Mahindra NuvoSport Review

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NuvoSport is Mahindra’s third sub 4 metre SUV and replaces the Quanto. Mahindra’s NuvoSport three-cylinder which makes 100PS and 240 Nm of torque. It is on Mahindra’s third generation Scorpio which helps you to improve your comfort

The Mahindra NuvoSport replaces the Quanto in the Indian manufacturers’ SUV portfolio. The new urban SUV has been built on the new Scorpio platform that is lighter and clearly more alert than the previous platform.

The NuvoSport is available in three basic trims – N4, N6 and N8 with N8 being the top-spec. The sub-four-metre SUV is aimed at the urban SUV buyers who look for a car that looks butch but with the practicality of a compact car. Further to know more about Mahindra NuvoSport Road Test read this article to know the details.

Engine Tranmission

The three-cylinder m-Hawk engine from the Quanto continues to perform its duties under the hood of the NuvoSport. The 1.5-litre three turbo charged diesel engine develops 100bhp of power and 240Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox and is also available with an AMT.

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Exterior

The NuvoSport is a body on frame SUV unlike its solo competition. While the front fascia is new, the side profile and the tail-gate are clearly Quanto. Mahindra has tried to get around a peaceful front with eyebrow-like pilot lights above the swept back headlamps and the vertically slatted black front grille. The blacked out bumper with the silver finished faux bash-plate gives it a butch look. The interiors will be modern and on the lines of the new Mahindra cars. The cabin will be spacious thanks to the upright sitting and tall boy design.

Interior

Mahindra has given occupier safety. ABS and EBD with dual front airbags is standard across all variants except for the N4 where you can opt for the safety package. Power steering with tilt adjustment and power windows are standard. A 2-Din music system is available from the N6 trim with the top end N8 getting a 6.2 inch touchscreen unit. The top-spec car gets daytime running lamps, 16inch alloys, rear spoiler, reverse parking sensors, and height adjustable driver seats.

Performance & Handling

NuvoSport expects to handle better than the outgoing Quanto. Being a body on frame car, the weight will be significantly higher than competition in spite of the weight savings done in the new Scorpio platform.

Braking System

The braking duties are performed by the disc brakes in the front and the drum brakes in the rear. All variants except the base N4 get ABS and EBD.

Mileage

The 1493 cc Diesel – powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 13 kmpl in city and Automatic Transmission Diesel Variant is 17 kmpl on highways

As per ARAi, mileage of Mahindra NuvoSport Manual Transmission Diesel Variant is 13 kmpl and used for Automatic Transmission Diesel Variant is 13 kmpl.

However, Mahindra NuvoSport Road Test on Highway gave a mileage of 17kmpl for Diesel. Fuel capacity of this suv is of 60 litres

Safety Features

Apart from the base N4 trim, all variants get ABS, EBD and dual front airbags as standard. For the N4, the safety package can be opted for and the variant is called N4 Plus.

Verdict

The NuvoSport gets fresh, aggressive looks but at the end of the day is a modified Quanto. Even the dashboard is important of the Xylo as against the likely parallel to its sibling the TUV 300. The engine is a bit more powerful and the handling has been slightly improved.

Competition

The NuvoSport is breaking into the extremely competitive sub-four-metre soft-roader SUV segment that is being taken over by the Vitara Brezza storm and the recently updated Ford Ecosport. Mahindra has priced the NuvoSport at a premium over its own TUV300 in the fray.

Price

Mahindra NuvoSport price starts at ₹ 7.79 Lakhs and goes up to ₹ 10.25 Lakhs. Diesel NuvoSport price starts at ₹ 7.79 Lakhs. And Mahindra comes with some colours in India like Molten Red, Rust Orange, Diamond White, Regal Blue, Mist Silver, and Fiery Black.

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