The new generation Mahindra Thar has been unveiled. It is built on a new ladder-frame chassis and is available with both petrol and diesel engine options for the first time. The diesel engine is a 2.2-litre unit that makes 130PS of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre unit producing 150PS and 320Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively.
The petrol engine will be available with both manual and automatic transmission options -- another first for the Thar. Both the manual and automatic transmissions get 6 ratios. The automatic transmission is torque converter type. A 4x4 transfer case is standard throughout the range.
The new Mahindra Thar will be available with 18 inch wheels, bigger than those on the older model (16 inch). Thar gets a better approach, departure and rampover angle as well compared to the previous generation Thar.
Here’s a comparison:
MAHINDRA THAR | NEW vs OLD
The new Thar will have a water wading ability of 650mm and its interior will be washable. The Thar will get a touchscreen infotainment system with speakers fitted on the roof.
Some of the notable features of the new Thar are as follows:
50:50 split rear seat
Steering mounted controls
Dual front airbags and ABS
Electronic stability programme
Hill hold and hill descent control
3-point seatbelts for all passengers
Mahindra will offer the Thar with two trim levels -- AX Series and LX Series. The LX Series will be the one with more convenience features. The AX (adventure series) will be the one that will be aimed more towards those primarily looking to spend time in the Thar off the road. The LX series will get a hard top and automatic transmission option with the petrol engine.
Here’s the features set of both AX and LX series Thar.
There will be a total of six exterior colour options on offer - red, copper, grey, black, beige and blue. Bookings for the new Thar will open on 2nd October 2020, the day on which Mahindra will announce the prices as well.