9-seat Mahindra Bolero with 2200cc diesel engine launching next month

Mahindra & Mahindra are launching another SUV in the Indian market, the Bolero Neo+. The SUV is expected to be launched by September 2023. Make sure you don’t miss out on this one and read all the details.

9-seat Mahindra Bolero with 2200cc diesel engine launching next month

Key Points

  • Bolero Neo+ will get 7 variants
  • The car will be powered by a 2200cc engine
  • Available in 7 and 9 seat configurations.
  • 3rd SUV in the Bolero line-up

Mahindra is on its way to launch the Bolero Neo+ in the Indian market by September 2023. The SUV will be priced just under the famous Scorpio-N.
Bolero Neo+ is targeted to tier 2 cities and rural areas audience, who are looking for a car bigger than the Bolero, and more affordable than the Scorpio Classic.
The SUV will be launched with 7 variants and an Ambulance version. The main highlight of the SUV is its spacious and large cabin. The SUV will have a 7 seat and a 9 seat configuration option available.

Under the hood, the car is powered by a 2.2L diesel engine. This is the same engine that is being used in the Scorpio-N, just tuned down. Scorpio-N has around 132 HP while the Bolero Neo+ will have somewhere around 120 HP. The 2.2L engine is paired with a 6 speed manual transmission. The SUV will not offer 4WD system. No car in the Bolero lineup offers a 4WD as of now.

Bolero Neo+ is a facelifted version of the TUV 300+ which was discontinued by the brand in 2020, after being in the market for 3 years, due to the BS6 norms. Mahindra worked on its other SUV’s such as XUV 700, Scorpio-N and Thar in the mean time and now they are planning to re-enter the rural market with their Bolero Neo+. Also, the Bolero Neo+ is the 3rd SUV under the Bolero brand, the other SUV’s are Original Bolero and Bolero Neo (rebadged TUV300).

The Bolero brand has extremely strong recall in both urban and rural India. However, the TUV300-based Bolero Neo variants have yet to achieve the same kind of success as the original Bolero. The introduction of the TUV300 Plus under the Bolero badge is another attempt by Mahindra to expand the line-up and appeal to a larger set of buyers. Sharp pricing will be key. The Bolero Neo+,  with its body-on-ladder frame, and time tested mechanicals is expected to sit in the same category as the erstwhile Xylo – a utilitarian MPV.