The interiors of the upcoming 2020 Mahindra Thar have been revealed in a new video of the prototype recorded by its test driver.
Mahindra Thar is a car that is loved for its ultimate offroading capabilities. However, the car is not on sale any more, as it failed to comply with the new pedestrian safety compliances. Although Mahindra is working on the next-generation of Thar, which would go on sale in this very year itself. The next-generation of Thar is designed from ground-up. It would have a new chassis and a body shell. The interior will adorn a new and modern design with all the creature comfort one might need while going off the road. A video surfacing on YouTube also lets us know about how the car would fair against the competition in terms of performance and NVH levels.
As can bee seen in the video, the next-generation Thar gets a modern dashboard layout with automatic climate controls, space for a 2-din music system, while the top-end variant will a touchscreen head-unit for the ICE. The video clip also shows that the next-generation Thar will get a new instrument cluster with analogue speedometer and tachometer, while there's a large MID in between the two for various other information. A slight pan towards the centre console also reveals a dedicated rubberised storage place for keeping a phone.
Next-generation Mahindra Thar will be built on a new chassis and will have a set of new engine options to choose from.
The next-generation Thar will also be getting a new set of engines, and a petrol mill will also be on offer. Going by the rumours, Thar will get the new 1.2L turbo-petrol engine that will also be seen on the XUV300. It will have a peak power output of 130PS and peak torque output of 230Nm. The diesel engine, however, is expected to be a direct lift from the Mahindra Marrazzo. This diesel motor produces a peak output of 123PS and 300Nm in Marrazzo is expected to be plonked under the Thar's hood in the same state of tune. These engines will be capable enough to lug the Thar's weight around, and that can be seen in the video as well. The car picks up pace gracefully and reaches to speed more than 80 kmph with ease. Also, the NVH levels appear to be well-controlled in the next-generation Thar. However, we can't comment more on the car as of now, but we would once the car is launched and we get our hands on one.