Mahindra received 9,000 bookings for the all-new Thar in just five days from its launch. So how many units were booked in a day or in an hour or in a minute? Here it is all.
Prices for the all-new Mahindra Thar were revealed on October 2. By October 7, Mahindra received a total of 9,000 bookings for the all-new Thar, thereby shattering all the records made by any Mahindra product in the past. We inquisitive souls thought of calculating how many units of the all-new Thar were booked in just one day. With some simple calculations, we could find out that the answer is 1,800. With further more arithmetic operations, we could find out that 75 units of the all-new Mahindra Thar were booked in a day. Furthermore, dividing the figure by 60 to find out how many units were booked in a minute, we concluded it is 1.25. In simpler words, Mahindra received a booking every minute for the all-new Thar.
Talking of the prices, it starts at Rs. 9.80 lakh and goes up to Rs. 13.73 lakh. There are three variants on offer – AX, AX Optional, and LX. While the base-spec AX trim comes with just power windows, manual air-conditioning, and power steering, the top-end LX trim is loaded with equipment. It gets automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, steering-mounted audio control, satellite navigation, lumbar adjust for front seats and more.
As for the safety of occupants, it now comes with dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, electronic stability control, roll-over mitigation, rear parking sensors, seat belt alarm, and high-speed alerts as standard across the range. The base-spec trims of the Thar come shod with 16-inch steel rims, whereas the top-spec LX trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels.
The all-new Thar can be had with either a 2.0L turbo-petrol motor or a 2.2L turbo-diesel engine. The petrol engine develops a rated power and torque output of 150 HP and 320 Nm, respectively. The diesel engine, on the other hand, pushes out a peak power output of 130 HP and max torque of 300 Nm. Furthermore, it can be had with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed Aisin-sourced automatic gearbox. It comes standard with a 4X4 drivetrain with a low-range transfer case and mechanically locking rear differential. However, the top-spec trim also gets the additional convenience of the brake-locking front axle.