Mahindra To Launch Facelifted TUV300 As Bolero Neo By September 2021
The facelifted sub-4m SUV looks more premium than before and is expected to get some added features too
Mahindra TUV300 has not been on sale since BS6 emission norms were implemented in April 2020.
It is getting a second facelift and a rebrand for its return to the sub-4m SUV space as a rugged body-on-frame offering.
Front fascia gets most of the design changes and the interior is likely to be refreshed as well.
It could get a BS6 version of the same 100PS 1.5-litre diesel engine with choice of manual and AMT.
The Bolero Neo is expected to be priced from Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Mahindra TUV300 sub-4m SUV is going to return to the market in its facelifted avatar as the Bolero Neo. It has been confirmed that the Bolero Neo will be launched by September 2021, around the same time as the XUV700.
The previous iteration of the TUV300 before it was discontinued
The facelifted TUV300 had been leaked earlier this year during its official shoot before the second wave of the pandemic. It featured a significantly different front fascia with larger wraparound headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and the new bumper looks more premium than before. The bonnet spied did not seem as tall as the one seen on the previous TUV300, likely to make the front-end compliant with the current pedestrian-crash-test norms. Mahindra has not made many changes to the rear apart from a few tweaks to the taillamps, bumper and the spare-wheel-cover on the tailgate.
While the interior of the Bolero Neo has not been spied yet, the cabin is expected to be refreshed as well as part of the facelift with some new features too. It could be equipped with an improved touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, auto AC and cruise control too. The safety features will likely be the same as the old TUV300, with dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX anchorage as standard.
Dashboard of the 2019 TUV300
The Bolero Neo is expected to be available with a BS6 version of the same 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 100PS and 240Nm while mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It could get an AMT option as well but a petrol-engine option is unlikely.
The Bolero Neo will be positioned below the XUV300 in Mahindra’s lineup and could be priced from Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). Along with its stablemate, it will also rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Toyota Urban Cruiser and Tata Nexon.
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