2020 Mahindra Bolero BS6 comes with significant improvements to the exterior and interior styling
Mahindra & Mahindra has launched 2020 Bolero facelift with BS6 specification. Prices start from Rs 7.77 lakh ex-showroom. With this update, Mahindra has introduced a host of cosmetic enhancements to their best selling SUV.
New Mahindra Bolero BS6 comes in three variants: B4, B6 and B6 (O). Price tag for each variant is Rs 7,76,550, Rs 8,42,767 and Rs 8,78,169, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom. New Bolero facelift had already reached dealerships ahead of official price reveal.
To go into detail about changes, latest avatar of Mahindra Bolero sports a new grille design, bonnet and headlamps (still halogen units). Front bumper seems a bit more rugged with wider air dam for intercooler and new fog lamp housing. Front-end has become more rounded compared to the older design. Rear profile boasts of refreshed tail lamp designs and a new tailgate handle.
Interiors have also gone through some updates that are mostly confined to cosmetic department. On safety front, 2020 Mahindra Bolero features driver-side airbag, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder, high-speed alert and rear parking sensors.
Of course, main highlight of new Bolero, or any other vehicle which has been launched recently, would be the BS6-compliant power plant. BS6 Bolero comes powered by familiar 1.5-litre mHawk75 three-cylinder diesel engine that churns out a higher 75bhp and 210Nm of torque. In its BS4 format, this engine was good for 70bhp and 195Nm. There is only one choice for transmission system and that is a 5-speed manual unit.
Launch of 2020 Mahindra Bolero comes at at a time when world is affected by COVID-19. The virus outbreak has caused immense losses in global business operations. Indian automotive industry is also witnessing losses like never before — in the range of Rs 1,500 crore per day!
Problems for Indian automotive market do not end there. As per rules, no BS4 product (regardless of brand or vehicle category) can be legally sold or registered in the country post 31 March 2020. Ongoing lockdown has left no space for dealerships to clear off the remaining BS4 stock ahead of deadline. On brighter side, deadline could be extended by two months.