Mahindra and Mahindra, the country’s top vehicle manufacturers, have recently launched the best-selling SUV Mahindra Bolero Neo. Equipped with an attractive look and sturdy engine power, this SUV has a starting price of Rs 8.48 lakh (former showroom, Pan India). Now the company is also preparing to launch a new 9-seater variant of this SEOVT.
Speaking to media, Vijay Nakra of Mahindra & Mahindra-CEO-Automotive division revealed that the company will soon launch a new long version of Bolero Neo Compact SUV, which will be named Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus. That being said, this new Neo Plus will be 400 to 410mm longer than the standard model, which will provide better space inside the cabin. It will be a three-row 9-seater SUV.
Its second row means a bench seat will be provided for three people to sit in the second row. The third row will face two large bench seats that can seat four people. In addition to the size of the seats and the SUV, all other features and technology will be similar to the current Bolero Neo. The new 9-seater model will also be built on a ladder-frame chassis.
Mahindra Bolero gets new headlamps with Neo Plus LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), new fog lamps, updated front bumper, brand new 6-slot chrome grille, black out C-pillar, plastic cladding all over the body, new aloe vera In addition, a spare wheel and a spoiler with ‘Bolero’ Monica will be provided at the tail gate of SSV.
Features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Bolero Neo Plus Bluetooth connection, steering wheel mounted controls, a new instrument cluster with new multi-information display (MID), new tilt-adjustable power steering wheel, echo mode. Also, features like air conditioner, electronic adjustable ORVM, height adjustable driver seat, front arm rest can be provided.
According to reports, the company may use a 2.2-liter diesel engine in this SUV, which can be offered with both automatic and manual transmission gearbox. In the current model, the company has used a three-cylinder diesel engine with a capacity of 1.5 liters. Which generates 100hp of power and 260Nm of torque. This engine comes with a 5 speed manual gearbox. In addition, the company has been given fuel-efficient engine start / stop technology, which was seen on the TUV300.