Mahindra Bolero Diesel Model Review in Detail

The Mahindra Bolero has been capable to the existing comprehension in every SUV. Mahindra’s this SUV has been able to change this idea that SUV are lacking in comfort, design and convenience. In the Previous record, Mahindra is the guaranty of strength and durability since it came thus it is able to take on off road also. However, this vehicle also combines great looks on the exterior and luxurious cabin with some heavy-duty performance. This SUV thus blends functionality with style and luxury. It also packs in technologically advanced features that enhance the driving experience. It has latest features in different variants to cater to the various needs of buyers. This car is giving tough competition to other cars of its segments the likes of Tata Sumo Gold and Tata Safari Dicor in the Indian market. The range of the price starting from Rs 5.60-7.17 lakh. Here we are gonna share Mahindra Bolero Diesel Model Review in Detail.

Interiors

Mahindra Bolero interior

Mahindra Bolero interior

The slot for the sound system is at the bottom of the center console and the huge steering wheel masks the dials. Tall passengers will have their knees making contact with the back of the front seat and the new and poorly finished seat pockets aren’t of much use. The cabin of this vehicle is luxurious and comfortable. The seats are wrapped in stylish and fine-quality leather upholstery. The cabin is where the Bolero looks old. The beige fabric does brighten things up a bit but dashboard panel gaps and the general design give the game away. The middle row of seats has an armrest. This provides extra comfort to the passengers in long drives. The steering wheel too is wrapped in leather.The dashboard is has been given a beige color. The center console has been given a wooden trim. Legroom at the second row is severely limited, especially with the driver’s seat pushed back and the backrest reclined. The driver’s seat is actually quite comfortable but the dashboard layout is an ergonomic disaster.

There are two AC vents on the sides of the center console. The dashboard is protruding in the center so as to provide all the controls on the center console within the easy reach of the driver. The instrument cluster is next to the steering wheel. It has a digital display that adds a modern look to the cabin.The vehicle has also been equipped with an advance technology Voice Messaging System. Move over to the rear and you are greeted by cramped seats which don’t offer much legroom or under-thigh support. You don’t even get inertia reel seatbelts there. We can’t remember the last time we tested a car that didn’t have these. This greets the driver when s/he enters the vehicle. This provides information on low fuel, distance covered etc.The windows can be operated electronically. A good quality music system which is able to play CDs and MP3s also comes as a standard feature in this vehicle. The poor ergonomics, a time-honored Bolero problem, persist.

The front seats are quite unsupported, the steering is too big and the position of the power window switches inconvenient. And don’t attempt hill starts in reverse. You can’t use the handbrake because it hits against the gear-lever when it’s up! The remote controlled windscreen wipers clear out all the dirt giving a clear visibility to the driver. Child safety locks are another feature that assures safety for all occupants of the car. Engine Immobilizer prevents theft. The headrest of each seat is heavily padded to protect the head and neck of the passengers. The vehicle is equipped with a key recognition system. This recognizes the authentic manufacturer’s key and does not start the engine on the use of any duplicate key.

Exteriors

Mahindra Bolero in show room

Mahindra Bolero in show room

Mahindra gives to Bolero tough and strong look designed by professional designers. It has been equipped with new muscular bumper that gives the car an aggressive cachet. A fresh bee hive mesh insert makes this machine look stylish and even more belligerent. A spare wheel is attached to the rear of the car. The vehicle provides numerous choices for the exterior paint finishes. The options are Rocky Beige, Ivory Grey, Apple Red, Mist Silver, Fiery Black, Java Brown, Turf Green, Toreador Red, and Diamond White. The front bumpers have been made robust so that it is able to withstand any sort of impact. The rear view mirrors on the exterior are body colored. The body decals have a contemporary design that compliments the look of the vehicle. The headlamps on the front are nicely shaped that gives this SUV an outstanding design. It also provides optimum visibility even in bad weather conditions. Stylish and strong wheel caps are also incorporated.

Handling

Mahindra Bolero steering

Mahindra Bolero steering

The improved steering makes it easy to place this big vehicle where intended and straight-line stability is improved as well due to the longer wheelbase and the addition of an anti-roll bar on the rear suspension. The Bolero also handles with a greater amount of confidence. It’s no different from an ordinary Bolero except when it is time to idle. When you are at neutral (with your foot off the clutch), the system waits for 10 seconds and switches the engine off with a mild shudder. A flashing light in the instrument console tells you the system is active. Step on the clutch and the engine fires up instantly for you to select first and go. The light wheel and decent feel mean you actually maneuver through traffic with surprising ease. This system works well and you won’t be delayed moving off from the traffic lights.

However, given its vintage, the Bolero’s road manners are much better than you would expect. On uneven surfaces, it’s less of a kangaroo than a Scorpio; the ride is quite level and absorbent over most surfaces with only sharp bumps kicking through to the cabin. There’s not much steering feel and the crisp handling typical of modern SUVs is just not there. The Bolero is also much improved from behind the wheel. The controls in general function in a more direct manner, the rack and pinion steering, first seen in late 2002, is a massive improvement over the old steering system and this allows you to direct the massive Mahindra with surprising ease.

Performance

Mahindra Bolero engine

Mahindra Bolero engine

The vehicle is equipped with a 2523cc m2DiCR diesel engine that provides a power output of 46.3 kW and a peak torque of 195 Nm. This engine is linked to 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicle provides 3 variants ZLX, SLX and SLE. When you disable the system, the micro-hybrid Bolero becomes a regular Bolero. The direct-injection turbo-diesel puts out a very modest 63bhp and a healthier 19.8kgm of torque from a super low 1500rpm. This means you get maximum torque almost as soon as you get off the clutch. Out on the highway, the engine runs out of steam completely. At just 100kph, you are getting close to the outer edges of the Bolero’s performance envelope, which means overtaking maneuvers need serious planning. Flat out, the Bolero hits 100kph in a yawning 31.7 seconds and because of its limited engine output runs out of power well before it runs out of handling capability.

There is one problem with the start/stop system of the Bolero.  This makes it quite peppy in traffic and very drivable too — the engine pulls cleanly from 1000rpm in third gear! It is surprisingly refined too. Yes, the diesel clatter is audible but it’s not as bad as the engine’s agricultural nature would lead you to believe. When the engine shuts down, so does the air-con compressor (only the blower stays on). Which means that on a hot day, if you catch a series of stoplights, or are stuck in traffic, the car goes from Bolero to pizza oven pretty quickly. Of course when this happens, you have the option of switching the start/stop system off completely; there is a switch to the right of the steering column to disable it.

Efficiency & Mileage Review

Mahindra Bolero on road

Mahindra Bolero on road

On the highway engine run smoothly and quickly. It gives best performance in cities also. At just 100kph, you are getting close to the outer edges of the Bolero’s performance envelope, which means overtaking maneouvres need serious planning. Flat out, the Bolero hits 100kph in a yawning 25.61 seconds and, because of its limited power, takes ages to get to its 124kph top speed. It is the most fuel-efficient SUV we have tested.  It has sixteen  different variants that all is in Diesel engine.

Mahindra Bolero DI AC BS3 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero DI NON AC BS3 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero EX AC BS IV (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero EX BS IV (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero LX NON AC BS3 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero LX NON AC BS4 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero PLUS AC BS3 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero Plus AC BS4 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero Plus NON AC BS3 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero Plus NON AC BS4 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero SLE (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero SLE BSIV (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero SLX (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero SLX BS3 (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero ZLX BSIII (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

Mahindra Bolero ZLX (2523 cc, Diesel, Manual), 15.96kmpl on highway and 11.44kmpl in city.

In above post we gave you detailed informational knowledge about Mahindra Bolero Diesel Model. I hope you enjoyed it. Always compare feature, specification and mileage and Keep these details in your mind before buying Mahindra Bolero. Stay tuned with us for latest updates and you can like us on Facebook, follow on G+ and Twitter.

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