Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., has unveiled the all-new Thar, the most eagerly awaited and legendary SUV, on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day. In its all-new avatar, the Thar is a quantum leap in terms of performance, everyday comfort & convenience, technology and safety, as it stays true to its core promise of unmatched off-roading capability and builds on its iconic design.
2020 Mahindra Thar Price & Launch Date:
The new Thar will be launched on 2nd October 2020 which is also Mahindra’s Founders Day. The company will also reveal the prices and start the bookings for this 4X4 SUV. It will be available in two variants – Thar AX (Adventure Series) and Thar LX (Lifestyle Series).
The all-new Mahindra Thar will not only attract die-hard Thar enthusiasts but also appeal to all those people who have always dreamt of owning an iconic vehicle, with all the bells and whistles of a contemporary SUV.
The all-new Thar stays true to the iconic 2-door silhouette but adds purposeful and contemporary touches and design elements to it. With a wider, better-balanced stance and a choice of a hardtop and convertible rooftop options, the new Thar imposes its presence wherever it goes. The SUV also features LED Daytime Running Lamps, Dual Tone Bumpers, LED Tail Lamps, 18-inch Deep Silver Alloy Wheels and Front Fog Lamps.
2020 Mahindra Thar Colour Options:
The SUV is available in six exterior paint finishes – Red Rage, Mystic Copper, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, Rocky Beige and Aquamarine.
This design approach flows into the interiors as well. While retaining the commanding driving position that is an integral part of the Thar’s DNA, the new Thar has a completely redesigned interior that mirrors the robust, retro-styled cues of the Thar’s exteriors. It gets purposeful interiors with an all-black theme with silver accents and faux carbon-fibre detailing around the AC vents & centre bezel.
The new Mahindra Thar will also be offered with two roof option – a Hard Top, a first-in-class Convertible Top and an optional Soft Top. It will have the option of 4 front-facing seats or 2+4 side-facing seats.
The SUV features a drizzle resistant 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, and adventure statistics display. It also comes with sporty bucket front seats and roof-mounted speakers. Further, it gets Height Adjustable Driver Seat with Adjustable Lumbar Support, One-Touch Tip & Slide Mechanism on the Co-Driver Seat, Tilt-Adjustable Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Electrically Adjustable ORVMs, and Central Locking with Remote Flip Key.
Keeping in mind the sporty and adventurous lifestyle of its owners, the new Thar is loaded with technology that keeps drivers connected with the vehicle, their surroundings and friends no matter where they are, through multiple first-in-class features.
The SUV now comes with an Infotainment System with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, USB, Navigation, Adventure Statistics Display on the Infotainment System, Mahindra Adventure Calendar Display, Smart Watch & Phone Connectivity with Blue Sense App, TFT Multi-Information Display in the Instrument Cluster, Electronic HVAC Controls, Drizzle resistant (IP54 Standard) dashboard switches, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Tyre Direction Monitoring System and Steering Mounted Audio & Phone Controls.
The next-gen Mahindra Thar comes with all-new BS-6 compliant engine options which include the 2.0-litre mStallion TGDi Petrol engine and the 2.2-litre mHawk Diesel engine.
The SUV also gets new gearbox options that include the 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission & 6-speed manual transmission mated to an authentic manual shift-on-the-fly 4×4 transfer case with low crawl ratio.
The new Mahindra mStallion TGDi petrol engine produces 150 bhp of power & 320 Nm of torque while the new mHawk CRDe Diesel Engine churns out 130 bhp of power & 320 Nm of torque.
The new Mahindra Thar has been built on a rugged 3rd Generation chassis and tested extensively in some of the harshest terrain in India and across the world.
It has an all-new suspension setup that delivers better off-roading capability, as well as superior on-road handling and drive quality. The new Thar is also equipped with advanced off-road hardware that seriously improves its capability to go wherever and do whatever the driver demands of it.
The new Mahindra Thar features an Authentic Body-on-Frame Construction- A True SUV, Independent Front Suspension & Multi-Link Rear Suspension set-up, Shift-on-the-Fly 4×4 Manual Shift Transfer Case with Low Ratio, Mechanical Locking Differential on the Rear Axle, Electromechanical Driveline Disconnect and Brake Locking Differential.
This 4×4 SUV is said to have class-leading approach (41.8 deg), departure (36.8 deg) & ramp over (27 deg) angles. The Ground clearance stands at 226 mm in unladen condition while it has a water wading depth of 650mm.
Safety-wise, Mahindra has equipped the new Thar with ABS + EBD, Dual airbags, ESP with rollover mitigation, Hill-hold and hill descent control, Crash-safety compliant bodyshell, Rollover Mitigation, Built-in Roll-cage with 3-Point Seat belts for all passengers, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts and Rear Parking Sensors.