Mahindra has been testing its new U301 SUV, which will be replacing the Bolero. We weren't sure if it will be replacing the Bolero, until we got the confirmed news with the variant details. The new-generation Bolero is a body-on-frame, but this new ladder chassis is lighter than the current generation. Also, to further enhance the reduction the new Bolero will be powered by the 1.5-litre three-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged diesel engine. This engine will produce 98bhp of power and 240Nm of maximum torque on the Quanto, but the power is likely to be reduced to about 70bhp.
The new Bolero will be a seven seater and it will have a wheel mounted on the tailgate. It will be made available with an option of five-speed manual and automated manual transmission options. The Bolero will be made available only in two-wheel drive, no four-wheel drive to begin with. The Bolero will be priced between Rs 6-9lakhs (on-road, pricing) and will be again sitting below the Scorpio.
This will be the new platform for the Bolero pick-ups too, but that will be after a couple of years. The Mahindra Bolero will be made available with three variants: 1) SLE: This will be the new base variant and will be made available with BS IV engine option on the new Bolero. This engine will be tweaked for BS III usage.
2) SLX: This is the mid-level variant and it should get power steering, front and rear power windows and AC.
3) ZLX: This variant will get ABS as standard or optional and there will be old Scorpio's music system too. AMT will be offered on this variant.
The new Bolero will be a lot more fuel-efficient and even lighter because of the new chassis and downsized diesel engine. The Bolero won't be a sub 4-metre and will be targeting rural as well as urban markets with its new compact design.
Source : MotorOctane