Mahindra & Mahindra’s SUV Quanto hit market in September.

Mahindra & Mahindra SUV QuantoIndia’s largest utility vehicle maker, Mahindra & Mahindra has launched its compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) as ‘Quanto’, which will hit the market in the second half of September 2012.

The new Mahindra Quanto is the cut short model of Xylo. The looks of Quanto are just similar to Xylo, but with a variation in length. Quanto will be a sub-4 metre SUV, which will be powered by 1.5 litre diesel engine.

Pawan Goenka, president, automotive & farm equipment sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra said that “With the Quanto, Mahindra is aiming to fill a need gap in the Indian automotive market for a versatile and compact SUV.”

“We are confident that with its unique value proposition, the Quanto will carve out a segment for itself in the market. We expect the Quanto to offer an exciting upgrade at a premium to customers who are otherwise looking for premium diesel hatchbacks or entry level diesel sedans.”

The statement issued by the company said that “(Quanto) Derived from the word ‘Quantum’, the name has an association with the product promise of more space, more power, more seats and superior performance. The Quanto has the tough and rugged DNA of Mahindra SUVs, thus offering a distinctive advantage over hatchbacks and sedans.”

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