Yes, the same small, boxy wagon has come back for another round in the markets, but with a new name – the NuvoSport. With the new name comes a new platform, on which the second-generation Scorpio is based.
The NuvoSport comes in six variants starting Rs 7.35 lakh for the base N4 variant, while the top variant N8 AMT costs Rs 9.76 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The car is stacked in competition against Ford EcoSport (Rs 7.28 lakh and Rs 9.75 lakh) and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (Rs 6.99 lakh to Rs 9.64 lakh) .
The NuvoSport replaces the not-so-successful Quanto, and Mahindra is hoping the new NuvoSport will be successful, especially with its more appealing design, new engine, chassis and suspension.
The NuvoSport takes over from the Quanto in terms of styling cues and although the front fascia has been made more visibly aggressive, shades of the Quanto are still present. At the rear also, the resemblance to the Quanto is uncanny.
Coming to the design, the Mahindra NuvoSport has a completely new front fascia thanks to the narrower grille, larger airdam, revised bumper, all-new headlights, new fog lamps and eyebrow-shaped daytime running lights. While the vehicle’s front profile looks quite new, the side & rear profiles might still remind you of the Quanto.