Looks like Mahindra has pulled the plug on its slow-selling compact SUV.
The Mahindra NuvoSport compact SUV’s production has come to an end. The dealer dispatches of the vehicle have been consistently dwindling since the beginning of this year, and in May 2018, not even a single unit of the NuvoSport was dispatched to Mahindra dealers.
This points towards the fact that Mahindra has not been producing the NuvoSport since quite a few months now. November 2017 was the last month when Mahindra dispatched the NuvoSport in two digit figures, 11 units to be precise. Furthermore, there has been no word on any official discount on this slow-selling SUV on Mahindra’s end.
Launched in 2016, the Mahindra NuvoSport has been an unsuccessful attempt to reposition the Quanto – which didn’t turn out to be very successful in the first place. The latter was one of the first sub 4-meter compact SUVs to launch in India, but it ultimately tanked because it was nothing but a shortened Xylo.
Mahindra decided to slap a fresh face onto the Quanto and rebrand it as the NuvoSport, hoping that it would lure audience. However, that new face could not hide the aging Xylo internals, including an interior that felt two generations old when compared to its rivals. And the arrival of the much more modern TUV300 in the same segment further ensured the gloomy fate of the NuvoSport.
The NuvoSport was powered by the same engine that also propels the TUV300 – a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel that makes 100bhp of power and 240Nm of torque. Mahindra offered the option of either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT. The official prices of the car range from ₹7.89 lakh – 10.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
It must be noted that Mahindra has not officially announced the discontinuation of the NuvoSport. So, it is still possible to get a hefty discount on it, if a Mahindra dealer has one in stock.