Mahindra has launched the NuvoSport for the Indian market at Rs 7.35 lakh (ex-showroom Thane). This is a sub four-metre compact SUV that replaces the Quanto in Mahindra’s lineup and is underpinned by the same modular platform found in the Scorpio and TUV300. There are six variants with one engine option, two transmissions and available in five colours.
The NuvoSport gets a new front grille, raised bonnet and LED DRL eyebrows. Adding to the SUV image is the new contrast coloured bull bar and bash plate of which the latter is in silver. The design for the alloy wheels is sporty while the entire lower section of the side and rear has been covered in plastic cladding. The rear retains the design of the Quanto but now the glass area has become smaller.
Mahindra has carried over the cabin of the Quanto. It gets a two-tone colour combination and three rows of seating with the third one having foldable jump seats. The top-spec N8 variant gets cruise control, touchscreen infotainment system, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and power windows. On the safety front it gets ABS and two airbags.
It is powered by the mHawk80 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 99bhp and 240Nm of torque. This engine is also offered with an eco-mode where the output reduces to 71bhp and 180Nm of torque. Transmission options include a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT which is available only two variants.
The NuvoSport competes with the Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and its own sibling the TUV300 in the C-segment compact SUV part of the market.
The ex-showroom Thane prices of the Mahindra NuvoSport are as follows –
Mahindra NuvoSport N4 – Rs 7.35 lakh
Mahindra NuvoSport N4+ – Rs 7.65 lakh
Mahindra NuvoSport N6 – Rs 8.36 lakh
Mahindra NuvoSport N6 AMT – Rs 9.00 lakh
Mahindra NuvoSport N8 – Rs 9.12 lakh
Mahindra NuvoSport N8 AMT – Rs 9.76 lakh