This seven-seater SUV is among the bestselling Mahindra cars in the country. For your reference, the indigenous carmaker sells the Bolero in both old and new looks. To be clear, the new-look Bolero bears the Bolero Neo badge. And the old look misses out on the Neo suffix. This vehicle caters to those buyers who live on rough terrain and have large families. As far as the seating capacity is concerned, this vehicle also helps as a people carrier. Moreover, the Mahindra Bolero is a preferred vehicle among buyers from rural India.
It is also worth mentioning that this family SUV or people carrier has only a diesel engine available. And at the same time, this vehicle also misses out on an automatic transmission.
So, if you are also planning to buy this vehicle, below are a few key highlights that you should know:
As mentioned earlier, the Mahindra Bolero lacks a petrol engine and an automatic transmission. Under its bonnet, it has a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which churns out 73bhp at 3600rpm and 210Nm of peak torque at 2200rpm. Furthermore, the BS6 engine has the same power as the BS4 engine, but the former has an extra 15 Nm of torque. This 1493cc mHawk D70 turbodiesel engine is exclusive to the Mahindra Bolero. Yes, it doesn’t share its engine with the closely related Mahindra Scorpio Classic. The reason they are related is that they share the same ladder-on-frame platform. And this chassis is best suited for off-roading. Considering the Mahindra Bolero’s price, it is one of the best off-road vehicles in the country.
This engine is exclusive to a five-speed manual transmission.
As for the Mahindra Bolero’s mileage, it has an ARAI-claimed average of 16.7 km/l.
It is worth noting that real-world mileage can vary with local traffic conditions and an individual’s driving style.
For starters, the Mahindra Bolero has a respectable number of features. Moreover, the top model could have been better if Android Auto and Apple CarPlay were present or if some other minor new-age feature had been added.
This off-roading SUV has a manual HVAC, a manually adjustable anti-glare IRVM, a rear armrest, cup holders, a rear wiper, a boot-opener via key, etc.
Other features include halogen lights, passive cornering lights, and a headlight height adjustment. The cabin also gets a digital instrument cluster, which shows readings such as average fuel consumption, distance to empty, door ajar warning, gear indicator, etc. In addition, the tachometer is also digitally displayed. You can get a curated list of features along with the Bolero’s on-road price on the autoX website.
As for entertainment, the Mahindra Bolero sports an integrated infotainment system with Bluetooth and auxiliary compatibility. The 1-Din system also gets a USB port with additional iPod support. Additionally, there is also a 12V power socket.
Apart from features, the top-range variant of the Mahindra Bolero gets dual-tone upholstery with a brown and beige colour scheme. Speaking of the upholstery, it gets fabric-made seats.
As for the seating layout, this three-row off-roading SUV gets bench and bucket seats in the second and third rows, respectively. In addition, the third row gets two-way adjustable seats.
So, these are a few features of the Mahindra Bolero that are respectable in numbers. Yes, these features belong to the top model of the Bolero, the B6(O). Considering the price of the concerned variant, there should have been a few more features. It is also worth mentioning that these offerings are from the recently and discreetly launched Mahindra Bolero facelift. Yes, you read it right. They have also discontinued selling the pre-facelift model.
On the safety front, it gets some basic features. Those safety features include standard dual airbags, an over-speed warning, a seatbelt warning, ABS with EBD, a child safety lock, and central locking, to name a few. Additionally, this SUV boasts an engine immobilizer. As the word “immobilizer” suggests, the engine can be stalled upon calling customer support when the car is stolen.
Overall, the Mahindra Bolero’s targeted audience may not lament the inadequacy of features. Those buyers are mostly fleet operators, using this vehicle as a people carrier. And these operators are primarily interested in a vehicle with HVAC, seating capacity, space, and engine performance. So, the Mahindra Bolero is the buyers’ preferred choice. However, several vehicles in different shapes and sizes are available in the Bolero’s price range. In short, it all narrows down to a customer’s purpose and preference. You can visit the autoX website to find the best-suited vehicle as per your budget and preferences.
Prices and Variants
Mahindra cars the facelifted iteration of the Mahindra Bolero in three trims: B4, B6 and B6(O). As for the Bolero’s price, it starts at Rs 9.53 lakh for the base model, the B4 Diesel MT, and goes up to Rs 10.48 lakh for the top model, the B6(O) Diesel MT. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of December 2022.
Please note that the prices may vary across dealerships from state to state. You can head to autoX for the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle.
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