Rumour: Updated Bolero to meet safety & emission norms


According to a media report, Mahindra is likely to update the Bolero to help it comply with upcoming safety and emission regulations. Among the changes expected are the addition of a number of safety features and an updated engine.

The report states that ABS will be offered as a part of standard equipment in the MUV from this month. Additionally, safety features such as a driver's airbag, seatbelt reminder, high speed warning and rear parking sensors are expected to be added before July 1, 2019. The government has made it mandatory for carmakers to offer these safety features from that date.

Before October 1, 2019, the Bolero is expected to be updated to comply with the new frontal offset and side crash tests. Further, before April 1, 2020 it is also likely to feature a reworked front end to meet stricter pedestrian safety norms. The changes expected to the car are likely to include a higher bonnet, and redesigned bumper and grille.

Coming to the engine, the Bolero is likely to receive an updated version of the 2.5-litre m2Di diesel engine by April 1, 2020. This should help it comply with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms.

Source: Autocar India

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