● Mahindra plans to launch a Bolero variant, the new Bolero Neo.
● Initial looks at the Mahindra Neo Bolero suggest it is based on the TUV300.
● The pricing could be slightly above that of the existing standard Bolero model.
Mahindra plans to add another SUV variant to its Bolero line-up in the form of a Bolero Neo SUV. While the design draws inspiration from the TUV300, the pricing will be in the Bolero range.
Design and Styling – Not much is known
Sources say that the new Mahindra Bolero Neo SUV has an altered fascia similar to the TUV300, with re-profiled headlamps and LED lamps, a new front bumper, and a grille. In addition, one can expect it to feature the classic Bolero cues like the squared-off and flared wheel arches, clam-shell bonnet, and a thick prim running along with its fenders.
However, one does not expect many alterations to the existing design.
The Bolero Neo could feature the same 1.5L 3-cylinder diesel engine present in the TUV300 with an upgrade to meet BS6 norms. This engine could pair with a 5-speed manual gearbox and deliver 100hp power and 240Nm torque. In addition, the start/stop feature could find a place in the setup as a fuel-saving venture.
While Mahindra has not yet announced the official pricing, they have indicated that it will be slightly above the standard model. Hence, the price could be in the Rs 9-12 lakh ex-showroom pricing range. Mahindra expects to cash in on the Bolero's popularity and increase its presence, which the TUV300 could not achieve.
Mahindra has plans to launch up to 12 new models, including Bolero Neo, over the next five years. Some of these models include the nest-gen 5-seater XUV500, the new XUV700, a 5-door Thar variant, an XUV900 SUV coupe, a Marazzo, and KUV100 replacement, and the all-new Bolero. It also plans to enter into electric cars.