Neo-boleros are called boleros, but they have little in common with regular boleros. The Neo is basically an updated Mahindra TUV300 named to join the famous Bolero family. These two SUVs have little in common, except that they use diesel engines in different modes. It is also clear that Boleloneo attracts a more upscale and diverse customer of the two. Take a closer look at both.
Boleroneo vs Boleros Styling
Both SUVs follow the same basic design formula (a straight square SUV under 4 meters), but with very different designs. The Boleroneo is a stylish, modern, and traditional SUV, while the traditional Bolero is very old-fashioned with flared wheel arches, exposed door hinges, and flat window lines. Between two boleros. The side shelves and folding top are common elements, but the Neo is inherited from the Mahindra X-shaped front bumper. This is another design detail of the iconic bolero. The Neo is 50mm wide, but the standard Bolero is about 63mm high.
Bolero Neo and Bolero Mechanics
Although Bolero and Bolero Neo are SUVs under 4m with a trapezoidal chassis, longitudinal engine, and rear-wheel drive, there are some differences in the chassis. Bolero Neo uses Mahindra’s Gen 3 chassis, which also supports Scorpio and the new Thar. Neo also has the latest suspension settings, with independent front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, both with coil springs and anti-roll bars. At the same time, the standard Bolero is supported by an older chassis and has a more basic suspension setup for more basic and practical applications involving moving heavy objects for this model.
The SUV also has an independent front suspension, but unlike Neo’s multi-link setup at the rear, it has a simpler leaf spring. Both Boleros use Mahindra’s 1.5-liter diesel engine: mHawk75 for the standard version and mHawk100 for the Neo. Although the numbers on the badges are different, they still use the same basic engine, a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, and Neo is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger to provide more power.
The Neo device can produce more powerful 100 horsepower and 260 Nm, while the Bolero engine can produce 76 horsepower and 210 Nm. Both engines use micro-hybrid (engine start-stop) technology. An interesting additional feature on Neo is the option to mechanically lock the differential on the rear axle. Although it is still a two-wheel drive SUV, it should have more off-road capabilities.
Mahindra Bolero Neo vs Bolero
Cabin and features: Enter the cockpit, Bolero’s more practical features become obvious, even on the fully loaded variant without many decorations. The cockpit of Bolero Neo is almost the same as the upcoming TUV300, which means you can get a dual-tone instrument panel and plenty of comfortable and convenient features in a fully loaded form. However, both SUVs provide seats that can accommodate up to 7 people, with folding seats in the trunk.
When fully charged, Bolero Neo contains a lot of technologies, including some that you could not find in Bolero before. The equipment list for a fully charged N10 includes a 7.0-inch touch screen with Bluetooth connection, LED daytime running lights, driver seat height adjustment, alloy wheels, cruise control, power-adjustable rearview mirrors, front-seat armrests, belt The dual airbags of the remote control lock ABS and cornering brake control (CBC).
The N10 variant is also a variant with an optional mechanical locking differential; this variant is called the N10 (O) price and will be announced later. Airbags, ABS, audio system, rather rudimentary digital meter readings, air conditioning, power windows, and remote locking.
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|Mahindra Bolero Neo||Mahindra Bolero|
|Engine||1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine||1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine|
|Max Torque||100 hp at 3700 rpm||76 hp at 3600 rpm|
|Max Power||260 N at 1800-2250 rpm||210 N at 1600-2000 rpm|
|Speed||5-speed Manual Transmission||5-speed Manual Transmission|
|Mahindra Bolero Neo||Mahindra Bolero|
|Variant’s||N4, N8, N10+||B4, B6, B6(0)|
|Price’s||Rs: 8.50-10 lakh [Ex-Showroom in India]||Rs: 8.65-10 lakh [Ex-Showroom in India]|