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Old 22nd August 2012, 11:11   #16
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Bang on! Mahindra has got it right this time. I believe the top end variant at ~8l, will sell higher in the urban areas. This vehicle has the potential to shake the top end hatch (Swift/Polo), the mid size sedan(Manza/ Desire), and the entry SUV (Safari/ Duster) category all at once.

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Does the mini Xylo has the same width and height as the regular Xylo? That would result in real awkward proportions (not to mention the stability issues now with reduced wheelbase)
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Wow thanks for the scoop GTO!

This year has been too good for the UV?SUV segment and we can segments created within this segment! whats interesting is with the price tag and the size Quanto can eat up hatch's market share aswel, and i presume it can dent the Boleros market aswel!

With so many options around the "buyer" is the actual winner!

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Old 22nd August 2012, 11:22   #19
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Default re: Scoop! Mahindra Quanto : The Mini-Xylo. EDIT : Launched !!!

Assuming that this baby Xylo will be a sales success, would Mahindra be tempted to go along the BMW/Audi route and create a XUV 3OO?

BMW and Audi have shown that you don't need to bother to change the design of the vehicles and may be they turn out to be an inspiration to Mahindra.
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• Badged as the QUANTO. This continues with Mahindra's tradition of UV names ending with an "o" (Bolero, Xylo, Scorpio etc.).
Thanks a tonne both GTO & KP for bringing to us this Quanto, which has tremendous potential to shake up the market. Ending with a big "O" is a sure shot recipe for success at least for M&M

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• 1.5L common-rail diesel engine confirmed.
Can you please confirm if this is going to be the 3 pot version of the MDi, with some amazing figures of power & torque? (73.5 kW @ 3750 RPM Max. Torque 240 Nm@ 1600-2800 rpm)

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Mahindra badly wants the mini-Xylo to succeed as the full size Xylo has had an ordinary market run (~2,300 units per month).
I am sure the Quanto can sell at least double the numbers of Xylo

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• Top variant gets ABS, airbags, 6-spoke alloy wheels, steering-mounted audio controls, bluetooth compatibility, height-adjustable driver's seat, reverse parking assist, adjustable lumbar support and center armrest for driver & front passenger. Maybe leather seats & voice commands too.
What else do we want? Hope M&M are able to launch a niggle free vehicle (lessons learnt from XUV5OO applied for Quanto). I have heard from one source that this is going to be a rear wheel drive, is this true? Will is have a ladder on frame chasis or a monocoque one?

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Yep! it looks good, especially at that price, and without the BUNNY TOOTH!!
Frenzy starts - a la XUV5OO.
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Considering that it is based on Xylo, it has to be a rear wheel drive, and with Ladder on Frame chassis. And that's got to be expensive to manufacture. If they still price it like this, that's got to be a commendable job from Mahindra!!

I hope the handling is good, for this kind of platform.

Hopefully they'll tweak the looks and launch a mini SUV with 4X4 sometime in future.
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Great Scoop guys!

The Quanto looks totally out of proportion to me, its as funny as a cartoon with a big face! I dont think the market will care much about it if its priced well. But the Xylo itself was not a great success for Mahindra in the UV segment. Have to wait and watch how the Quanto is received!
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Default re: Scoop! Mahindra Quanto : The Mini-Xylo. EDIT : Launched !!!

Will it be powered by same renault K9K diesel engine? Or its something in-house developed?
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This is great news !!! It would be an Ertiga rival as well. Probably more for the cab segment as well.
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Ok, I thought ACI got the scoop on this one. Thanks GTO and KP
Here's the ACI write up if anyone's interested
Quanto, Mahindra's new compact SUV | News | Autocar India
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Here's what Autocar has to say about the Quanto - Quanto, Mahindra's new compact SUV | News | Autocar India

The 1.5L engine is supposed to be a 3 cylinder version of the mHawk, producing around 100BHP. Will there be a petrol version too?

Will it be availble only with seven seats? Won't it be too cramped to have seven seats in such a small vehicle?

M&M should have given it the facelifted Xylo's looks from the front, IMO.
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Default re: Scoop! Mahindra Quanto : The Mini-Xylo. EDIT : Launched !!!

This looks way better than what the road test cars and Autocar scoop pics predicted.

There seems to be a crease starting from the rear D pillar area - makes the read looks less Wagon R type and more stylish. The proportions cannot be properly judged from the photos, but if they get the width to height ratio better than Xylo, then this will be a killer

One more car to look forward to
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Cant make out much with all the man shaped cutouts mahindra have put, but this seems to be a much more handsome vehicle.
And how much of a visual impact the spare mounted on the hatch makes!!
5.xx lacs? So the diesel would presumably be OTR under 8L( I hope). This oughta be good.
I guess it was someones photo. He don't want to make it public so that is done in white by paint job He must be someone from Mahindra only so naturally he don't want to display his photo over the net and get into trouble for sure.

Anyways, car looks good though. They should have tried to differentiate it more from Xylo i guess. Interiors are also same. That should have made more car like. Black & beige combo would have also looked good for sure. Just eagerly waiting to launch this car in the market. If its really good, i might think to buy one
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I guess they [Mahindra] should just do a price launch & start pre-bookings if they indeed can price it between 4.5-5.5L ! That could cause enough confusion for a lot of prospective Duster customers!
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