Spotting big Mahindra SUVs under testing is now very common. In the coming years the brand has promised up to 9 new cars that will comprise of old-school SUVs, monocoque bodies ready to adopt electrification and two fully brand new EVs on a dedicated platform. But now let’s talk about the car we have spotted – the New Mahindra Bolero Neo.
New Mahindra Bolero Neo – What do we know?
The car we see below has been spotted from the rear. Firstly, see a mount for the spare tyre to be placed on the tailgate and on it’s left some new badging. It clearly says – Bolero Neo. According to what we see here, the Bolero Neo is a car based on a updated platform of the current Mahindra Scorpio and will be a 7 seater. It is not replacing the current Bolero but will be sold beside it.
Now apart from that and from the spy shots that we can see here or online, this car most likely going to be a sub-four meter, we can’t confirm that yet. Could it be the same as the old Scorpio? Maybe. Some months ago we already saw spy shots of the updated TUV300, what was that? We will have to wait to get clarity on that.
Right now we can say that the car has the rear bumper, tailgate, taillamps, rear windscreen and spoiler from the TUV300 Plus. It will most likely carry a revised interior with features like cruise control and automatic climate control coming to a car with the Bolero nameplate. Mahindra says the car will be a seven seater. We think it will still get the side facing seats which will fold flat in its third row with amenities like AC vents and charging sockets. This car will again be aimed for rural India or Bharat. Other than that, we will have to wait and see more.
As we see the car here, the launch can be expected soon. Pricing and positioning of this car should sit between the current Bolero and the Mahindra Scorpio. The new Mahindra Bolero Neo will be Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 more expensive than the Bolero. There is still a lot that we need to know about this car. Will it continue to get a 1.5-litre diesel engine? We will know more in the coming days. Stay tuned and comment below what are your expectations. Will you consider buying this car with the Bolero nameplate? What will you use it for?