Mahinda Bolero is well accepted as the best-selling and most popular SUV in the Indian market with its an iconic design language, rigid body structure and performance. Now, the utility manufacturer is planning to launch the popular Bolero in the sub-4metre SUV segment to continue the standard brand name in the market. The reports indicated that the sub-4metre Bolero could be coded as U108 and it is likely to be launched sometime in this year.
Mahindra is interested in offering the compact SUVs due to overcome the different government regulations, like the registration ban of heavy diesel vehicles and large SUVs. Like these of sudden acts, the Bolero sales fall down in the market and it is becoming as an affordable product. The Bolero compact SUV will be available in the market until the introduction of next-generation Bolero, which is coming to India in 2018-2019. It will be the fourth sub-4metre SUV from Mahindra after the highest selling TUV 300, KUV 100 and NuvoSport.
There is no change in terms of the shape as the new Bolero will be downsized its length without affecting the cabin space. The reports recommended that the smaller Bolero will not be benefited with any exterior and interior changes and new features.
Small Bolero Specifications:
The existing Mahindra Bolero has a 2523cc m2DiCR diesel engine that develops the maximum power of 63PS at 3200 rpm and the torque of 195Nm at 1400 to 2200 rpm. Being a sub-4metre vehicle, it will be featured the smaller 1.5-litre engine along with the optional micro-hybrid technology.
In the Mahindra’s compact range, the TUV 300 and NuvoSport models offered with the automatic gearboxes for clutch-free driving. There is no guarantee whether the small Bolero will be offered with the automatic variants or not.
The car comes with the very responsive and performance based equipment like front and rear wheels, drum brakes, as well. Like the existing Bolero, the new one will have excellent off-roading capabilities with the high ground clearance of 180mm and better ride quality suspension system. The regenerative braking is expected to be benefited by the upcoming Mahindra compact SUV.
The small Mahindra Bolero will cost around Rs. 5.5lakh to 8.5lakh (on-road) and increase the small SUV range in the market.
Expected Launch: 2016
Source: Automotive Blog