It is probably one of the worst kept secrets that the UV-maker Mahindra & Mahindra is readying a sub-4 meter Bolero, which is expected to hit the market in India next month. Now lending credence to the discussions is a new set of spy shots of what is believed to be the model in question that has started doing the rounds on internet, giving us probably an early glimpse at the model.
Snapped by a Team BHP forum member, the images show a partly covered Bolero, which was spied undergoing testing in Nasik. From the images, the immediate apparent is a flat bumper of the model when compared to the exiting model. There seems to be also minor changes at the rear and front bumpers of the Bolero. The tail gate handle of the model also seems to have undergone changes.
The Bolero mini will be the fourth compact SUV model from Mahindra's table after the TUV300, the KUV100 and the Nuvosport. Although, the Bolero has gone under the knife to shorten it to fall under four-metre category, the SUV will still be a seven-seater in its small avatar. Inside the cabin, the Bolero mini is expected to remain untouched and would continue the same as the exiting model.
Under the skin of the new Bolero mini will be a three-cylinder, 1.5-litre mHawk100 diesel engine that can churn out 100bhp and 240Nm, which does duty in the TUV300 and the NuvoSport.