The Mahindra Bolero Pik-Up is one of the widely used pickup trucks in India. Courtesy of the affordable price tag and rugged performance, the truely Indian pickup truck has gained popularity and high sales figures in recent times. Furthermore, the automaker has recently reached the milestone of 15,00,000 sales of the Bolero pikup trucks in the country. With that said, it is now quite evident that both the customer interest and the demand for pickup trucks in India are on the rise. To extend its lineup further and grab onto an even higher market share, Mahindra has launched the 2019 Bolero City Pik-Up. Let's have a look at some of the most talked-about and striking features of the pickup truck.
On the outside
We all know that the pickup trucks aren't known for how they look. Well, they shouldn't either be. Pickups are meant to be workhorses, and their appearance doesn't affect their payload capacity or off-road capabilities. Moreover, a design too bland doesn't do any good to a pickup either, does it? So, how does the 2019 Mahindra Bolero City Pik-Up fare in the looks test? Upfront, we see rectangular wrap-around multi-reflector headlamps with a large circular pattern, traditional of Boleros. Then there is the medium-size body-coloured grille with vertical slats. The bumper is chunky and should do its job quite well. However, there are no fog lamps to be seen. The side and rear profile provide the pickup with a rugged look thanks to the all-metal design and large 15-inch wheels that come clothed with 215/75 tyres.
On the inside
Just like the exterior, the interior of the 2019 Mahindra Bolero City Pik-Up is plain and contains only the necessary stuff. There is enough room for three people to fit and you'd hardly find any electronic or automatic feautres. A large steering wheel, dual-tone analogue instrument cluster, true-to-pickup kind of a gear lever, and rugged pedals make up the inside of the 2019 Mahinda Bolero City Pik-Up. The wide passenger seat makes sure that you can even have a nap in the times of tiredness. Despite being a pickup truck, the Bolero City Pik-Up sports a rather comfortable ride quality. The strong body and chassis along with a multi-leaf rigid spring suspension not only make for a stiff structure but also enhances the comfort level inside the pickup.
On to the most important and necessary aspect of a pickup truck now. It's time to discuss the mechanical bits of the 2019 Mahindra Bolero City Pik-Up. Under the hood resides a 2,523 cc m2Di four-pot diesel-fed engine that generated 63 hp of maximum power and a peak torque of 195 Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox channels the power to the rear wheels. Expect to get 14 km per litre from the adequately powered engine. An 8.7ft x 5.6ft cargo box alongside a payload capacity of 1.4T makes the Bolero City Pik-Up a great goods carrier. Disc brakes up front and conventional drums brakes at the rear provide ample braking power. Other details comprise of a stronger and durable double bearing axle, smaller turning radius of 6.5m, comfortable power steering, and much more.
The story won't be complete if we do not talk about the safety aspect of a vehicle. Besides, while the list of safety features on the 2019 Mahindra Bolero City Pik-Up is smaller than that of mainstream cars, the pickup does well with the limited resources that it has up its sleeves. The safety features on the Bolero City Pik-Up include an engine immobilizer, ELR seat belts, and a 3-year or 1 lakh kilometre warranty that keeps your mind at peace every time you hit the roads in your 2019 Mahinda Bolero City Pik-Up.
That was a brief explanation of the most important and notable features that make the 2019 Mahinda Bolero City Pik-Up a true modern-day pickup for Indian needs. At 6.25 lakh (ex-showroom), you're getting quite a lot of pickup truck here. Moreover, Mahindra has recently touched the milestone of 15,00,000 pickups sold in India, which is another testament of the quality of Mahinda pickups and the success that the automaker has tasted in the segment.