Mahindra Bolero BS6


  Introduction

It has been 20 years since the launch of first Bolero in Indian Auto market. Mahindra bolero was launched as a successor to the legendary Marshal. Mahindra Bolero is a traditional body on frame SUV. It is a front engine Rear wheel driven SUV since its launch and continues to be a RWD. I personally love that we doesn't get a FWD even as a SUV. There must be a norm for a car to be called SUV must be a atleast RWD, this is just my opinions because of these beefed up hatchbacks calling them as SUV. Leaving this aside, Bolero now gets a comprehensive update as well as engine being BS6 compliant. Lets see the updates in detail.

  Engine

Since BSIV engines won't be on sale from April 2020, Mahindra upgraded the bolero's mHawk D70 to a new BSVI compliant. This engine produces lesser pollutants and is greener and cleaner for the environment. The new BS-VI engine is called mHAwk75. This is the most powerful diesel engine ever in a Bolero. This is a 1.5L inline-3 cylinder engine. This engine produces 75bhp of max power and 210NM of max torque. We get to see bump in power figures courtesy turbocharged engine. Turbos are really helping downsizing the cubic capacity. Years back Bolero was powered by a 2.5L inline-4 Diesel motor. This engine is mated to a manual 5-speed gearbox. The car is a Rear wheel driven. Bolero's were sort of raw machines and Mahindra has tried to retain it. This engine is slightly more fuel efficient as well also with the addition of start-stop system.

  Exteriors

Bolero has significantly changed its looks and now looks up to date. The dimensions are exactly as the older model. Wheelbase is at 2680mm and ground clearance at 180mm. The driving dynamics does not change. The most significant change lies in the headlamps. Now we get redesigned headlights which are inspired from the older model. The front grille has also been redesigned and looks bigger and sharper. We also get a new X-shaped bumper which i doesn't feel is X shaped instead looks like a semi circle, but anyways it looks good and bold. The bumper is metallic like the previos Boleros. The Fog lamps are round but the housing is sharper and compliments with the design of bumper.
Mahindra Bolero Rear
On the Side nothing is changed except for the new redesigned graphics. We still get a plastic kind of straight humanity line across the body. The wheels and tire sixe is also same at 215/75 R15 for all wheels. We still doesn't get alloy wheels.
Moving to rear we notice a new set of  tail lamps. These are all clear lense lamps,not sure they are LEDs or not. The spare wheel is still rear door mounted to give a rugged feeling.


  Interiors

Mahindra Bolero Interior
Nothing much here is changed expect that we now get an Airbag and ABS. The interior is now beige coloured with tan coloured touchups which surely looks dated. Mahindra says that the seats have been redesigned for added comfort. We get power window for front and rear doors, power steering and everything else is manual. Mahindra knows that people who buy Bolero doesn't look for interiors. Boleros are for rough uses.

  Pricing & Variants

Colours that are up for sale for 2020 are White,Silver and Brown.
Mahindra Bolero is offered in three variants,
B4-₹ 7,76,550
B6-₹ 8,42,767
B6(O)-₹ 8,78,169
*Ex-showroom Delhi
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