Mahindra and Mahindra are working on a few upcoming SUVs including the Scorpio, XUV700 and even the Bolero. The upcoming Bolero is a facelifted version of the current model and will be the next launch in the market. Before the official launch of the updated Mahindra Bolero, a spy picture fully reveals the vehicle and also reveals its bright red dual-tone colour option, which is a first for the popular MUV.
The picture that appeared on the T-BHP Forum shows the dual-tone exterior of the vehicle. It gets a few cosmetic changes including tweaked headlamps. The signature Mahindra front grille is still around and there are no changes made to that. The vehicle gets a grey and red paint job that sure makes it look sportier.
We cannot spot any other change in the vehicle. Mechanically, the new updated Bolero will remain the same. It will get powered by the same 1.5-litre, three-cylinder mHawk75 turbocharged diesel engine. It produces a maximum power of 75 Bhp and a peak torque of 210 Nm. As per the ARAI test, the Bolero with this engine returns a maximum of 16.7 km/l. The Bolero only gets a five-speed manual transmission.
Mahindra recently a price hike for the Bolero. The maximum price hike of the Bolero is Rs 26,000. The Bolero remained the best-selling utility vehicle in the Indian market for a long time before the arrival of sub-4m compact SUVs. It remains one of the best-selling cars from the brand in the market at the moment.
Launch of Bolero Neo
Mahindra will also utilise the name of the Bolero on the TUV in the near future. Several spy pictures indicate that Mahindra will launch the current-generation TUV300 facelift with a Bolero nameplate. The major change in the front is the bumper and the grille. The grille now gets a different design with chrome highlights. Even the clamshell bonnet design is different and gets different creases too.
Overall, the design of the body remains similar to the standard TUV300. There is no change in the design of the body and the outline looks the same as the standard version of the Bolero. The wheel arches will get flared arches and surround the angled arches of the vehicle. Mahindra has also redesigned the rear of the vehicle with different-looking tail lamps and a new bumper. The tailgate-mounted spare wheel still remains in the same place for the Bolero Neo.
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. The engine of the Bolero Neo will remain the same as the regular Bolero or the TUV300.
However, 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.