Spied: Next-generation Mahindra Bolero?


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.

Source: IAB

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