A refreshed avatar of the Mahindra TUV300 is all-set to hit the showroom floors soon. Interestingly, it will be sold as Mahindra Bolero Neo. Take a look at its rendering here.
Mahindra Bolero is one of the oldest and most successful products of the indigenous brand in the Indian market. The ladder-frame SUV is a utilitarian product and hardly enjoys any attention in the metro cities. However, Mahindra has been selling another ladder-frame SUV for urban buyers – TUV300. Sadly, the TUV300 has been failing at encashing the brand’s effort with its poor sales. As a result, Mahindra is now planning to reposition the TUV300 as Bolero Neo in the Indian market. Moreover, it will come with the addition of a few changes. But how will the Bolero Neo look like? Well, our in-house rendering artist – Shoeb R. Kalania, has created a digital rendering of the Bolero Neo to give an idea of its design.
The Bolero Neo in the above rendering looks like the TUV300 for the most part. Nevertheless, the addition of a few changes has helped it with an accentuated appeal. The front fascia gets a revised bumper with a new sleeker lower air dam, which also houses the fog lamps. In respect to the TUV300’s bumper, the Bolero Neo’s unit features more creases. The grille on the Bolero Neo is also different and gets thick chrome slats for the added beefiness. It is flanked by redesigned headlamps. The clam-shell bonnet sports a different pattern for the creases.
Since the body shell remains the same, the Bolero Neo sports the same boxy silhouette as the TUV300. However, Mahindra will add some flare to the fenders this time, along with black cladding, which will run around the square-ish wheel arches. While the rear face of the upcoming Bolero Neo is not visible in this rendering, it will also get redesigned tail lamps and a new bumper. Interestingly, the tailgate-mounted spare wheel will continue to sit at its original position.
The Mahindra Bolero Neo will source power from the same 1.5L 3-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, which powered the TUV300. This time around, it will comply with new BS-6 emission regulations. In the TUV300, the oil burner was capable of putting out 100 Bhp of peak power and 240 Nm of max torque. It was offered with two gearbox choices – 5-speed MT and 5-speed AMT.