Mahindra Bolero Mileage
Mahindra Bolero Review
The Mahindra Bolero had replaced the yesteryear workhorses from the Mahindra stable like the Commander and the Marshall. While retaining the same old sturdy build and no fuss design the Bolero offered a modern touch to utility vehicles when it was first introduced almost a decade back. The Bolero has been a steady seller, garnering roughly 5,000 units every month. The last update in 2012 made the Bolero look a little bit sportier as compared to the squared looks it has before. In 2016, Mahindra has tweaked the old 2.5-litre mill and offers it on select variants called the Power Plus.
Mahindra Bolero flaunts a new, sleek front grille and muscular bumper that accentuates 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. The Bolero has 180m ground clearance.
The features of new Mahindra Bolero are the new dash panel and an instrument cluster with a multi-function display that reads out driver relevant information. The interior is minimalist but spacious for the seven/eight occupants depending upon the seating arrangement you have opted for. Extended wheelbase and increased legroom help occupants to have a comfortable long distance drive, even on rugged roads. On the safety front, except for the robust build, there is no ABS or any airbags available.
Mahindra Bolero has the 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine with common rail diesel injection and a 5-speed manual transmission. The Bolero SLX and DI model comes with the four-wheel drive option. The engine generates 63bhp of power 180Nm of torque. Mahindra also offers a slightly more powerful D70 version of the engine that develops 70bhp of power with the SLE, the SLX and the ZLX trims with the Power Plus badge.
The Bolero competes with the Tata Sumo Gold and the Force Trax/Cruiser in the barebones utility segment and has been the mainstay of the Mahindra SUV line-up since the year 2000.