Friday, September 09, 2011
By Pranjal Gera
New Mahindra Bolero launched, starts at Rs 6.19 lakhs
Mahindra & Mahindra, one of the largest automakers in the country, on Thursday launched the all new version of its largest selling sports utility vehicle – Mahindra Bolero in the Indian auto market. The New Mahindra Bolero carries a price tag of Rs 6.19 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Interested buyers can book the new Bolero at any dealership of M&M across the country.
The new Bolero is powered by a 2.5L M2Di diesel engine, which is not only better in performance but also more economical as compared to the engine of previous version of Bolero. The power packed engine of Bolero offers a high fuel economy of 15.96 kmpl, as certified by ARAI (Automotive Regulatory Authority of India).
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Unlike the previous version of Mahindra Bolero that was available in only two variants, this time around company has launched the SUV in three variants including Bolero SLE, Bolero SLX and top end Bolero ZLX. All of these variants are available in both BSIII and BSIV compatible versions. The prices of these variants are as follows - Bolero SLE BSIII - Rs 6.19 lakhs; Bolero SLE BSIV - Rs 6.33 lakhs; Bolero SLX BSIII - Rs 6.67 lakhs; Bolero SLX BSIV - Rs 6.81 lakhs; Bolero ZLX BSIII - Rs 6.82 lakhs; Bolero ZLX BSIV - Rs 6.96 lakhs.
It was expected that Mahindra will roll-out a 4X4 version Bolero in the country this time, but none of the new Bolero variant carries four wheel drive system. The 4X4 version of Bolero is expected to be launched in the country by next year.
The major attractions of the new Mahindra Bolero model include newly designed front grille and headlights, new bumpers at front and rear, engine immobilizer, cover for spare wheel, new ac vents, new style steering wheel, better adjustable seats, advanced digital instrumentation along with new voice messaging system. The car is also blessed with micro hybrid technology for better performance.
Mahindra Bolero is currently one of the most preferred SUVs in the rural India, due to its lower cost, durability and reliable performance.