Mahindra is all set to launch their new generation Thar SUV on the 2nd of October. The new Thar is based on an all-new platform featuring lots of new features and new petrol engine option with an automatic gearbox. With this new-gen Thar, Mahindra has made it more road and user friendly. Here are all the details on the new Indian made lifestyle SUV.
The new Mahindra Thar has grown in every dimension while maintaining the traditional Thar design. With a wider track and longer wheelbase, the Thar now resembles the Jeep Wrangler. The front grille and the bumpers are quite different in design though. The higher-spec LX variants also feature LED DRLs along with 18” alloy wheels. The lower-spec AX variants get 16” Steel rims. The new Thar will be available either as a Hardtop on the LX variants or with a fixed or convertible soft top on the AX variants. As standard, all variants come with a tailgate-mounted spare wheel with the LX variant getting a full-size alloy wheel.
The interior of the new-gen Thar gets revolutionary changes when compared to the previous model. The design, layout and materials are vastly superior with more creature comfort and features.
The new-gen Thar will be available in two variant series; the Adventure focused AX series and the feature-oriented LX series.
The AX series variant offers the following standard features:
16” Steel wheels
Mechanical Diff lock 4x4
Fixed soft top
6 seats (the side facing rear seats)
However, the AX series can also be had with an option pack including the following features:
Forward-facing rear seats
ISOFIX child seat mounts
Height adjustable driver seat
The comfort-oriented LX series will include the following additional features:
18” alloy wheels
Front fog lamps
Driver seat lumbar adjust
TFT instrument cluster
7” touchscreen system
4 roof-mounted speakers
Android Auto & Apple car play
Adventure stats and Tyre direction assist
Electronic AC controls
Convertible or Hardtop
Brake locking differential
All these features will make the new Thar more modern and comfortable for daily usage too.
Safety features on the new Mahindra Thar BS6 include:
ABS with EBD
ISOFIX child seat mounts (only on 4 seaters)
Hill hold assist
ESP with traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
The new Thar will be offered with both Turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines. The 2.2L MHawk turbo diesel engine produces 130PS Power and 300NM torque through either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed Torque converter automatic gearbox (only on LX variants). Mahindra's new 2.0L MStallion turbo petrol engine will be debuting on the new Thar, producing Max Power of 150PS and torque of 320NM. The turbo petrol will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission only on the AX variants and with a 6-speed automatic transmission only on the LX variants.
All Thar variants will be available with a standard manual Shift-on the fly 4X4 transfer gearbox with diff locks.
Launch & price:
The new Mahindra Thar will be launched on 2nd of October with expected pricing from Rs10L to Rs11L ex-showroom for the AX series and Rs11.5L to Rs12.5L for the LX series. With all the additional features and power, we expect this new Thar to give a tough time to the urban-oriented compact Crossovers too. Bookings for the new Thar will be open by the end of September. Stay tuned for further details and pricing.