Mahindra’s TUV300 facelift will be called the Bolero Neo. Along with a new name, the sub-4-metre SUV is expected to have more features and a slightly higher price tag.
The Mahindra Bolero Neo will be launched in India on July 15. The new Bolero Neo is essentially the facelifted version of the TUV300, which will make a comeback with a new name, a BS6 compliant engine, new features, and revised styling.
The Bolero Neo will be positioned between Mahindra’s Bolero and the XUV300, and the pricing is expected to be in the Rs 8.25 – 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom) mark. The new Bolero Neo will rival the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger. One advantage that the Bolero Neo will have over the aforementioned sub-4-metre SUVs is that it can seat seven people. The seating capacity of a vehicle is a major factor that influences the buying decision of most families looking for a seven-seat SUV on a budget.
The Bolero Neo is expected to have the TUV300’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel motor, but this time, it will be in a BS6 state of tune. The power figures are expected to be close to 100bhp and 240Nm. The gearbox on offer is likely to be a five-speed unit; the automatic variants could come equipped with an AMT gearbox.
The changes on the exterior include a new vertically slatted chrome grille and a headlamp assembly with a new design and new LED DRL inserts. The bumpers have been redesigned too. The higher variants of the Bolero Neo will come with five-spoke alloy wheels.