This Modified Mahindra Bolero Will Take You ANYWHERE

by Chandrutpal Kashyap | 06/02/2021
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Mahindra Bolero soldiers on gamely, 2 decades after its launch. Its a hardy UV that is best going where roads are hard to come by, and this modified Bolero looks to be even better.

The Mahindra Bolero has been on sale for 2 decades now, and it is proof of its success that it has changed only a little during that period. Originally an evolutionary upgrade to the Armada Grand, the Bolero is one of the all-time best selling models from Mahindra. Even though we don’t see it in big cities much anymore, its off-road focused styling and mechanicals coupled with spacious interiors make it a top seller in tier-2 and tier-3 markets. The Bolero is also a good vehicle to modify extensively and has become a favourite among modifying enthusiasts in India. It’s tough ladder-frame chassis and leaf-sprung rear suspension may not give it great on-road manners, but it's invaluable in rural areas where sometimes roads cease to exist. Today we have this modified Bolero which is ready to climb the toughest of inclines.


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The pictures have been uploaded by iamautomotivecrazer over on Instagram, and we can see this Mahindra Bolero has been modified thoroughly to make it a formidable off-roader. It gets new front and rear multi-link coil spring suspension with Antisway bars for better high-speed on-road manners and to get maximum controlled flex during off-road. There’s a new heavy-duty steering tie rod and drag link with rod ends to take up the offroad abuse and an Sz2600 gear drive engine + Ba10-Borgwarner gearbox. It also gets a hydraulic handbrake, a winch mounted directly to the chassis for rigidity, new snorkel air intake, front Chromoly axles and Lambda lockers fitted front & rear with front manual freewheel hubs. The stock tyres are binned for huge 33-inch ones and behind them on the rear are new disc brakes replacing the drums. We come across a lot of modified Boleros at IndianAuto, most of which are, um, questionable. But this is one of the best, it has been built to a specific purpose, and that’s the best sort of modification.


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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 of 75PS/195Nm of peak power and torque figures and is powered by a 5-speed manual gearbox. Prices for the BS-VI version starts at Rs 7.98 lakh, going up to Rs 8.99 lakh ex-showroom, respectively.

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