2021 Mahindra Bolero Neo | Review | Specification | Features | Variants | Price. How worthy is its Variants to Consider?

2021 Mahindra Bolero Neo | Review | Specification | Features | Variants | Price. How worthy is its Variants to Consider?

Mahindra Bolero Neo

Mahindra Bolero Neo is a sub-compact SUV as per its dimension and price it belongs to. But its way more than that as it is the only one to offer 7 seats option, it is one of the most capable Of-roader [N10(O) variant]. So, its way more other than the sub-compact we get right now in India. Let’s have a look on its variant and features it offers

Talking of its competition the it is the Mahindra XUV 300, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonnet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and few more.


Front Profile

Front profile of Mahindra Bolero Neo is very muscular. Its design is inspired by Bolero (chrome strips on the grille and boxy headlights) and even TUV 300 (crease on the hood, fog lamp housing and lower bumper).

Front Profile

Side Profile

Side profile looks very much similar to TUV 300 the only difference is the black strip and black door handles. But what makes the side profile look beautiful is the Black B & C pillars and the beautiful Alloy. Side foot step is an additional and functional thing.

Side Profile

Rear Profile

On the rear that X shaped Wheel cover with the BOLERO embossing, integrated spoiler enhances the profile and the vertical tail lamp design looks great. Also, it has few badging like variant and name of the vehicle. Functional thing is the rear foot step and reflectors on lower bumpers.

Rear Profile

Engine Specification

  • Capacity: 1.5 liters (1493 cc) Diesel engine
  • Power @ rpm: 100 bhp @ 3750 rpm
  • Torque @ rpm: 260Nm @ 1750 – 2250 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual
  • Mileage: 17.29 kmpl


  • N4 Variant: ₹ 8.48 lakhs ex-showroom
  • N8 Variant: ₹ 9.48 lakhs ex-showroom
  • N10 Variant: ₹ 9.99 lakhs ex-showroom
  • N10 (O) Variant: Coming soon


  • Length: 3995 mm
  • Width: 1795 mm
  • Height: 1817 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2660 mm
  • Ground clearance: 160 mm (fully loaded)
  • Boot space: 384 liters
  • Fuel tank capacity: 50 liters
  • Turning Radius: 5.4 meters

Features (Safety included) Variant Wise

N4 Variant

  • Front Suspension: double Wish-bone type, Independent coil spring
  • Rear Suspension: Multi link coil Spring Suspension with anti Roll Bar
  • 2 Airbags
  • ABS + EBD
  • Corner Control
  • Seat Belt Alert
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Central locking
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • 3.5 inches MID
  • Tilt Steering
  • Vinyl upholstery
  • Roof lamp
  • 12V charging point (only front)
  • All power windows
  • Manual AC
  • Eco mode
  • Micro Hybrid Technology
  • Roof lamp in front
  • Foldable 3rd row
  • Body coloured spare wheel cover (X in Shape)
  • Reverse Parking sensors
  • R15 Steel Wheels

Brief of a variant

This is very basic variant of Mahindra Bolero Neo as it lacks in features of technology, comfort & convenience.

 From the safety perspective it’s not very bad but ok and can be considered as it seems like the metals used makes it some ward strong (in every variant).

There are many features that it lacks but music system with speakers (at least 2) and few more basic should have been added.

N8 Variant

It has every feature of N4 Variant and also includes these

  • Dual tone ORVMs
  • Muscular side foot steps
  • Wheel Caps
  • Spoiler
  • Wheel Arc cladding
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Foldable 2nd row seats
  • Anti-glare IRVMs
  • 2-Din Music System
  • Bluetooth, AUX, USB connectivity
  • 4 speakers and 2 tweeters
  • Blue sense App connectivity (for detail check below)
  • Driver information display
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Rear wiper and Defogger
  • Remote key entry
  • Voice messaging system

Brief of a Variant

In N8 variant of this vehicle, features are added which is more technology related (majorly). So, this variant make sense for considering than that of N4 variant also it worth its incremental cost of ₹ 1.00 lakh over N4 variant.

Talking of features that is missing then at least a smaller touch screen infotainment, electrically foldable ORVMs should have been added.

N10 Variant

It has every feature of N8 Variant and also includes these

  • ISOFIX Child seats anchor points
  • Sporty static Bending head lamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Fog lamps
  • Front and rear Armrest
  • Height adjust Driver seat
  • Roof lamps in middle row
  • Follow me Head lamps
  • Cruise controls
  • Deep silver coloured spare wheel cover (X in Shape)
  • 7 inches touch screen infotainment system
  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs
  • Magic lamps
  • Delayed power windows (All four) – It allows to access the four Power windows after engine is turned off for few minutes.
  • R15 Alloy wheels

Brief of a Variant

Here features are added is blend of Style, Comfort and Convenience and Technology. So, it is the Top recommended Variant if your drive is majorly on cities and highways or in Urban areas.

Talking of missing features then at this price point at least it would have Automatic AC, Rear AC vents, and side airbags.

N10 (O) Variant

It has every feature of N4 Variant and also includes these

MTT (Multi-Terrain Technology) – It will help the car while off-roading as it automatically operated mechanical Differential lock that engages when it senses that it losses traction.

Brief of a Variant

Since the addition of MTT make it more capable of-roader then any other variants or any other car it its segment. So, if your drive is majorly in Rural areas or you love to drive off the road then N10(O) should be you pick in Mahindra Bolero Neo

Missing features would be same as N10 variant because only MTT is added rest all are same in this variant.

Colour options

It comes with 5 colour options and there is no dual tone option available


Video credits: (YouTube)

Click this link to see the walkaround of Mahindra bolero Neo N10 Variant

Click this link to see Off-roading with Mahindra Bolero Neo

Blue sense App

Mahindra “BLUESENSE APP in XUV300” (mostly same in this vehicle) helps the user to connect to the vehicle infotainment via mobile Bluetooth & manage basic in-car controls like Climate, Audio & Ecosense feature which provides trip information & driving parameters. App’s major functionality is to send the connected mobile location for live tracking, geofence & vehicle alerts to owner. It will also provide alerts & warnings such as door open, service reminders, DTE & location services (find my car & nearby fuel stations)

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