- Launched in August 2000
- Available in two forms – 4.1 metres and 4.4 metres
- Three diesel engine options – 2.5-litre, 2.5-litre turbo, 1.5-litre turbo
Mahindra Bolero was the make-or-break product for Mahindra & Mahindra at the turn of the century. Wanting to break away from the bare-bones Jeep image, Mahindra had developed the all-new Bolero – a modern SUV that could take on the Indian terrain and still go on for ages. The carmaker launched the all-new Bolero in August 2000 and since then there has been no looking back.
With its rugged build and durability, it soon became a favourite across the nation. Now, with a whopping 10 lakh units of the Bolero having been sold, it has become the star of the Mahindra line-up and is their top-selling SUV every year since 2005-06.
The Bolero is available in two forms and three engine options to cater to the wide range of demand. The shorter SLE, SLX and ZLX trims measure 4107 mm and get two engine options – the 2.5-litre turbo diesel and the 1.5-litre mHawk D70 engine for the Power Plus trims. The bigger Bolero, aimed at the utility semi-urban and rural markets measures over 4.4 metres in length and gets the 2.5-litre naturally aspirated and turbocharged engine options.
The rugged rear-wheel drive SUV was also briefly offered with four-wheel drive option for the civilian market along with the supply to the Indian army.