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Mahindra Canto AMT (Quanto facelift) spied testing before Auto Expo debut

 
Mahindra Canto AMT

Mahindra Quanto facelift, slated to be called Mahindra Canto on launch, heads to the 2016 Auto Expo in February.

Spyshots of the soon to be launched Mahindra Canto fitted with Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT) have once again surfaced online. The AMT technology, which Mahindra calls AutoShift will be the USP of the new Quanto facelift.

Sporting a shifter akin to that seen on Mahindra TUV100, interiors of the new Mahindra Canto AMT have also been detailed. Finished in beige while a new multifunction steering wheel, black central console and new dials on instrument cluster have also been confirmed. Interiors will also receive new color seat fabrics, power windows, air conditioning and anti lock braking system.

Exteriors will be seen in a new design, which will no longer be similar to the Xylo MPV. It will get new headlamps and daytime running lights. Mahindra Canto AMT will also sport a new black metal front grille with silver finish and hood scoop besides revised front bumper and tail lamps.

Mahindra Canto AMT inside

Interiors of the Mahindra Canto AMT variant.

Engine specs will include a more fuel efficient mHawk80 diesel engine, also powering the Mahindra TUV300. This engine is capable of 84 hp power at 3,750 rpm and 230 Nm torque at between 1,500-2,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox while a 5 speed AutoShift transmission will also be on offer. This AutoShift transmission is developed along with UK based Ricardo and will be offered on three lower trims of C2, C4 and C6 resulting in better handling and stability. Apart from AMT, 5 speed MT will also be on offer.

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Mahindra Canto is expected to go on sale along with the Mahindra Genio facelift. It will be priced above the Mahindra TUV300, in the range of INR 6.5 lakhs and INR 8 lakhs. New Quanto will re-inforce Mahindra’s lineup to better compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.

Mahindra Quanto – Photos

Spy shots via Dhananjay Amberkar and Carwale.com

 

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