Mahindra has silently updated its most-selling Bolero SUV with an ABS and other safety technology to meet recent safety norms
Mahindra and Mahindra, India’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer has silently updated its best-selling SUV- the Balero with an added ABS safety technology. The updated Bolero with ABS is launched at Rs 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base SLE Power+ variant and goes up to Rs 8.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for ZLX Power+ variant. There’s also a mid SLX variant that is priced at Rs 8.33 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Bolero is a popular SUV of choice among rural car buyers thanks to its affordable price tag. Mahindra discontinued the long Bolero last month and decided to continue selling the Bolero Power +.
The ABS has been added to the Bolero Power+ model range. “From ABS perspective and crash and safety perspective, our old Bolero, not the new Bolero+ (Bolero Power +) which we do 7.5 thousand, and the long Bolero, they will not qualify and it is not worthwhile to spend money for making them BS-VI,” said Rajan Wadhera, President, Mahindra and Mahindra.
The Mahindra Bolero is a basic SUV that is powered by a BS4, 1.5-litre diesel engine churning out 70 BHP at 3,600 rpm and 195 Nm at 1,400-2,200 rpm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
There’s no stand out feature in the SUV but with the new safety norms starting 1st July 2019, driver airbag, speed alert warning, seat belt reminders and rear parking sensors have become mandatory. So, the Mahindra Bolero Power+ gets all these safety features. The ABS was mandated from 1st April 2019, in all M1 category vehicles.
Bolero has the strongest sales among the Mahindra entire line-up and will soon get the BS-VI technology that will be compulsory from 1st April, 2020. Mahindra might add an update while launching the BS-VI Bolero with some design and cabin changes.