Mahindra Bolero
Updated On: 21 September 2014

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Mahindra Bolero

Mahindra Bolero Description

Mahindra Bolero is one of the rugged sports utility vehicle from the home grown manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra. This is a robust vehicle that combines style along with comfort and is available in several diesel engine based variants. It is powered by an m2DiCR engine that displaces 2523cc. It generates a maximum power of 62bhp at 3200rpm and produces torque of 195Nm at 1500rpm. It has four cylinders that are integrated with 16 valves. This engine is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box that can propel this vehicle to cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in around 25.6 seconds. The interiors of this SUV includes a plush cabin that is spacious and has an attractive appeal. The dashboard has a wood finished instrument panel, which adds to the classiness inside. It has a voice messaging system that gives audio alerts whenever doors are left open and even when fuel is low. It is integrated with an advanced digital display that provides information from mileage to the door position and further enhances the look of cabin. There is also driver information system that gives updates of fuel economy, current gear position and many other features that provide assistance to the driver. It is integrated with a proficient air conditioning system and heater along with adjustable vents. It also has a CD/MP3 player along with speakers for the entertainment of the occupants. It also comes fitted with a power assisted steering wheel and has an ergonomic gear lever that is draped with fine quality fabric, which further adds to the elegance. There is additional cushioning provided to the seats for extra comfort of the passengers.
 
 
The exterior aspects of Mahindra Bolero includes a radiator grille with chrome finish. It is also incorporated with a large company's logo in the center, which further augments the front profile. The hawk-eye headlamp cluster is radiant and equipped with powerful lights. The masculine bumper comes in body color and includes a pair of fog lamps. The aspects like outside rear view mirrors and wheel caps augment the side profile of this SUV. The rear gets clear lens tail lights that comes along with an orange turn indicator light. The other features like windscreen and the spare wheel cover adds to its sporty look. The company has used a reliable braking system, wherein the front wheels are fitted with disc brakes, while the rear ones get drum brakes. In addition, there is an independent suspension used for its front axle that comes along with coil springs and anti roll bar. The rear axle gets elliptical leaf springs, which help in keeping the vehicle stable on any road condition. It is incorporated with effective safety aspects like engine immobilizer, key recognition system, child safety lock, seat belts for the first and second row seats. In terms of convenience, this SUV is equipped with keyless entry system that allows to lock, unlock and enter without the use of key. The other features like padded head rests, center armrest in the middle row, mobile charging facility, rear wash and wipe function and a remote fuel lid opener are included.

Overall Review

Mahindra & Mahindra has produced many tough and reliable SUV’s in the Indian market including Mahindra Thar, Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Bolero, and the recent Mahindra XUV 500. They recently have introduced an advanced and upgraded version of Mahindra Bolero, which comes equipped with an m2DiCR engine that produces 63BHP of power with 195Nm of torque for a thrilling ride. It has been given more muscular and aggressive looks with broader bumpers and hawk-eye headlamps. The front grille has been given a honeycomb mesh finish that adds on to the tough looks. Features like Micro Hybrid Technology and Engine Immobilizer System make the new Mahindra Bolero really fuel efficient and hence ideal for the Indian market. It comes with a new wood finished dashboard with stylish new dual toned upholstery. If the advancement in the technology is to be compared with the older version, then the Voice Messaging system is one feature that enables the new Mahindra Bolero to overcome the barriers like rough terrain and driving conditions. This feature alerts the driver in case of activities like, should the doors are open, fuel is low etc. To make Mahindra Bolero’s ride comfortable, the floor consoles provided are spacious and a digital display has been installed that gives information like the position of the doors, current mileage, distance to empty etc.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

As compared to the other SUVs, Mahindra Bolero has a very decent mileage and fuel efficiency, both off and on the road. The 2.5litres m2DiCR engine that produces a power of 63BHP at 3200RPM, gives a mileage of 15.96kmpl on the highway and 12kmpl in the city, which is pretty for this heavy duty SUV. The Mahindra Bolero uses a new Micro Hybrid system which provides automatic fuel saving. This amazing system automatically senses when engine is not in use and switches it to standby mode. This Micro Hybrid system also helps in the optimum utilization of fuel hence, making it very fuel-efficient and pocket friendly. A heavy-duty vehicle along with great fuel efficiency makes it a popular vehicle amongst its users.

Colors

Mahindra Bolero comes in a wide range of colour options. The colours that are available are Rocky Beige, Apple Red, Ivory Red, Mist Silver, Java Brown, Fiery Black, Turf Green, Toreador Red, and Diamond White.

Acceleration and Pick up

When we talk about the pickup and acceleration of Mahindra Bolero, it should be known that it is not a race car but the kind of users it caters to, and the kind of road and environment it goes through, it is considered a heavy duty vehicle and does what it is best known for. Mahindra Bolero comes with 5 speed manual transmission and can reach a top speed of 123kmph. From a standstill, Mahindra Bolero can reach 100kmph in about 25.61 seconds.

Appearance

As we look into the appearance of Mahindra Bolero, it has not changed its masculine look much. The car has a flat sense of design, which is also practical because it keeps the body repair costs to the lowest. As a noticeable change, it carries broader bumpers and hawk-eye headlamps. The front grill has been given a honeycomb mesh finish that adds on to the tough looks and the side body gets amazing body graphics. At the rear, the tail lamp gets a crystal finish. On the other hand, the inside of Bolero gets a fresh new design. The quality of plastic used in and around the cabin is much better now, with lighter colour making it brighter. It also has a digital speedometer cluster. To make the interiors more stylish, the dashboard has been made curvier and there is wooden finish on the AC vents and console.

Comfort Feature

The seating of Mahindra Bolero is arranged such that space is not a problem and there is a centre drop down armrest for the passengers at the back seat. There is a multi-information digital display, which is mounded on the centre of the dashboard. The most amazing feature is its start stop micro hybrid system that automatically switches off the engine if the SUV is not in use, and starts it again as soon as the driver touches the accelerator, but this feature is only available for the top end models. There is also a warning system with human voice in case the door is open or the hand break is up while driving. Because of the masculine body type and tyre size of 215/75, the body roll is cut down to zero even at high speed. There are power windows with the switches mounted on the central console along with central locking and keyless entry, which is only available in top end models.

Dimensions

As for this heavy duty SUV, it measures 4107mm in length, 1880mm in height and 1745mm in width. A ground clearance of 180mm is the main reason that makes off roading for this vehicle, a piece of cake.

Engine

Mahindra Bolero is powered by 2523cc M2DiCR engine that is also available in Scorpio with only difference in tuning. It produces a power of 63BHP at 3200 RPM, and with this power, it gives a mileage of 15.96kmpl on the highway and 12kmpl in the city. This engine is combined with the 5 speed manual transmission, and with a very smooth gearbox, gives the driver an amazing driving experience on road.

Wheels

All the models, from top end to the base, gets a tyre size of 215/75 R15, giving it the required ground clearance and grip to maintain the balance of the SUV on high speed. Bolero maintains their tyre types as same for all its models because this SUV is more often driven in semi-urban areas where the roads are not well built.

Suspension

Mahindra maintains its suspension same for all its models with Independent coil spring and anti-roll bar at the front suspension and Elliptical leaf springs at the rear suspension.

Handling and Control

The handling of this SUV is made very easy with a combination of disc and drum brakes where the disc brakes are in front and drum brakes are at the rear, which is an important feature of the rough SUV. The gearshifts are very smooth which makes it easy to drive at high speeds and gives a good control and handling of the vehicle. In addition, the power steering takes the driving experience of Bolero to new highs.

Pros

Fuel efficient, Micro Hybrid system, Multi information display

Cons

Other SUVs in its segment are much more refined

Highlights

*        Powered by 2.5litres of m2DiCR engine, the car produces a power of 63BHP at 3200RPM

*        Good mileage of 15.96kmpl on highways and 12kmpl in the city

*        Micro Hybrid Technology and Engine Immobilizer System give the SUV a very contemporary feel

*        A powerful option from Mahindra for off – roading and rough terrain

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