Spy shots of 2016 Mahindra Bolero leaked online
The “best selling SUV” in the country is all set for a makeover, with an expected release date somewhere in 2016. Camouflaged Bolero`s have been spied testing across the country. The upcoming 2016 Bolero has been codenamed the U301, is said to replace the existing version. Mahindra plans to release 2 models, one sub-4-metre compact SUV and another bigger one. As per reports the refreshed Bolero will feature a hydro-formed ladder chassis which would improve the car’s handling while also reducing the overall weight of the vehicle.
From what can be seen, the 2016 Mahindra Bolero has borrowed a lot of from its big brother the XUV500.The front grill looks very similar to the XUV500 and the tail lights have been borrowed from the previous generation Scorpio. The side-profile looks shorter than the current Bolero, but as rumoured there will be a longer one released as well.
The engines which will be used to power the new Mahindra Bolero will be revamped too. The sub-4-m compact SUV will get the twin turbo 3 Cylinder 1.5-litre diesel motor seen on the new Quanto. The bigger SUV will feature a larger capacity engine which will use the mHawk turbo diesel technology as seen on the new generation Scorpio. The engine will be coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, no mention of an auto variant as yet.
The Bolero is India`s best selling SUV, and has been a star product for Mahindra. Selling about 5000 units a month, even 14 years after its release, makes it an iconic Indian car. The new version if priced right like the older one, would be a hit with the masses. Staying true to its codename “U301”, the “U” stands for utility. Slated to be launched in early 2016, it will be exciting to see what the new Bolero has in store for us.
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