Come April 2020, all vehicles in India will have to meet stringent new Bharat Stage 6 (BS-VI) emission norms equivalent to the Euro 6 standards prevalent in Europe. Much ahead of this deadline, Mahindra Bolero Power+ model received a BS-VI readiness certification from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) and became the first utility vehicle in India to be BS-VI ready.
With safety upgrades, the Bolero range is also now equipped with enhanced safety features like driver’s side airbag, ABS, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminders for the driver and front passenger, a speed warning system, and a manual override for the central locking system.
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “As the first milestone in our BS-VI readiness journey, we are delighted to get the BS-VI certification for the Bolero Power+. The Bolero is one of our highest selling SUVs and has been the first UV (Utility Vehicle) to be certified as BS-VI ready by the ICAT.”
The Bharat Stage Emissions Standards (BSES), introduced in the year 2000, are automotive emissions standards mandated by the Government of India to keep a check on air pollutants from internal combustion engines- both petrol and diesel.