After the launch of TUV300 compact SUV it was said that two more vehicles are in the works from Mahindra. The upcoming vehicles are the Quanto facelift and a new compact SUV codenamed S101. Both the vehicles have already been seen undergoing tests in heavy camouflage in the country and are likely to be launched soon.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Mahindra is not keen on continuing Quanto badging. The MotorOctane report indicates Mahindra has been mulling over the names -- Cresto and Imperio.
Mahindra Quanto, which is essentially the trimmed down version of the Xylo MPV, wasn't a successful model for the company. The sale of the Quanto was very less in comparison to the popular models of Mahindra such as the Bolero and Scoprio. A change in name along with new design and powertrain is expected to give a complete makeover to the vehicle.
If Mahindra decides go with the new names, it would be against the new nomenclature of the company that uses alphanumeric combination. However, it is noticeable that both the names end with the alphabet 'O', which Mahindra is following with many of their vehicles. It is safe to assume that Mahindra reserves alphanumeric names to their new vehicles while existing vehicles will continue with usual names.
The updated Quanto is expected to get a new design and more rugged looks. It will come with a five seater option leaving behind the boxy design. The exterior changes expected in the new Quanto are the mildly restyled headlamps, grille and bumpers, and new-design alloy wheels. The interior is expected to be spruced up with new beige-themed dashboard, steering wheel and some new features.
The vehicle will be powered by the 1.5-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 98.6bhp of power mated to a five-speed manual transmission system. The updated three-cylinder engine is expected to ensure better fuel efficiency.