The Mahindra Bolero is India’s best selling multi utility vehicle, and is bought in both urban and rural areas. Sales are particularly strong during the festive season, when semi-urban and rural areas register good harvests. To capitalize on this demand, Mahindra has come up with a special edition variant of the Bolero Power+. The special edition version of the Mahindra Bolero Power+ gets a range of cosmetic enhancements, and also a few new features. Here is the full list of the changes that the MUV gets for this festive season: Special Edition Decal, Special Edition Seat Cover, Special Edition Carpet Mats, Special Edition – Scuff Plate Set, Steering wheel cover, Front Bumper add-on Fog Lamps, Spoiler with Stop lamp. Mahindra has not disclosed the exact price of the special edition variant, and you’ll have to get in touch with your nearest dealer for the pricing. We don’t expect a big bump up though.
The regular variants of the Mahindra Bolero start from Rs. 7.49 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, and the special edition variant should be priced similar, or maybe about 20,000-30,000 rupees higher. Mechanically, the Mahindra Bolero Power+ remains unchanged. It’s a rear wheel driven MUV that is powered by a 1.5 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. Peak power is rated at 70 Bhp while peak torque comes in at 195 Nm. A five speed manual gearbox is standard. Before April 2020, Mahindra will make the 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant. The Bolero is currently also available with a 2.5 liter-4 cylinder M2DICR turbocharged diesel engine with 63 Bhp-180 Nm outputs. However, this engine is on its last legs as it won’t be made BS6 compliant. While it pulls better than the smaller 1.5 liter diesel unit, fuel efficiency is slightly lower.
The Bolero Power+ now gets ABS as standard, and the MUV also complies with frontal and side impact crash safety norms that were newly introduced on the 1st of October, 2019. The MUV sits on a ladder frame chassis, and comes in 7 seat, 8 seat and 9 seat variants. It’s known for its ruggedness and reliability, and highly regarded in semi-urban and rural India. Introduced way back in 2000, the Bolero was responsible for Mahindra overtaking Tata Motors and the Sumo in the MUV segment. While Tata Motors has discontinued the Sumo due to poor sales, the Bolero continues to chug along, with its basic shape nearly unchanged for nearly two decades. With Mahindra making the Bolero meet crash test norms, the Bolero will be around for many more years, as a rugged, utilitarian people mover that can take about anything.