Mahindra & Mahindra has finally launched the much-anticipated NuvoSport on April 4 2016, at INR 7.35 Lakh (ex-showroom, Thane). The NuvoSport will be the replacement for the aging Quanto compact SUV by Mahindra. The SUV is available in six variants namely N4,N4+,N6,N6+,N8 and N8+, while color options range from Molten Red, Rust Orangen, Diamond White, Regal Blue, Mist Silver and Fiery Black.
Mahindra & Mahindra has been launching new products and upgrading its existing line-up of vehicles to impress the Indian customers and surge up their sales in the country. Recently, Mahindra’s all-new facelifted Quanto or the NuvoSport as it is called seems all set to recover the company’s sales figure after the failure of the Quanto. Mahindra Quanto has not been a successful product for the SUV manufacturer due to its uncanny design and performance issues. However, the all-new Quanto aka NuvoSport no longer looks like its predecessor. The NuvoSport gets a new design that is sportier and will appeal to the younger crowd.
The facelifted sub 4-meter vehicle, as the name suggests will mostly get cosmetic makeovers, featuring an all-new front fascia, a new side, as well as rear design. Other major upgrades include a new engine and refreshed interiors. This Mahindra facelift comes with a price tag of INR 7.35 lakhs (ex-showroom, Thane) which is more than that of the TUV300. With this new SUV, Mahindra will be targeting urban buyers.
Talking about the exterior, the 2016 Mahindra Quanto facelift (aka Mahindra NuvoSport) receives a traditional Cheetah grille design with chrome accents, new bumpers and body cladding and a tail mounted spare wheel. The Quanto facelift (aka Mahindra NuvoSport) also features new headlight clusters and integrated LED daytime running lights and might even have an air-scoop. All of which gives the new Quanto facelift (aka Mahindra NuvoSport) a more prominent SUV stance.
Interiors of Mahindra Quanto facelift (aka Mahindra NuvoSport) sees a new and upgraded 2-DIN infotainment system with a touchscreen display and BlueSense application. It also gets a new dashboard design while seats are seen in beige with better cushioning and improved lumbar support. The NuvoSport will be offered with some first-in-segment features like eight-way adjustable seats with lumbar support and cruise control.
Engine specifications on board Mahindra Quanto facelift include a (1493cc) 1.5-liter mHawk 100, three-cylinder diesel engine. Moreover, the NuvoSport features two driving modes (Power and Economy) as seen in the KUV100. The ECO mode reduces the engine power and torque for better fuel efficiency. In Power Mode the engine offers 100 bhp power at 3750 rpm and 240Nm of peak torque from 1600-2800 rpm. In ECO Mode the engine developes 71.6 bhp power at 3250 rpm and a peak torque of 180Nm from 1600-2100 rpm. Transmission options includes a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT unit. The SUV returns, ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 17.45Km/l. This is the same engine doing duty on the TUV 300
where fuel efficiency stands at 18.49kmpl. An AMT (autoSHIFT) gearbox option, available on the TUV300
also made its way to the new Mahindra Quanto facelift (aka Mahindra NuvoSport).
Pricing and Availability:
- N4 7.35 Lakh
- N4+ 7.65 Lakh
- N6 8.36 Lakh
- N6+ 9.0 Lakh
- N8 9.12 Lakh
- N8+ 9.76 Lakh
The Quanto facelift (aka Mahindra NuvoSport) and the KUV 100 (S101) are expected to round up Mahindra’s launches this financial year. While the Mahindra NuvoSport (Mahindra Quanto Facelift) was finally launched today, i.e on 4th April 2016, the KUV 100 was launched in India on January 15, 2016. The Mahindra NuvoSport will surely pack a dent at its competitors sales figures, like the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Stay tuned for more updates!