An SUV with a noticeable road presence. An SUV that is fun to drive. A rugged SUV that can take you on most roads. Yes, you guessed it right. It’s the Mahindra Bolero Neo. The Bolero Neo combines the rugged nature of an SUV and the comfort of a modern car. In this article, we will discuss why buying a Mahindra Bolero Neo is better than buying a hatchback.

Rugged Nature

Mahindra Bolero Neo

The Mahindra Bolero has always been appreciated for its rugged nature and the Bolero Neo is a lot similar. This is a perfect car for people staying in rural areas due to its good off-road capabilities. The Multi-Terrain Technology (MTT) that is offered in the top-end variant of the Bolero Neo is quite useful on bad roads.

The ground clearance of the Bolero Neo at 180mm is quite adequate for Indian roads. The Bolero Neo is equally suitable for urban city dwellers. This SUV offers a confident stance due to the tall seating position that it offers to the driver. This high seating position can be really helpful, even in city traffic conditions.

Rear Wheel Drive

Mahindra Bolero Neo

The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with a rear-wheel-drive system that makes this SUV better at handling. The front wheels are responsible for steering while the rear wheels provide power. Acceleration of a rear-wheel-drive car is always better than a front-wheel-drive car.


Mahindra Bolero Neo

The Mahindra Bolero Neo is built on a body-on-ladder chassis frame. This gives the SUV, off-roading superiority, a robust frame and a rigid structure making it highly capable for off-roading. The Mahindra Bolero Neo gets a 1.5-litre mHawk 100 diesel engine that produces 100bhp & 260Nm of torque mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The car is 3995mm in length, 1795mm in width, 1817mm in height with a wheelbase of 2680mm & ground clearance of 180mm. The powerful engine & compact dimensions make this car ‘a go-anywhere’ kind of a car. The cabin of this car is quite spacious and can be occupied by seven people, although the third row is best suitable for kids.

Price and Verdict

Mahindra Bolero Neo

The Mahindra Bolero Neo gets four variants. Pricing starts from Rs 10.73 lakh and the top-end variant goes upto Rs 13.73 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The Mahindra Bolero is a better choice than buying a diesel-powered hatchback that will cost you almost the same but offer less space & power.

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