Mahindra Bolero

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Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra Bolero ZLX.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
Also called Mahindra Cimarrón (South America)
Production 2001-present
Assembly Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Body and chassis
Class SUV
Body style Five-door
Related Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra Maxx
Powertrain
Engine 2.5 L MDI turbocharged Diesel
Transmission Five-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,680 mm (105.5 in)
Length 4,107 mm (161.7 in)
Width 1,745 mm (68.7 in)
Height 1,885 mm (74.2 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Mahindra Armada
Successor Mahindra Scorpio

The Mahindra Bolero is a four-wheel drive off-road vehicle produced by India's largest growing automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra.

Design[edit]

The basic design is based on the Mahindra Armada Grand. The first-generation Bolero was equipped with a Peugeot 2.5 L (150 cu in) IDI engine which produced 75 bhp (56 kW). The second generation was released with slightly modified exteriors and the major change was the engine, a 2.5 L (150 cu in) in-house mill from Mahindra. It is powered by a 72 bhp (54 kW) 2,523 cc (154.0 cu in) turbo-charged direct injection diesel engine.

Specifications[edit]

  • Default tyres are 235/75 R15 Goodyear Wrangler radials.
  • Mileage is 12.2 km/L (8.2 L/100 km; 29 mpg-US) fuel economy.

Mileage 14 km/L (7.1 L/100 km; 33 mpg-US) fuel economy on highway at around 80 to 100 km.

  • Drive: Manual with four-wheel drive option, power steering in SLX and DI variants.

Driving impressions[edit]

The Mahindra Bolero is a basic utility vehicle that is well-suited to Indian conditions. Even though it is based on a decades-old platform, its high ground clearance makes it easier to drive on rural Indian roads. Equipped with a 2523 cc diesel engine, it has become the vehicle of choice for rural populace.

Models and trims[edit]

The Bolero is offered in the Indian domestic market in the following trims:

  • EX – The "no frills" base model includes vinyl seats, basic digital instruments,and engine immobilization but lacks even the most rudimentary of modern conveniences such as power steering or air conditioning.
  • SLE – This trim replaces vinyl with a fabric/vinyl mix, and adds power steering, air conditioning, a heater, a second row center armrest,a remote fuel lid opener, and a spare wheel cover
  • SLX – Adds CD and MP3 capability, body color ORVM, a body color spare wheel cover insert,wood finish on the central console, power windows, central locking, keyless entry, and a 12-volt port.
  • ZLX – the top of the line ZLX trim adds the Mahindra Micro Hybrid System (similar to start/stop), a more advanced driver info system, exterior graphics, a rear windshield wiper, and VMS
  • The DI is similar to the EX trim but is available with the rugged DI engine. The EX, SLE, SLX and ZLX meanwhile are available with the M2Dicr Low Cost Common Rail Engine

An ambulance model is also available.

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