite MUVish.

Will they get the ride and brakes sorted out as well? Should be easier with the shorter lenght on the same platform as the Xylo.
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Today I saw a Mahindra Quanto in flesh (not from very close). I felt images are not doing justice to the vehicle. Anyways we need to wait and see the pricing. Hope Quanto will be a hit..

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Is it only me who thinks that the 'compact SUV' concept is being stretched a bit too far. I mean, how compact is compact?

To me, even an urban SUV ought to at least look like an SUV. I think the Duster is just about the right size to be called a compact SUV. If I am being generous then I'd say maybe the Ecosport (because of the butch looking proper SUV shape). Even that is a little too small to be called a proper SUV.

To me this 'mini Xylo Quanto' thingy looks like typical 'jugaad' stuff. And why couldn't they shorten the Scorpio? It would have atleast looked much better. Why did they choose the 'ugly ducking' Xylo? Having said that, at least this one looks better than its originator, Xylo, though!

Probable Chain of events@Mahindra:

Do a survey--> There is a market for compact SUV--> Do we have a product in the compact SUv thing?--> Nope, can we develop it then?--> Too time consuming and expensive--> Can we do some juggad then?--> We are Indians and juggad is our second language ( I mean this in a good way. We have a solution for everything. Right way or not)--> Jugaad solution ready in record time--> Let's milk the customers.

But I have to hand it over to Mahindra folks. They know exactly what the customers want and know how much will they be willing to fork for it. Product Management at its best.

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what more is needed?as long as people get what they need, at a price they are willing to pay?There may be many other products, but, if they are out of reach of buyers and/or if they are within reach as far as pricing goes but not what people need then it remains only as a aspirational product and not a item to buy and use.
Mahindra is one company who give down to earth products at a down to earth price and other companys are only now realising where they have failed in that.The recent comment of Mr.Tata regarding how far Mahindra has reached and left behind Tata is proof enough.
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....why couldn't they shorten the Scorpio? It would have atleast looked much better. Why did they choose the 'ugly ducking' Xylo? Having said that, at least this one looks better than its originator, Xylo, though!....
Scorpio is doing good numbers and bringing in volumes for Mahindra. But Xylo hasn't been doing good as we know. By selecting Xylo under the knife, they have an efficient solution to bring in more ROI. That should be the reason why they opted for Xylo than Scorpio for this project.

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....But I have to hand it over to Mahindra folks. They know exactly what the customers want and know how much will they be willing to fork for it. Product Management at its best.
True. They taught how one product can change the perception of a brand.
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Wow..
Side quarter-Rear shot, One of the best looking one(as can be seen in the middle pic above).
& Spare-wheel on Tailgate, really makes it a hot looker.

I guess this car will seriously undercut the Duster & can play spoilsport in the Duster's Booking-Waiting period-Delivery game.
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what more is needed?as long as people get what they need, at a price they are willing to pay?There may be many other products, but, if they are out of reach of buyers and/or if they are within reach as far as pricing goes but not what people need then it remains only as a aspirational product and not a item to buy and use.
Mahindra is one company who give down to earth products at a down to earth price and other companys are only now realising where they have failed in that.The recent comment of Mr.Tata regarding how far Mahindra has reached and left behind Tata is proof enough.
Tata's need to think quick and act fast, however they are too slow to act. The only creative thing they did was t introduce indigo cs and haven't done anything after that. At this rate they will lose sales fast. We have heard a lot about Manza CS but nothing has come out so far. Manza CS would be perfect to boost sales as many customers think manza is just too long and with reduced excise it will work out cheaper too. There could even be a small SUV on Vista platform.
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Friends,

What do you think of a 3-cyl diesel, honestly?
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What do you think of a 3-cyl diesel, honestly?
It's completely unknown territory for each one of us. This is Mahindra's first such attempt and its impossible to speculate without a full blown TD. I have a feeling (after their recent engine efforts) that Mahindra is getting better and better in this department.

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Will be interesting to see the effect on the mania for the Duster, Ertiga and DZire (less so). In my opinion, while Swift bookings may stay immune, all the others have a USP of spaciousness (rear seat) as well as a boot.

If M&M have solved the wallowy ride fears of the Quanto AND get the pricing right, there may well be considerable cross-shopping in favour of the Quanto. Already, Ertiga LDI is almost off-the-shelf in Bangalore! This was unthinkable barely 3 months ago.
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What do you think of a 3-cyl diesel, honestly?
It's too early to comment on it. I guess I read that Quanto launch was delayed because the top management was NOT happy with the NVH levels and the team was asked to re-work on making it better.

So I hope this is good. I don't think Beat D is bad from a NVH perspective in-spite of being a 3 cylinder.
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Already, Ertiga LDI is almost off-the-shelf in Bangalore! This was unthinkable barely 3 months ago.
No, actually the Ldi and Lxi variants were readily available off the shelf since the time of launch. MSIL mis-projected their demand and produced huge batches of Ldi and Vdi variants. There are no takers for the lowest variant as there are no creature comforts like rear AC, power windows etc.

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I checked with Sireesh motors today, the executive there seems to have no clue about the impending launch! A little surprising, I felt. Either they genuinely don't know (because mahindra has not informed them) OR they don't want to disclose anything about this to anybody.

Waiting eagerly for this - have been waiting for quite some time Hopefully it will be worth the wait and this turns out to be a good car
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Just a few minutes back Joyneel Mukherjee of overdrive/CNBC awaaz announced that mahindra quanto will be launched at Rs 4.75 lacs and it will be a 65 bhp 5 seater variant.
They have been running the the pricing and the launch date of 2oth dec since evening.

I don't know what to believe, 100 bhp variant or 65 bhp variant, 5 seater or 7 seater or both!
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Just a few minutes back Joyneel Mukherjee of overdrive/CNBC awaaz announced that mahindra quanto will be launched at Rs 4.75 lacs and it will be a 65 bhp 5 seater variant.
They have been running the the pricing and the launch date of 2oth dec since evening.

I don't know what to believe, 100 bhp variant or 65 bhp variant, 5 seater or 7 seater or both!
I guess it's only overdrive that's speaking of a 65 bhp engine. Btw I guess you meant 20th September. However 4.75 lakhs looks tempting but that said I would not want put my money on a 65 bhp engine. The Xylo weighs 1.8 tonnes. How much weight reduction would have mahindra managed here? It would be grossly underpowered IMO.

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