Mahindra launched the Bolero Neo in the Indian market based on the TUV300. While the Indian brand revealed the introductory prices for the new model, which starts at Rs 8.48 lakh, Mahindra did not reveal the price of the top-end N10(O) variant. Mahindra has launched the top-end variant of the Bolero Neo now.
The new Mahindra Bolero Neo N10(O) gets a price tag of Rs 10.69 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. This makes it cheaper than any sub-4m compact SUV in the segment and during our road test review, we did reveal how the Bolero Neo is the most capable vehicle in the segment.
With the launch of the new N10(O), the Mahindra Bolero Neo now becomes the only car in the segment to offer a mechanically locking rear differential (MLD). Mahindra likes to call it the Multi-Terrain Technology. This is what makes the Bolero Neo the most capable vehicle in the segment.
The MLD with the new Bolero Neo was added to make it more capable. As it is a rear-wheel driven vehicle, previous owners complained about the vehicle getting stuck on the uneven surfaces where the rear wheel used to lift. With the MLD, the Bolero Neo N10(O) can now tackle quite a varied number o terrains without getting stuck.
Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with a longer list of features. As it was launched to attract the youngsters, Mahindra has added features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth. However, it still misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are 15-inch alloy wheels, steering mounted audio controls, cruise control, air conditioning with Eco Mode, front armrests, height-adjustable driver’s seat and electronically adjustable ORVMs.
Only diesel engine
Mahindra only offers a diesel engine with the Bolero Neo. It gets the 1.5-litre mHawk bi-turbo engine that generates a maximum power of 100 PS and peak torque of 260 Nm. It gets a five-speed manual transmission. Mahindra has also added the micro-hybrid technology to the vehicle that automatically shuts down the vehicle when idling for more than a few seconds on a traffic signal. It also automatically starts the vehicle.
Veejay Nakra, Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd., said, “The Bolero brand has witnessed strong loyalty and ruled Indian roads for over two decades now. With this product, we have combined the customers’ affinity towards brand Bolero with their modern outlook, persona and aspirations. The design, performance and engineering enhancements in the new Bolero Neo blend well with the authentic Bolero DNA, making it suitable for the bold and fearless Young Bharat. The addition of Bolero Neo to the Bolero SUV brand portfolio will help us retain Bolero amongst the top 10 selling SUV’s in the country.”