Mahindra Bolero Power+ is now BSVI ready. The readiness certification has been awarded by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT). Mahindra Bolero BSVI will be launched in early 2020. This will be well within the mandated timeline for implementation of new emission norms.
Mahindra Bolero isn’t the only vehicle in the company’s portfolio being readied for BSVI compliancy. The company has considered, which vehicles will be worth the cost calculation in making the BSVI switch, and will do so across its entire range within the stipulated time frame.
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., “As the first milestone in our BS-VI readiness journey, we are delighted to get the BS-VI certification for the Bolero Power+. The Bolero is one of our highest selling SUVs and has been the first UV (Utility Vehicle) to be certified as BS-VI ready by the ICAT.”
Mahindra Bolero safety updates now include an airbag. The company has also introduced an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in compliance with new 2019 safety norms. Bolero Power+, Bolero PLUS (9-seater), and Bolero Ambulance are being updated with necessary upgrades.
Bolero safety features upgrade also includes a speed alert system to alert the driver in case of over speeding at 80kmph and 120kmph. Driver and co-driver seat belt reminders, and manual override for central locking system to open the door from inside feature. Vehicle reverse parking sensors are introduced.
Bolero features a range of standard safety approaches. They include its solid SUV build, high ground clearance, high angle of approach and departure, front disc brakes, anti-glare IRVM, and digital immobilizer.
Additionally, Mahindra is working on the next generation XUV500, Scorpio and Thar, all of which are its massively loved products. Even though XUV500 and Scorpio had recently got minor facelifts, these were not a full-blown update. Both the products need to be reworked upon, in order to ensure that they stay relevant in the market in the next decade. The Thar too needs a complete overhaul in order to meet the upcoming crash-test and safety norms.
All new gen cars will come with BS6 ready 2 liter diesel engine, which will be tuned differently for the three cars. In Thar, the engine is expected to deliver about 120 PS while in Scorpio it is expected to deliver about 150 PS while in XUV500, it will deliver 180 PS.