The Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Quanto, which was launched on Thursday, will be ready for exports in three to four months.
Placed in the range of Rs 5.82 lakh to Rs 7.36 lakh, the car is likely to trigger price war and further boost sales of the SUV segment.
The Quanto is powered by a three-cylinder 1.5-litre diesel mHawk engine, generating 100 bhp power with 240 Nm torque. Transmission is taken care by a fivespeed manual gearbox.
Based on the Xylo platform, Quanto has a spare tyre on its rear door and is designed to seat 5+2 passengers, The two butterfly seats in the boot area can be folded up in case to put additional luggage.
M&M has launched four variants of the vehicle, C2 (base model), C4, C6 and C8 (top model). Airbags will be found in the top variant only (driver + co-passenger).
Front wheels have disc brakes while rear one’s have drum brakes. Safety features include, child lock, fog lamps, reverse park assist, rear wiper, and digital immobiliser. The Quanto will compete with the newly launched Renault Duster in the SUV segment in addition to the Ertiga forecast experts.