Mahindra Quanto’s launching has sparked a new rivalry with Maruti Ertiga as both the utility vehicles are placed in same price bracket. Quanto was, undoubtedly the most anticipated launch of the year and its sharp styling with aggressive pricing has further added fuel to the fire. Also, Mahindra Quanto price makes the competition even more intense.On the other hand, Maruti Ertiga has been selling like hot cakes with around 3 months of waiting period. Car like driving with compact styling enables Ertiga to rule the hearts of Indian car enthusiasts. Let’s compare Mahindra Quanto with Maruti Ertiga on the basis of following factors:-
Another alluring vehicle from Mahindra comes out in the name of Quanto. Eyed to carve out its own niche segment, Mahindra Quanto MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) boasts of similar outfit as seen in its big brother Mahindra Xylo. Based on the Ingenio platform, Quanto is a sub-4 meter vehicle and is identical from front with Xylo but in the rear, it gets new shortened tail lamps. Moreover, a rear mounted spare wheel gives a distinct identity to the Quanto.
Sophisticated styling of Maruti Ertiga makes its maneuvering perfect for the city traffic and narrow parking spaces. Peeled back clear headlamps, fabulous flare fenders, smart rear spoiler, newly designed extended tail lamps and overall sporty styling makes Maruti Suzuki Ertiga a pleasing vehicle to look at. Also, 15 inch alloy lifts the entire elegance of the compact machine.
Despite its compact styling, Mahindra Quanto boasts of enough space of a traditional MPV. Marketed as a potential seven seater SUV, Mahindra Quanto has 2+3+2 arrangement with last row seats facing each other. Comfortable seats with state-of-art features, Quanto is loaded with ecstatic features like the Courtesy lamps, Roof console with glass holder, Sleek digital clock with topper pad, Entailing Digital Drive Assist System (DDAS) with topper pad and many more.
Borrowing lot of cues from its smaller cousin Swift, Maruti Ertiga is also a seven seater utility vehicle. Comfortable seats and employment of premium quality material with terrific fit and finish embraces a regal feeling inside the cabin. Low body roll and supportive suspension system ensures smoother ride in Ertiga. Boot space is awesome at 135 litres and with last row seats folded, it increases to 735 litres.
Engine, Specification & Performance:-
Powered by a 1.5 litre 3-cylinder twin turbo BS IV compliant diesel engine, Mahindra Quanto churns out top power of 100 bhp at 3750 rpm along with exceptional torque of 240 Nm at 1600- 2800 rpm. A five speed manual transmission is linked to the powerful diesel engine. With Mahindra Quanto being lighter than Xylo and boasting 3-cylinder engine, the compact MPVs 0-100 acceleration is in 17.8 seconds with a speed limit of 140-150 kmph.
In Maruti Ertiga a new K series engine, K14 VVT debuts which is capable of generating maximum power of 94 bhp at 6000 rpm along with ultimate torque of 13.2 kgm at 4000 rpm. Available with diesel option as well, Ertiga diesel is powered by 1.3L DDiS Super Turbo engine having the capability of churning out top power of 88 bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque 20.4 kgm at 1750 rpm. The compact runner has a top speed of 170 kmph.
Mahindra Quanto features list comprise of HVAC, Tilt adjustable steering, Floor console, Bluetooth connectivity, Rear window demister, Height-adjustable driver’s seat, Center armrest for driver and front passenger, Bottle holder, Adjustable headrest, Foldable snack tray, Driver under seat storage, Door trim fabric insert, Power windows, Power steering, AC with auto climate function, Central locking, Digital Drive Assist System, Courtesy lamp, Mobile charging points, Dash integrated CD, MP3 & radio.
In the feature list, Maruti Ertiga boasts of a Three-spoke, tilt adjustable electric power steering, Steering mounted audio controls, second row AC with control, Fully flat third row seats, In built music system, second row arm rest, Twin air-con, USB compatible audio unit, Tweeter for enhanced audio experience, Keyless entry, Central locking, Power windows with auto-down function, Multi-information Display (MID), Electrically adjustable ORVMs, foldable second row seat for easy entry in the third row and several others.
The all new Mahindra Quanto is offering ARAI certified overall mileage of 17.21 kmpl whereas Maruti Ertiga delivers mileage of 16.02 kmpl with its petrol variant and 20.77 kmpl for its diesel one.
Macho Mahindra Quanto is shelved in the price slot of Rs 5.82 lakh – Rs 7.36 lakh (Ex-showroom Thane) while Maruti Ertiga is up for grabs within a price bracket of Rs 5.89 lakh – Rs 8.45 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi).
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