Mahindra recently updated their best-selling vehicle – the Bolero Power+ with a driver-side airbag. This is the second update that the MUV has received this year after Mahindra started offering ABS+EBD, rear parking sensors, speed warning and seatbelt reminder as standard features with the MUV. The latest update only adds the driver-side airbag to the vehicle. Everything else remains the same.
The latest video from AutoTrend TV shows the Bolero Power Plus airbag from outside and the inside. There are no changes in the vehicle from the outside. The video shows the vehicle from all around but every detail of the vehicle remains unchanged from the non-airbag variant of the Bolero. On the inside, the Mahindra Bolero Plus gets no changes too except for a few minor details.
Since the vehicle now gets driver-side airbag, the steering wheel of the new Bolero Power Plus gets changed. The steering wheel is from the Mahindra TUV300, which already offers the drive-side airbag. Since the Bolero’s steering wheel did not have the provision of fitting the airbag, Mahindra smartly used the TUV300 ‘s steering wheel. On the right-hand side of the steering wheel, the dashboard gets a new set of warning lamps that include airbag malfunction and seatbelt reminder too. This is the base version of the Bolero Power Plus, which goes by the name Sle. It gets bare minimum features. The Bolero Power Plus Sle gets standard AC but there is no heating option in it. The video also shows the instrument cluster of the Bolero Power Plus, which is a very basic unit. It is an all-LCD unit that gets warning lamps on the side, and digital display for the speed and RPM.
The Bolero Power Plus gets a 1.5-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 70 Bhp and peak torque of 195 Nm. This engine was introduced in the Bolero Power Plus due to restrictions in the engine size of the sub-4m vehicle. The Mahindra Power Plus was launched to take advantage of the tax slab in the Indian market where the vehicles below 4-meters of length get a tax advantage. Mahindra only scooped out the bumpers of the vehicle to bring down the length of the vehicle.
The Mahindra Bolero was once the largest selling Utility Vehicle in the Indian market. However, the popularity of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza replaced the Bolero from the top spot. It still remains the best-seller for Mahindra in the Indian market. The engine of the Mahindra Bolero Power Plus also remains untouched after the addition of the new safety features.