Bolero Neo Overview


Fuel Type





17.3 KM/L

Tank Capacity

50.0 L


7 Seater

C&B Verdict on Mahindra Bolero Neo
car&bike Expert Rating
While there is certainly going to be some amount of cannibalisation over here, one cannot deny the fact that both SUVs cater to a different set of buyers. While the customer buying the Bolero is looking for a no-nonsense workhorse purely for utilitarian needs, the Mahindra Bolero Neo's customer wants a rugged people mover that can also handle the rough terrains, while keeping its occupants in relative comfort.
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Pros & Cons of Mahindra Bolero Neo

Things We Like

  • Affordability
  • Roomy Cabin
  • Frugal Diesel Engine

Things We Don't Like

  • Bouncy Ride Quality
  • No Automatic Transmission
  • Misses Out On Basic Features

Mahindra Bolero Neo Variants


Ex - Showroom


Bolero Neo N4

Manual,Diesel,17.3 KM/L

Starts at 8.77 Lakh

Bolero Neo N8

Manual,Diesel,17.3 KM/L

Starts at 9.78 Lakh

Bolero Neo N10

Manual,Diesel,17.3 KM/L

Starts at 10.3 Lakh

Bolero Neo N10 (O)

Manual,Diesel,17.3 KM/L

Starts at 10.99 Lakh

Bolero Neo Limited Edition

Manual,Diesel,17.3 KM/L

Starts at 11.5 Lakh

Mahindra Bolero Neo Features & Specifications

  • Engine CC

  • 1493 CC
  • Fuel

  • Diesel
  • Mileage

  • 17.3 KM/L
  • Max Torque

  • 260 Nm
  • Max Power

  • 100 bhp
  • Transmission

  • Manual
  • Length/Width/Height

  • 3995 mm /1795 mm /1817 mm
  • Boot Space

  • 384 L

About Mahindra Bolero Neo

Mahindra & Mahindra has expanded the Bolero family with the addition of the new Bolero Neo that recently went on sale. The new seven-seater SUV is essentially the facelifted version of the TUV300 but gets cosmetic tweaks, feature additions and a new moniker. The Bolero Neo is also aimed at a more evolved buyer who wants the ruggedness of the Bolero, albeit with more creature comforts. Here’s all you need to know about the Mahindra Bolero Neo.

The Mahindra Bolero Neo looks identical to the TUV300 in profile but changes are aplenty to the front and rear of the SUV. It is built on the third-generation ladder-on-frame chassis shared with the Scorpio and the Thar. Visual tweaks include the reprofiled headlamps with static bending highlights and DRLs, The chrome grille gets vertical slats, bringing the model in line with the Bolero family, while the bumper has been reworked for the new fog lamp housing and a wider air intake. The Bolero Neo also features signature Bolero body cladding, new alloy wheels, a sporty rear spoiler and an X-themed spare wheel cover.

The Mahindra Bolero Neo is available in six colours - Rocky Beige, Majestic Silver, Highway Red, Pearl White, Diamond White, and Napoli Black. Mahindra will introduce Royal Gold as the seventh colour option soon.

The cabin on the Bolero Neo has seen significant updates over the TUV300. The big change is the premium-looking twin-pod instrument cluster with a MID in the centre. There’s also a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with silver accents on the centre console. The seats are upholstered in premium fabric and it offers an armrest for the front and second-row seats. The model also gets a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat, front and rear power windows, remote lock and keyless entry. The model also comes with two jump seats at the rear that can be folded to make way for cargo space.

Power on the Mahindra Bolero Neo comes from the 1.5-litre mHawk100 diesel engine that develops 100 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 260 Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Power is sent to the rear wheels on the N4, N8 and N10 variants, while there’s also the N10 (O) that will come with the Multi-Terrain Technology (MTT). There’s also a limited-slip differential (LSD) that sends power to either rear wheel that helps the SUV tackle broken terrain with ease. There’s also the ESS (micro-hybrid) and ECO mode claim to deliver better fuel efficiency. Mahindra claims a fuel economy figure of 17.28 kmpl.

The new Bolero Neo is built with high strength steel and also comes equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, automatic door locks, high-speed warning, cornering brake control and more. The higher variants also get ISOFIX child seat anchor mounts, follow me home headlamps, seatbelt reminder, and digital immobiliser.

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Mahindra Bolero

Neo Mileage

  • 17.29KM/L
    69%Better mileage than other SUV
  • Fuel Type
    17.3 KM/L

Mahindra Bolero Neo Price in India

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Mahindra Bolero Neo Colors

Mahindra-Bolero Neo Pearl White

Mahindra Bolero Neo : Pearl White

Available for all variants.
Mahindra-Bolero Neo Highway Red

Mahindra Bolero Neo : Highway Red

Available for all variants.
Mahindra-Bolero Neo Napoli Black

Mahindra Bolero Neo : Napoli Black

Available for all variants.

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Mahindra Bolero Neo Comparison with Similar Cars

Mahindra Bolero Neo Expert Review


Mahindra Bolero Neo

The Mahindra Bolero Neo is a revamped version of the TUV300 and has become quite popular in the segment as well. Mahindra has rebranded the TUV300 in order to give it some sheen associated with the Bolero name in terms of sales figures.

How is the Design?

The Bolero Neo looks the part with the boxy feel of the TUV300, although the body shell has been lowered and integrated into the ladder-frame chassis for reducing ride height. The bonnet is positioned lower than earlier. The Bolero Neo has a slightly different stance, with a tinier gap in the wheel arches alongside. The ground clearance figures remain the same. The Neo has a sleeker and more modern design as compared to the regular Bolero SUV. The front grille and front bumper are key design elements along with the shoulder cladding in black and the round-shaped fog lamps. The look is more attractive this time around, although the 15-inch wheels seem slightly smaller for the SUV, considering its size. The tail lamps get a red tint this time and there is also a roof-mounted spoiler along with rear parking sensors. The spare wheel also remains from the earlier version.

How does it perform?

Engine Type Capacity Power Torque
Diesel 1.5 litre 98 BHP 260 Nm

The engine is the three-cylinder 1.5 litre diesel powerhouse, although the tune state is now higher than before. The electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger is also new, with more torque than before as well. The engine has a grunt at the low-end while there is sufficient torque at the mid-range as well. The engine sound, however, scales up with the higher revving range as well. You will, however, miss an automatic transmission system while driving the Bolero Neo in congested traffic city traffic, due to its heavy clutch. The maximum torque band covers around 1750-2250 RPM. The engine is refined and smooth while the performance is higher in the low-end and is fused with shorter gear ratios. It is also extremely responsive. Power delivery is absolutely liner, and the engine will pull smoothly from idling-level RPMs with no effort. If revved beyond the 3500 RPM mark, there is not much power to be garnered.

How’s the mileage?

The Bolero Neo offers great mileage of approximately 15 kmpl while it can cruise comfortably at higher speeds as well.

How’s the driving experience?

The Bolero Neo makes use of a tough body and offers reasonable ride and handling as well. The MLD engages at lower traction levels or stickier scenarios, whenever it finds rear wheels with faster spinning ratios as compared to the others, thereby locking wheels and shifting power to the wheel with higher traction. This enhances overall road grip of the Bolero Neo at crawling and lower speeds as well. There is, however, a metallic note of the MLD setup while it locks up the spinning wheel and this may surprise some drivers as well.

What’s the interior like?

The Bolero Neo has the same layout and cabin as the TUV300. The dashboard has a black and beige dual-tone theme with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment unit. The seats have new fabric material while there is a reverse camera as well. The Neo has chair-like seats in front, with longer seat squabs and individual driver-passenger armrests alongside. The seating position is commanding enough, although the rear passenger bench is on the flatter side, while it can accommodate three people in reasonable comfort. The seat cushioning is firmer now. The reclining angle is similar to the regular Bolero with a central armrest. The knee room and legroom are decent while the headroom is excellent. This has happened due to the efforts made to skip the side-facing rear jump seats.
The last row has limited space for adults and the same story holds true for both head room and shoulder room. There is no seat belt while there are windows and a seat pocket only.

Tech and infotainment

The top-end trim comes with features like a 7-inch touch screen infotainment unit, rear washer/wiper, cruise control, and remote-key electric. There is also no automatic climate control, electric folding mirrors, projector headlamps, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and reverse camera.

Safety equipment

The top-end variant has dual airbags, corner braking control, ABS with EBD, seat belt warning, child seat anchorages, child locks, over-speed warning, and speed-sending door locks.

Which variant to buy?

The Bolero Neo N4 is cheaper and offers greater value for money, with good features such as engine start/stop, four power windows, air conditioning, Eco driving mode, safety features, a power outlet and rear parking sensors. The N8 is costlier and gets the 2-DIN audio system, some connectivity features, remote-key central locking, rear wiper/washer, wheel covers, and some other additions.

The N10 variant is costly but well-equipped with the touch screen, DRLs, cornering lights, cruise control, and more. The N10 (O) variant is the one to buy if price is no object.

Which cars compete in the segment?

The Mahindra Bolero Neo falls short of the competition, which includes its own sibling, the Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, and the Ford EcoSport, along with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The Bolero Neo comes without many essential features and the entry-level diesel of the Kia Sonet is slightly more affordable. The Bolero Neo is almost at par with the Tata Nexon. There are other competitors, including the Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite.

Verdict (Value for Money)

The Mahindra Bolero Neo is rugged and can take on bad roads with aplomb. It does not get several features while coming with decent interior space and seating capacity. However, the last row is cramped and there is only one diesel engine option. The styling is not as contemporary, although it does get decent go-anywhere abilities with its MLD and other features. The overall pricing is.

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Bolero Neo FAQs

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo is powered by a 1.5-liter mHawk diesel engine that produces 100 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that provides smooth and precise shifting.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo is designed to perform well on a variety of terrains. Its high ground clearance of 186 mm and strong suspension system allow it to handle rough roads and uneven terrain with ease. It also features a robust chassis and a powerful engine that provides good acceleration and high speed capabilities.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo offers several advanced driving assistance features, including ABS, EBD, and rear parking sensors. It also features a micro-hybrid system that automatically turns off the engine when the vehicle is stationary for more than 2.5 seconds, improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo's suspension system is designed to provide a comfortable ride on rough terrain and uneven roads. It features independent front suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar, and a semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension at the rear. This suspension system provides excellent stability and control, even on bumpy roads.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo has a towing capacity of up to 1,500 kg, which allows it to handle a variety of trailers and equipment. Its powerful engine and strong chassis provide the necessary torque and stability to tow heavy loads with ease.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo features a responsive and accurate hydraulic power steering system that provides excellent control and handling. It also offers an adjustable steering column that allows drivers to customize the steering position for maximum comfort and control.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo offers a 5-speed manual transmission that provides smooth and precise shifting. The transmission is designed to optimize fuel efficiency and provide a smooth ride, even on rough terrain.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo is equipped with several features that enhance its off-road capabilities. It features a 4-wheel drive system with a manual shift transfer case that allows drivers to switch between 2WD and 4WD modes. It also offers a mechanical locking differential that provides excellent traction in slippery or uneven conditions.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo provides good acceleration and top speed capabilities, thanks to its powerful engine and aerodynamic design. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in around 16 seconds and has a top speed of around 140 km/h.
  • The Bolero Neo comes with a range of safety features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and seatbelt reminder for the driver and front passenger. These features help to ensure the safety of occupants in the event of an accident.
  • The Bolero Neo in India comes with premium vinyl upholstery that is comfortable and easy to maintain. The material is durable and can withstand wear and tear, making it ideal for rough terrains.

  • The Bolero Neo can comfortably seat up to seven passengers, with ample legroom and headroom for all occupants. The front seats are adjustable and provide good lumbar support, while the second and third-row seats are foldable to increase cargo space.

  • The Bolero Neo in India has a cargo capacity of 384 liters, which can be expanded up to 725 liters by folding the second and third-row seats. This is a decent amount of storage space, and it compares favorably to other SUVs in its class.

  • The Bolero Neo comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers a range of features such as Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, FM/AM radio, and audio controls. The system is easy to use and offers a user-friendly interface.

  • The touchscreen display in the Bolero Neo is 7 inches in size, and it provides clear and crisp visuals even in bright sunlight. The display is responsive and offers good touch sensitivity.

  • Yes, the Bolero Neo in India supports smartphone integration platforms like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This feature allows users to connect their smartphones to the car's infotainment system and access apps, contacts, and media on the go.

  • The Bolero Neo comes with a four-speaker sound system that offers good audio quality. The speakers are strategically placed to ensure that the sound is evenly distributed throughout the cabin.

  • The placement of the speakers in the Bolero Neo is optimized for the best audio quality. The front speakers are located in the dashboard, while the rear speakers are mounted on the sides of the car's rear section.

  • No, the Bolero Neo in India does not come with a sunroof.

  • The Bolero Neo comes with a manual air conditioning system that is efficient in cooling the cabin. The controls are easy to use and offer good temperature control.

  • Yes, the Bolero Neo in India comes with power windows for all doors. This feature is convenient and makes it easy for passengers to open and close the windows.

  • The Bolero Neo offers multiple seat adjustment options, including height adjustment for the driver's seat, recline adjustment for the second-row seats, and foldable third-row seats. These options allow users to customize their seating positions for maximum comfort.

  • Yes, the Bolero Neo comes with a rearview camera that makes parking and reversing easier. The camera provides a clear view of the area behind the car, making it easy to navigate tight spaces.

  • The Bolero Neo in India comes with interior lighting that is customizable. The cabin has ambient lighting that creates a pleasant atmosphere, while the individual reading lights allow passengers to read or work on the go.
  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo has an impressive fuel efficiency of 17 km/liter, making it one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in its class. Its efficient engine and aerodynamic design contribute to its excellent fuel economy.
  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo in India measures 3995 mm in length, 1795 mm in width, and 1817 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2794 mm. Compared to other SUVs in its class, the Bolero Neo is smaller in size, making it easier to maneuver in tight spaces and more suitable for city driving.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo features a bold and rugged front grille design, which is inspired by the design of the classic Bolero. The grille is flanked by sleek headlamps that feature halogen bulbs for improved visibility, while the bumper houses the fog lamps and air dam for better aerodynamics.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo's body style is designed to be tough and durable, with high ground clearance and a sturdy ladder frame chassis that allows for improved off-road capabilities. The SUV features squared-off wheel arches, which add to its muscular and rugged appearance.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with stylish and functional headlamps and taillights, which feature halogen bulbs and LED elements for improved visibility and aesthetics. The taillights are mounted high on the body, which makes them easily visible from a distance and enhances safety on the road.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with 15-inch steel wheels that are shod with all-terrain tires for improved traction and handling on different terrains. The SUV also features a spare wheel mounted on the rear door, which adds to its rugged appearance and increases storage space inside the cabin.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with body cladding on the front and rear bumpers, as well as on the side skirts, which protects the SUV's exterior from scratches and dents. The cladding is made of tough and durable materials, which ensures that the Bolero Neo can handle rough terrain and off-road adventures.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo features roof rails that can support up to 60 kg of cargo, which makes it easier to carry oversized items such as bicycles, luggage, and outdoor gear. The roof rails also add to the SUV's rugged appearance, while the black finish complements the body color.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo is available in six different paint options, including Napoli Black, Rocky Beige, Majestic Silver, Diamond White, Highway Red, and Pearl White. The different paint options enhance the SUV's visual appeal and allow buyers to choose a color that matches their personal style.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with two-speed windshield wipers that are designed to provide improved visibility in all weather conditions. The wipers are operated by a stalk on the steering column, and the windshield washer is activated by a button on the wiper stalk.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) that feature integrated turn signals and a heating function for improved visibility in cold weather. The mirrors can be adjusted using a switch on the driver's door, and they can be folded in manually for tight parking spots.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo features a tough and durable front and rear bumper design, which is designed to protect the SUV's body from damage in case of collisions. The bumpers are made of tough and durable materials, which ensures that they can withstand impacts from other vehicles or obstacles on the road.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with front and rear skid plates that protect the SUV's underbelly and engine from damage when driving on rough terrain. The skid plates are made of tough and durable materials, which ensures that they can handle impacts from rocks, logs, and other obstacles.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo features a sporty roof-mounted spoiler that not only adds to the SUV's visual appeal but also improves its aerodynamics. The spoiler is designed to reduce wind resistance, which in turn improves fuel efficiency and overall performance.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with chrome accents on the front grille, door handles, and tailgate, which add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the SUV's rugged exterior. The chrome accents are of high quality and are resistant to rust and corrosion.

  • The Mahindra Bolero Neo features a robust and durable rear door design, which is hinged on the side and opens upwards. The design allows for easy loading and unloading of cargo, while the rear windshield can be opened separately for improved ventilation. The rear door also features a lockable spare wheel cover that enhances the SUV's security.
  • Mahindra Bolero Neo ex-showroom price starts at Rs 8.48 Lakh and goes upto Rs 10 Lakh. The top variant Mahindra Bolero Neo on road price is Rs 11.14 Lakh. Mahindra offers Bolero Neo in 3 variants.

  • As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Mahindra Bolero Neo Diesel variant returns 17.29 Kmpl.

  • Mahindra Bolero Neo has a seating capacity of 7 people.

  • Mahindra Bolero Neo comes with total 3 variants. N8 and N10 are the most popular ones.

  • The price of Bolero Neo starts at Rs 8.48 Lakh (ex showroom) and the Compasss price starts from Rs. 15.6 Lakh. Get detailed comparison between Bolero Neo and Compass on the basis of specifications, mileage, price & others.