In order to meet the current market demands and also in a view of obtaining the required decent sales, Mahindra has now planned to reconfigure its Xylo and Quanto. Compare to all the other models from Mahindra, Xylo and Quanto are considered to be the weakest. Mahindra managed to sell only 9302 units of Xylo during April-October 2013 which is comparatively 40% lesser than 15,472 units sold during the same period last year.
Mahindra’s sub-4-metre sibling Quanto is averaged a little over 700 units a month during this financial year, as compared to 4,279 units it sold during September, its first month of launch. As per the feedback obtained from the valuable customers, Mahindra & Mahindra is rumored to reconfigure the Quanto’s seven-seat arrangement and make it a five-seater to offer better space for the second row. Although there is no official announcement by the company, the new measures would actually attract more customers towards it.
Dr Pawan Goenka, president, automotive and farm equipment sectors, M&M says that “Even within the company, there’s no unanimous view on why it is not working. The marketing team has one view, the product team has its own, and the manufacturing team has another view. But we have got a fairly good grip on why the Xylo is not working as well as the Bolero, Scorpio, XUV or pick-ups,” M&M prefers to give a model 5-7 years before taking a decision regarding its replacement. With the compact SUV codenamed S101 in pipeline for launch in late-2014 and also Xylo turning 5 years since it was launched in the Indian market, Mahindra might also think of replacing the Xylo or Quanto with the new upcoming compact SUV codenamed S101.
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Also see – First Drive and Review – Mahindra Quanto
Source – AutoCarIndia