Mahindra earlier reported of its plan to launch a new Bolero car christened U301. It is currently in the development stage, and was spotted several times by car enthusiasts. Details on the vehicle were shielded for quite a while, mainly because the new Scorpio facelift took the limelight.
The upcoming Mahindra U301 or next generation Bolero was captured again, recently in Chennai. The expected arrival period is sometime during the end of 2015. Like the new Scorpio, the next gen Bolero will sit on an innovative hydroformed ladder frame chassis.
The styling of U301 will be on the lines of a more professional package, the trend followed on the new Scorpio facelift. Mahindra will retain bits of the core countryside nature of next gen Bolero, with regard to the boxy design. The contemporary effect is visible on straight lines on window panes and body panels.
Mahindra has decided to power U301 with a battery load of powerful engines; the car will gather its energy from a powerful diesel and petrol engines of 1.5 or 1.6 liter capacity. The next gen Bolero is a global car, a few weeks ago, a test mule was spotted on the streets of Germany. It is a sub four meter seven seat SUV. According to recent reports, the next gen Bolero may move on a fierce 1.5 liter three cylinder engine adopted from Quanto, linked to five speed gearbox.
The current Bolero is sold in two design structures, Bolero Plus and Bolero, and the sources say the same kind of designs is expected in the forthcoming car. Like the new Scorpio, the next gen Bolero is filled with new intriguing elements, sufficient to gather massive crowd into showrooms.
What are the variant characteristics of next-gen Bolero that sets a varied benchmark from the past. The headlights are new, and the styling is similar to the impending S101. The rear lights are news as well packed with halogen bulbs, the side profile is compact, to a higher degree than Scorpio. The structure of the bonnet is flat, more than the earlier car. The styling is more modern, and the cabin room is vast enough to accommodate five occupants.
Mahindra has created a new form of excitement on next-gen Bolero; it too will come with a more modern outlook like the Scorpio. The current Bolero along with Scorpio are best sellers in multi utility vehicle and sport utility vehicle market.
Mahindra is a pioneer of multi utility and sport utility vehicle market, U301 is developed on the lines of intensified competition. So much has happened in the utility vehicle market in a short span of time, created by the grandeur and power of Volkswagen Taigun, Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport. Bolero has sparked enormous public excitement; the new car will create a higher level of exhilaration. Its arch rivals are Chevrolet Tavera and Tata Sumo.
For those who are super excited by the next gen Bolero, it is a car to look forward to, to scale through incredible adventure in modern style. The expected price range is Rs 6 to 8 lakhs.