Anand Mahindra ‘amazed’ at Bolero's water-wading ability on flooded streets
Mahindra Bolero SUV, known for its tough attitude when it comes to bad roads, has once again shown its capabilities in a video shared on social media platform. The SUV, wading through water as high as the bonnet, has left even the Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra impressed.
The video shows a Mahindra Bolero SUV wading through flooded streets in Rajkot, Gujarat. The white Bolero appeared to be easing through the water where no other cars are seen on the road.
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Anand Mahindra reacted to the video, saying that the Bolero's capability has left even him quite impressed. He wrote on Twitter, “Seriously? During the recent rains? Even I am pretty amazed."
Bolero has been one of the consistent performers for Mahindra over the years, and has been its best-selling model for quite some time. Even when trends suggest people looking for more features in their SUVs, Bolero remains a firm favourite among many, especially in smaller cities and towns across India.
Mahindra has recently launched the Bolero Neo SUV, which is basically a facelift version of the TUV300, and claims to offer the same trusty drive capability that Bolero is known for. However, Bolero Neo is certainly not going to be the new-age Bolero, as the carmaker plans to revamp the SUV and bring in a new generation model in the next couple of years.
Mahindra Bolero is powered by a 1.5-litre BS 6 compliant mHawk75 diesel engine, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It can generate maximum power of 75 bhp and 210 Nm of peak torque. Though the SUV does not come with a dedicated off-road mode, it is still quite a capable vehicle to tackle bad roads with relative ease, thanks to its rear-wheel drive setup.
Mahindra Bolero SUV are available in India in two trims, including the BS 6 1.5-litre diesel manual and a BS 6 Optional with similar powertrain. The price of a BS 6 Bolero SUV starts at ₹9.39 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to ₹9.63 lakh (ex-showroom).