Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus will be sandwiched between Bolero and Scorpio, will be a great people mover
Mahindra is gearing up to launch the long-wheelbase version of the Bolero Neo as Bolero Neo Plus and it will go on sale later this year as per source. However, ahead of the launch, the specifications of the upcoming SUV have been leaked.
The Bolero Neo Plus will essentially be the replacement for the now-discontinued TUV300 Plus just like how Bolero Neo replaced TUV300.
The biggest revelation now is the SUV’s engine. It will get the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine as the Thar albeit in a lower state of tune. In the off-roader, the mill puts out 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 that right! The SUV will also get drive modes. The engine will come mated to both manual and automatic gearboxes.
This combination is a big step-up from the current Bolero and Bolero Neo as they neither get an automatic option nor get such a powerful engine.
While Bolero gets the 1.5-litre mHawk 75 that puts out a meagre 75 HP, the Neo gets the slightly-powerful 1.5-litre mHawk 100 that pumps out 100 HP.
There will be 2 variants on offer P4 and P10. The P10 might get various trim levels. As it’s the long-wheelbase version of the 7-seater Bolero Neo, the Plus will also get a 9-seater option in addition to the regular 7 seats. An ambulance variant is also in the making.
As far as the dimensions of the upcoming Bolero Neo Plus go, it measures 4400 mm in length, 1795 mm in width, and 1812 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 2680 mm.
All these numbers are a tad lower than that of the Scorpio’s numbers. But, still they are huge for the segment and should pave for good space inside. The existing Bolero Neo, on the other hand, measures 3995mm in length, 1795mm in width, and 1817mm in height while the wheelbase is rated at 2680mm.
When launched, the upcoming Bolero Neo Plus is expected to command an ex-showroom price somewhere between Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 12 lakhs thereby sitting under the Scorpio.