According to Rushlane, Mahindra will launch the Bolero Facelift in India next month. The 2022 Bolero has been spotted without camouflage already. We expect Mahindra to give only cosmetic changes to the Bolero Facelift, mechanically it will stay the same.
Earlier, a mid-spec variant of the Bolero was leaked online. It revealed that Mahindra will be offering the Bolero in a new dual-tone exterior. The body was finished in a nice shade of red while the bumper was finished in glossy grey colour.
The bumper had a new design with a faux skid plate and bull-bar like design. The grille has also been updated. It still has Mahindra’s vertical slats but now the centre ones are finished in chrome while the rest of them are finished in the same glossy grey colour.
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There are also fog lamp housing but the Bolero that was spotted was not equipped with fog lamps. The outside rearview mirrors were in black colour instead of body colour. Moreover, Mahindra has kept the same shape of the headlamps but they have changed the internal design slightly. So, now the headlamps look cleaner.
Mahindra might add some features to the interior. There could be different materials for the dashboard and the upholstery could also get a new design. Having said that, the interior has not yet been spotted. So, we would have to wait for the official launch of the 2022 Bolero.
No mechanical changes
Mahindra will not make any changes to the Bolero’s engine. It will continue to come with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 75 bhp of max power and 210 Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that will drive the rear wheels only. As per the ARAI test, the Bolero with this engine returns a maximum of 16.7 km/l.
Despite, being a three-cylinder unit, the engine is quite refined and delivers torque in the lower rev range, which means that the driver does not need to work the gearbox much and can potter around the city in third gear.
Upcoming 2022 Scorpio
Mahindra is also working on a new generation of Scorpio for a long time now. It is expected to launch in mid of 2022. The Scorpio will grow in dimensions, it will be larger than the current one. It will be based on a reworked version of the ladder-frame chassis so it will have better ride quality and will also handle better.
The major change will be to the interior, it will be now more premium than the outgoing one. It will have features like dual-zone climate control, electric sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, black and tan interior theme and much more.
Mahindra will sell the 2022 Scorpio with a petrol engine as well as a diesel engine. Both will be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, a partially camouflaged current generation Scorpio was also spotted so Mahindra might not discontinue the current generation Scorpio and will sell the new generation alongside it.
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