Mahindra Bolero becomes the first utility vehicle to receives BS6 certification by the ICAT.
Mahindra Bolero, one of the highest selling utility vehicle now gets a BS6 certification. The BS6 Mahindra Bolero Power+ will be launched in early 2020, as per the implementation time frame for the new emission norms. Mahindra is also gearing up, along with its suppliers, to implement BS-VI technology across its entire range within the stipulated time frame.
According to Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., “As the first milestone in our BS-VI readiness journey, we are delighted to get the BS-VI certification for the Bolero Power+. The Bolero is one of our highest selling SUVs and has been the first UV (Utility Vehicle) to be certified as BS-VI ready by the ICAT.”
The vehicles include Bolero Power+, Bolero Plus (9-seater) as well as the Bolero Ambulance will receive the necessary updates. These include driver-side airbag, seat belt reminder for both driver and co-driver, high-speed alert system, central locking with manual override and rear parking sensors.
The standard safety features in the Bolero include an Anti-lock Braking System, solid SUV build, high ground clearance, high angle of approach and departure, front disc brakes, anti-glare IRVM, digital immobilizer, and a seat belt reminder.
In addition, Mahindra has announced safety upgrades for its flagship product the Bolero which now gets an Airbag and other safety kits including an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to comply with the new 2019 safety norms. With the addition of safety features, we expect that an increase of Rs 30,000 in prices will be seen once it is launched.
Mahindra Bolero Power+ gets a 1.5-litre, three cylinders, turbocharged diesel engine which produces 71 bhp and a healthy torque of 195 Nm. It gets mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The 2.5L engine which comes in the standard bolero will also be upgraded before the 2020 emission norms. The latter churns out 63 bhp with 195 Nm of peak torque.