Mahindra has a long list of car launches that will happen in the coming months. Mahindra will launch the all-new Bolero Neo SUV based on the TUV300 model in the coming weeks. While majorly the vehicle will remain the same, there are a few key changes in the Bolero Neo, which sets it apart from standard Bolero.
Mahindra is yet to reveal any details on the upcoming Bolero Neo. However, as per a report by ACI, the new Bolero Neo will come with a new front-end that will come with reprofiled headlamps and an updated grille with vertical slats. The headlamps also get LED DRLs. The vehicle also gets a new front bumper,
The front-end design is yet to be revealed. The vehicle will come with classic design cues like a clam-shell bonnet, square shape wheel arches and a thick trim piece that goes across the fenders. However, compared to the TUV300, the side and the rear profile of the Bolero Neo will not get a long list of changes.
The cabin may get updated with a different colour theme. However, the overall dashboard layout will likely remain the same. The Bolero Neo may also get a list of new features that are not available with the standard Bolero or even the TUV300.
Only diesel engine
Mahindra will only offer a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine that also powers the TUV300 and the Bolero. The engine develops a maximum power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 240 Nm. It will come with a five-speed gearbox. While there is a possibility of the Bolero Neo getting an AMT automatic transmission too, Mahindra may add the fuel-saving start-stop feature that was available with the TUV300.
A petrol engine is not available with the Bolero. The new Bolero Neo is expected to get a price tag of between Rs 9 – 12 lakh and it will be aimed at the buyers who want the same ruggedness as the Bolero but also wants more power and additional comfort.
Since the TUV300 did not become as popular in the Indian market as Mahindra had thought, the new rebranding strategy may just work for the brand. It should be noted that Mahindra Bolero is much more popular compared to the TUV300. The Bolero continues to sell around 5,000 units every month, which sure is a quite decent number. However, there is no information on the petrol engine’s availability.
Mahindra introduced the petrol engine to the all-new Thar, which is extremely high in demand in the market right now. The manufacturer has a new line of mStallion petrol engines and we may get to see the new Bolero Neo with a petrol engine too. Interestingly, the demand for petrol engines is on the rise, especially after the fuel price becoming almost similar in recent times.