According to Rushlane, Mahindra will launch the Bolero Facelift in India next month. The 2022 Bolero has been spotted without camouflage already. We expect Mahindra to give only cosmetic changes to the Bolero Facelift, mechanically it will stay the same.
Earlier, a mid-spec variant of the Bolero was leaked online. It revealed that Mahindra will be offering the Bolero in a new dual-tone exterior. The body was finished in a nice shade of red while the bumper was finished in glossy grey colour.
The bumper had a new design with a faux skid plate and bull-bar like design. The grille has also been updated. It still has Mahindra’s vertical slats but now the centre ones are finished in chrome while the rest of them are finished in the same glossy grey colour.
There are also fog lamp housing but the Bolero that was spotted was not equipped with fog lamps. The outside rearview mirrors were in black colour instead of body colour. Moreover, Mahindra has kept the same shape of the headlamps but they have changed the internal design slightly. So, now the headlamps look cleaner.
Mahindra might add some features to the interior. There could be different materials for the dashboard and the upholstery could also get a new design. Having said that, the interior has not yet been spotted. So, we would have to wait for the official launch of the 2022 Bolero.
No mechanical changes
Mahindra will not make any changes to the Bolero’s engine. It will continue to come with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 75 bhp of max power and 210 Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that will drive the rear wheels only. As per the ARAI test, the Bolero with this engine returns a maximum of 16.7 km/l.
Despite, being a three-cylinder unit, the engine is quite refined and delivers torque in the lower rev range, which means that the driver does not need to work the gearbox much and can potter around the city in third gear.