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Image gallery: 2016 Mahindra NuvoSport first drive review

04 Apr 2016 / 1
Principal correspondent

The Mahindra NuvoSport is the successor to the Quanto and follows the same sub-4m recipe. Like its predecessor, it is aimed at buyers ‘seeking adventure’ and offers a spacious and practical seven-seat cabin. To read more about the NuvoSport head over to our detailed first drive review.

The aggressive face is the best looking angle on the NuvoSport

The aggressive face is the best looking angle on the NuvoSport

 

The side and rear are revised but clearly identifiable with the Quanto

The side and rear are revised but clearly identifiable with the Quanto

 

Huge windows make the cabin feel airy but also produce an unproportionately tall look

Huge windows make the cabin feel airy but also produce an unproportionately tall look

 

Mahindra NuvoSport (20)

 

Slim grille looks good and the hood scoop is functional, feeding cool air to the top mounted radiator

Slim grille looks good and the hood scoop is functional, feeding cool air to the top mounted radiator

 

Large, electrically adjustable mirrors are from the Quanto and provide good vision

Large, electrically adjustable mirrors are from the Quanto and provide good vision

 

The door handles are also the same but we found differnt units require inconsistent levels of force to operate

The door handles are also the same but we found different units require inconsistent levels of force to operate

 

The spare wheel cover is new and can be removed by popping out the black central cover which gives access to the bolts that hold it down

The spare wheel cover is new and can be removed by popping out the black central cover which gives access to the bolts that hold it down

 

The tail lamps follow a similar design but are neatly integrated and the smoke effect looks good

The tail lamps follow a similar design but are neatly integrated and the smoke effect looks good

 

mHawk100 is essentially the same 1.5-litre three cylinder diesel from the Quanto with minor  claimed improvements to refinement

Mahindra says the mHawk100 is a new engine but it looks almost identical to the mCR100 from the Quanto. It produces the same 100PS and 240Nm but Mahindra claims more refinement and lower weight

Handsome new wheels on the top models. All varaints now run 16-inch wheels with wider 215 section tyres

Handsome new wheels on the top models. All varaints now run 16-inch wheels with wider 215 section tyres

 

Mahindra NuvoSport (132)

Keyless entry and go is not an option

 

The Quanto's dashboard is carried out but features a new 6.2-inch touchscreen display on the top N8 variant

The Quanto’s dashboard is carried out but features a new 6.2-inch touchscreen display on the top N8 variant

 

5-speed AMT is an option on mid N6 and top N8 varaints

5-speed AMT is an option on mid N6 and top N8 variants

 

The new steering wheel gets audio buttons on the left and cruise control buttons on the right

The new steering wheel gets audio buttons on the left and cruise control buttons on the right

 

The new instrument cluster tells you how long the car has run with the aircon turned on , even when idling. A good feature for chauffeur driven owners

The new instrument cluster tells you how long the car has run with the aircon turned on, even when idling. A good feature for chauffeur driven owners

 

Eco Mode, like in the TUV300 produces a noticeable drop in power

Eco mode, like in the TUV300 produces a noticeable drop in power

 

The touchscreen is crsip enough but positioned in the dash at an angle that makes it hard to read for both the front occupants

The touchscreen is crisp enough but positioned in the dash at an angle that makes it hard to read for both the front occupants. This photo is shot from the driver’s viewing height

 

This display is also fromthe Quanto and offers useful features like outside/inside temperature, time, speed and gear position. It is a little hard to read in bright sunlight though

This display is also from the Quanto and offers useful features like outside/inside temperature, time, speed and gear position. It is a little hard to read in bright sunlight though

 

The front arm rests block the seatbelt buckle, a tedious ergonomics issue

The front arm rests block the seatbelt buckle, a tedious ergonomics issue

 

The cabin is spacious, airy and features a flat rear floor.

The cabin is spacious, airy and features a flat rear floor.

 

Rough and unfinished plastic edges like this pop up in places

Rough and unfinished plastic edges pop up in places

 

Mahindra NuvoSport (63)

Door locks don’t have the smoothest feel. Also note the inconsistent panel gaps

 

Plenty of stowage spaces across the cabin

Plenty of stowage spaces across the cabin

 

Mahindra NuvoSport (85)

The front door pockets get a bottle holder each

 

The boot offers flexible seat arrangement options

The boot offers flexible seat arrangement options

 

Flexible seats allow multiple boot space options. The jump seats also fold up to liberate space

 

Mahindra NuvoSport (101)

 

Upto 850-litres of space with all the seats up

Upto 850-litres of space with all the seats up

 

Mahindra NuvoSport (120)

 

 



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