Watch: Mahindra Bolero Neo Scores 1 Star Safety Rating in Crash Test by Global NCAP

In India, Mahindra recently launched the Neo+, an extended version of the Bolero Neo, for Rs 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom). The Bolero Neo+ draws power from the acclaimed 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine from the Scorpio series.

By Sanorita | on April 23, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Mahindra Bolero Neo compact SUV received a 1-star safety rating in the most recent round of GNCAP. The 7-seat SUV scored 20.26 out of 34 points and 12.71 out of 49 points for adult and child protection, respectively. To begin with adult occupant protection, the widely recognised global testing body indicated that the Bolero Neo had an unstable frame and footwell portion, along with inadequate chest and foot protection. The Mahindra SUV does not have curtain airbags and seatbelt reminders for all occupants, which contributed to the low scores in the category. Coming to Child occupant protection, the Bolero Neo SUV has one child restraint system (CRS) and does not come equipped with three-point seatbelts for every passenger. The Bolero Neo's side-facing third-row seats were the primary reason behind the overall low rating in GNCAP test results.

Commenting on the results, Mahindra stated, 'We at Mahindra are committed to delivering vehicles that ensure the safety and satisfaction of our customers and users. The Bolero Neo is the trusted utility vehicle of choice in India, owing to its robust build, highly dependable nature, and its innate capability to handle a variety of usage conditions. Bolero Neo has always complied with safety regulations that have been introduced over time and continues to be fully compliant with the latest Indian safety standards.'

The company further added, 'As we are constantly innovating and improving our vehicles to exceed safety regulations, we want to assure our customers and stakeholders that Mahindra has significantly enhanced safety features in all our recent launches. Models like the Thar, XUV700, XUV300, and Scorpio-N, have been recognized with high safety ratings of 4 and 5 stars by the Global NCAP, reflecting our ongoing commitment to safety. We value the trust our customers place in us and are dedicated to upholding it through continual advancements in vehicle safety and technology.'

Let's take a closer look at the other features of this SUV, which just received an extended 9-seat counterpart in India, called the Bolero Neo+.

Mahindra Bolero Neo: Price and Engine Details 

The Mahindra Bolero Neo's price ranges from Rs 9.90 lakh to Rs 12.15 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The SUV is offered in four main variants – N4, N8, N10, and N10(O), with seating for up to seven passengers. It has six exterior colour options (Napoli Black, Majestic Silver, Highway Red, Pearl White, Diamond White, and Rocky Beige) and 384 litres of boot capacity. Mechanically, the compact Mahindra SUV is propelled by a 1.5-litre diesel unit (98.6bhp/260Nm) with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The N10 (O) model includes a mechanical locking differential. The SUV is an alternative to several vehicles in the market, including the Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, and Tata Nexon.

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