Mahindra has silently launched a new special edition of the Bolero SUV. The car gets a few upgrades to the interior and exterior, as well as an ABS system. The car will be a limited edition and only 500 units of the car will be sold to the public.
The Bolero Special Edition comes only in a Pearl White colour scheme with new decals and Blue vision headlamps, which sets it apart from the regular Bolero. Inside, the seats have been upholstered with European leather, while a new music system with Bluetooth has been integrated into the centre console.
The most important of the updates for the special edition has to be the anti-lock braking system (ABS), a mechanism that gives the car extra stability and prevents it from skidding under hard braking. The special edition gets ABS only for the rear drum brakes. The Bolero is powered by the ancient 2.5-litre m2DiCR diesel engine producing 63bhp and 195Nm of torque which sends power to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.
ABS is a handy feature for a rugged SUV like the Bolero, but it doesn’t make sense to introduce it for only a limited number of vehicles. We think that Mahindra plans to test out the interest this feature generates among buyers before introducing it as a permanent feature in the car. As a utility vehicle, the Bolero only faces competition from the Tata Sumo.