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2006-08-23 07:48

The Mahindra Bolero Load-runner

The introduction of the Bolero Load-Runner follows hot on the heels of the launch of the revamped Scorpio SUV in South Africa, as well as the global launch of the Scorpio Pik-Up model range in this country in April.

This no-frills derivative joins Mahindra South Africa's current Bolero range that includes four 2.5-litre diesel double and single cab, 4x4 and 4x2, model derivatives.

The Bolero-range has been highly successful since its launch 22 months ago, and has been specifically popular with farmers, mining companies and entrepreneurs.

Mahindra says the Bolero Load-Runner was built to last and created to work. The load box, with a capacity of 1.679 m³, is both large and strong, with double wall construction for increased durability and protection.

It's powered by a 2 498 cm3 four-cylinder turbo-charged intercooled diesel engine, which delivers maximum power of 74 kW at 4 150 r/min and a maximum torque of 235 Nm at a low 1 800 r/min.

Power steering is standard, and the turning circle is 11.4 m.

The Load-Runner's workhorse capability is enhanced by its comfortable, yet practical vinyl seating, and it's fitted with rubber flooring throughout its interior.

The vehicle can carry a maximum payload of almost one ton (985 kg), and has a useful 185 mm of ground clearance. Brakes are disc front, drum rear.

P>The Mahindra Bolero Load-Runner comes with a 2 year/ 50 000 km and an optional service plan is also available. The vehicle has 10 000 km service intervals.

Mahindra vehicles are also covered by a 2 year roadside assistance AA membership along with medical backing in case of emergencies.

Dimensions

 

Overall Length

4924mm

Overall Width

1815mm

Overall Height

1885mm

Wheel Base

3014mm

Ground clearance

185 mm

Turning circle radius

5.7m

Load box Capacity

1.679m³

   

Transmission

 

Manual

5-speed

   

Wheels and tyres

6J x 15" Steel Rims with P235-75 R15 Tyres

Fuel Tank

55-litres

   

Suspension

 

Front

Independent torsion bar with stabiliser and hydraulic shock absorbers

Rear

Progressive leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers

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