Report – Mahindra Quanto to debut with AMT at Auto Expo 2014

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014 - 2:56pm IST

An Automated Manual Transmission seems to be the theme of the Auto Expo 2014, as M&M is reportedly showcasing an AMT version of the Quanto at the upcoming event, according to a report on Cartoq.

Mahindra Quanto front
The Quanto is likely to debut with an AMT at the Auto Expo 2014.

M&M’s attempts at using an automatic gearbox have been restricted to the Scorpio SUV. If the reports are true, this would be the first AMT from M&M. The Quanto is likely to retain the 1.5 liter, three-cylinder diesel engine that outputs 98.6 Bhp of peak power and 240 Nm of peak torque.

The Quanto will remain a rear-wheel driven mini-SUV even with the AMT. Even though the Quanto is a sub-4meter SUV, it hasn’t exactly set the sales charts on fire as sales have been dropping constantly since its launch.

M&M recently launched the Quanto with “Yoga Seats” or seats that should have come by default considering how the flat rear bench and almost unusable jump seats are easily the Quanto’s biggest drawbacks.

The Quanto has sold very little in number, with sales from June-December 2013 peaking at 500 units in October. The AMT on the Quanto could be a precursor to M&M fitting this system to more of its cars.

[Source – CarToq]

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6 thoughts on “Report – Mahindra Quanto to debut with AMT at Auto Expo 2014

  1. Piyush says:

    When are they going too add Bluetooth to the radio and controls to the steering?

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  2. sandy says:

    Wow… yet another product will soon join the AMT band wagon!
    This year belongs to AMT. One thing, I have started observing a little bit increase in Quanto numbers on road; may be due to Ecosports getting pricier and least available. Quanto will keep some mini SUV thirst under control till its new stable mate gets ready.

    Reply
  3. Aarul Jothi says:

    Change the face… Change the Design.

    Quanto will never show up in sales chart thats sure..

    Reply
  4. Riccardo Locatelli says:

    I am waiting it in Italy. Unfortunately until now nothing. Do you know when? Best Regards

    Reply
  5. SNT says:

    Mahindra, get your design, ride and handling right first …..

    Reply
    1. apn r says:

      lol,its almost all you really need to build a good car.

      Reply

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