Mahindra Quanto facelift (Mahindra Canto) - Rendering

10/12/2015 - 14:50 | ,  ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Expected to launch this FY.

Autocar India has rendered the forthcoming Mahindra Quanto facelift, what is reported to be called the Mahindra Canto once launched.

Mahindra Canto Mahindra Quanto facelift rendering ACI
The Quanto facelift is expected to receive SUV-ish styling.

The rendering suggests that designers will focus changes on the front fascia, giving it a more aggressive look. New headlight clusters with integrated LED daytime running lights, Mahindra's traditional grille with chrome highlights, new bumpers and body cladding are expected to give the Quanto facelift an SUV-like appearance.

Inside, Mahindra could appoint better plastics and offer an upgraded infotainment system with the BlueSense application. The Quanto facelift, or the Mahindra Canto, could also be a recipient of the automated manual transmission (AMT) which is available on the TUV300.

Mahindra Quanto autoSHIFT AMT shifter at Auto Expo 2014
The Quanto autoSHIFT was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014, along with other features like regenerative braking.

The Quanto presently uses a three-cylinder 1.5-liter diesel engine, which is basically a downsized version of the Xylo's engine. Mahindra could offer the TUV300's mHawk80 three-cylinder unit on the facelifted model. Developing 84 bhp and 230 Nm of torque, this engine delivers 18.49 km/l on the TUV300.

Also read: AMT version of Mahindra TUV300 receives higher demand than anticipated – Report

The Quanto facelift and the S101 (XUV100) are expected to round up Mahindra's launches this financial year. While the S101 is reportedly heading for a launch in the third week of January, the Quanto facelift could be introduced at the Auto Expo 2016.

[Spyshots from AutocarIndia]

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