This year, heavy rains and floods are being experienced in several parts of the country. Several parts of Gujarat have experienced intense floods due to heavy downpour. Rajkot district in Gujarat is one of the worst hit by the rains. Several videos of floods and people being evacuated have surfaced online. Many of them have been shifted to safer places as well. A video of a Mahindra Bolero wading through flood waters in Rajkot grabbed attention on the internet and Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra group has also shared the same video on Twitter.
Seriously? During the recent rains? Even I am pretty amazed. https://t.co/Co5nve9uwd
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 14, 2021
Anand Mahindra is very active on social media and he has shared several videos of similar kind in the past. In the post that he has shared, a Mahindra Bolero that belongs to Police can be seen powering through the flood waters. The video clearly shows how bad the situation actually is. The water is above the level of bumper of the Bolero and it still manages to drive through the water without much of a problem. Anand Mahindra is amazed after seeing this video.
Mahindra Bolero is a no nonsense utilitarian SUV that has been in production for a very long time. It is one of the oldest model from Mahindra that is still in production. Although, it has completed over two decades in India, the popularity has not diminished. It is still loved by many buyers for its rugged looks and practicality. In terms of design, Mahindra has not made many changes to the Bolero. It has only received minor updates over the years to make it compliant with current emission and safety norms.
Mahindra Bolero seen here in the video belongs to the police and it looks like they were going to rescue people who got stranded due to floods. The Bolero used by police is in stock form and no modifications have been made to it. It looks like the Bolero is handling the situation pretty well, it is something that we won’t recommend. We understand that it is an emergency situation but, a small modification like a snorkel could make lot of difference to the performance of the vehicle. Hopefully, nothing went wrong with the Bolero seen in the video here.
In this case, if the water gets into the air intake of Bolero and manages to enter the engine, the car will get hydro locked. If they install a snorkel on the car, what that does is basically suck air into the engine from a bit more higher level and this also improves the performance during such condition and also protects engine from water.
Mahindra used to offer Bolero with a 2.5 litre turbodiesel engine in the past. As part of the current emission norms, Mahindra Bolero now comes with a smaller 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine. It is not available with a 4×4 anymore and comes with a manual gearbox as standard. For those who want the a Bolero name tag with much more premium looks and features, Mahindra recently launched the Bolero Neo in the market.