Dilip Chhabria had unveiled a modified Thar at the 2014 Auto Expo, which was indeed the wackiest mod job ever seen on a Thar. A clean example of the same is up for sale at an asking price of Rs. 7.45 lakh.
Dilip Chhabria is a well-known name in the Indian automobile industry. The man is known for his car customising brand - DC. The brand also produced the Avanti, which was the very first indigenously produced sports car of India. The Avanti was a beautiful car overall. That, however, is not the case with a lot of other mod jobs performed by DC design house. It can be said that the brand has had some vibrant designs, which had polarizing opinions from the crowd. One of those cars was a Mahindra Thar modified by DC, which is on sale now. The advertisement for the car has been posted by Baba Luxury Cars on their YouTube channel.
The custom-house had showcased this particular model at the 2014 Auto Expo. It looks nothing like a regular Mahindra Thar from any given angle. Gone are the bold brute design attributes that gave the SUV an old-school boxy Jeep-like silhouette, for much curvier and clumsier panels. That said, this modified Thar looks modern from certain angles but is weird nonetheless. With rounder front fenders on either side of the bonnet, it gets all-led headlamps. On the sides, the rough treatment for sheet metal has made way for cleaner-looking doors and a fancy roll-cage. The spare-wheel housing on the tailgate, however, is an overdone affair as it makes the process of placing the spare wheel on the regular Thar tedious here.
On the inside, this DC modified Thar gets a completely different dashboard layout with the red-black dual-tone finish. It gets a touchscreen display for the infotainment system. The seats on this Thar are also different, as is the case every DC modified car.
The asking price for this DC customised Thar is Rs. 7.45 lakh.
Talking of this particular car, it is painted in a shade of blood red, which suits the curvier design theme of the car. It is a 2012 model registered in Delhi with 23,000 km on the odometer. With an asking price of Rs. 7.45 lakh it does sounds like a good deal. It is the CRDi version of the Thar, which was offered with a 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produced a peak power output of 105 BHP and a maximum torque of 246 Nm. It came mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel drive low-range transfer-case as standard.