Mahindra launches face-lifted Bolero at Rs. 6.19 lakh

Mahindra has launched a face-lifted Bolero at a starting price of Rs. 6.19 lakh. The new Bolero is available in three variants, SLE, SLX and a new top-end variant, the ZLX.

The facelifted Bolero powered by a BSIV compliant engine is priced at Rs. 6.33 lakh for the SLE variant, Rs.6.81 lakh for the SLX variant and Rs.6.96 lakh for the ZLX variant.  The new Bolero variants that are powered by a BSIII compliant engine are priced at Rs. 6.19 lakh (SLE variant), Rs. 6.67 lakh (SLX variant) and Rs. 6.82 lakh (ZLX variant).

The new Bolero has been tweaked both on the exterior as well as the interior. These changes, together with a refined engine and better mileage; make the new Bolero, a value for money package.

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Photo: New refreshed front grille of the Bolero - note the new airdam and the vertical slats on the grill.

Changes in the Bolero facelift

Exterior: The refreshed Bolero gets a redesigned front bumper and revised front grille in a dark grey shade. The fog lamps are round and large in size.  The hawk-eye headlamps resemble the one on the Mahindra Scorpio. There are no significant changes in the side profiles or at the rear except that the spare wheel cover is new.

Interior: On the inside, the new Bolero can seat 7 adults and gets new dual tone seats, with better cushioning effect. The redesigned AC vents and new wood inserts on the dashboard. The gear knob gets an elegant fabric drape. The instrument cluster is now digital and shows driver information system and also has a trip computer.

Engine

The new Bolero is powered by M2 CRDI (common rail direct injection) engine that makes 63 bhp of power and 195 Nm of torque. The new engine is mated to 5-speed manual transmission.

Though there is no change in the power, the torque output has been increased by 15 Nm giving it a slightly better pick up. Mahindra states that the new engine has been tuned to offer better mileage and also aids in improving NVH (noise, vibration and harshness).

The ARAI-certified mileage of the new Bolero is 15.96 kmpl. The mileage of the new Bolero is a significant improvement as against the previous model’s ARAI-certified mileage of 13.3 kmpl.

Features

The refreshed Bolero’s engine comes with features such as engine immobilizer and a micro hybrid system. The micro hybrid system on the engine switches off the engine when the vehicle is in neutral gear and restarts it seamlessly when the vehicle is shifted out of neutral gear.

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Photo: The new Bolero has only minor changes on the rear

The new Bolero gets basic features such as AC and heater, a driver information system, digital instrument cluster, CD MP3 player, body colored ORVMs, body colored inserts, wood-finish central console, power assisted steering, all four power windows.

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Photo: The Bolero's new interior is defintely fresher with better colours.

It also features keyless entry, central Arm rest on 2nd row seats, central locking, rear wash & wipe and Voice Messaging System with voice warning for seat belts and hand brakes-on. The top-end variant doesn’t come with alloy wheels or safety features such as Airbags, ABS and EBD.

Competition

Mahindra Bolero faces mild competition from the Tata Sumo DI which is currently available only with a BSIII engine.  The Bolero is one of the most-preferred utility vehicles in the semi-urban and rural regions of India. The Bolero has also been the No.1 SUV in the past five years and holds a market share of 35% in the SUV segment.

Technical Specifications of Bolero ZLX

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