The top-of-the-line variant of the Mahindra Bolero Neo has been launched. The new N10 optional variant is based on the standard Bolero Neo N10 but with a big change.
The Mahindra Bolero Neo was launched in India last month in three variants – the N4, N8, and N10. The Indian manufacturer has now announced the price of the top-spec N10 (O) variant of the Bolero Neo, which is Rs 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom).
The new N10 (O) is based on the N10 variant of the Bolero Neo. The features lists of the N10 and the N10 (O) are identical; however, there is one big change – only the N10 (O) variant in the Mahindra Bolero Neo’s lineup that gets a mechanically locking rear differential.
Mahindra calls it the Multi-Terian Technology (MTT), and it demands additional Rs 70,000 over the cost of Bolero Neo N10. The addition of a diff-lock will substantially improve the rough-road capability of the SUV. We tested the Bolero Neo with a diff-lock; you can click here to watch the video.
All other features of the N10 variant, such as the 7-inch infotainment system, cruise control, steering mounted control, and Air-con with Eco mode, have been carried over to the N10 (O) variant. The standard safety features such as ABS, EBD, dual-front airbag, and reverse parking sensor are common across variants.
The engine is a 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel unit, which puts out 100bhp and 260Nm of torque. So far, there is a five-speed manual gearbox on offer, and we suspect that Mahindra has reserved an optional AMT for later.
The Mahindra Bolero Neo rivals other compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300. Considering that the Bolero Neo is the only SUV in the segment that's based on a body-on-ladder chassis and gets a mechanically locking rear differential, it already seems to have an edge over its rivals.