Mahindra NuvoSport launches today

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Gets the Quanto’s 100 PS diesel engine.

The Mahindra NuvoSport will have its market launch today in Mumbai, thus replacing the slow-selling Mahindra Quanto. Essentially a facelift for the Quanto, Mahindra’s marketing team has given the compact SUV a new brand name thus cutting all ties with the ‘Quanto’ nameplate.

Mahindra NuvoSport front quarter
According to Mahindra, the NuvoSport is based on the Scorpio’s platform.

According to Mahindra though, the NuvoSport is based on the hydroformed ladder-frame chassis of the Mahindra Scorpio (the Quanto was based on the Mahindra Xylo’s platform). A leaked specification sheet reveals that the NuvoSport will be powered by the Quanto’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine which develops 100 PS and 240 Nm of torque (72 PS and 180 Nm when used in Eco mode). Where the Quanto was solely available with a 5-speed manual transmission, the Mahindra NuvoSport will come in manual and automated manual guises.

The Mahindra NuvoSport will come in six variants – N4, N4+, N6, N6 AMT, N8 and N8 AMT. All variants are expected with ABS as standard, whereas dual front airbags will be an option on the base grades, and standard on the top-end trims.

Mahindra NuvoSport rear quarter
The NuvoSport will also get the 5-speed AMT in addition to the 5-speed MT.

Also read: Mahindra TUV300 – Review

While the side and rear profile of the NuvoSport resemble the Quanto, the front gets a thorough redesign with new headlights, LED daytime running lights, a new grille and bumper. Similar to the Quanto, the NuvoSport will sport a 5+2 seating layout.

Rivals: Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300
Expected Price: INR 6.5-8.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Release date: Today

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