Mahindra Bolero Becomes the First UV to Bag BS-VI Certification
Mahindra & Mahindra has become the first company to provide BS-VI Compliant Utility Vehicle for the consumers in the country. Mahindra Bolero is one of India’s highest-selling UV which has now become the first vehicle to be sold with a BS-VI readiness certificate from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
The power puls version of Mahindra Bolero is the first model to be upgraded to meet the more stringent emission norms. The vehicle will go on sale in early 2020 as per the official statement from the company and will sport numerous features to offer optimum comfort to the consumers.
The upgraded version will feature a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine capable of generating 71HP and 195Nm of torque. This engine will also be the key element for BS-VI compliant TUV300 when the company upgrades the vehicle.
With the introduction of the BS-VI compliant version, the prices for the vehicle will certainly go up but as per Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, the price raise of the diesel vehicles will not take them away from the reach of the potential consumers.
Mahindra Bolero is one of the most powerful vehicles currently available in the market that features a metal body and potential to function on difficult terrain. The standard version of Bolero available sports a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel motor that generates 63HP and 195Nm of torque. The company also has plans to upgrade the standard version and it will be made available to the consumers by 2020.
Mahindra has also enhanced the safety features in the vehicle which has increased the cost of the vehicle by Rs. 30,000. As per the latest reports, the company has already started production of vehicles that are equipped to comply with AIS-145 safety norms and it would include safety features like airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminders, speed warning system and manual override for the central locking system.
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