Mahindra & Mahindra, the homegrown automaker seems very aggressive with its product strategy for the growing SUV segment. The company had launched three mini SUVs- TUV300, KUV100 and the NuvoSport in the country within 1 year. According to AutoCarIndia, the company has already started working on its fourth compact SUV which will be based on the popular Bolero. The company is reportedly working on a mini Bolero, which will be around 170mm shorter than the current car. Also Read: 2016 Mahindra Bolero Facelift coming soon: Spied
The report further suggests that the mini Bolero will have the same wheelbase as the current car; however, the vehicle will have shorter overhangs and revised bumpers. Apart from these changes, the mini Bolero will share most of the features from the existing car. The cabin is also expected to remain unchanged. Similar to the TUV300, the vehicle will be offered in seven-seat configuration with the last row getting jump seats. Also Read: Mahindra planning to introduce sub-4 meter Bolero in India
The new mini Mahindra Bolero is reportedly to get a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine that also powers the TUV300 and the NuvoSport. This engine is capable of producing 84bhp of power, and is paired to a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit. The existing car features a 2.5-litre diesel engine that is good for 68bhp of power.
With mini Bolero, the homegrown UV maker is aiming to capitalize on the popular of the Bolero brand in rural and semi-urban markets. The new model will be priced aggressively to further increase sales. It is expected to be launched in the country in August/September, 2016.