For people not in the know, the Ministry of Road and Transport approved a proposal under which all cars manufactured after July 1, 2019 must have some advanced safety features. The safety bits that will be mandatory include airbags, a manual override over the central locking system for emergencies, reverse parking sensors, seatbelt reminders and an alert system (beyond 80kmph).
So before the new norms come in place, Mahindra & Mahindra will introduce the airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) on its top-selling SUV – the Bolero. Though, the latter one doesn’t belong to the mandatory list. One must note that both the features will be optional offerings on the SUV. The Mahindra Bolero is the only vehicle in the carmaker’s product lineup that misses out on both the safety features. Pictures – Mahindra Bolero Modified To Look Like Mercedes G-Wagen
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The Mahindra Bolero is, currently, available in two versions – a sub-4 meter Power+ with 1.5L diesel engine and the standard model with a 2.5L diesel engine. While the former makes a top power of 70bhp at 3,600rpm, the latter one delivers 62.1bhp at 3,200rpm. The torque figure of both the powertrains stands at 195Nm between 1,400rpm – 2,200rpm.
The Bolero’s feature list includes power steering, air conditioner, MP3 player with Bluetooth connectivity, centre armrest on 2nd row seats, adjustable seats, driver information display, fabric seats, wood finish central bezel, rear washer and wiper, power windows, central locking and keyless entry. The 2018 Mahindra Bolero carline is available in the price range of Rs 6.86 lakh – Rs 8.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars in India