Mahindra Bolero Neo Launched- Priced At Rs 8.48 Lakh
Mahindra has officially introduced the Bolero Neo in India at an initial price of Rs 8.48 lakh, following multiple spy pictures and teasers (ex-showroom). The Mahindra Bolero Neo is a facelifted version of the now-discontinued TUV300 that receives numerous inside and exterior improvements. The Bolero Neo’s price was supposed to be announced on July 15, but the manufacturer pushed it back.
Mahindra has rebranded the former sub-four-meter TUV300 as the new Mahindra Bolero Neo in an attempt to reverse the fortunes of the slow-selling TUV300. The Bolero is one of Mahindra’s most successful products, and it has long been the company’s bread and butter.
The 2021 Mahindra Bolero Neo has a revised front-end design. With the LED DRLs now positioned on the upper half, the headlights have been re-profiled and seem a lot sleeker. It also gets a new fog lamp and a redesigned front bumper. Mahindra’s new six-slat chrome grilled design has also been added. The C-pillar has been blackened out, while the D-pillar has been painted in body color.
The Bolero Neo has a clam-shell bonnet, squared-off and subtly flared wheel arches, and thick plastic cladding that spans the length of the SUV, all of which are design elements from the conventional Bolero. Other changes include new silver dual five-spoke alloy wheels and the removal of the TUV300’s roof rails. The Bolero Neo also gets a spoiler and a new X-type spare wheel cover with ‘Bolero’ branding.
The Bolero Neo’s interior hasn’t received the same level of attention as its look. It does, however, get a brand new instrument cluster with reworked dials and a new MID screen in the middle. New beige fabric upholstery with a textured look, a new tilt-adjustable power steering wheel, and an armrest for the second-row seats are among the interior modifications.
A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, air conditioning with Eco mode, front armrests, height-adjustable driver’s seat, and electronically adjustable ORVMs are among the other standard equipment.
ABS, EBD, and CBC are all standard safety equipment on the Bolero Neo, as are dual front airbags, reversing parking sensors, and optional ISOFIX mounts.
The Bolero Neo is mechanically identical to the TUV300. It is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine that has been modified to meet BS6 pollution standards. This engine produces 100 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque (an increase of 20 Nm) and is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Mahindra Bolero Neo, like the TUV300, has engine start-stop technology to save fuel. It also has a specific Eco drive mode to help you save money on fuel.
The Bolero Neo is the only sub-compact body-on-frame SUV in its class, thanks to its use of the third-generation Scorpio’s ladder-frame chassis. It’s also a rear-drive SUV, which distinguishes it from other subcompact SUVs. A mechanically locking differential is included in the top-spec N10 trim.
The Mahindra Bolero Neo is positioned higher than the conventional Bolero, and both models will be available at the same time. Mahindra is repositioning the TUV300 to appeal to regular Bolero buyers who may be looking for more performance and comfort. The Bolero Neo has no direct competitors in its market, although it does compete with other monocoque compact SUVs in this price range.
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