Mahindra recently launched the Bolero Neo in the Indian market. Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra has shared over Twitter that he will be adding a Bolero Neo to his garage. In the past, he has owned multiple Mahindra vehicles. He simply wrote on Twitter “Adding this to my garage” and shared a picture of the Bolero Neo in Rocky Beige colour scheme.
Adding this to my garage… pic.twitter.com/7HrSZkIfkV
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 13, 2021
The Bolero Neo has been launched in five colour options, namely Rocky Beige, Diamond White, Highway Red, Majestic Silver and Napoli Black. The Bolero Neo starts at Rs. 8.48 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 9.99 lakhs ex-showroom.
There are three variants to choose from. The base variant is N4, the mid-spec variant is called N8 while the top-end variant is called N10. Mahindra will be adding an N10(O) variant which will come with Multi-Terrain Technology which will allow the driver to manually lock the differential.
Engine and platform
Bolero Neo is offered only with a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 100 PS of max power and 260 Nm of peak torque. It is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox that drives the rear wheels only. The SUV is based on the third generation of ladder-frame chassis that also underpins the Thar and the Scorpio.
Bolero Neo is the only SUV in its segment that comes with a ladder frame chassis. So, if you want a rugged SUV that is rear-wheel drive and can take a beating, the Bolero Neo is your only choice. Still, it competes against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Toyota Urban Cruiser and Mahindra XUV 300.
Other vehicles owned by Anand Mahindra
The Invader was a version of Bolero. It came with a shorter wheelbase and was a three-door SUV. It was powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine that produced 72.5 bhp of max power and 152 Nm of peak torque. It was priced around Rs. 6.5 lakhs ex-showroom when it was new.
The TUV300 was not successful in the Indian market because of various reasons. Anand Mahindra got himself a customised TUV300 that came with the official Armour Kit. Anand’s TUV300 also gets hull on the bonnet, plastic cladding all around the vehicle, wider wheel arches, side steps for easier ingress and egress and it also comes with roof-mounted auxiliary lamps to enhance visibility. The TUV300 is finished in a unique shade of Battle Green.
The Scorpio is one of the most iconic vehicles from Mahindra. Anand Mahindra has a black Scorpio that has a 4×4 system. He has owned the SUV for the longest time and he used to get spotted driving the Scorpio many times.
The TUV300 Plus was a 7-seater version of the TUV300. He also got the TUV 300 Plus customized in a unique shade of steel grey. He named the SUV “Grey Ghost” after taking suggestions from Twitter followers.
Alturas G4 is the current flagship SUV for Mahindra. It never really sold well but Anand Mahindra got one that was finished in black. After taking suggestions from Twitter, he named the SUV “Baaz”.