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Old 26th May 2017, 21:56   #1
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Default PICS: Mahindra testing new UV under the body shell of a Bolero

Clicked at Paranur (Chengalpet) toll on 19th May.

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Few observations:
- Shorter engine bay (otherwise it's same as regular Bolero)
- Smaller tires
- Rear twist beam suspension
- Front wheel drive

Mods, I couldn't find any existing thread on this subject, kindly merge if available.
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- Rear twist beam suspension
- Front wheel drive
Wondering how you arrived at these conclusions, since these point to a monocoque and not a body on chassis like the outgoing one.
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Wondering how you arrived at these conclusions, since these point to a monocoque and not a body on chassis like the outgoing one.
Rear twist beam is visible, obviously it should be a front wheel drive drive then.
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Default re: PICS: Mahindra testing new UV under the body shell of a Bolero

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Rear twist beam is visible, obviously it should be a front wheel drive drive then.
I couldn't see it, can you please highlight it?

Also, M&M will not continue the Bolero's body after this year since it will not meet the crash test regulations coming into play. This is a different vehicle/platform being tested with the Bolero body shell as a camouflage.
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This is a different vehicle/platform being tested with the Bolero body shell as a camouflage.
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Front bolero is a dummy vehicle for testing.


Also noticed that rear bolero has new steel wheels from scorpio S2.
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Does it means they are changing it for newer axles/drive-train from Scorpio?

or rear multi link suspension?

may be its for Export markets.

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Could it be that the camouflaged bolero is actually a test mule for another vehicle underneath.else a new suspension, fwd and smaller wheels make no sense given the target market for the bolero
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Could it be that the camouflaged bolero is actually a test mule for another vehicle underneath.else a new suspension, fwd and smaller wheels make no sense given the target market for the bolero
That's what I thought too, that chassis doesn't even look its built for a Bolero, and it's quite easy to compare with the real Bolero right behind it. The wheels are tiny and wheelbase too looks much shorter.
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Wondering how you arrived at these conclusions, since these point to a monocoque and not a body on chassis like the outgoing one.
Hope this answers now

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Clicked at Paranur (Chengalpet) toll on 19th May.

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Few observations:
- Shorter engine bay (otherwise it's same as regular Bolero)
- Smaller tires
- Rear twist beam suspension
- Front wheel drive

Mods, I couldn't find any existing thread on this subject, kindly merge if available.
The test mule is using Bolero shell as a camouflage , the smaller wheels/tyres and the Bolero shell are a misfit on the chassis underneath.

Earlier also some OEM used a body shell to hide the underpins on the test run!
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Hope this answers now
Nope. Doesn’t answer my original questions

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Could it be the next-gen Thar that they're testing under that camouflaged Bolero?
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Nope. Doesn’t answer my original questions
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Wondering how you arrived at these conclusions
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Rear twist beam is visible
In case, if you had missed.
"REAR TWIST BEAM WAS VISIBLE" may be not on the snap that I posted.
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