Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus Base P4 Variant Now at Dealerships

Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus Base P4 Variant Now at Dealerships

The 2024 Mahindra Bolero Neo+ has hit the markets, adding a cost-effective option to Mahindra's lineup with its rugged rear-wheel drive (RWD) and a ladder-frame construction. Notably this makes it one of the most affordable three-row seating SUVs in India. Positioned at Rs. 11.39 lakh for the P4 base variant and Rs. 12.49 lakh for the more equipped P10 variant, the Bolero Neo+ offers value in a segment that's gaining increasing popularity.

Base P4 Variant Overview

The Mahindra Bolero Neo+ base P4 variant, despite being the entry-level model, offers a decent array of features considering its price point. It lacks some of the premium features like front fog lights, rear defogger, washer, wiper, and dimmable IRVM. External elements such as the upper and lower grill, door handles, and ORVMs are left unpainted, highlighting cost-saving measures. Despite these omissions, the P4 variant includes all four power windows, internally adjustable manual ORVMs, and a semi-digital instrument cluster with a color MID.

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Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus Base P4 Variant

Interior and Seating

Inside, the Bolero Neo+ maintains a straightforward yet functional approach. It is designed to accommodate up to nine passengers which makes it a strong contender for buyers from semi-urban and rural markets looking for a capable people mover. The third-row seats and the high ground clearance offered by the 215/70-R16 tires make it suitable for rough terrains where such vehicles are often favored.

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Performance and Engine

Under the hood, the Bolero Neo+ is powered by a robust 2.2L 4-cylinder diesel engine linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine is capable of producing 120 PS of peak power and 280 Nm of torque. Though it lacks a 4x4 option, the standard RWD setup and features like the micro-hybrid stop/start feature, along with Eco and Power modes, ensure it is both efficient and powerful enough for most conditions.

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Market Positioning and Competitors

While urban buyers might prefer more compact and feature-rich alternatives like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga or the Kia Carens, the Bolero Neo+ carves out a niche for itself among those who need a rugged vehicle capable of handling the less forgiving road conditions of rural areas. Its durable ladder-frame construction and the ability to transport many passengers or significant cargo make it particularly appealing in these markets.

In conclusion, the 2024 Mahindra Bolero Neo+ is tailored for customers seeking a durable, spacious and affordable SUV. It's simple yet functional design combined with Mahindra's reputation for reliability makes the Bolero Neo+ a promising option for those in need of a practical utility vehicle.