Mahindra Bolero is one of the pioneering attempts by Mahindra & Mahindra to create a true multi-utility vehicle. The company's Bolero model is an advanced multi utility vehicle equipped with the Common Rail Diesel engine (CRDe) technology. The previous models of Bolero have been renamed and all the models are equipped with the latest technology. The all-new sports-utility vehicle (SUV) comes with refreshed looks and style. The exteriors and interiors of the latest Bolero have been designed in way that will find appeal with the younger generation of car buyers in India. The automobile sports a host of new features, which perfectly suit the needs of Indian consumers. An off-road SUV, it delivers uncompromising fuel efficiency and commendable performance on city roads as well.
Mahindra Bolero flaunts a new, sleek front grille and muscular bumper that accentuate the appearance of its fascia. The rear side appears more sophisticated, with curved clear lens taillights. Adding to the appeal of the exteriors is the well-contoured door handles. Mahindra Bolero also comes with clear lens headlamps and stand out wheels that adds to its style although it is not categorized into stylish car segment and is termed “a forest car.” The Bolero has 180m ground clearance.
The features of new Mahindra Bolero are the new dash panel, electronic shift transfer case and attractive seats that match the interiors. Seats are provided for seven passengers in the vehicle and the cabin is exclusive in looks. Extended wheelbase and increased legroom helps the travelers to have a comfortable long distance drive, even on rugged roads. The roof is raised and an Aluminum footstep on the rear and sides helps the passengers to have an easy entry into the vehicle. The vehicle has provisions for modular seating arrangements (for a large family). The new Mahindra Bolero comes packed with many utility spaces. There are small storage areas for various passenger needs, which are neatly tucked away in the space-efficient central console and there is plenty of space for placing magazines and bottles. A large glove box is present and a mobile holder and a 12V charging point is also present. The driver's seat is also properly placed. The Bolero also sports a trendy dashboard and instrument cluster. The efficiency of the air conditioning system has also been improved. The audio system is integrated on the instrument panel in such a way that the controls are within easy reach of the driver.
Mahindra Bolero engine is 2.5L I-4 Diesel, 2.5L Inline 4 (Turbo) XD3PU and 2.5L I-4 97bhp.The engine is equipped with technology CRDe and transmission system is 5-speed Manual Transmission. The Bolero SLX and DI model comes with the Four Wheel Drive option and the engine is 2.5L (Turbo) diesel engine offers 5-speed manual transmission. Power generated is 63-68 bhp and it gives a torque of 180 Nm. Bolero VLX CRDe gives a flat torque in various speed ranges and it has advanced dampers to reduce jerks when you shift gears. The 2.49 liter engine of Bolero VLX produces a power of 97 Hp. The good, low-end torque of Bolero allows a smooth ride on gradients and bumpy roads.
Ride and Handling
The models of Bolero have independent front suspension that has a coil spring suspension and leaf spring in the rear. MDI and DI versions have lead springs in the front. Power steering has the SLX and SLE standards. New Mahindra Bolero comes equipped with an advanced NGT 520 transmission, along with synchromesh gears, which allow smooth gearshifts. The automobile's front suspension is built to withstand tough road conditions, while giving its occupants utmost comfort. A combination of disc and drum brakes is used in the SUV, which facilitates smooth braking on all road conditions. The wide radial tyres of Bolero ensure better road grip, safety and improved handling.
Mahindra Bolero comes equipped with anti-roll bars that help the vehicle hold to the ground even on the tightest bends. Its braking system prevents the locking of wheels on slippery roads. The new SUV also has a long wheelbase, which provides greater stability to the automobile. The other safety features of Mahindra Bolero include central locking and seat belt/door open warning.
The Bolero has a good engine and offers decent comfort. It is a utility vehicle that boasts of solid build quality which means that it will last you long and get the job done.