Mahindra has finally launched its much-awaited 7-seater SUV, Mahindra Bolero Neo equipped with a BS6 compliant 1.5L diesel engine. The new Bolero Neo is the facelifted TUV300 which promises the ruggedness of the Bolero along with the premium of TUV300. Since Bolero is one of the most revered products of Mahindra and the top-selling SUV in India of all time, it’ll be interesting to know what Bolero Neo has to offer.
What is new Mahindra Bolero Neo?
Since Bolero Neo is the facelifted TUV300, it sees various updates on the inside as well as outside. The SUV shares its ladder-frame chassis with Scorpio and Thar, and rear-wheel drive empowers it for rough terrains. Bolero Neo seems sleeker with a 6-slat chrome grille flanked by LED DRLs, a revised bumper, and new fog lamps. Some classic touches of Bolero are apparent such as squared-off wheel arches, boxy design, and clam-shell bonnet, and a black plastic cladding running along the length. At the rear, the SUV gets an X-type spare wheel cover. The SUV sits on dual five-spoke silver-finish alloy wheels.
On the inside, Bolero Neo gets beige coloured fabric upholstery, a new adjustable power-steering, and an armrest in the second row along with a fresh instrument cluster with revised dials and a new MID. The pair of jump seats behind the second row makes it a 7-Seater SUV.
Features of Mahindra Bolero Neo
- 7-inch touch infotainment system with Bluetooth
- Cruise control
- Start/stop (Micro hybrid)
- AC with Eco-mode
- Steering mounted audio controls
- Height adjustable driver seat
- Power adjustable ORVMs
- ABS and EBD
- Engine immobiliser
- Cornering brake control
- Dual front airbags
- Reverse parking sensors
- Optional ISOFIX anchors
- Mechanical locking differential (Top variant- N10)
Engine and Powertrains
The 1.5L diesel engine is carried forward from TUV300, and while complying with BS6 norms it churns out 100bhp of power and 260 Nm of peak torque. Unlike TUV300, Mahindra Bolero Neo doesn’t provide an automatic gearbox and gets only 5-speed manual transmission.
What is the price of Mahindra Bolero Neo?
The introductory price of Mahindra Bolero Neo is ₹8.48 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom), and it’s available in 4 variants- N4, N8, N10, N10 (O). Although the SUV doesn’t have any direct rivals but granted it’s a sub-4-meter SUV it’s likely to compete against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger.
What is the mileage of Mahindra Bolero Neo?
The mileage of Mahindra Bolero neo is 17.29 kmpl.
Does Mahindra Bolero neo replace previous Bolero?
No, Bolero Neo doesn’t replace standard Bolero. The standard Mahindra Bolero will be sold alongside Mahindra Bolero Neo.
Does Mahindra Bolero Neo have electronic stability control?
No, Mahindra Bolero Neo doesn’t feature Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Is Mahindra Bolero Neo automatic?
No, Mahindra Bolero Neo doesn’t get an automatic gearbox, it is equipped with a 5-Speed manual transmission.
How many variants does Mahindra Bolero Neo have?
Mahindra Bolero Neo is available in 4 variants- N4, N8, N10, N10 (O).