The Mahindra Bolero has been the undisputed leader of the utility market since 2007. And despite the changing buying trends in the Indian market, the Bolero has shown immense perseverance for decades. Even if the vehicle is quite long in the tooth now, Mahindra has launched the Bolero Power Plus based on the standard Bolero. What is it? Check out the pictures with information to know more.
The Bolero Power Plus is a sub four-metre vehicle based on the standard Bolero. The alteration in its bumpers has helped Mahindra to bring it under the four-metre length.
The vehicle is available in four colours - diamond white, rocky beige, jawa brown and silver. And to add to the appeal, the carmaker has added a new set of decals on the Bolero Power Plus.
The front grille looks imposing with the black honeycomb mesh. Further, to add to the subtle classy look, there is also a chrome embellishment with the Mahindra logo embedded in it.
Since, the cabin size remains unchanged, there is still the same amount of space inside as the standard Bolero. Seven people will occupy the same space as the present one.
However, the Power Plus model benefits from a new fabric for the seats. Mahindra also claims that they have altered the cushioning for better comfort.
Otherwise the overall layout of the dashboard and equipment is carried over from the current Bolero. Small changes like a black draping for the gear knob adds contrast to the beige interior.
Then there are other technology features like a Driver Information System (DIS), a voice messaging system, engine immobilizer and the fuel-saving Micro Hybrid technology.
However, the biggest change comes in the form of a new 1.5-litre mHawk D70 diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. This mill produces 70bhp of power and 195Nm of torque.
The new powerplant is 13 per cent more powerful and five per cent more efficient than the one in the existing Bolero. As a result, the ARAI-rated fuel economy has gone up to 16.5kmpl from 15.96kmpl.