Mahindra Bolero
2016 Mahindra Bolero facelift in the making. Pictured: Mahindra BoleroPR handout

India's leading utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra is readying a new facelifted avatar of its popular, much-acclaimed model -- the Bolero. A prototype of what is believed to be the Bolero facelift has surfaced online, hinting at the imminent arrival of the SUV.

The latest spy shots of the Bolero facelift was posted by CarWale, in which the test mule is seen partly camouflaged, hinting that the key changes have been made to these covered parts. The changes are likely to be limited to cosmetic modifications.

From the pictures, the size and dimensions of the facelifted avatar of Bolero seems to be the same as the current model and the design of the model also looks identical. Speaking of the changes, the Bolero facelift is likely to get a re-worked rear bumper with tweaked tail lamps. Although from the images, the front-end is not visible; it looks like the front-fascia of the facelift will get minor modifications. Inside the cabin too, the new Bolero facelift could get changes like new dashboard, new seat upholstery and more.

Mechanically, the Bolero facelift is likely to continue with the same engine. The current Bolero is powered by a 2.5-litre m2DICR four-cylinder diesel engine, which can generate 63bhp of power at 3200rpm and 195Nm of torque at 1400-2200 rpm. It comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

It was reported earlier that Mahindra is working on a sub-four metre Bolero with a smaller engine. Internally codenamed U108, the small Bolero would be the new member in the sub-four metre vehicle line-up of Mahindra, which includes the TUV300, KUV100 and NuvoSport. The launch of small Bolero is expected in the second half of 2016.

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