Mahindra recently introduced the all-new Bolero Neo in India. The new Bolero Neo, which is based on the same Gen3 platform as the Scorpio and the all-new Thar, has a 5+2 seating configuration with rear jump seats. Mahindra is currently developing a Bolero Neo Plus that will be significantly longer than the original model.
The Bolero Neo has taken the place of Mahindra’s TUV300. In the past, Mahindra sold the TUV300 Plus, which was a longer version of the basic TUV. With the all-new Bolero Neo, Mahindra will do the same. Mahindra is working on launching the Bolero Neo Plus in the Indian market, according to Car & Bike, and it will happen shortly. The Bolero Neo Plus is an extended version of the regular Bolero. The Bolero Plus is expected to be 400 to 410 mm longer than the Bolero Neo. It will no longer be a sub-four-meter vehicle like the conventional Bolero Neo.
Unlike the TUV300 Plus and TUV300, which were formerly fairly identical in appearance, Mahindra will strive to differentiate the Bolero Neo Plus. In addition to being noticeably longer, the Bolero Neo Plus will feature sporty style influences. The Bolero Neo Plus will most likely resemble the original Bolero more than the Bolero Neo. The Bolero Neo Plus will have the same set of features as the standard Bolero Neo. Rectangular wheel arches, thick plastic side body cladding, redesigned headlamps, and a lowered hood line will all be standard on the Bolero Neo Plus. We can also anticipate the same colour palette.
A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, BlueSense App, steering-mounted controls, and more are available on the inside. The BlueSense Plus function may also be added to the Bolero Neo Plus by Mahindra. A more powerful engine option for the new Bolero Neo Plus is also possible. Because it will be longer than 4 metres, the car will not be eligible for government tax breaks. Mahindra may use the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with a manual transmission. Mahindra may not offer an automatic transmission even with the Bolero Neo Plus. With the longer length, Mahindra will offer 9-seats. There will be longer side-facing seats in the boot of the vehicle.
“We keep talking about gasoline [petrol] automatic versus diesel manual. Our view is that in the sub-4 metre crossover, the vote goes to the gasoline automatic. When it comes to mid-size crossovers, there’s a good mix of diesel and gasoline engines, as well as manual and automatic transmissions. When it comes to genuine frame-based SUVs, diesel is still the most popular option, so we’ll stick with it.