Mahindra has always been revered as one of the most prominent names in the Indian automobile industry and sustains its stand as the most worshipped SUV maker in the country. But over the past few years, with the induction of new variants of SUVs like Scorpio, Xylo and XUV 500, Mahindra has set a yardstick for its compatriots. Xylo came as a rage but now the company has took a step ahead. Owing to the popularity of Xylo, Mahindra decided to consider prospects of going ahead with a compact SUV. This paved way to the birth of Mahindra Quanto. Considered as one of the first compact SUVs of Mahindra & Mahindra, Quanto has a lot to offer. But this newborn has ventured into an arena filled with vicious contenders giggling at the newcomer. Thus, we will now go deep into the features and specifications of Quanto and compare them in par with that of its adversaries.
Mahindra Quanto Vs Renault Duster
Renault Duster surely gives a tough head to Mahindra Quanto owing to the fact that it looks much better than the latter. If the features and specifications of both are to be considered, then we will notice very few incongruities between both of them. Renault is a very big name in Europe which is the reason why the base price of Duster is almost 3 Lakh more than that of Mahindra Quanto. Coming to the ergonomics, Renault Duster gives out a total powertrain of 110PS whereas Quanto delivers a total power of 100 bhp. Thus, we can ascertain minimal difference in the ergonomics of both. Renault Duster is a perfect SUV whose design has been praised well by the critics all across the globe. So primarily, Renault takes the lead in terms of the exoskeleton as well as the interiors. Secondly, mileage of both these cars runs in par with each other which takes the score to 2-1 with Quanto leading. As it had been mentioned in the previous lines, both of these cars give out the same performance which is why we give one point each to both. The score finally stands at 3-2 with Quanto once again sidelining its counterpart. But if the buyer is more inclined towards looks rather than what lies beneath the hood, and also wants to shell out more freely then Renault would be a good option. But Mahindra Quanto will still be having “Value for money” tag attached to it as it gives more features and much better handling than many of its contenders. Thus, Mahindra has once again stood up to its name.
Mahindra Quanto Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Locking horns with Maruti Suzuki is surely a mean feat owing to the fact that the latter has been ruling the Indian automobile industry for over two decades now and Maruti Ertiga has a very burlystance in the market at the moment. Maruti Ertiga is presently the torchbearer in the MUV segment and is perhaps one of the toughest rivals of Quanto since it has everything that an MUV should consist of. The base diesel model of Ertiga or Ertiga LDI starts from Rs 7.30 Lakh whereas Quanto C2 on the contrary is almost 2 Lakh less than that of Ertiga. The base price of Mahindra Quanto is estimated to be Rs 5.8 Lakh. If looks are to be analyzed, then Mahindra Quanto definitely takes the lead as Ertiga bears a very uniformed and simplistic design whereas Quanto looks more of a Crossover SUV, thanks to its sporty rear design. Basically Mahindra Quanto and Maruti Ertiga belong to a different segment of vehicles. Ergonomically, Mahindra once again takes the lead as Ertiga’s engine is capable of delivering a peak power of 100 bhp at 240 Nm whereas Ertiga gives 88 bhp with a peak torque of 200 Nm. Thus, the score stands at 2-0 till now with Mahindra Quanto taking the lead. But the next point of discussion would surely give thumbs up to Ertiga as it gives a better mileage than Mahindra Quanto. Since Ertiga has Maruti Suzuki prefixed before it, thus we can expect it to give out a very remarkable mileage.Quanto gives out a fuel efficiency rate of 17.21 kmpl whereas Ertiga’s mileage stands at 20.77 kmpl. Thus, Mahindra Quanto is much more preferable to put money on rather than Maruti Ertiga.
Mahindra Quanto Vs Premier Rio
Very few of us have actually heard about Premier Rio or got a glimpse of it passing by. Premier is one of the automakers which could not make much of a name in the Indian automobile industry said to be one of the fastest growing automobile markets in the world. But alongside bigwigs such as Tata and Mahindra, the prospects of shining were pretty sleek. But this is what we should call sheer underestimation as Rio is presently running as one of the most economic compact SUVs in India. Rio basically looks to be a sub-4 meter compact SUV and apparently has a BSIV complaint as well which is sidelined specifically for urban buyers. The market presence of this car might not be effective enough but if Premier considers expanding its dealership outlets then maybe Rio can outshine many of its contenders in the market. Coming to the ergonomics of the car, Rio boasts of a 1.3 L Multi-jet Diesel engine which is capable of giving out a total power of 72 bhp along with a peak torque of 183 Nm. Premier Rio being an MUV gives out a mileage of 19 kilometres per litre which is praiseworthy. On the contrary, as it has been mentioned before, Quanto gives out 100 bhp at a peak torque of 240 Nm. Thus, in terms of performance, Quanto fares better than that of Premier Rio. Rio might have been one of the cheapest compact SUVs on the circuit, but with the arrival of Mahindra Quanto, its presence has been shaken. Thus, going for Mahindra Quanto is a much better option than Premier Rio.
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