Mahindra U301 spotted again near Chennai - Spied

11/02/2015 - 17:13 | ,  ,   | Paranjay Dutt

Expected to launch with AMT option.

The next generation Mahindra Bolero or Mahindra U301 as it's refereed to within the company, has been spotted testing again. Team-BHP forum member Gannu_1 posted pictures, mentioning that the vehicle was spotted near Melmaravathur, not very far from Mahindra's R&D centre.

2016 Mahindra U301 spied front three quarter
The U301 is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine, and come only in 2WD.

While most previous test mules have been seen with steel wheels, the vehicle in picture was spotted with alloys and a side step. Likely to be based on a shorted platform of the Scorpio, the sub-4 meter SUV could also get an automated manual transmission, as the latest interior spyshots revealed.

Mahindra U301 Bolero replacement spied in Chennai alloy wheels
A previous spyshot of the U301 seen running on the same design 10-spoke alloy wheels.

Also read: Mahindra P601 LCV short wheelbase verion spotted testing

Powering the vehicle could be a 1.5-litre diesel engine (as mentioned in the previous report) or a 1.6-litre unit. Expect the U301 to launch towards the end of the year.

Competitors: Tata Movus, Chevrolet Tavera, Tata Sumo
Expected price: INR 6-8 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch date: Late-2015 (Tentative)

[Source - Team-BHP]

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