Mahindra Bolero Neo sub-4 meter compact SUV in a fuel efficiency test

Mahindra is one of India’s biggest utility vehicle manufacturer. They have variety of products in their line up and they recently launched the all-new Bolero Neo in the market. Bolero Neo based on Mahindra’s new generation Chassis and although it looks like TUV300, Mahindra has made cosmetic and mechanical changes to the SUV. We have seen several videos of Mahindra Bolero Neo online and here we have another important that many potential buyers of this compact SUV might find interesting. The video shows how fuel efficient Mahindra Bolero Neo actually is when driven in mix driving conditions.

The video has been uploaded by Power On Wheel on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks about how he planned a road trip in the all-new Mahindra Bolero Neo to find out how fuel efficient can this SUV be. Mahindra Bolero Neo is a compact SUV that competes with cars like Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and other SUVs in the segment.

Vlogger was driving to the nearby state of Himachal Pradesh. In this journey, vlogger will come across different driving conditions like city traffic, highways, mountain roads and long traffic jams. He filled the tank to the brim before starting the journey to Himachal Pradesh. He drove the SUV through city roads, highway and drove on mountain roads for approximately 40 kms before reaching his hotel.

Mahindra Bolero Neo sub-4 meter compact SUV in a fuel efficiency test

After reaching the spot, vlogger refuelled the car and after calculating, he mentioned that the Bolero Neo had returned him a fuel economy of almost 13.94 kilometres to a litre. Vlogger did not stop there, he then drove the SUV on mountain roads were the roads were broken and had long traffic blocks due to land slides. He was stuck at a traffic jam for almost 4 hours on mountain roads and once the road was cleared, he completed his trip and came back to the petrol station to refill.

After he returned from the mountain road trip, Mahindra Bolero neo took in almost 33.41 litres of fuel and when calculated it showed that Bolero Neo had returned almost 9.4 kilometres to a litre and it had covered almost 320 kms on the mountain roads.  Overall, Mahindra Bolero Neo returned a fuel economy of almost 12.41 kmpl. Which is good considering that the fact that the SUV was being driven on various surfaces.

Video mentions that if you drive with a light right foot and manage to keep your speeds between 80-90 kmph, you can squeeze decent  amount of fuel efficiency from this SUV. In case of mountain roads, the engine is pushed harder due to steep slopes and rough road conditions. In such conditions, the fuel efficiency is expected to decrease.

Mahindra Bolero Neo is available with a diesel engine only. It is also the only compact SUV in the segment to offer MLD. This feature is only available with the top-end variant. It is powered by a  1.5 litre, mHawk diesel engine that generates 100 Ps and 160 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.