Mahindra Bolero is currently the top selling SUV across the country. Reliable powertrains, strong body, go anywhere feature, rugged looks and above all the spot on pricing of this SUV make it more sought after among the people. As per the information from trusted sources, it is found that the engineering department of Mahindra is heading towards a more uplifted chassis construction for the upcoming new 2015 Bolero. Not only does Mahindra caught the public’s attention with its upgrade on Bolero series SUV, but also with its new version of compact MUV, the Mahindra Quanto which was previewed at the Delhi auto expo few months ago. With two new upcoming products of Mahindra and Mahindra, enthusiasts car buyers of this giant vehicle manufacturer are excited to find the areas where the upgrades are made on both 2015 Mahindra Bolero and 2015 Mahindra Quanto.
The new Bolero 2015 will be powered by a tried and tested mHawk 3-cylinder engine version of Mahindra that is known to power the Scorpio, the new Xylo H series and XUV500. However, it will be adjusted for economy rather than absolute performance and it will work between the powers of 100 to 110 PS. Notably, inspite of the monocoque construction of the vehicle, the new Bolero is believed to remain as a rear-wheel drive. The option of four wheel drive is also been offered.
The new 2015 Quanto will be powered by a 3-cylinder 1.5 liter diesel engine that can produce 240Nm and 100bhp of torque. The engine will power the rear wheel via the 5-speed Autoshift unit. The system will be controlled by hydraulic actuation system and an advanced ECU that senses the required gear changes by functioning on shift map and has altered it to offer higher fuel efficiency. By avoiding the use of torque converter, Mahindra tried to save a lot on weight and cost of this new Quanto.
Exterior and interior:
When it comes to new Bolero 2015, styling will be a key factor as the designers of Mahindra have seen the vehicle as the jeep grand Cherokee and range rover Evoque for inspiration. The vehicle’s interior is also upgraded, with new molded door pads, integrated audio system, high quality plastics for dashboard, reverse camera, etc. The new Bolero will also get an improved NVH levels over the present Bolero.
Regarding the appearance upgrade on new 2015 Quanto, the front of the vehicle features large headlamps and the grille that looks similar to Xylo, showing not much effort is made on concealing the car’s origin. The tailgate of the car looks flat and ends pretty abruptly, but the spare wheel adds up to the distinct character of the car. Quanto will also be launching as the only 7-seater compact MUV that the Indian market has ever seen. Quanto will feature large doors, providing easy access for getting in and out of the car. Cabin is also roomy and the leg space is large for the first two rows of car at least.