The current Mahindra Bolero, on sale for over a decade has been seeing decling in sales in recent months. Though it is still among the best-selling SUVs in India as it was in the past, the numbers are not as impressive as before.
The reason behind this could be the launch of more affordable sub 4 meter SUVs in the last 1 year. Mahindra themselves have launched three new compact SUVs – KUV100, TUV300 and the NuvoSport. They are now getting ready to launch yet another sub 4 meter – Bolero Mini.
Mahindra Bolero Mini is the fourth compact SUV in the company lineup after TUV300, KUV100 and the NuvoSport. It will be shorter than 4 meters in length and will be presented with petrol and diesel engine options while it will sport some exterior and interior changes over its larger counterpart.
The mini Mahindra Bolero, though offered in a 7 seater configuration, will see reduced front and rear overhangs and redesigned bumpers while wheelbase remains the same. Interiors will also be modified with better seating facilities while the last row will get jump seats as seen on the NuvoSport and TUV300. Dashboard design and equipment levels remain unchanged.
Engine specifications on the new Bolero sub compact SUV will include a 3 cylinder 1.5 liter mHawk100 diesel engine developing 100 bhp power and 240 Nm torque also powering the NuvoSport and TUV300. The manufacturers are also working on a 1.6 liter petrol engine which could make its way to the mini Bolero which could be confirmed at launch round the corner in August 2016.
The new mini Bolero will be aggressively priced. It will not only allow the company to win back sales but could also allow the company to recapture its lost market share.
Note – Images above are for representational purpose only and are not spy shots of Bolero Mini.