Mahindra Bolero

Rs. 5,57,537 to Rs. 7,15,017 (ex showroom delhi)

Mahindra Bolero Review

Interiors of generation next Mahindra Bolero spied

March 31, 2015: It is reported that spies have caught the interiors of new Bolero codenamed as U301 going under production. According to reports received from spies the interiors of new Bolero are embellished with newly developed gear knob, silver accents integrated on black colored dashboard, chrome garnished instrument cluster along with three spoke steering wheel, a newly developed high defined music system supporting connectivity with Bluetooth and USB. Apart from this it will also bestow features like dual front airbags, rear AC vents and ABS. Apart from this it is also anticipated to get 1.5 litre diesel engine boosting the power of 100 PS and torque of 240 NM.

Mahindra Bolero 2015 witnessed testing on Chennai Roads

January 12, 2015: Spies have again witnessed the new Bolero going under test drive on Chennai roads. The new Bolero is expected to be offered with new engine line-up and boast some interesting features like larger screen infotainment system, a rectangular AC vents, a central console, three-spoke steering wheel, ABS, electronic stability programme, four airbags and many more.

Mahindra testing next generation Bolero on Indian roads

November 27, 2014: From quite some time spies have reported witnessing the new Bolero being tested on Indian roads. This time also spies have witnessed next generation Bolero going under test drive and have also captured few of its images. According to them the new Bolero would be more passionate then the existing version and will be empowered with new engine line-up in both and diesel variants. 

Mahindra Bolero retains the crown of top selling MPV

August 26, 2014: Interestingly despite of low sales, Mahindra Bolero MPV from domestic car maker Mahindra and Mahindra has succeeded in retaining its crown of top selling MPV in Indian car market continuously for fourth month during the month of July 2014. In the race of top selling MPV’s  Bolero pushed its strong contenders Toyota Innova, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Ford EcoSport to second, third and fourth position respectively. The recently launched Mobilio MPV from Japanese car maker Honda Motors has also succeeded in making its strong position in segment and is expected to affect the sales chart in coming months.


The generation next Bolero spied on Chennai roads

June 4, 2014: From quite sometimes it was rumored that domestic car manufacturing company Mahindra and Mahindra is going to bring the generation next Bolero in Indian car market in coming year. It is for the first time that spies have succeeded in witnessing the Mahindra Bolero 2016 being tested on Chennai-Tiruchirappalli highway, as the SUV was heavily camouflaged and spies could not detect the major changes introduced but it has confirmed the launch of new Bolero in 2016.

Special Edition of Bolero launched

March 26, 2014: Home grown car making company M&M has launched the Special Edition of its SUV Bolero with huge fleet of various interesting features continuing the existing engine configuration of 2.5 litre m2DiCR diesel engine developing the power of 62 bhp and torque of 195 Nm. Features integrated in the Special Edition include blue vision headlamps, sporty new decals, high quality European leather coverings, high defined music system supporting connectivity with Bluetooth and USB, rear anti lock braking system and introduci9ton of passionate pearl white color.Special Edition of Bolero launched


Mahindra Bolero makes history by selling over 6.5 lakh units

October 31, 2013: The home grown auto company Mahindra & Mahindra created a history by selling out 6.5 lakh units of its highly acclaimed SUV Bolero in Indian car market after its launch in Indian car market during 2000. With this Bolero also emerged as the 5th highest selling vehicle in the country during the period between April and September this year.


Mahindra Bolero Review by Expert

Mahindra Bolero Picture

Mahindra Bolero is truly a bold style statement in itself. It is a combination of supreme power with elegant luxury. Some experts have announced that it’s solely made for India because it delivers a massive power with its 2498cc diesel engine which makes it in another league of SUV’s apart from its other counterparts

Mahindra Bolero is engineered to be stable in all terrain due to its low centre of gravity phenomenon. It is embedded with super relaxing and comfortable antisubmarine seats, the superb air conditioning in front and rear parts make it a perfect vehicle to suit your climate genre. The power steering make the ride for driver way too comfortable and if we look at the entertainment factor it is loaded with a powerful 4 speaker music system with Dolby digital surround sound which helps to enhance its turbulent interiors.

This massive beast complies with all the features and specifications of a modern day SUV. It has a superb on road performance; the bold and sturdy look is definitely an eye catcher. The major features include a diesel engine of 2498cc capacity. The Mahindra Bolero has bold dimensions of 4260 (L) X 1815 (W) X 1810 (H) mm with a curb weight of 1615 kg and ground clearance of 200 mm. It has a wheelbase of 2680 mm and turning radius of 5.4m

Mahindra Bolero PictureThe additional modern day amenities like power steering for better control, a built in world class tachometer, all weather fog lamps for clear vision, mud flaps to intact the shine and glory of your beast. The map pockets on all doors are beneficial to support important documents; also the mobile charging device works well. The interiors of Mahindra Bolero are elevated more by the plush luxury bucket seats which ought to make every ride a beautiful experience. The dashboard is superbly designed and the music system matches its level. The more it is tough on outside the more elegant and pleasurable its inside. These mixtures of remarkable qualities make Mahindra Bolero the most sought after utility vehicle in this era.


Mahindra Bolero PictureNow if we gaze out our reach on Mahindra Bolero exterior qualities we find it to be a blend of massive strength delivered with style. The curves are well placed including the front look resembling a tied beast waiting to be unleashed. The two tone ensemble on bonnet looks great. The body color bumpers amazingly patch up with the texture of the utility vehicle. The suspension feature deserves appraise and stability is what we get in return by the supremely moulded corners of the vehicle.

Mahindra Bolero is currently manufactured and sold in a lot of variants which give a wide variety of choices to the customer. Hence Mahindra Bolero delivers a sheer strength of masculinity with superb mileage and style. It’s a best deal to go for and a good investment of the future complying with the best enjoyment for the present.


Mahindra Bolero Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Mahindra Bolero DI/DI plus/SLE/DI plus AC/SLX 4×2  9.4 kmpl  13.6 kmpl
Mahindra Bolero SLX 4×4  9 kmpl  12.5 kmpl
Mahindra Bolero VLX CRDE  9.1 kmpl  12.4 kmpl

The variants like Mahindra Bolero DI/DI plus/SLE/DI plus AC/SLX 4×2 give a decent mileage of 9.4 kmpl in the city while 13.6 kmpl on the highways. The Mahindra Bolero SLX 4×4 delivers a mileage of 9 kmpl in the city whereas 12.5 kmpl on the highways. The Mahindra Bolero VLX CRDE gives a mileage of 9.1 kmpl in the city and boosts up to 12.4 kmpl on the highways. The Statistics relate to a decent mileage performance shown by Mahindra Bolero.


Mahindra Bolero Variants and Features

Variants Features
Mahindra Bolero DI (diesel) Adjustable Seats, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders – Front, Folding Rear Seats, Dual Tone Interiors, Molded Door Trims, Internally Adjustable Outside Rear View Mirror, Side Stepper, Integrated Antenna, Space saving center console, Two tone gear knob with effortless gear shift, Soft-to-touch dual tone seat upholstery, Aesthetic back door handle cover, Side ventilators, etc .
Mahindra Bolero DI Plus  Ergonomic door grab handles, Elegant black dials in the instrument cluster, Easy-to-operate MP3 deck, Trendy rotary control knobs for the air conditioner, Multi-directional AC louvers with flow control, MP3 Player, AM/FM Radio, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear, Leather finish gear shift cover, Easy access parking brake lever, CD player and rest all the features are same with the above given variant.
Mahindra Bolero SLE Air conditioner, power steering, Remote Trunk/Boot Opener, Remote Fuel Lid Opener and rest all the features are same with the variant Mahindra Bolero DI Plus except MP3 Player, AM/FM Radio, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and CD player.
Mahindra Bolero DI Plus AC  Air conditioner and rest all the features are same with the variant Mahindra Bolero DI Plus.
Mahindra Bolero SLX 4×2  Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Child Safety Locks, Keyless Entry, Antiglare Rear View Mirror, Seat Belt Warning, Door Ajar Warning, Adjustable/Tilt Steering, Power Windows – Front, Power Windows – Rear, Accessory Power Outlet, CD Player, MP3 Player, AM/FM Radio, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear, Power Windows – Front, Power Windows – Rear, Central Locking and rest all the features are same with the variant Mahindra Bolero SLE.
Mahindra Bolero SLX 4×4  All the features are same with the variant Mahindra Bolero SLX 4×2 except 4WD instead of 2WD and also few changes in the engine specifications.
Mahindra Bolero VLX CRDE  Premium dual tone upholstery, Stylish Dashboard, Sporty Steering Wheel, Trendy Dials, Grille ornament, Attention Body Grabbing Graphics, Stylish spare wheel cover, Tough ‘notched’ side cladding, Covered hinges for a seamless look, Low and integrated sidestep and rest all the features are same with the variant Mahindra Bolero SLX 4×4 except Ergonomic door grab handles, Elegant black dials in the instrument cluster, Space saving center console, Easy access parking brake lever, Soft-to-touch dual tone seat upholstery and few changes in the engine specifications.

Comare Mahindra Bolero Models


Mahindra Bolero Engine, Power and Performance

All the variants from the Mahindra Bolero are assembled with diesel engine but with little dissimilarity between them.

Diesel engine

There are 3 different types of diesel engine which are 2.5L, 2.5L Inline 4 (turbo) XD3PU and 2.5L I-4 97 bhp DI turbo diesel engine. All the engines are associated with displacement of 2523 cc. All of the above mentioned engines are equipped with 5 speed manual transmission. The fuel tank capacity of the engines is around 60 liters. One of the variants from the car is assembled with CRDe technology as well that helps reduce engine noise providing better combustion. Engine variants are divided into 3 different types of power and torque specifications. All such features constituently enhance the performance, torque and deliver a smoother drive.


Mahindra Bolero Techometer PIcturesMahindra Bolero Pickup and Acceleration

Engine Variant Max. power (HP/rpm) Max. torque (NM/rpm) Acceleration and Pickup Top speed (kmph) Transmission
2.5 L  63/3200  180/1440-1500  100 km in just 30.3 seconds 117  5 speed Manual transmission
XD3PU  68/4000  137.5/2000-2500  100 km in just 30.3 seconds  117  5 speed Manual transmission
CRDe engine  97/3800  255/1800-2200  100 km in just 30.3 seconds 117  5 speed Manual transmission

The engine is associated with such special features which help to give a stable and silent ride. The 2.5 L engine has max. Power of 63 hp @ 3200 rpm and max. Torque of 180 Nm @ 1500 rpm. The XD3PU engine delivers max. Power of 68 hp @ 4000 rpm and max., Torque of 137.5 Nm @ 2000-2500 rpm. The 2.5 l Di CRDe Diesel Engine is equally capable generating a maximum power of around 97 hp @ 3800 rpm and a torque of 255 Nm at 1800-2200 rpm. The engine assembled with such figures gives impressive mileage, smooth riding and excellent pickup. All the three engines are assembled with 5 speed manual transmission and are capable in reaching 100 km in just 30.3 seconds with top speed of 117 kmph.


Mahindra Bolero Interiors and Features

Mahindra Bolero PictureThe interiors of the Bolero have been redefined for comfort, relaxation and a smoother experience as ever with the superior quality seating. The interiors speak of their own rough and tough style and are very much durable in terms of fabric too. Plenty of room for your utmost comfort is found and revived in the all new Bolero. Mahindra Bolero comes with dual tone interiors which give a beautiful atmosphere inside the cabin. The plush leather and fabric upholstery feels smooth and gives quite an appearance. The pockets and storage compartments in the dashboard and throughout the door and other parts of the cabin provide good storage space for valuable items.

There is an obvious plenty of space for your legs and body to rest with the ample amount of room inside the car. The undoubted space in the form of headroom is excellent. The instrument cluster located behind the steering wheel helps have all the necessary information while driving. The newly invented digitized panel for infotainment with stereo system is quite appreciative. The seats are huge and spacious just as in any other derivative from the company. The adjustable headrests in the front are superb; however the rear lacks the provision for the same.

Mahindra Bolero PictureThe durability has been well kept in mind while designing the ergonomics. The dashboard of the car has been kept quite sporty and trendy in order to make the car look more of a sport rather than the commercial appearance which has become the highlight of the vehicle in the negative way.

Cigarette lighter and ashtray fashioned in a unique style placed in the car’s fore area gives a unique beauteous appearance to Bolero’s interiors. The creation of glove compartment in the frontal area displays a sign of serenity. The Tachometer and the electronic multi Trip meter with all the useful controls visible are nicely arranged in the passenger’s compartment. The analogue info bar enhances the sportiness of the interiors of the Bolero. Air conditioner and airflow controls helps in different situations of the weather. The AC vents have been very thoughtfully placed. In the music compartment to make journey joyful the audio system is assembled with CD player, MP3 Player, AM/FM Radio, Speakers Front and Speakers Rear.

Mahindra Bolero PictureOther additional advanced features which add stars to the interiors of the car are Ergonomic door grab handles, Elegant black dials in the instrument cluster, 12V charging point with mobile holder, keyless entry to welcome you abroad, power windows at your fingertips, Easy-to-operate MP3 deck, Multi-directional AC louvers with flow control, Space saving centre console, Easy access parking brake lever and Soft-to-touch dual tone seat upholstery.



Mahindra Bolero Exteriors and Features

Mahindra Bolero Head Light PictureThe all new Bolero has been given a mighty look just as the Scorpio that influences you in terms of very huge characteristics such that of the grille and the bumpers together with the vast bonnet. The grille of the car has been matched and made up to the style of an off roader and so can also be witnessed in the bonnet of the Bolero with the fascinating Mahindra insignia in the chrome that looks stunning. Select variants of the car have the provision of the scoop atop the bonnet that looks cool. The bumpers are strong and imposing edges, also the body line of the car is free from all sorts of unnecessary endings. The side skirts have been well fitted at the sides to complete the overall body of the vehicle.

Engine of the Bolero keeps cool and free from excessive heat by taking in air to the intercooler. The Body colored door handles, ORVMs and the rear end give the Bolero a fresh look all the time. The new integrated antenna avoids the signal inconvenience qualifying a sound journey to all music lovers. Moreover the additional facility of tinted glass and aluminum side steppers add to the beauty of this mesmerizing variant. The superb placement of fog lamps is something quite unusual and perhaps the one we haven’t seen in the previous versions of the vehicle.

Mahindra Bolero Wheel & Tyre PictureThe fender like appearance of the body kit of the car allows falling in much of the appreciation. The weighted door handles and the ORVMs are also a charming sight. Few advanced features that add stars to the exterior zone of the car are like Grille ornament, Attention Body Grabbing Graphics, Clear lens headlamps, Blend-in side indicator lamps, Aesthetic rear door handle cover, Side ventilators, Stylish spare wheel cover, Curved, clear lens tail lights, Low stance fender, Wrap-around wheel arches, Tough ‘notched’ side cladding, Covered hinges for a seamless look and Low and integrated sidestep.

The car is available in 7 different varieties of colors like Diamond white, Rocky beige, Fiery black, Ivory Grey, Apple red, Turf green and mist silver which helps the users to go for their preferences. The rear tail lights complement the bold rear design with perfection.

The Mahindra Bolero with exiting exteriors and its new inventive approach totally matches up to the prestigious success of the company. The car with a combo of looks and features within a much reasonable pricing is a must buy one.


Safety Features in Mahindra Bolero

The Safety seems to have been given a thoughtful priority in the all new Bolero providing the best of security to its passengers. The car is enabled with anti-roll bars that help it to hold on the ground firmly. The engine immobilizer technology helps to prevent from theft. The muscular bumpers helps while unfortunate effects. The new encrypted key recognition is another advance technology which is really eye catching. The headrest helps to prevent from head injury on instant braking. Few of the features are child safety locks, central locking, power door locks, keyless entry, antiglare rear view mirror, front and rear seat belts, seat belt warning, door ajar warning, side impact beams, front impact beams that ensure complete safety to the owners.


Mahindra Bolero Driving and Handling

The drive in the all new Mahindra Bolero comes out to be quite relaxing and very comfortable with the superior quality of interiors including the power steering that is phenomenal in control, perhaps the best part of the car. The transmission could not have been much smoother. One very odd characteristic of the car is however the noise from the engine that does not seem good provided any compensation. The braking system is also fitted with LSPV. The front suspension is Independent with coil spring & anti roll bar and Rear are parabolic leaf springs or rigid leaf spring in front & rear which bring easy driving and handling.

The ground clearance ranges from 180 to 195 mm and wheelbase from 2680 to 2794 mm. The steering is power assisted and very responsive. The clutch is hydraulic which is quite effective. The power steering comes in SLX and SLE models. The car is assembled with NGT 520 transmission associated with synchromesh gears. The wide radial tires add support to driving and handling.


Mahindra Bolero Accessories

Mahindra Bolero Stereo PicturesMahindra Bolero comes fully loaded with lots of the systems and secured features, but still many of them needs to be personalized as well, as per the requirements of the user. For the music lovers, the Bolero is equipped with a CD player, MP3 player, and AM/FM radio, front and rear speakers to make the journey entertaining. Other features are body colored ORVMs, body colored wheel covers, 12V charging point with mobile holder, Trendy rotary control knobs for the air conditioner, Multi-directional AC louvers with flow control and wood finish center console are very effective. Moreover the audio system delivers sharp and loud acoustics with clear sound through front speakers with built- in tweeters. Other accessories are well available from the company stock.


Mahindra Bolero Conclusion

Mahindra Bolero is perhaps one of the most performance oriented SUVs in the country with mileage efficiency and luxury. The car offers good mileage, comfort and solid body quality. Few good competitors are ICML Rhino Rx and Premier Rio.

Mahindra Bolero Variants

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Mahindra Bolero Diesel
Price (ex showroom)
Engine Details
Special Features
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*Vinyl Upholstery *Muscular fascia *BS III Compliant Engine
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND *Muscular fascia *BS III Compliant Engine
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*Power Steering *Remote Fuel Lid Opener *BS III Compliant Engine *Digital cluster *Engine Immobilizer
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*Power Steering *Digital cluster *Power Door Locks *Engine Immobilizer
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*Body Coloured ORVMs *BS III Compliant Engine *Power Windows(Front & Rear) *CD & Mp3 player *Central Locking *Keyless Entry
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*AC with Heater *All Power Windows *Central Locking *Keyless Entry
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*Exterior body graphics *BS III Compliant Engine *Driver Information System *Voice Messaging System
2523 cc , Diesel

9.4 kmpl (City)
13.6 kmpl (Highway)

*Exterior body graphics *Driver Information System *Micro Hybrid System

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