Jeep had made an official entry into the Indian market with the launch of Compass SUV back in 2017. It became an instant hit for the brand as it was one of most good looking SUV with good amount of features available at that time. After Compass, Jeep had also introduced other premium or luxury models like the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokke SUV. Both the models are way too expensive in comparison to the Compass and as always Indians have come up with a way to get around this problem. They simply modify their SUV extensively to make it look like a Wrangler or any other Jeep. Here we have one such modified Mahindra Bolero which now looks like a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
The video has been uploaded by Dayakaran vlogs on their youtube channel. The video shows fully modified Mahindra Bolero that is made look like a Jeep Wrangler. From the outside one cannot figure out that this car had started its journey as a Mahindra Bolero. First thing that makes it stand out in the crowd is the bright green colour that is seen original Jeep Wranglers. The Front end has been heavily modified and most of the components on the outside are made out of metal and there is minimum use of fibre or any kind of plastic.
The front gets the signature Jeep grille with original headlights and indicator units from Wrangler. The front bumper is made out of metal and has two fog lamps mounted on them. On the side profile it gets chunky tyres with body coloures steel rims along with side step for easy ingress and egress. The ORVM is also an original unit from Wrangler. Similarly at the rear, it gets a spare wheel mounted on the door and original LED tail lights from a Wrangler.
On the inside, the car has been totally redone and now gets a dashboard from Thar, leather wrapped seats that electrically adjustable, sunroof, leather wrapped roofing, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and AppleCarplay, power steering, power brake and power windows. This modified Bolero also gets a proper 4×4 system as per customer request. The engine and gearbox is unit from Isuzu Trooper which was imported. The suspension has also beed modified to improve the ride quality.
According to the video, total cost of building this Jeep Wrangler out of a Mahindra Bolero was around Rs 11 lakh and the prices may go up or come down depending upon the customer requirements. Total time required to complete this project was around 3 months. A new Jeep Wrangler costs around Rs 80 lakh ex-showroom and considering the fact that India is still a price sensitive market, this modified Bolero still makes sense.