The Mahindra Bolero still sells quite well in the non-metro cities due to its affordability and off-road capabilities. Today we came across this example, which gets a set of wheels much larger than the stock rims.
Launched over two decades ago as an evolutionary replacement for the Armada Grand, the Mahindra Bolero has been one of the most successful vehicles in the automaker’s history. It is a testament to its success and how Mahindra got it right on the first try that this vehicle is still on sale in the Indian market with very minor changes over its lifespan. Though it has become a less common sight in the tier-1 cities, its purposeful off-road styling and practical packaging mean it still sells well in tier-2 and tier-3 cities where road conditions are not perfect. Today we came across this Bolero which gets a set of new wheels.
The pictures have been uploaded by Plati Alloys on Instagram in which we can see this Mahindra Bolero getting a new set of aftermarket alloy wheels. The stock 15-inch wheels, the Bolero comes with have been replaced with these machined 20-inch 5-spoke silver rims which are wrapped in low profile rubber. Also, looking at the side profile of this Bolero, you’ll notice that the front has a slightly lower ride height than the rear, giving it a cab-forward stance. Overall, this Bolero gets a fairly simple modification but the big wheels make sure it will be noticed wherever it goes.
The Bolero is also quite beloved among off-road enthusiasts and people in rural areas. It’s hardy ladder-frame chassis and leaf-sprung rear suspension makes it a very capable vehicle to tackle the harsh and varying road condition, even though it doesn’t have the most polished ride and handling. Also, being relatively affordable for its size, the Bolero has become an ideal vehicle to start modifying in India and has easy availability for aftermarket parts. If you are interested in getting a set of aftermarket wheels for your Bolero, then you can contact Plati Alloys on Instagram.
The Mahindra Bolero has received evolutionary changes over the years, with a BS-VI version being launched recently as well. The BS-VI Bolero is powered by a smaller 1.5-litre oil burner which churns Out 75 PS and 195Nm of peak power and torque figures, respectively. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Prices for the BS-VI version starts at Rs 8.17 lakh, going up to Rs 9.14 lakh ex-showroom, respectively.