Mahindra, Ssangyong to Launch Jointly Developed Engine in 2015
Mahindra & Mahindra is gearing up to launch three new SUVs in India that will challenge Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.Reuters

Auto aficionados in India must have already seen the upcoming new generation Bolero of Mahindra through spy shots and leaked reports. Now a fresh batch spy shots of the new Bolero has emerged online, this time caught from Chennai.

Caught on camera by Overdrive reader Prakash Raj, the latest set of spy shots of new gen Bolero gives the front and rear view of the car.

Though the company is concealing most parts of the test mule with heavy camouflage, it will not be difficult to figure out the outline of the vehicle from the images.

From the visual stand point, the new gen Bolero will continue to stick to the style and design of the existing version.

The new generation Bolero will be riding on a hydroformed ladder-frame chassis and the model is likely to get features like a larger screen infotainment system, newly styled dashboard with a central console, a three-spoke steering wheel and rectangular AC vents.

As for the engine, if rumour mills have their say, the new gen Bolero will pack Mahindra's new engines under the hood. Mahindra is developing seven new engines to power its future vehicle which includes 1.2 litre diesel and petrol motors, 1.6 litre diesel and petrol units, and a 1.5-litre diesel and there is also 1.5 litre petrol and a 1.0-litre petrol engine. The new gen Bolero is rumoured to make its debut in 2015.

Next year, Mahindra will also be launching its new compact SUV codenamed S101, which will also get power from the company's new engine line-up. Mahindra S101, a sub-four metre vehicle is expected to get features like anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, four airbags, and an electronic stability programme.

There have also been rumours that Mahindra is also developing a facelift of its XUV500. At this point of time, details of the facelift XUV500 are scanty, however, the vehicle is likely to carry over the same engine of its current model.