Mahindra Quanto due in SA within months

Mahindra is getting ready to launch the Quanto in South Africa. This seven-seater crossover looks similar to a Xylo with which it shares a wheelbase. The first shipment of this new Indian-made car is expected to arrive within the first half of the year.

The Quanto has a box-like, rugged and robust design and features a sweeping grille that is flanked by large headlamps. Other exterior features include prominent wheel arches, high-mounted taillamps and roof rails. Inside there is a 5+2 seating configuration with the driver’s seat being height adjustable.

In India, the Quanto is available with a 1,5-litre diesel engine that has 73 kW and 240 N.m of torque that is available from 1 600 r/min. This unit is mated with a five-speed manual transmission. It has a suspension set-up of independent double wishbone, coil springs with anti-roll bar at the front and a five bar link with coil springs at the rear.

There area various specification levels available overseas. Features vary depending on the model. Features include electric side mirrors, air-conditioning, an MP3-compatitible audio system that may come with USB and auxiliary functionality, ABS, electric windows, rear park-distance sensors, fog lamps, dual airbags, and stop/start functionality. There are also arms rests, drink holders, tray tables and under-seat storage compartments for added convenience.

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