Mahindra Bolero Neo Front
Mahindra is taking a gamble by applying the Bolero moniker to the TUV300

The launch of the Mahindra Bolero Neo will happen around the same time the XUV700 gets introduced

Mahindra is set to launch the Bolero Neo, the facelifted (yes again!) and renamed TUV300, by September this year.

Spotted undisguised earlier this year during an ad shoot, the compact SUV will come with a revised front fascia sporting a new radiator grille and bumper.

While the side and rear profiles of the spied Bolero Neo and the TUV300 were identical, its headlights had been updated this time around. It also had new alloy wheels and a revised spare wheel cover.

It is not yet known if Mahindra has made any changes to the vehicle’s interior. Apart from an upholstery change, the cabin styling should remain as is.

Mahindra Bolero Neo Launch
If priced well, the car should find a respectable number of new homes every month

But, the carmaker could offer an updated touchscreen infotainment system and more features with the Bolero Neo, as cars these days are crammed with goodies.

The compact SUV is likely to come with a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine that should produce 100 HP and 240 Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox will be paired with the engine, and Mahindra could look at offering customers the choice of opting for an AMT as well.

When it comes to safety, the car should feature dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, ISOFIX anchorages and parking sensors and judging by the way Mahindra cars have been performing at crash tests, it should, if subjected to the test by Global NCAP, do well too.

When the Bolero Neo launch takes place, Mahindra will have yet another compact SUV in its portfolio, one that will be priced less than the XUV300 and thus likely appeal more to buyers from tier-2 and tier-3 towns.