Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus will be available soon
Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus will be sandwiched between Bolero and Scorpio, will be a great mover
Mahindra is preparing to launch the long wheelbase version of the Bolero Neo as the Bolero Neo Plus and it will go on sale later this year according to the source. However, ahead of the launch, specifications for the upcoming SUV have been leaked.
The Bolero Neo Plus will essentially replace the now discontinued TUV300 Plus, just as the Bolero Neo replaced the TUV300.
The biggest reveal now is the SUV’s engine. It will get the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine as the Thar, but in lower tuned condition. In the off-road, the mill develops 130 HP and 300 Nm.
But, on the Bolero Neo Plus, it will produce 118 hp in power mode and 94 hp in economy mode. Yes, you heard right! The SUV will also benefit from driving modes. The engine will be mated to manual and automatic gearboxes.
This combination is a big step up from the current Bolero and Bolero Neo, as they don’t have an automatic option or such a powerful motor.
While Bolero gets the 1.5-liter mHawk 75 which produces a measly 75 HP, the Neo gets the mildly powerful 1.5-liter mHawk 100 which pumps out 100 HP.
There will be 2 variants offered P4 and P10. The P10 can get different trim levels. As this is the long-wheelbase version of the 7-seater Bolero Neo, the Plus will also get a 9-seater option in addition to the usual 7-seater. An ambulance variant is also in the works.
As for the dimensions of the upcoming Bolero Neo Plus, it measures 4400mm in length, 1795mm in width and 1812mm in height. The wheelbase measures 2680 mm.
All of these numbers are a bit lower than Scorpio. But, they are still huge for the segment and should open up a good amount of space inside. The existing Bolero Neo, meanwhile, measures 3995mm in length, 1795mm in width and 1817mm in height while the wheelbase is rated at 2680mm.
Upon launch, the upcoming Bolero Neo Plus is expected to command an ex-showroom price somewhere between Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 12 lakhs thus sitting under the Scorpio.