Mahindra Bolero Neo is available in four trim levels – N4, N8, N10 and N10(O) – powered by a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Last month, Mahindra launched the Bolero Neo in India with introductory prices starting from Rs 8.48 lakh for the base N4 trim, going up to Rs 9.99 lakh for the N10 trim, both prices ex-showroom, Delhi.
Mahindra, however, did not reveal the price of the top-spec N10(O) trim at the time of the launch. Now, the home grown carmaker has launched the Mahindra Bolero Neo N10(O) at a price of Rs 10.69 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Costs Rs 70,000 more than the N10 trim it’s based on
Equipment list identical to the N10 trim
Mahindra Bolero Neo N10(O) – what’s new?
The Bolero Neo is available in four trim levels – N4, N8, N10 and N10(O). The biggest and only differentiating factor on the top-spec N10(O) trim is that it additionally gets mechanically locking rear differential that Mahindra calls Multi-Terrain Technology (MTT).
Mahindra has added a mechanical locking differential on the top-spec Bolero Neo N10(O) following feedback from customers, who struggle for traction on rough roads in a situation where one wheel lifts off the ground and spins helplessly. The mechanical locking differential helps in these instances by diverting power to the wheel on the ground (that has grip), which helps improve drivability on these difficult surfaces.
The equipment list on the N10(O) is otherwise identical to the N10 trim, on which it is based. It features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels, steering mounted audio controls, cruise control, air conditioning with Eco mode, front arm rests, height adjustable driver’s seat and electronically adjustable ORVMs.
The N10(O) trim costs Rs 70,000 more than the N10 trim for just the mechanical locking differential, but it also greatly increases the capabilities of the SUV.
Mahindra Bolero Neo: underpinnings and powertrain
The Bolero Neo is underpinned by the third-generation ladder-frame chassis that also underpins the Thar and Scorpio and distinguishes itself as the only compact body-on-frame SUV in its class. It is also a rear-wheel drive SUV, which further sets it apart from other compact SUVs.
Under the hood, the Bolero Neo is powered by a BS6-complaint 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine that develops 100hp and 260Nm of torque and comes solely mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Bolero Neo misses out on an automatic gearbox option. However, it does get engine start-stop technology and the Eco and ESS (micro-hybrid) drive modes for maximizing fuel efficiency.
Mahindra Bolero Neo: rivals
Being a ladder-frame, rear-wheel drive SUV, the Bolero Neo does not have any direct rivals in its segment, but at this price range, it competes with other monocoque compact SUVs like the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Vitara Brezza, etc.
Here’s a look at the detailed price list of the Mahindra Bolero Neo.