All-new Mahindra Thar finally goes on sale today. Read here to know its prices, features, and all other details.
2020 Mahindra Thar is finally launched in the country. The prices start at Rs. 9.80 lakh for the entry-level AX trim and go all the way up to Rs. 12.95 lakh for the top-spec LX trim. Mahindra Thar in its second-gen avatar will be a 4WD layout as standard fitment across the range along with a low-range transfer case and mechanically-locking rear differential. There are two engine options to choose from – 2.0L turbo-petrol and 2.2L turbo-diesel. Both of these motors sport a four-cylinder configuration. While the petrol engine is designed to put out a rated output of 150 HP/320 Nm, the oil burner can dish out a maximum of 130 HP/300 Nm. The new-gen Thar comes with two gearbox options – 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT (Aisin-sourced). However, prices for the automatic variants aren't announced yet, but they are expected to be Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1.60 lakh expensive than their manual counterparts.
In the second-gen avatar, Thar continues to get independent front suspension with dual-wishbones and coil overs with struts. However, the rear suspension now gets coil-overs too, which replace the leaf-springs seen on the last-gen model for the solid axle. Aiding the off-road capabilities of the new-gen Thar are its approach and departure angle which now measure at 41.8 degrees and 36.8 degrees, respectively.
The ramp-over angle, on the other hand, measures at 27 degrees, while it also gets a high water wading depth of 650 mm. Talking of the dimensions, the Thar is in its new-gen iteration is 3,985 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, and 1,896 mm tall. Also, it is the first-time that Thar gets forward-facing second-row seats with 3-point seat belts for the occupants.
This time around, Mahindra has loaded the Thar with a slew of features. The list includes brake-locking front axle, automatic climate control, lumbar-adjust for front-row seats, touchscreen infotainment system, front power windows, cruise control, steering-mounted audio controls, central locking, power-adjustable and foldable ORVM, satellite navigation and more. On the safety front, it gets dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability program, and tyre pressure monitoring system. Also, there are three different roof options on offer – fixed soft top, convertible soft top, and fixed hard top. While the entry-level AX trim gets 16-inch steel rims, the range-topping LX variant comes with 18-inch grey-finished alloy wheels.