Mahindra unveils Bolero Stinger at Autocar Performance Show
13 April 2009
Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) today unveiled the Bolero Stinger – a customised concept at the `Autocar Performance Show 2008' in Mumbai.
Built on the Bolero platform, the Bolero Stinger combines its striking exterior with powerful performance. The vehicle is powered by a 97hp CRDe engine and is available in the 2WD BS3 variant.
''The Bolero Stinger epitomises Mahindra's ability to offer auto enthusiasts customised concepts of a high specification and detailing. It is a super stylish offroader which takes the rough and tough image of the Bolero to a new high. The Stinger is meant for the adventurous and fun loving driver who thrives on speed and the thrill of the open road," said Vivek Nayer, senior vice president - marketing, automotive sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
The Bolero Stinger boasts of a custom built guard with auxiliary lamps and rear roll cage in powder coated black, styled scoops & bezels on side and bonnet with built in mesh, styled body claddings, custom paint job for interiors & exteriors, modified body shell and re-panelling, cargo bay with cover, alloy wheels, custom built tail lamp bezel with LED lamps, SS. exhaust tail end in twin pipe, overhead amber indicator marker lamps, customised door trim pads with map pockets and bottle holders, upholstery in leather and suede combination and MP3 player with speakers,
Mahindra also displayed the recently launched Scorpio Automatic which incorporates a fully automatic 6-speed gear box and the powerful 2.2 litre mHawk engine.
''Scorpio is the first Indian brand and the first SUV in its class to offer a 6-speed fully Automatic Transmission. This new edition of one of India's most loved SUVs has been designed to make driving an effortless experience and is equipped with in-built intelligent driving modes for an effortless drive and a wide array of smart features, giving the Scorpio an even greater competitive edge in its segment,'' M&M said in a release.
The Scorpio Automatic has a fully electronically controlled automatic gearbox which results in shorter shift times and hence, improved drivability. This is a major technological improvement over earlier Automatics which were hydraulic controlled.
M&M also created a special 4x4 track at the show to demonstrate the superior offroading capability of Mahindra's utility vehicles. This is the first time in India that an automobile manufacturer has created a 4x4 track to give visitors a first hand experience of its vehicles in rough road conditions.