The Mahindra Bolero is one of the best-selling Mahindra SUVs. Its rugged appeal remains popular in some of the more rural parts of India. Hence, Mahindra has opted to retain the winning formula and instead go for a subtle facelift for the BS6-compliant Bolero. The new Bolero has also ditched ‘Power+’ from its name. We take a close look at how the new one compares to the old:
Mahindra has given the Bolero a mild facelift along with the BS6 update. It now features a revised front fascia with new headlamps, grille, bumper, and fog lamps. These changes have given it a much-needed refreshed appeal as the old design had begun to look quite dated. It also gets new graphics and clear-lens tail lamps. From the side profile, the new Baleno looks unchanged.
The Bolero continues to be a 7-seater SUV with the same layout featuring jump seats for the last row. It does get new upholstery, but the cabin largely remains the same.
The new Mahindra Bolero is available in three variants as compared to the four trims offered in the pre-facelift model. There aren’t any feature additions, but it now comes with AC as standard. It still gets only a driver-side airbag along with ABS, rear parking sensors, and seatbelt reminder as standard safety features. The Bolero also continues to get a slim digital instrument cluster and an audio system with Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling.
The biggest change is the updated BS6 diesel engine. It’s still a 1.5-litre engine but the BS6-compliant version offers more power and is badged ‘D75 mHawk’. The new engine produces 76PS of power and 210Nm of torque, 5PS and 15Nm more than the BS4 engine. It is still mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The official efficiency figures of the new BS6 engine are yet to be shared.
|BS4 Bolero||BS6 Bolero||Difference|
|LX – Rs 7.61 lakh||–||–|
|SLE – Rs 7.89 lakh||B4 – Rs 7.98 lakh||Rs 9,000|
|SLX – Rs 8.64 lakh||B6 – Rs 8.64 lakh||Nil|
|ZLX – Rs 8.99 lakh||B6 Opt – Rs 8.99 lakh||Nil|
Mahindra has not increased the prices of the BS6 Bolero across variants, however, it now has a pricier entry point. Since it now offers AC as standard, the new entry-level B4 variant costs Rs 9,000 more than the equivalent SLE, and Rs 37,000 more than the BS4 entry-level LX variant.