The next generation Mahindra Bolero gets a more upmarket dashboard with new steering wheel and music system, while the quality levels are also expected to greatly improve over the existing ones.
Two new test mules of the next generation Mahindra Bolero (codename U301) along with the new S101 compact SUV was spotted testing in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu revealing the interiors of the UV for the first time. With prototypes moving closer to the production version, the spy shots give us a glimpse on the drastic improvements made to the interiors of the next generation Mahindra Bolero. A consistent seller for Mahindra in the UV space, the next generation Bolero will be available in two versions including a regular and sub 4-metre model with both the models scheduled for launch next year.
From what the spy shot suggests, the interior of the next generation Mahindra Bolero has moved upmarket drastically. The utilitarian look has been refurbished with a more fulfilling dashboard that now gets a chunky new 3-spoke steering wheel, centre console with rectangular air-con vents, instrument cluster and what looks like a touchscreen infotainment system. Probably the range topping version, we expect door mounted power windows to also feature on the next gen model.
In addition, the new Mahindra Bolero will get better ride quality with improvement to the suspension, while the ladder on frame chassis will get hydroforming, that debuted on the new Scorpio. While the test mule was completely covered in camouflage, the design is not too much of a puzzle. The new Bolero will continue to maintain its old school charm with the boxy design; however, the front and rear fascia have been intensively reworked upon along with the extensively different head and tail lights. The test mule was also spotted with roof rails, side step headlights and new alloy wheels.
In terms of powertrain, the next generation Mahindra Bolero is expected to be updated with the newly developed 1.6-litre diesel engine that has been confirmed for launch next year by the company. While power figures are unknown, the model will come paired to the new 5-speed manual transmission that is currently available on the updated Scorpio. Mahindra could also plonk the new 1.2-litre diesel mill on the sub 4-metre version of the Bolero to avail excise benefits; however, the final engine lineup will be available closer to launch.
Source – Motor Vikatan