Sub-4m, Mahindra mini Bolero has been spied testing in Nashik. The car gets shaved off in the front and rear, but the overall cosmetics remain similar.
Mahindra Mini Bolero: Report Brief
-The Mini Bolero will be smaller by about 170mm
-1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine will be provided
-More affordable due to the excise benefits
Mahindra mini Bolero is the unofficial name given to the manufacturer’s next product. The car is basically a sub-4m version of the popular Bolero, with similar looks and different engine.
Mahindra Mini Bolero Design
The car for most part looks very similar to the Bolero. However minor tweaks at the front and rear are evident. The front and rear bumper, which are camouflaged in the above pictures, get shaved off and are flat. This is unlike the well-rounded, countered bumpers on the bigger Bolero. Another change at the rear is the tailgate, which is redesigned to avoid any protruding parts. Overall the Mini Bolero loses almost 170mm from a total of 4,107mm in the existing version.
The Mini Bolero shares wheelbase with the full size Bolero and will be available as a 7-seater.
Mahindra Mini Bolero Interior
The interior of the mini Bolero is said to be similar to the existing Bolero. The seats might have to be adjusted to keep up with the smaller dmesion and the third row ones will be jump seats.
Mahindra Mini Bolero engine and specification
Powering the SUV will be a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine, which also does duty on the TUV300 and NuvoSport. The engine is expected to produce close to 70 HP of power, which is higher than the Bolero. Expect better performance and fuel efficiency from the new engine. The lesser kerb weight will also help the cause.
|Mini Bolero Mileage||19 kmpl (expected)|
Mahindra Mini Bolero price and launch in India
The Mini Bolero is expected to be launched in India on August 2016. The car will have a price tag of Rs. 5.8 lakhs.
|Price in India||INR 5.8 Lakhs|
|Launch in India||August 2016|
With the newer engine and dimension, the Mahinda Bolero has been given a new lease of life. The excise duty benefits from both the smaller (<1.5L) engine and shorter length (<4 m) will enable the manufacturer to price the car very affordably in the segment.