Five Modified Mahindra Boleros That Prove It’s Not Over Yet for the MUV

The Mahindra Bolero might be ageing, but has it lost its charm already? Well, the sales figures aren’t weak yet, although in comparison to its previous record, the Bolero deserves (and badly needs) an upgrade. Meanwhile we take a look at a couple of modified examples of the Bolero, which prove that the show’s not over for what is one of the most successful UVs from Mahindra.

Mahindra Bolero Xclusiv

Mahindra Bolero Xclusiv


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Like the multiple forms of Bolero Stinger and the Bolero Limitied, the Xclusiv is also done by Mahindra’s in house customisation arm. While the silhouette remains unchanged, the vehicle gets an updated front and rear end, added wheel arches, and a custom paint job. On the inside, there’s a lot of leather being used, and the interior is unlike what the regular Bolero offers. Is it the most tasteful customisation yet? Probably not, but it does stand out, so if that floats your boat…

Open-top Bolero

Mahindra Bolero GLX custom


(Photo courtesy: Team-BHP)

No matter how fancy the marketing guys might make the Bolero look, it’s a Jeep underneath. And what’s a Jeep that can’t have its windscreen folded and roof removed! The custom Bolero, based on the first generation model, just needs a repaint, off-road tyres, and removal of those wannabe ‘Rubicon’ stickers.

Mahindra Striker

Mahindra Bolero Striker


(Photo courtesy: Team-BHP)

The company presented it as one of the vehicles for armed forces in India. While it didn’t make it to the production line, a civilian version of this will look very cool.  The Striker is based on the Bolero, but with a shorter footprint, it looks like Mahindra’s version of the Gypsy. And boy, does it look striking! (Sorry!)

Custom Bolero by Jeep Clinic

Mahindra JC Bolero custom

Using a minimalist approach to make the Bolero more usable off-road, Jeep Clinic has in turn made a custom vehicle that’s very close to the stock Bolero in terms of looks but has its desirability turned up to 11. The vehicle gets a custom, heavy duty bumper (similar to ARB units) up front, added wheel arches, off-road tyres, snorkel, suspension lift kit, etc.

2-door Bolero

Mahindra Two Door Bolero

Converted from a regular 4-door Bolero (and not an Invader), the model shown here features styling bits that would look much better if polished. And also, there’s no need to stick Ferrari emblems – they neither make you look cool unless you’re in a Ferrari, nor do they make you any smarter. Okay, back to the vehicle. It comes with a wide-body kit, a loading bay in place of the rear seats, and twin headlamps up front. It’s certainly not perfect, but it certainly can be made better, like the Bolero itself.

Bolero custom front two door

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