Various spyshots of this mysterious Mahindra mule you see here are the talking point these days. Various speculations have been predicting it anything from new Scorpio to S101 to the next-gen Bolero.
Without any iota of doubt it doesn’t have anything to do with the new Scorpio and S101. That leaves us with the U301, which is nothing but the next-gen Bolero. As we have talked about just yesterday, we are very skeptical of Mahindra killing the USP of Bolero – its space, it being a more of a semi-urban and rural seller!
We are NOT of the opinion that Mahindra will consider launching various body sizes of Bolero. While it may be similar to what it is currently offered as – regular Bolero and the 9-seater Bolero Plus, it will not be shrunk to a sub 4 meter version!
A good look at the spyshots earlier and then these, courtesy MotorBeam.com makes us believe that this is the new Quanto on test which has not been an impressive seller for Mahindra so far.
Some earlier reports have also quoted Mahindra officials revealing the fact that they are working on the Quanto to make it a more luring preposition. Further, the exposed spare wheel, edgy body, roof rails, top brake lamp and rear wiper similar to Quanto help us in our belief that Mahindra is, indeed, testing the new Quanto with this mule.
Apart from the 1.5L 3 cylinder diesel engine it comes with, Mahindra will have the option of plonking the new 1.2L petrol engine which is under works for many sub-4 meter products like S101 and others.