Mahindra Bolero

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Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra Bolero Gen 3.jpg
ManufacturerMahindra and Mahindra Limited
Also calledMahindra Cimarrón (South America)
Mahindra Enforcer (Philippines)[1]
DesignerShyam Kumar Alepalli
Body and chassis
Body style5 door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, RWD
Front engine, 4WD
RelatedMahindra Scorpio
Mahindra XUV500
Transmission5-speed Manual
  • 2,680 mm (105.5 in)
  • Camper: 3,014 mm (118.7 in)
  • 4,107 mm (161.7 in)
  • Camper: 4,824 mm (189.9 in)
  • 1,745 mm (68.7 in)
  • Camper: 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
Height1,885 mm (74.2 in)
PredecessorMahindra Armada
SuccessorMahindra Scorpio

The Mahindra Bolero is a 7/9 seater SUV produced by Mahindra & Mahindra.


The basic design is based on the Mahindra Armada Grand. The first-generation Bolero was equipped with a Peugeot 2.5 L (150 in3) IDI engine which produced 76 PS (56 kW), although turbocharged versions with or without an intercooler were also available, raising power to 95 or 101 PS (70 or 74 kW) respectively.[3] The second generation was released with slightly modified exteriors (a larger grille being the most obvious change) and the major change was the engine, a 2.5 L (150 in3) in-house engine from Mahindra. It is powered by a 72 PS (53 kW) 2,523 cc (154.0 cu in) turbo-charged direct injection diesel engine.[citation needed]

In September 2011, the third generation Bolero was released, with a more thoroughly re-designed front with jewelled headlamps.[4] In India it is powered by the 63 PS (46 kW) M2DiCR diesel engine with a "soft turbo", mated to a five-speed transmission.[4] This latest engine meets the Bharat IV emissions standards.[citation needed]

Models and trims[edit]

Mahindra bolero plus

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

  • EX – The "no frils" 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 fitted with the rugged DI engine. The EX, SLE, SLX and ZLX meanwhile are available with the M2DiCR low-cost common rail engine, which meets the BS IV emissions standards (required in 13 major Indian cities)
  • Bolero Power+ – Powered by the mHAWKD70 engine, available in ZLX (top end), SLX, SLE, and LX variants. This model is 112 mm (4.4 in) shorter than a regular Bolero, down to 3,995 mm (157.3 in) thanks to smaller front and rear bumpers. The old 2.5-litre four-cylinder m2DiCR engine is replaced with the 1.5 three-cylinder mHawkD70 diesel. This produces more power (52.5 kilowatt/ 71hp and torque remains same 195nm) than earlier models. Otherwise, interiors and exteriors remain unchanged.[citation needed]

An ambulance model is also available. The five-seat pickup version of the Bolero (nowadays known as the Bolero Camper) entered production in Uruguay as the "Cimarrón" in June 2004.[2]

Bolero Camper[edit]

The Mahindra Bolero is an SUV-based pickup truck, available in AC and non-AC variants. Single or double cabin models are on offer. It was originally sold as the Bolero Single Cab or Bolero Double Cab, but from early 2002 the Double Cab model has been marketed as the Bolero Camper in India.[3] It is powered by the 72 PS (53 kW) 2523 cc turbo-charged direct injection diesel engine, although the new, cleaner M2DiCR has also been an option and in earlier years Peugeot engines were also fitted. Drive is manual with 4WD optional, power steering is available. Default tyres are 235/75 R15 Goodyear Wrangler radials. Mileage 12.2 km/L (8.2 L/100 km; 29 mpg‑US) fuel economy in city with AC. Mileage 14 km/L (7.1 L/100 km; 33 mpg‑US) fuel economy on highway at around 80 to 100 km/h with AC.

There is also a five-seat pickup version with a shorter cargo area called the Bolero Commando, as well as 7/8-seater soft top model called the Bolero Invader.[3]


  1. ^ Tabamo, Dinzo. "Mahindra officially enters PH market, releases product lineup and pricing".
  2. ^ a b Mazur, Eligiusz, ed. (2006). World of Cars 2006·2007. Warsaw, Poland: Media Connection Sp. z o.o. p. 275. ISSN 1734-2945.
  3. ^ a b c World of Cars 2006·2007, p. 151
  4. ^ a b Khan, Faisal (8 September 2011). "2012 Mahindra Bolero facelift launched". MotorBeam Digital. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017.

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