Modern customers have been quickly moving towards SUVs as they offer a lot of features over hatchbacks and sedans. One of their many benefits is the ability to easily go over bad roads. With the main focus on conquering bad roads, a new entrant gets something extra that makes it the best car for bad roads. Today’s article will deal with this car that you can buy under Rs 12 lakh which is suitable for bad roads. First will discuss the car in brief and then discuss what makes it great for bad roads. Let’s go.

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Dimensions & specifications

Rs 12 lakh car for bad roads

We will be talking about the recently-launched Mahindra Bolero Neo here. Mahindra Bolero Neo is 3995mm long, 1795mm wide & 1817mm tall and sits on a 2680mm wheelbase. The car gets a 7-seater configuration with the 3rd-row seats being side facing. The car comes powered by a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine that makes 100bhp and 260Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and RWD system. Also, the Mahindra Bolero Neo is built on the 3rd-generation chassis used by Scorpio and Thar as well. The Bolero Neo sits on 15-inch wheels.


12 lakh car for bad roads

Electrically adjustable ORVMs, power windows, height-adjustable driver seat, rear washer & wiper with defogger, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, electronic start-stop, eco-mode, reverse assist, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, cornering brake control (CBC) and digital immobilizer are some key features of the Bolero Neo.

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Why is it great for bad roads?

A car needs to possess basic elements like a powerful engine, sturdy platform and solid suspension to easily take on bad roads. Mahindra Bolero Neo does get these elements which make it a capable car. In addition to these, it even gets Multi-Terrain Technology (MTT), which is basically a fancy name for Manual Lock Differential. The availability of this feature allows Bolero Neo to lock a free rear wheel which is not making contact with the ground in cases of tough terrains. With a free rear wheel not receiving power, the complete power and torque are transferred to the other wheel which helps the Bolero Neo pull itself out of tough situations. All this comes together to make it one of the best cars for bad roads at Rs 12 lakhs.

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