We informed you earlier that Mahindra will give a makeover to its popular SUV before introducing the next-gen model. The Mahindra Bolero facelift has been spotted testing for the first time on Indian roads. The media report claims that the updated Bolero could receive the BSVI compliant engine and new safety features.
Going by the spy images, it is visible that the upgraded Bolero will have similar looks to that of the existing model. Though the spotted model has camouflage on the grille, which indicates that the grille has been redesigned to offer a fresh feel. The spotted model has the same single-pod headlamps with integrated turn signals and bumper with circular fog lamp pods.
The spotted model has the plastic trim on the sides. At the back, the vehicle continues with the tail-gate mounted spare wheel. The spare wheel has a dual-tone cover. The spotted model wears the ZLX badge and it has body coloured wing mirrors and rear seat headrests.
The Bolero facelift also has the mHawk D70 badge. The sub-4 meter version of the current model is also available with the 3-cylinder, 1.5-litre mHawk D70 diesel engine that is capable of producing 70bhp of power at 3,600rpm and a peak torque of 195Nm between 1,400-2,200rpm. The other The regular model is powered by a 2.5-litre M2DiCR engine that produces 62bhp of power at 3,200rpm and 195Nm of torque between 1,400-2,200 rpm.
The next-generation Mahindra Bolero is expected to be based on the new GEN3 platform, which will also underpin the next-gen Thar SUV. The next-gen Thar is expected to be powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that is likely to produce around 140bhp of power. It is expected that this engine could also power the next-gen Bolero, but in lower state of tunes.