On July 15, 2021, the Bolero Neo will be released. It’s effectively a redesigned TUV300, which was briefly phased out last year as part of the changeover to BS6 emission standards. Apart from the new engine, the facelifted SUV now boasts minor cosmetic modifications on the outside and enhanced amenities on the interior.
Redesigned bumpers, a side black strip appliqué, a new six-slat chrome grille, restyled headlamps with LED DRLs, and a spoiler are among the exterior appearance improvements. The roof rails, on the other hand, have been removed this time. Squared wheel arches, all-black body cladding, a boot-mounted spare tyre, five-spoke alloy wheels, side steps, and a rear step are all design features carried over from the TUV300.
The only modifications to the cabin are the Thar’s redesigned instrument cluster, cruise control, and a second-row armrest. The infotainment system with touchscreen has been kept. Also, because the steering-mounted audio controls lack voice command buttons, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay aren’t available.
The Bolero Neo will have the same 1.5-litre diesel engine as the TUV300, which produces 100PS and 240Nm. Of course, the engine is BS6-compliant, and it will come with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. An optional AMT might also be implemented.