Mahindra Bolero Exteriors and Interiors Styling and Design
The Bolero was never designed to win any beauty contests. Instead, its rugged exterior directly complements the customer base it is targeted at. The front end is typical Mahindra with a big plastic grille flanked by equally dominating headlamp enclosures. The doors, with their exposed hinges and flat bellies, have little to flaunt about. However, the side-step, massive wheel arches and the near-flat roof line adds to the rugged recipe. Apart from the boot-mounted spare wheel, which clicks well with our ‘desi’ needs, nothing at the rear has a shouty outlook. All in all, the seven-seat SUV k
eeps things simple and functional for those who put versatility above looks.
As soon as you step inside, you realise that Mahindra has been trying to refine the old-school recipe with some modern touches. Although the upright seating position and the single-din music system remind us of its age, the inclusion of a digital instrument cluster, a three-spoke steering wheel with silver accents and an optional micro hybrid system helps the Bolero gain some attention. The seven-seat layout is traditional as well with the third row of seats facing each other. The dual-tone upholstery tries to liven up the interior, but the disappointing fit and finish of the panels and the absence of any safety aid doesn’t help its case. That said, the interior is simple and ergonomically comfortable.