New Mahindra Bolero (facelift) spotted testing

Posted on: Jun 8, 2016 - 6:22pm IST

Changes appear to be limited to cosmetic updates.

A Mahindra Bolero has been spotted testing with usual prototype camouflage covering certain portions of the exterior, suggesting that a facelift is in the works.

New Mahindra Bolero (facelift) rear three quarter spotted testing
Only certain portions of the exterior is wrapped in camouflage, suggesting that the changes are minimal.

There have been rumors of a sub-4m Mahindra Bolero (codenamed U108) in the works, due to the extra cess on large SUVs as well as restrictions on diesel engine displacement which has made the regular Bolero less affordable in rural markets. It is reportedly a temporary plan from Mahindra to keep the nameplate popular, before the next generation Bolero arrives in 2018-19.

Exterior spyshots reveal the rear angles of the facelifted Mahindra Bolero, which appears to feature a smaller tailgate handle, amber-coloured tail lamps and mildly redesigned bumper. The front-end of the Bolero has not been photographed, although we expect it to sport an updated grille, headlamps and bumper.

New Mahindra Bolero (facelift) rear spotted testing
The rear-end of the facelifted Bolero appears to feature a smaller tailgate handle, amber-coloured tail lamps and mildly redesigned bumper.

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It’s unclear if any changes will be made under the hood. The current Mahindra Bolero is powered by a 2.5L mHawk m2DiCR engine which generates 63bhp of power and mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

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[Source: CarWale]

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