Mahindra and Mahindra have confirmed that the next generation Bolero will make its way to the market in 2023. But before the launch of the next generation, Bolero will get a facelift model. This will receive a subtle change design-wise and for the interiors. However, the next-gen Bolero will retain its rugged, solid-looking design but is expected to get more features and improved safety. It will be based on the new ladder-on-frame chassis which underpins the new Thar.
Exterior and interior
With the new ladder and frame chassis, the next-gen Bolero will feature a boxy look with a muscular bonnet, a new front grille and a wide air dam. It will get a new housing with LED headlamps with LED DRLs and LED lights for the rear tail lamps as well. With a new skid plate, it gets ORVM’s with turn indicators on them.
The interiors will get an update as well with a new touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, multi-function instrument console, new AC unit and rear AC vents, power windows. The next-gen Bolero is expected to be launched in multiple seating configurations for customers to choose from.
Safety Features in the next-gen Mahindra Bolero
With safety norms getting better every day, cars have been designed and equipped with better safety features. The next-gen Mahindra Bolero will improve its safety to comply with the new regulations and crash test norms. Speaking of safety, the next-gen Bolero is expected to feature dual front airbags, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, speed alert, ABS with EBS, reverse parking sensors among others.
Engine and Transmission
The next-gen Bolero is expected to get 2 diesel and 1 petrol engine options. The 2.2L turbo-diesel unit seen in Thar makes 132bhp and the 1.5L turbo-diesel engine in the Marazzo which makes 121bhp. The petrol motor is a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine which is also seen in the new Thar, it makes 150bhp and 320nm of torque. It could get the same transmission as in the new Thar, a 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission.
It is very early to guess the official price and availability of the next-generation Mahindra Bolero. We will get more details about the car closer to its launch. We expect the starting price to be around Rs.8.5L ex-showroom. The Mahindra Bolero does not have a direct competitor, but considering sub 4m monocoque SUVs it goes against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Breeza, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon.