We reported earlier that Mahindra is working on a series of new utility vehicles which are scheduled to go on sale in next couple of years. The company is also planning to launch the new generation Bolero SUV, which is likely to be introduced in 2016.
The replacement for the country’s “best selling SUV” has been spotted undergoing testing. Earlier, one mysterious Mahindra utility vehicle was spied which showed the side and rear profile; however, the new images comprises of both front and rear. The vehicle was fully covered but it suggests that the front fascia of the SUV features the vertical grille, looks identical to the XUV500 and Scorpio. At the rear, the test mule sports the taillights inspired from the Scorpio and an external spare wheel, which appears similar to the current generation model.
Codenamed U301, the next-gen Bolero will be based on the hydroformed ladder frame chassis. If media reports to believe, the vehicle will be made available in several body lengths. A sub-4 metre version of the car could also make its way to the Indian market. The smaller variant is likely to share its engine configuration with the Quanto- a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel motor. Adding to it, Mahindra will also launch the S101 compact SUV, the Scorpio facelift and a couple of new cars.
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