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Old 23rd May 2014, 14:50   #1
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Default Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300! EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs

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Pictures of the test mule of a new utility vehicle have surfaced on the internet. The vehicle, which was spotted near the Mahindra Research Centre in Chennai, has a more upright stance, shorter overhangs, flatter bonnet and more compact side profile than a Mahindra Scorpio. Additionally, this test mule has halogen tail lamps unlike the Scorpio's LEDs.

All these points lead us to believe that the vehicle spotted is the next-generation Mahindra Bolero (codename U301). Like the present-generation car, the U301 is likely to feature a body-on-frame construction. Reports suggest that the car will be available in various body lengths. There could even be a sub-4 metre version of the car.

While it is not clear which engine will be used to power the next-generation Bolero, it is rumoured that the car could be given the Quanto's 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel motor.

The Bolero is a very important vehicle for Mahindra. It has been the company's (and India's) largest selling utility vehicle for a long time now, regularly touching sales figures of 10,000 units a month.

Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-bolero1.jpg

Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-bolero2.jpg

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Actually it looks bad for a Bolero ! With a high floor line and hopefully (!) boaty feel with that height, they would kill the Bolero customers.
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Could be! Doesn't look like the compact SUV at all! Compared to the current Bolero, this one looks to be a little curvy, if I may say so - at least above the shoulder line. ORVM seems carried over from the current gen Scorpio/Xylo.
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Reports suggest that the car will be available in various body lengths. There could even be a sub-4 metre version of the car.
Hardly see the sub 4 meter testing the Indian customers desire to buy a big small car.
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I think this is a vehicle developed in collaboration with Ssangyong.

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1. http://indianautosblog.com/2014/02/m...-models-120467
2. http://www.cartoq.com/mahindras-ssan...port-in-india/
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I think this is a vehicle developed in collaboration with Ssangyong.

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2. http://www.cartoq.com/mahindras-ssan...port-in-india/
If that's the case then it would be a complete case of bad copy of Evoque
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High time the Bolero brand gets some proper investments given the money it has brought and is bringing M&M.

And this thread could be in for the long haul considering how long the Mahindra test vehicles normally run.
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If that's the case then it would be a complete case of bad copy of Evoque
True! It even looks like a swift in a bigger platform.

Wondering whether the Indian model will have the rear door hinged at the back. Might be one of the very few Indian cars/SUV with "rear-hinged" doors. Something that's not common on Indian roads.
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Like the present-generation car, the U301 is likely to feature a body-on-frame construction. Reports suggest that the car will be available in various body lengths. There could even be a sub-4 metre version of the car.

While it is not clear which engine will be used to power the next-generation Bolero, it is rumoured that the car could be given the Quanto's 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel motor.
You add a 4wd to the sub 4m car and you have a vehicle that addresses almost all the shortcomings of a Thar. That would be an interesting option,if the looks are more Jeep-like
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I hope this is not the next generation Bolero! I have a different opinion to most people here. Mercedes puts more and more curves on successive generations of the M-Class but their G-Wagen stays with the same boxy shape irrespective of its iterations. The Bolero in my opinion- should be like that. If you take away its USP- maximization of interior space due to good old solid straight lines- it may end up being a model whose earlier generations were much more popular. Also there's the uncharted territory of the rural area folks preference for straight functional lines compared to curves.
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Looks like its defintely the next gen Bolero. More pics are here in ACI site.
http://forum.autocarindia.com/index....-pics-surface/

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Hi TBHPians,

Spotted this two mahindra(?) scoops but unable to identify them. Is it xuv or xylo?

Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-imageuploadedbyteambhp1405786831.518171.jpgNext-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-imageuploadedbyteambhp1405786855.350657.jpgNext-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-imageuploadedbyteambhp1405786905.484922.jpgNext-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-imageuploadedbyteambhp1405786925.317359.jpgNext-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-imageuploadedbyteambhp1405786946.433679.jpg

If this car is already under some discussion, I request mods to merge it please.
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Looks more like the XUV to me; BTW location of spotting? TN?
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Default Re: Mahindra scoop, identify this car

I think the one in the front is the new Maxximo and the one in the rear is the next gen Bolero.

Good pics but i believe that a thread already exists on it.
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I dont think its a new maxximo. I think its a all new micro lcv from mahindra to compete with tata ace zip
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