Mahindra has commenced deliveries of the new-gen Thar. It is powered by a petrol and diesel engine.
A few days back Mahindra & Mahindra commenced the deliveries of the new-gen Thar. The carmaker initiated deliveries on 7th November 2020 and between 7th to 8th November, the automaker delivered 500 units of the all-new Thar. Quick calculations show that more than 10 units of Mahindra Thar were sold every hour last weekend. The carmaker said that the deliveries are happening in the auspicious occasion of Diwali marking the immense response, the off-roader has received. The deliveries of the new-gen Mahindra Thar is based on the sequence of bookings received from the available trims. Speaking on the occasion, Veejay Nakra, CEO – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said: “As we kickstart our deliveries, I would like to assure our customers of a timely and seamless delivery, going forward.”
Mahindra launched the new-gen Thar in India on 2nd October 2020. It is offered in three different trim levels namely- AX, AX(O) and LX. The first unit of the 2020 Mahindra off-roader was auctioned for Rs 1.10 crore and was delivered on 1st November to Mr Aakash Minda. Since the official bookings of the SUV have commenced, the automaker has received 20,000 reservations. Mahindra has recently announced that they are planning to ramp up the production of the SUV from 2,000 to 3,000 units per month by January 2021. The all-new Mahindra Thar is developed on a new platform and is bigger in dimensions as compared to its predecessor.
The automaker has made plenty of mechanical revisions to make the new-gen Thar a more capable off-roader. The interior of the SUV features premium cabin along with some advanced features. Mechanically, it derives power from 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engine. The former develops 150bhp of power and 320 Nm of peak torque, while the latter puts out power and torque outputs of 130 PS and 320 Nm. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It is retailed at a starting price of Rs 11.34 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base trim and goes all the way up to Rs 16.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec variant.