Mahindra Bolero Spied Testing With New Safety Features, Could Get Airbags and Parking Sensors
The new Mahindra Bolero will join the bandwagon of safer cars mandated by the government and will ditch the old steering to accommodate the new airbags.
Mahindra Bolero spy shot (Image Courtesy: Motor.Vikatan.com)
Mahindra holds the torch for manufacturing the most affordable SUVs in India. Since its inception, the Bolero has been a darling in the Indian market with a majority of sales in tier-2 cities. The linchpin model was recently spied with upgraded safety features such as airbags and parking sensors.
Joining the bandwagon of safer cars mandated by the government, the new Bolero will ditch the old steering to accommodate the airbags. Reports suggest the Mahindra will be offering the same unit as the TUV 300 on the new model. Other notable additions making its way into the new SUV include a driver-side airbag, a seat-belt reminder, a speed alert system and rear parking sensors.
Mahindra Bolero Interiors (Image courtesy: Motor. Vikatan.com)
The norm mandating the aforementioned safety features will be put into force by October this year. This points at the Bolero getting structural changes so that it can clear these stringent norms. Before the BS-VI norms kick in by April next year, the SUV will be compelled to update its engine too.
The spy shots do not suggest any more additions and the interior still ships with the same dual-tone theme. A digital instrument cluster, a faux-wood finish and a single-DIN audio system for the Bolero Power Plus ZLX variant. It will be powered by the same mHawk D70 1.5-litre diesel engine that generates 70 hp and 195 Nm of torque.
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