Algeria – Mahindra Quanto 2.2L, XUV500 AT launched

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014 - 1:01pm IST

Distribution and Maintenance Automobile Algeria (DMMA), distributor of Mahindra vehicles in Algeria, launched two new products at the Auto Salon of Algiers this month, the Mahindra XUV500 and the Mahindra Quanto.

Mahindra Quanto in Algeria
The LHD Algerian Quanto is powered by a 2.2L engine with 120 hp on tap.

The Quanto for the Algerian market differs considerably from the Indian specification. It is a five-seater with ‘Yoga’ split rear seat. Mechanically it is a stronger car employing a 2.2L turbo-diesel engine that puts out 120 hp and 280 Nm, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Mahindra Quanto boot space Algeria
The vehicle is a five-seater with a split rear seat.

Launched in a single variant ‘C8’ and priced at 19,990,00 Algerian Dinar (INR 15.28 lakh), standard equipment includes ABS, dual airbags, power steering, air conditioning, radio/CD/MP3 system with steering-mounted controls, alloy wheels and electric mirrors.

Mahindra Quanto second row seat Algeria

The XUV500 is in the Indian market specification. It is a seven-seater family SUV, powered by a 2.2L 140 hp/330 Nm turbo diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. A variant which is not available to India is the optional 6-speed automatic transmission (believed to be the same as the Scorpio’s).

Mahindra XUV500 launched in Algeria
The XUV500 comes with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission in Algeria.

The XUV500 is launched in W6, W8 and W8 AWD 4×4 variants, with ESP, ABS, 6 airbags (2 for version W6), trip computer, air conditioning, Radio CD MP3 + USB and electric mirrors standard.

The W6 variant is priced at 26,990,00 dinar (INR 20.64 lakh), the W8 at 28,990,00 dinar (INR 22.17 lakh), and the W8 AT at 29,990,00 dinar (INR 22.93 lakh).

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4 thoughts on “Algeria – Mahindra Quanto 2.2L, XUV500 AT launched

  1. sam says:

    Cant believe this report about XUV having a gear box of Scorpio, these both SUVs have different engine layout and also different body construction. So unless its a new gear box there is very less chance its being carried forwarded from the Scorpio. Also the company who was supplying the gear box for Scorpio (DSI Australia) is been taken over by Chinese company and they don’t seems to be developing any such gear box to suit into the XUV.

  2. Jitesh says:

    I agree with arjun, it’s the most frustrating thing that even Indian manufacturers have started launching their new models outside India first !!

  3. arjun abhi says:

    I cannot understand why mahindra launch xuv 500 AT in algeria . Not india. Many xuv lovers waiting AT variant at least two years in India.

  4. Navin says:

    Just wondering, why there is so much difference in the price?
    Do they have more taxes??


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