Before kicking off in 2020, Mahindra Bolero Power Plus has gained certification issued by ICAT for meeting the upcoming BSVI emission norms
From April 2020, all the vehicles sold in the Indian market must comply with the BSVI emission norms. Car manufacturers have been working to upgrade their models to meet the new regulations. Recently, Mahindra & Mahindra announced that the Mahindra Bolero, or more specifically, the Bolero Power Plus variant, is certified to be BSVI-compliant by the International Centre for Automotive Technology. Mahindra Bolero Power Plus is the first UV in India to get the BSVI certification from ICAT. It is also the first model of Mahindra to meet the new emission standards.
Mahindra Bolero Power Plus is the first UV in India to meet the BSVI emission norms
However, it is just the beginning for Mahindra. In fact, Mahindra is also preparing other models in its line-up to get BSVI-ready ahead of the deadline. Testing has been carried on models like the Thar 2020 and upgraded TUV300 and spied for a couple of times. Receiving BSVI certification for the Mahindra Bolero Power Plus is definitely a good start for the home-grown manufacturer. Along with the Bolero Power Plus, Mahindra is also in the process to upgrade other Bolero variants such as Bolero Plus and Bolero Ambulance to meet the new standards.
The current engines on the Power Plus will be updated to meet the upcoming emission standard
Mahindra Bolero Power Plus is offered with two engine options – a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine and a 2.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. While the former is good for 70 bhp and 195 Nm, the 2.6-litre mill produces a maximum power of 63 Bhp and a peak torque of 195 Nm. The upgraded 1.5-litre diesel will be deployed on the new TUV300 as well. Previously, Mahindra Bolero got upgraded with new safety features such as airbags, ABS, high-speed alert, front seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors and manual override for the central locking system. These features have been made mandatory for all vehicles sold in the country. The existing BSIV-compliant Mahindra Bolero Power Plus is currently priced from Rs 7.31 lakh to 8.68 lakh. The BSVI-certified version will go on sale in early 2020. When the updated version goes on sale, expect a slight price hike on the Bolero Power Plus.