Mahindra & Mahindra has pulled the plug on its oldest model in the domestic lineup. The Mahindra Bolero SUV with 2.5L diesel engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox has been discontinued in India. With the BS6 emission regulations set to come into effect from 1st April 2020, it made a sensible way for the carmaker to phase out the ageing diesel powertrain. Read – 2020 Mahindra Bolero Revealed In Spy Pictures
In fact, the Mahindra Bolero doesn’t meet the BNSVAP (Bharat New Safety Vehicle Assessment Program) safety norms. Just so you know, the BNSVAP norms make it mandatory for all cars to offer safety features such as ABS (anti-lock braking system), rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder, dual airbags and speed alert system.
While the regular Mahindra Bolero has been de-listed from the company’s website, the Bolero Power+ variants are still on sale. The former was priced from Rs 7.74 lakh to Rs 9.42 lakh, and the latter comes in the price range of Rs 7.49 lakh – Rs 9.04 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
The home-grown carmaker recently upgraded the Bolero Power+ with the mandatory safety features. Unlike the regular Bolero, the Bolero Power+ measures sub-4 meter in length with trimmed bumpers. The latter one comes with the 71PS, 1.05L mHawk diesel engine that has already received BS6 readiness certification from the ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology).