Here’s what Mahindra’s new mini Bolero looks like from the inside
As we had mentioned a while back, Mahindra plans to release a rugged mini SUV, based on its most popular product, the Bolero. The car is being introduced to ride the success wave of the Bolero and bring in more volumes in its sales. The mini SUV is aimed at the rural audiences, who have shown tremendous liking for the Bolero. The mini Bolero, codenamed the U301, will be introduced shortly this year.
Recently spy shots of the interiors of a camouflaged car test vehicle made its way online. The detail on the dashboard and the quality of the product looks better than expected. The dashboard has hints of chrome, and the vehicles instrument cluster is similar to the one seen on the XUV500. The car comes with a new three-spoke steering wheel, which has its brand logo in the centre. This is a refreshing change from the age-old steering wheel the Bolero had. The top end variants of the vehicle are said to have steering mounted controls, which is not something we have ever seen on a budget Mahindra SUV. The Top end variant of the SUV will have an updated infotainment system, along with climate control.
The car is powered by a 1.5 liter ZLX diesel engine, and comes with an auto box. The car will come as a two-wheel drive with ABS, along with an option for a four-wheel drive. Mahindra also plans to release two other compact SUV’s, which have been temporarily nicknamed as the S101/102. These cars will share a similar design flow, and a lot of the styling details will be identical.