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Old 19th August 2019, 16:33   #1
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Default Mahindra builds 15,00,000th Bolero Pick Up

Mahindra is celebrating a new production milestone as the 15,00,000th Bolero Pick Up rolled out of its production line at Kandivali in Mumbai.

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The Bolero Pick Up has a cargo deck that measures 2,765 mm in length and has a payload capacity of 1,700 kg. It is powered by a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 70 BHP @ 3,200 rpm and 200 Nm @ 1,400-2,200 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The Bolero Pick Up Extralong is offered in four variants depending on payload capacity. The base variant has a payload capacity of 1.25 tonne. It is also available with a 1.3 tonne and 1.5 tonne capacity.

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Old 19th August 2019, 16:38   #2
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Default Re: Mahindra builds 15,00,000th Bolero Pick Up

Wait what?? I had to carefully re-read the number several times before I could be sure that my eyes are actually working fine. I never thought 15 lakh of these Bolero Pick-up trucks have been sold, as I never really noticed so many of them on our roads. It should be one of the highest selling LCVs of all-time then, right?
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Default Re: Mahindra and Mahindra rolls out 15 lakhs units of bolero pickup In 16 years

Says a lot for the popularity of this utilitarian vehicle. For your farm duties and weekend rural trips to your country estate where the roads are scarce, this works well.
Where I stay , it is very popular because people buying it think they are getting something similar to a Pajero and are under the impression that it commands respect on the road. In reality, its a tractor with row of seats.

It is painful to sit in this and go from point A to B.I ve seen park benches with more comfort than the seats in this. And the noise and vibration that you feel in this is akin to a roller coaster ride at your city amusement park.

Let me stop by saying that 'a new and improved access to the gear lever ' is one of the convenience features of this vehicle listed on its website. I must thank Mahindra for providing prospective buyers with this feature as standard.

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Default Re: Mahindra and Mahindra rolls out 15 lakhs units of bolero pickup In 16 years

Kudos to Mahindra for identifying the sweet spot in the market space; and then achieving success too. LCV segment is full of abused vehicles and surprisingly, this LCV has held its own. Wonder why Tata is not able to achieve similar success, IIRC, the 3.0 from 407 is known to be a torque monster capable of taking abuse too.

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Says ..standard.
Bolero pick-up is a regular sighting on GJ roads, these things move fast, much faster then one expects an ancient vehicle to do so. And it moves briskly even with load (or overload). Scary is best word to describe emotions when a fast, overloaded Bolero Pick up is in your lane trying to overtake a truck on a single lane highway. I face these situations frequently. Goes on to prove how well Mahindra as read the market and nailed it well. Mahindra has been ruling the rural segment which I guess helped in coming up with a product that slots in well between Tata Ace and Tata 407.


Edit : Shouldn't this thread be in Commercial Vehicle Section ?

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I understand that a pick up variation of this doing well. Because you are looking at an abuse and repair friendly vehicle that is economical to run. Things like comfort, features and ease of driving take a back seat.

But as a personal vehicle there is little out there that is worse than this. I am talking more about the SUV version of this.

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Default Re: Mahindra builds 15,00,000th Bolero Pick Up

Am doing some back-of-the-envelope calculations and honestly, this 15 lakh number is a bit hard to believe. Is there some twisting of the truth here? E.g. 15 lakh pickups in total produced (including their smaller trucks) and this "Bolero" is the one that marked the milestone? Or that 15 lakh Boleros have been produced and this pickup is the 1.5 millionth one?
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It's great news that a great survivor through the past two decades viz. the Bolero has achieved such a milestone. Survivor, because it has survived all the BS norms from I to V with engine upgrades starting with the Peugeot XD3P, 2498 cc, powerplant that had to be discarded in 2001 in favour of the DI and its upgrades later on.

The Bolero has it's vintage Mahindra DNA that takes through the rough and tough urban and countrysides in most parts of the country. It's best preferred role is that of a people's carrier and a goods hauler - both jobs it does, emerging with flying colours !

In the north east more and more Boleros are seen as replacement for older MUV's like the Tata Sumo and the Chevrolet Tavera that are losing ground of late.

The 15,00,000th Bolero rolling out at the times of a severe recession in the automobile sector is something that should show us light at the end of the tunnel.

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