Mahindra has long been making cars that are known for their sturdiness. Some of them have been so long in the market that they are now iconic products for the brand. Today, we will talk about two such products; Bolero and Scorpio. However, we will not be discussing the regular Bolero today. We will be looking at the newly-launched Bolero Neo, a modern avatar of the iconic Bolero. Today’s article on Mahindra Bolero Neo vs Mahindra Scorpio will deal with both these cars. Also, we will look at whether you should buy the former over the latter. Let’s dive straight into it.
Mahindra Bolero Neo is 3995mm long, 1795mm wide & 1817mm tall. It sits on a 2680mm wheelbase. Mahindra Scorpio on the other hand is 4456mm long, 1820mm wide & 1995mm tall. Scorpio also sits on a 2680mm wheelbase. Bolero Neo comes with a 7-seater layout, with the 3rd-row seats being side facing. Mahindra Scorpio on the other hand comes with multiple seating layout options. 7-seater with side facing 3rd-row seats, 7-seater with captain seats, 8-seater with side facing 3rd-row seats and 9-seater with side facing 3rd-row seats are the available options, depending on the variant.
Mahindra Bolero Neo vs Mahindra Scorpio specifications
Bolero Neo comes powered by a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine that makes 100bhp & 260Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a rear-wheel-drive system. Mahindra Scorpio on the other hand comes powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, however, the tuning varies depending on the variants. The base variant engine makes 120bhp and 280Nm of torque. Other than this, all other variants come powered by engines tuned to make 140bhp and 319Nm of torque. The former comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox whereas the latter comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Scorpio also gets a rear-wheel-drive system. Bolero Neo gets 15-inch wheels whereas Scorpio gets 17-inch wheels.
Contrary to these differences, both cars share the same platform. Mahindra has opted for the 3rd-generation chassis (Body-On-Frame) for underpinning the Bolero Neo as well. The brand already uses this platform to underpin Scorpio and Thar. Also, both cars come with Mahindra’s Micro-Hybrid technology.
Mahindra has loaded both cars with the necessary features. Remote lock, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, Blue Sense mobile app, Eco mode, voice messaging system, reverse assist, static bending headlamps, digital immobilizer, ABS with EBD and Cornering Brake Control (CBC) are some key features of the Bolero Neo. Mahindra Scorpio on the other hand gets features like a reverse parking camera, projector headlamps, puddle lamp, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a few others over the Bolero Neo.
Mahindra has also offered segment-first Multi-Terrain Technology (MTT) with the Bolero Neo. This is something that we do not get to see with the Mahindra Scorpio.
Mahindra Bolero Neo vs Mahindra Scorpio pricing
Mahindra Bolero Neo starts at Rs 10.12 lakhs and goes up to Rs 11.89 lakhs. Mahindra will soon be introducing an optional variant with MTT which will cost a bit over Rs 11.89 lakhs. Mahindra Scorpio starts at Rs 15.04 lakhs and goes up to Rs 20.57 lakhs.
Note – Prices mentioned are on-road, Mumbai.
Mahindra Bolero Neo over Scorpio?
Mahindra Scorpio is undoubtedly a great product. If you are looking for a car that offers a powerful engine, multiple seating configurations, almost all necessary features, muscular road presence and sturdy build quality, the Scorpio becomes a great option for you. However, the Scorpio comes at a premium. Now, if you want a car that can easily tackle bad roads with the help of a powerful diesel engine & MTT, offer a 7-seater configuration, comes with multiple convenience features and even offers Scorpio’s reliability & sturdiness (since both cars share the platform), the Bolero Neo becomes a great option for you. Also, you save a considerable amount of money when considering the Bolero Neo over the Scorpio.
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