The Mahindra Bolero has been one of the best selling UVs in India for years now. This is mostly due to its ruggedness, bulletproof and grunty engine, low maintenance costs and affordable pricing. However, the big issue with the Bolero is its design, which looks rather dated. However, DC Design decided to fix that issue and in the video below courtesy Inspired Brahmin on Youtube, we take a look at why this Bolero costs a whopping 17.5 lakhs.
Most Bolero modifiers tend to turn to one car for inspiration when tweaking the utilitarian UVs – The Mercedes G-Wagen. However, DC decided not to follow the path of the G-Class and instead has given this modified Bolero its own personality with a redesign that is rather unique.
Up front, the DC Design Bolero, which bears the name Inceptor ditches the stock headlights, grille and front bumper for custom units. The stock headlights have made way for round units which are flanked by Vertical LED daytime running lights underneath which sit the turn signals.
The new grille features five white rectangles placed together instead of the usual Jeep-style grille and the chunky front bumper just adds to the rugged look of the Inceptor as does the faux skid plate attached to it. The bumper also plays host to what appears to be a set of lights that are tinted orange Another interesting feature seen up front are what appear to be grab handles on the flattened bonnet.
From the sides, there are more changes to be seen including the flared out wheel arches which play host to snazzy alloy wheels shod with all-terrain tyres. Also seen on the sides of the modified Bolero is the Inceptor name on the driver’s door and a more upmarket set of ORVMs. The blacked out window frame for the final set of windows give this Bolero a more upmarket look..
The rear end of the Bolero has also been tweaked with custom-made taillights and a handle on each side of the tailgate similar to the ones seen on the bonnet of this utility vehicle.
The interiors of this Bolero have been tweaked as well though the changes aren’t that many. The last two rows of seats have made for captain seats. All the seats have been upholstered in leather and feature diamond stitching. The new seats and upholstery give the Bolero a more upmarket feel, though we do wish there were a few more changes made.
There is no news about any changes under the hood, so it can be safe to assume that this Bolero uses the stock 1.5-litre diesel engine with 70 bhp and 195 Nm of torque that is found in the current UV.
The modified Bolero Inceptor is priced at Rs 17.5 lakh, which we feel is quite pricey as owners have to pay around Rs 10 lakh extra to get these changes. At that price, you can get more premium SUVs like the Jeep Compass and Mahindra’s own XUV500, which we know to be more premium and powerful offering compared to the Bolero. However, if a modified Bolero is all you’ve ever wanted, then the Inceptor may be the one for you.