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Mahindra Bolero Comes in a Newer Avatar - The Power+

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The Bolero is a bestseller from the home-grown automaker, Mahindra. The vehicle is ever popular amongst both rural and urban populace and ever since its launch in the year 2000, it is consistently holding on to its top position in the segment. On September 12th 2016, the Indian automaker, Mahindra has introduced a newer avatar of the same, and it is named, Mahindra Bolero Power +.

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So what makes up this new sub-4 metre MUV? What are its key differentiators and specialities?

  • The base price offering of the Bolero Plus starts at INR 6.59 lakhs.
  • The new engine is expected to equip it with an improved power capacity of 13%.
  • It is offered in three intuitively packaged variants- SLE, SLX & ZLX.
  • When it comes to mileage, it is believed that the Bolero Power+ will offer 5% more mileage than its counterpart.
  • Though there are not too many changes made to the exterior and interiors of the Bolero Power+, yet, there are some special features added.
  • The seating capacity is the same as its counterpart; it is a seven-seater.
  • The power and torque of the vehicle is a little different, about 70bhp and 195Nm respectively.
  • The Bolero Power+ drive quality is much peppier and offers enhanced movement. 
  • The length of this vehicle is a little lesser than its counterpart. The Bolero Power+ comes powered with the well-known, tech-friendly, Mahindra-centric, mHawkD70 engine.
  • The Power Plus will deliver improved power and mileage.

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Mahindra Bolero Power + Interior

Restructured and Features Loaded - Interiors

Features

Mahindra Bolero Power+

Air conditioner

Yes

Heater

Yes

Power windows Front

No

Power windows Rear

No

Power Steering

No

Airbags

No

ABS

No

Keyless entry

Yes

Central Locking

Yes

Cruise Control

No

USB & Auxiliary Input

Yes

Speakers

Yes

Bluetooth connectivity

No

GPS Navigation

No

Automatic Headlamps

No

Steering Mounted Audio

No

Rear Parking Sensor

No

Rear Parking Camera

No

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

No

Climate Control

No

The add-ons in the Bolero Power Plus interiors include

  • A new digital instrument clusterDIS- Driver Information System.
  • A voice messaging system.
  • The fuel-saver Micro Hybrid Technology (ZLX) - The intuitive system enables the engine to switch to standby mode when not in use and this is a good fuel saver and thus ensures reduced emissions.
  • New fabric and better upholstery.
  • The dual tone from its counterpart continues.

Evident changes to the Exterior

Cosmetically, the exteriors see a change in the bumpers and it comes with new decals which are more in-style, trendy and looks sportier. The signature front grille and the sturdy headlamps are still retained but with a change, the headlamps come with blue vision.

Specifications

Mahindra Bolero Power+

Automaker

Mahindra

Year of Launch

2016

Body Type

MUV

Engine Mill

mHawkD70 engine

Engine

2523 cc DI Turbo Diesel

Variants + Pricing

ZLX BS4 Power Plus - INR 7,57,477

SLX BS4 Power Plus - INR 7,23,050

SLE BS4 Power Plus - INR 6,58,720

Transmission Type

Manual

Number of cylinders

4

Maximum Power - bhp@rpm

70bhp@3200rpm

Maximum Torque- Nm @rpm

195Nm@1440-1500rpm

Length

3995mm

Width

1660mm

Height

1977mm

Ground clearance

195mm

Wheelbase

2794mm

Boot space

690L

Kerb Weight

N/A

Gross Weight

N/A

Tyre Type

Tubeless

Can Seat

7

Fuel tank capacity

60

Fuel Type

Diesel

Mileage on Highways

N/A

In City Mileage

16.25kmpl ARAI certified

Top Speed

125-130kmph

Acceleration 0-100kmph

30.3 seconds

Drive Train

FWD

An anti-theft mechanism

A notable smart feature of the vehicle is that, to ensure against theft and safety of the vehicle, if any other key other than the master key is used, there is an engine immobilizer that instantly activated and it immediately shuts down the engine and renders it immobile.

There’s a buzz about the engine

The most vital change to the new Bolero Power Plus is the under the hood change which is a 1.5 litre mHawk D70 diesel mill. This powered engine is equipped to be a mileage saver and the engine is better powered to offer an enhanced on-road performance. Also fuel economy is better and it comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

At the Launch

Mr. Pravin Shah, the President & Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said at the launch event, "The Bolero has been India's No.1 SUV for 10 years in a row from 2005-06 to 2015-16 and the all New Bolero Power+ is an evolution of this powerful brand. In our endeavour to enhance the product value proposition, we have introduced the New Bolero Power+ with the mhawkD70 engine delivering more power, more mileage, & a peppier drive. I am sure that the New Bolero Power+, with its overall better value proposition, will heighten its appeal not only amongst its core customers but also excite more buyers."

The Evergreen Mahindra Bolero

With the launch of the new Bolero Power Plus, the aim of the automaker to hone its value-adds and to position it better and to add to its overall value-proposition is achieved. And this is evident in the powered engine, fuel saving features and also improved features, better interiors, and exterior too. All this in a way ensures that it continues to be in the reckoning and maintains sustained customer interest and curiosity. Overall a good driving experience is at the base of it all.

Ever since the launch of the Bolero about 16 years ago in 2000, it was a vehicle that the Indian public instantly warmed up to and is still a top seller. The car has undergone many makeovers and now with this new avatar release, the upcoming festival season will definitely rake it in for this vehicle.

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