Mahindra Bolero Gets BS6-Ready Engine And Safety Updates

The Bolero Power Plus is the first model from Mahindra to get a BS6-ready certificate


  • The Bolero Power Plus has received a BS6 ready certification from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
  • It uses a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 71PS of power and 195Nm of torque.
  • The Bolero Power Plus has also received safety updates to meet new norms.
  • BS6-compliant model will be launched after new norms come into force in 2020.

Previously, we had reported that Mahindra will be updating its entire portfolio to meet upcoming BS6-emission norms. And the first model that has received the BS6-ready certificate is the Bolero Power Plus. The manufacturer also added that the BS6 compliant model will be launched in early 2020. The Bolero received the certification from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT). It uses a 1.5-litre mHAWK D70 diesel engine that develops 71PS of power and 195Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. 


The Bolero Power Plus and the Bolero Plus get safety updates to make it compliant with  AIS 145 safety norms. This includes the addition of a driver airbag, high speed alert, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder and rear parking sensors. Previously, the standard safety kit on the Bolero included front disc brakes, ABS with EBD and driver side seatbelt reminder. 

The standard Bolero’s 2.5-litre m2DICR engine hasn’t received any updates to meet BS6 emission norms. It produces 63PS of power and 195Nm of torque and can only be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox.


Prices for the Bolero Power Plus starts from Rs 7.34 lakh and goes up to Rs 8.47 lakh. The Bolero Plus is priced from Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 8.68 lakh. (All prices, ex-showroom Pune). 

Here’s what Mahindra had to say:

Press Release

Mahindra Bolero gets future ready with safety & emission upgrades

Now Certified for BS VI Emission Norms

July 26, 2019, Mumbai: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that its tough and rugged Bolero Power Plus model just received a BS-VI readiness certification from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).

The Bolero BS-VI will be launched in early 2020, as per the implementation time frame for the new emission norms. Mahindra is also gearing up, along with its suppliers, to implement BS-VI technology across its entire range within the stipulated time frame.

 According to Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., “As the first milestone in our BS-VI readiness journey, we are delighted to get the BS-VI certification for the Bolero Power Plus. The Bolero is one of our highest selling SUVs and has been the first UV (Utility Vehicle) to be certified as BS-VI ready by the ICAT.”

 In addition, Mahindra has announced safety upgrades for its flagship product the Bolero which now gets an Airbag and other safety kit including an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to comply with the new 2019 safety norms.

 The Bolero Power Plus, Bolero PLUS (9-seater), as well as the Bolero Ambulance will receive the necessary upgrades. Mahindra’s customer centric approach ensures that its products are updated from time to time. The new safety features that have been added to the Bolero include:

·         Airbag

·        Speed alert system to alert the driver in case of over speeding at 80kmph and 120kmph

·         Driver & Co-Driver Seat belt reminders

·         Manual override for central locking system to open the door from inside

·         Vehicle reverse parking sensors

 The standard safety features in the Bolero include, an Anti-lock Braking System, solid SUV build, high ground clearance, high angle of approach and departure, front disc brakes, anti-glare IRVM, digital immobilizer, and a seat belt reminder.


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