Canto: The Successor of Mahindra Quanto
Based upon the success of XUV500, Mahindra and Mahindra thinks to bring the Canto aka U215 in the market. This vehicle is the facelift version of the old Quanto, which could not make a good sale in the domestic market. And rumors are also heard about the company’s import of components for this vehicle.
The vehicle is now in the testing stage and many times spied in the Indian roads. Though there is no news of drastic change, yet some modifications are sure to happen. With a grey theme, the seven seater has an upgraded interior which features Xylo based steering wheel (multifunction type), instrument cluster and AC vents. The exterior part has been also subjected to some change to have features like alloy wheels, LED lights, modified front bumpers, fog lamps and honeycomb grille. A badge “Canto” is also likely to be placed in it.
The same engine that we had seen in the last model is likely to power this new model as well. A five-speed manual transmission is also expected. Apart from this the new 5-speed auto shift gearbox is also likely to be added, which was developed by Mahindra in association with Ricardo. The tweaked suspension adds comfort and stability to the passenger. With the technological up gradation, this vehicle can be expected in the later part of this year and it will boost the company’s market value. After the launch, the company may also think for AMT addition, which is a recent going technology.