Mahindra introduced utility vehicles in India way back in 1947. Since then it has blessed Indian car industry with myriad SUV options. From the truly off-road car Mahindra Jeep to the present day Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra Xylo and Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra has in the true sense ruled the off-roads in India. Mahindra SUVs are not only rugged for the offroading or any terrain, these are also environmental friendly and fuel-efficient. Mahindra SUV are known for their long life and are not only popular in India but have also tasted the terrain of several Australian, European, American and South African lands.
The most rugged and claimed-to-be the sturdiest of utility cars in India – Mahindra Bolero has a recent makeover. Changes have been made to the exteriors and the interiors have been revamped.
As part of the facelift of one of the largest selling utility vehicle Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra has introduced new honeycomb shaped mesh grille, new sturdy and broader front bumpers and chrome inserts at the centre. The new Bolero also has tons of changes on the inside. There is new digital instrument cluster and ergonomic and newly designed leather covered steering wheel to mark the new version of Mahindra SUV a sporty look besides two-tone upholstery on the seats. The gear knob has also received a facelift and it now poses an image of the power that the new Bolero can deliver.
In addition to the look and feel of the new Mahindra Bolero, there is also a major change under the bonnet. In order to make the new Bolero more powerful with reduced NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness), Mahindra has introduced a 2.5L m2DiCR engine in the new Bolero. The engine produces a maximum of 46.3 kW and a maximum torque of 195Nm. These changes have been introduced on new Mahindra Bolero SLE, new Mahindra Bolero SLX and the new Mahindra Bolero ZLX has been added. Existing Mahindra Bolero DI and Mahindra Bolero Plus continue with the current looks and engines. The Mahindra Bolero DI and Mahindra Plus continue to be powered by a 2523 cc DI Turbo Diesel that has a power of 63 HP (46.5 kW) @ 3200 rpm and a capacity to produce a torque of 180 NM @ 1440-1500 RPM.
The new Mahindra Bolero is a 2WD, 7-seater utility vehicle that is available in five models viz. New Mahindra Bolero SLE, New Mahindra Bolero SLX and New Mahindra Bolero ZLX besides the two models, those continue to have the same looks and engine as before, Mahindra Bolero DI and Mahindra Bolero Plus. The Mahindra Bolero VLX CRDe has been discontinued and new Mahindra Bolero ZLX with m2DiCR engine has been introduced with new features. The new Mahindra Bolero is available in BSIII and BSIV options while the Mahindra Bolero DI and Mahindra Bolero Plus are available in BSII and BSIII options only. The new Bolero is available with 12 months and unlimited kilometers warranty.
Mahindra Bolero Mileage, Average And Fuel Economy
Mahindra Bolero Power
The new engine 2.5L (2523cc) m2DiCR produces a maximum power of 46.3kW sufficient to power this SUV on and off the road. The new Mahindra Bolero SLX, new Mahindra Bolero SLE and new Mahindra Bolero ZLX have this engine under the hood. The 2.5L M2DiCR engine produces a maximum torque of 195Nm at 1400-2200 rpm.
The engine has been mated to a NGT 520, 5-speed, all synchromesh with overdrive in 5th gear gearbox for top-notch performance.
Mahindra Bolero Colors
Mahindra Bolero Acceleration & Pick-Up
Mahindra Bolero Exterior
Popular as the most rugged of all SUVs in India- the Mahindra Bolero has received a facelift. As part of the facelift, the new Mahindra Bolero has new bumpers, new front grille with honeycomb shaped mesh, new headlamps that are hawk-eye shaped and body graphics that exactly enhance the SUV image of the vehicle. Already the new Mahindra Bolero has robust looks and an upright stance skin to the Land Rover earlier models. The overall exteriors of the new Mahindra Bolero are boxy with a tilting front. The new grille however gives the new Mahindra Bolero a modern look. The hawk-eyed headlamps throw an image of a really ferocious machine that can penetrate any terrain. The Mahindra logo rests at the upper centre of the grille. The mud fenders that are part of the front bumpers also give a rugged image to the new Bolero. The sides have a step for both the rear and the front passengers to enter into this mighty machine. The two windows and the third row glass give a more box type like constitution to the side of the new Bolero. The more improved and prominent wheel arches pose that the new Mahindra SUV is ready to tackle any terrain. The rear has received a makeover; the spare wheel cover has sporty looks and adds to the SUV image of the new Bolero. In addition to it, the new Mahindra Bolero also has rear wash and wipe wiper to let the SUV just get through any weather and any terrain.
The new Mahindra Bolero is 4107mm long, 1745mm wide and 1880mm high. The new Bolero has a ground clearance of 180mm and a turning radius of 5.8m. It also has a wheelbase of 2680mm.
Mahindra Bolero Interior
The true SUV spirit that is characteristic on the outside continues to the inside as well and with tons of changes in the interiors, the new Mahindra Bolero has become more stylish, sporty, luxurious and comfortable like never before. In order to step inside there is a keyless entry option on the new Mahindra ZLX model. Doors open wide to enable easy entry by mounting on the step outside. Once you are on the driver’s seat you feel as if you are really sitting on a very high level that is far above the road. You take the steering wheel in your hand and you will feel the all-weather leather clad steering wheel’s ergonomics at work. It is shaped closely with an angle and comfort grip of the hands. The new Bolero interiors are too techie with lots of numbers ticking on the instrument console compared to the manual instruments on the outgoing Bolero. The New Bolero dash is clad in beige with wooden finishing on the central console and the two AC vents on the sides. The dash bulges forward at the centre to make the controls on the central console within reach of the driver. The instrument cluster is placed just besides the steering wheel to give all the information while on the go. The new Bolero has all digital display that adds to the vibrancy and modern look of the SUV. The display has all the information right from the speed to the rpm in digits on the instrument console. The instrument console digital display color is orange digits on black. The display at the centre also has information about the door position to the current mileage that the new Bolero delivers at a particular speed.
Inside there is a seating for seven people. Two at the front, three at the rear and two at the last row. The seats are clad in dual tone upholstery throwing an image of plush interiors. The rear seat has an armrest at the centre.
When it comes to comfort, it cannot be said that being an SUV, the new Bolero has no right to offer it. It is as comfortable as any other car. Stepping inside the new Bolero is easy and seating in new Bolero is far more luxurious than its predecessors. There is also a Voice Messaging System that greets you when you enter the car and it informs you about the several status such as low fuel alarm. The instrument cluster, which is part of the Driver Information System is digital for easier inference of data such as speed and rpm and other status. It also has a standard 12V charging unit. New Bolero also has remote fuel lid opener.
The seats of the new Bolero have more cushions for greater comfort. New drop down middle handrest gives an executive styling and adds to the comfort for the rear passengers. If it is Bolero, we are sure that it has good space for all the passengers. There is sufficient headroom, legroom, shoulder room and elbowroom both at the front and rear. In addition, the third row seats that face each other also have sufficient headroom and legroom. The floor console at the front has useful storage spaces. Besides, the gear lever is ergonomically designed and has fabric drape. The front seats have well-padded headrests to prevent any damage in the event of an impact.
Mahindra Bolero Engine Capacity & Performance
The new 2.5L (2523cc) that powers The new Mahindra Bolero SLX, new Mahindra Bolero SLE and new Mahindra Bolero ZLX is a m2DiCR engine that has a maximum power of 46.3kW. The 2.5L M2DiCR engine produces a maximum torque of 195Nm at 1400-2200 rpm.
All the models of Mahindra Bolero have a NGT 520, 5-speed, all synchromesh with overdrive in 5th gear gearbox giving the SUV the perfect match of speed and maneuverability. The unique Micro Hybrid System in the new Mahindra Bolero switches off the engine if it is idle for 5 seconds in a row thus conserving fuel. The Micro Hybrid System can be switched off.
Mahindra Bolero Wheels
Mahindra Bolero Braking & Handling
Mahindra Bolero Handling & Safety
The headrest on the front and rear seats have extra cushion on them to protect the head against any head injury in the event of sudden braking or impact from the rear. Anti-lock Braking System and Airbags are missing.