Codename U108, sub 4 meter Bolero is rumoured to launch this year…
Mahindra is one of the most successful Utility Vehicle makers in the country. While products like the Bolero, Scorpio and the XUV500 have enthralled lakhs over the years, the company seems to be shifting its focus towards smaller vehicles of late. With two new sub 4 metre products (the KUV 100 and TUV 300) doing well, Mahindra is all set to launch another small SUV, the NuvoSport on April 4, 2016.
However, they do not intend to stop at just that and plan to shrink the Bolero too! Yes, as per a report on Economic Times, a sub 4 metre version of the country’s most popular utility vehicle is on its way. The vehicle has a huge market in the country, especially in rural areas. The present generation Bolero is powered by a 2,523 cc m2DiCR engine producing 62.95 PS of power at 3200 rpm and 195 Nm of torque in the range of 1,400 to 2,200 rpm.
The length of the car also varies with the variant. The SLE, SLX and ZLX trims measure 4,107 mm while the EX trim has a length of 4,221 mm. This however places the Bolero in the additional 4 per cent infrastructure cess bracket as per the latest Union Budget announcements. Now a sub 4 metre Bolero, powered by a smaller capacity mill, say the 1.5 litre diesel from the upcoming NuvoSport or the smaller 1.2 litre mFalcon D75 mill from the KUV100 will attract a lesser 2.5 percent cess.
The report further adds that the smaller Bolero is a stop gap plan for Mahindra as they want to refresh the offerings on the brand and keep the cash registers clicking till the next generation model comes in 2018-19. Aiming to sell around 25,000 units a year, the sub 4 metre Bolero, codenamed as U108 is expected to be launched in the second half of this calendar year.