Mahindra has announced an extension to its warranty period for their Bolero Power+ and Scorpio. Both the SUVs sell in good numbers for the manufacturer. The warranty program is called Shield and through this, the customers can extend their warranty by two years which means that they can get an uninterrupted warranty period of 7 years. For Bolero Power+ the warranty coverage is for 1.5 lakh kilometres whereas Scorpio gets a warranty coverage for 1.7 lakh kilometres.
The Shield warranty package already covered the uncertain mechanical and electrical breakdowns. However, now it can be extended up to 7 years or the kilometres specified above. The extended warranty would get activated immediately after the original warranty expires.
The homegrown manufacturer is also offering an in-house warranty program that ensures faster coverage approval and claims settlement. The extended warranty also provides flexibility in terms of transfer of ownership. It also increases the resale value of the vehicle because the next owner would have peace of mind as the vehicle is covered by the extended warranty. So, even if something breaks, he can get it covered under an extended warranty. The customers can buy the extended warranty program as a one-time payment or easy EMIs.
You might not see Bolero on the urban roads but that does not mean it does not sell well. Bolero sells in good numbers in rural areas. This is because it has proven its reliability and in rural areas, people want something that is reliable and can last for lakhs of kilometres. The Bolero Power+ was sold with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 71 PS of max power and 195 Nm of peak torque. It only came with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It was also equipped with Mahindra’s micro-hybrid technology.
Mahindra also recently launched the Bolero Neo recently. It is based on the TUV 300 but has a revised front-end design. Some elements from the Bolero has been taken and implemented to the design of the Bolero Neo. It also comes with the same engine as the TUV300 but the torque output has been increased. So, the Bolero Neo puts out 100 PS of max power and 260 Nm of peak torque using its 1.5-litre diesel engine. The Bolero Neo starts at Rs. 8.48 lakhs ex-showroom and is the most rugged compact SUV that you can buy. This is because it is the only compact SUV that is based on a ladder-frame chassis and is rear-wheel drive.
Scorpio is the SUV that put Mahindra on the radar of many people. It is known for its upright design and ruggedness. The Scorpio starts at Rs. 12.59 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 17.39 lakhs ex-showroom. It comes with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that is offered in two states of tune. There is a 120 PS and 280 Nm for the lower variant while the higher variants get 140 PS and 320 Nm.
New Generation Scorpio
Mahindra is working on a new generation of Scorpio. It will be based on a reworked ladder frame chassis. The dimensions of the new generation will be much larger than the current one. It will be offered with a petrol as well as diesel engine. Both of which will be more powerful than the current engine. The new Scorpio will enter the Indian market in the first half of 2022.