Mahindra Thar, one of the greatest off-roaders in India will have the new-gen launch in 2020. The very first spy images of the car provide us with some clues on how the Thar is going to look like.
Mahindra Thar was first launched in 2010. It has been a good eight years and the car is ageing with time. But it is not until 2020 that we could see the full version of the second-generation Thar. To prepare to the 2020 launch, the new Thar has been on test for a while. Some new spy images give us clues of the Thar’s new look.
From the camouflage images, it seems that the Thar will get bigger in size. In fact, compared with Duster parking nearby, the Thar is noticeably wider, possibly due to the change in its platform. It is expected that the new-gen Thar will be underpinned by the ladder frame chassis that is featured on the 2018 MPV Marazzo. This chassis is developed under the partnership between Mahindra and Ssangyong.
The second-gen Mahindra Thar is bigger than the previous version with the newly-adopted platform
The company has acquired a design house in Italia named Pininfarina and the Korean carmaker SsangYong so we could totally hope for an innovative and impressive that will be different from the previous models and other models from Mahindra as well. Considering the current Mahindra Thar has been on the roads for eight years, it is essential that it gets a comprehensive overhaul to keep up with the current trend.
Mahindra Thar is being tested, getting ready to be on the offer in 2020
On the side of the mechanics, the Thar has to update so that it could meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms as the ongoing Thar is far from that standard. The new-gen model will ditch the old 2.5-litre diesel that is not at all BSVI-compliant, and it is likely to be powered by one of the currently-developed diesel engines. The 2020 Thar will also get the 4WD system.
Besides, some updates on the safety front are necessary as the ongoing version is far behind the majority of car models with a frugal safety kit.