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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.



Overall Length


Overall Width


Overall Height


Wheel Base


Ground clearance

185 mm

Turning circle radius


Load box Capacity








Wheels and tyres

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

Fuel Tank






Independent torsion bar with stabiliser and hydraulic shock absorbers


Progressive leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers


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