In yet another first, MotorBash brings to you the first ever spy pics of the 4×4 Quanto and hence a confirmed news that Mahindra is actually working on it to make it a production reality. 

After making a huge wave of success, the first mass selling sub 4-meter compact UV, Quanto (Rio is not mass selling) is being readied to face the onslaught of upcoming Duster 4×4 and others. The next challenger and volume snatcher is also coming in the form of Ford Ecosport which is also a sub 4-meter compact.

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We spotted this mule around the Pune bypass road and it was accompanied by a BS3 Mahindra Bolero (?). If you could not locate the give-away still, just gaze at the front wheel hubs (pic below) which read a pronounced ‘4WD‘ (4 wheel Drive). Other noteworthy pointer was that this Quanto appeared to be a 5-seater and was devoid of the rearmost jump seats. Hence, there is no foot step at the back to climb up.


During the official launch of Quanto back in September, Mahindra hinted at a 4×4 variant of Quanto which could also be used for international markets. Incidentally, Quanto has also been spotted in Brazil along with the XUV5OO. And there is a possibility of this Quanto carrying the bigger 4-pot Xylo’s motor as well! With an added weight of this engine, Quanto will probably become one of the heaviest compact cars in the world!

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Along with the international market we definitely expect Mahindra to make this compact Utility Vehicle available for India. Yes, it will be heavier, it will not fall in the small car duty excise structure but it will become the cheapest softer 4×4 utility car (Thar is not soft!) providing the anywhere-go capability (well, almost!) at the same time car-like comfort inside (again almost!). And with that bigger and more powerful engine, we expect it to become a lot more fun to drive vehicle!

Check more spy pics of Quanto 4X4 at our Official Facebook page (shortly).

Also Read: Mahindra Launches 100bhp Quanto at 5.82 Lakh; Features, Variants, Prices & All Details



  1. […] All Mahindra’s products will gradually start getting the new engines. This will also enable Mahindra to power the Verito with the new 1.5 litre diesel engine which will reportedly churn out 110 bhp. If this goes true, we might just be a witness to some fantastic performance-offering regular sedan. This will help Mahindra get rid of the reliance on Renault’s K9K motor which does duty on the current Verito. This new motor is also expected to power the Quanto then. […]

  2. […] This upgrade in engine will also contribute to an additional 150 kgs of weight. The Quanto 4×4 is also expected to come in with more enhanced offroading capabilities which will make it more attractive to adventure seekers. Minus its jump seats at the rear, the Quanto 4×4 bears distinctive inscriptions of 4WD on front wheel hubs. The upcoming Quanto is planned for export to markets of Europe and South America as well. Images here are credit to MotorBash. […]


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