Mahindra to ramp up Quanto capacity to 3,500 units from Jan
New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra today said it will increase the production capacity of its compact sports utility vehicle Quanto by 40 percent to 3,500 units per month from January next year.
The company has so far received booking orders for over 10,000 units of the vehicle, which was launched in September.
In a statement, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) said it is "ramping up capacity (of Quanto) from 2,500 units to 3,500 units per month from January 2013 at Nashik plant to meet growing demand".
M&M had launched its maiden compact SUV Quanto at Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 7.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) on September 21 this year.
The company also said it has received over 10,000 bookings for Quanto from customers within two months of launch.
Commenting on the development, M&M Chief Executive (Automotive Division) Pravin Shah said: "We are confident of meeting the demand for the Quanto and are in the process of ramping up our production capacity at Nashik towards the same".
M&M had said it would export the Quanto to neigbhouring countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, besides South Africa to begin with and will be followed by shipments to Europe and Latin America.
The sub four-meter Quanto is powered by a three-cylinder 1.5 litre diesel engine. The company has invested Rs 100 crore in developing the five-seater Quanto.