Mahindra Thar 2WD Launched At Rs. 9.99 Lakh | V3Cars

Mahindra have launched the new Thar 2WD variants at an introductory price of Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Thar 2WD is available in 3 variants with prices ranging from Rs. 9.99 lakh to Rs. 13.49 lakh. The introductory prices are valid only for the first 10,000 customers. Deliveries of the Thar 2WD variants will commence on January 14. Mahindra have also introduced 2 new colours – Blazing Bronze and Everest White – for the Thar 2WD.

Mahindra Thar 2WD

Mahindra Thar 2WD Launched

Take a look at the prices of the Thar 2WD variants:





AX(O) Diesel MT

Rs. 9.99 lakh

LX Diesel MT

Rs. 10.99 lakh

LX Petrol AT

Rs. 13.49 lakh

The introduction of the Thar 2WD variants have made the rugged SUV a lot more affordable for potential customers. By taking advantage of the Thar’s sub-4 metre length and the introduction of the smaller 1.5L turbo diesel engine, which belongs to a lower tax bracket, the Thar’s entry-level price now starts at Rs. 9.99 lakh. The Thar 4WD equipped with the 2.2L turbo diesel and 2.0L turbo petrol engines do not qualify for the sub-4m tax slab as their engine displacement is over the mandated 1200cc limit for petrol and 1500cc for diesel. Hence, the Thar 2WD petrol variant, which comes equipped with the same 2.0L engine as the Thar 4WD variant, does not qualify for the sub-4m tax slab. 

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Mahindra Thar 2WD Engine Specifications

Take a look at the engine specifications of the Thar 2WD:




1.5L turbo diesel

2.0L turbo petrol





118PS @ 3500rpm

152PS @ 5000rpm


300Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

320Nm @ 1500 - 3000rpm


6-speed manual

6-speed TC

The Thar 2WD diesel variants are powered by the same 1.5L turbo diesel engine seen in the XUV300 and Marazzo. Since the XUV300 and Marzzo front-wheel-drive cars, the Thar 2WD diesel is the first time Mahindra has mated this engine to a rear-wheel drivetrain. It produces 118PS of power and 300Nm of torque. The 2.0L turbo petrol engine, on the other hand, produces 152PS of power and 320Nm of torque and only comes with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Mahindra Thar 2WD Features

Mahindra will offer the Thar 2WD in AX optional and LX variants. Take a look at the features of the AX optional variant:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • LED tail lights
  • Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Central locking
  • Manual day/night IRVM
  • Brake-locking differential
  • Electronic stability control
  • Hill-hold and hill-descent control
  • Internally-adjustable ORVM

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Here are the additional features of the LX over the AX optional variant:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Front fog lamps
  • Cruise control
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 4 speakers and 2 tweeters
  • Electronically-adjustable ORVMs
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


  1. K Kulwinder singh says:
    January 10 2023 21:00:08

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