Up to now, the Mahindra Thar is the SUV that has witnessed the most stable sales in India. Its robustness, diesel engine and modification capabilities are what make the vehicle popular. This post is going to provide you with a list of 11 impressive Mahindra Thar customizations in India.
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Mahindra Thar "Draco" by Mahindra Adventures
Conducted by Sarblo Motors in Punjab, this SUV is the latest Mahindra Thar modifications. Debuted at the Autocar Performance Show 2018, it appears to have an impressive road presence with a metallic blue paint scheme on the outside, a bonnet which has ‘flame’ decorations, front fenders and doors. The most remarkable customised feature on this vehicle is the new wheelset which has been equipped with massive off-road tyres so that the SUV can have a much more masculine appearance than the standard model. Moreover, Mahindra has also added a roll cage and a plastic snorkel in the front; high-positioned restyled fenders on the side profile; and bumpers in the rear.
Despite the thorough modifications to the exterior, the Mahindra Adventures "Draco" borrows the 2.5L diesel motor from the regular model which can deliver a maximum power of 105 bhp and a peak torque of 247 Nm as the regular model. The transmission duties are implemented by the conventional 5-speed MT unit.
Mahindra Thar 'Draco' is the latest Mahindra Thar modification
Mahindra Thar "Hammer"
This modification was made by DC Design. Thar Hammer maintains most of the design traits from the standard model but does get quite a few updates which make the robust SUV look more modern. Such updates include restyled polishing bumper, projector headlights and fog lights, flat roof, renewed wheel arches, LED lights and spare wheel mount. Entering the cabin, you can realize novel chrome stripes and a touchscreen audio setup. Nevertheless, under the hood of the Hammer is the conventional 2.5L diesel motor.
The Mahindra Thar Hammer still comes with most of the similar design traits from the regular model and some upgrades as well
DC Design Mahindra Thar Modification
This is another modification done by DC Design which is completely different from the standard model. To be more specific, the car has been given a new design by Dilip Chhabria's DC Design, which makes it look more gentle. This vehicle is suitable for car buyers who like the Thar’s amazing off-road capabilities and modern ornaments at the same time. Known as an “urban convertible off-roader”, it looks quite sporty with round and fibreglass bodywork. In the front, it comes with new three-spoke wheels, chrome headlights. On the side profile, high-positioned door handles and outstanding wheel arches can also be found. In the rear, the car sports a spare wheel, a chrome bumper and small tail lights.
The interior of the car has been completely transformed with all black seat coverings, an LCD entertainment and an air-conditioning setup, which add to the sportiness and the comfort of the vehicle.
This modified Thar is powered by the same 2.6L diesel motor as the conventional Thar, which is good for 63 bhp against 182.5 Nm.
This modification is suitable for anyone who likes the off-road possibilities of the Thar and modern decorations at the same time
Mahindra Thar Archer
It took a customizer in Delhi two years and Rs 10 lakh to complete the Arche Muscle Truck Concept, which is based on the Mahindra Thar. This off-road vehicle has a much bolder and angular look than the traditional one. Specifically, it measures 6 inches less in height, but 6 inches more in length than the regular model, thanks to the new doors. The hood has also been heightened by 10 inches.
A new dashboard, a three-spoke driving wheel, roof-mounted switches, remote central locking and a high-end Rockford Fosgate music setup contribute to the interior modifications done to the vehicle. What’s more, a DieselTronic tuning box and a performance exhaust pipe are also equipped on the Archer; the suspension comes with fibre leaf springs and gas-powered shock absorbers.
More noteworthily, this vehicle is powered by both of the motors which power the standard Mahindra Thar, the 2.5L diesel motor with 105 bhp and 247 Nm and the 2.6L M2DiCR motor with 63 bhp and 195 Nm.
A Delhi-based customizer had to spend two years and Rs 10 lakh finishing this Archer
Kerala-based St. Mary’s Garage Mahindra Thar Modification
This Thar is possibly the most aggressive customized model of the normal Mahindra Thar. St. Mary’s Garage has equipped this modified car with a redesigned front with an edgier hood, a brand-new grille and a restyled bumper with an electric winch. Moreover, it also comes with upgraded headlights which sport LED DRLs and a bumper which holds two auxiliary lamps in the front; updated fenders and new multispoke alloy wheels on the side profile; and new taillights in the rear.
This is the most aggressive customized model of the regular Mahindra Thar
Mahindra Thar 6×6
As its name suggests, the Mahindra Thar 6X6 seems to take the inspiration from the Mercedes G-Wagon 6x6 which had its images published several years ago. This custom Thar features a dual-cab body with six wheels and a bumper integrated with a bull bar, which helps this modified Thar be successful in capturing the nature of the premium German SUV. The expanded dual-tone black-and-red cabin offers amber leg room for the passengers in the second seat row.
The Mahindra Thar 6 Wheelers is inspired by the Mercedes G-Wagon 6x6
SP Customs Mahindra Thar Modification
The modified Thar modified by SP Customs comes with a brand-new front which is much bolder than that on the regular model. The new Hummer-inspired grille has replaced the old honeycomb one; a restyled hood has substituted the traditional bonnet. Other new features include a restyled bumper with a faux skid plate, a solid top, a new set of alloy wheels and new tail lamps.
All of the features on the SP customs Mahindra Thar modifications contribute to its much bolder stance
Grizzly Customs Mahindra Thar Modification
Grizzly Customs has done a good job in making the regular Mahindra Thar look wilder. The modified Thar has a bolder stance with two additional rear wheels. Such features as LED projector headlamps, the bull bar, wide headlamps and the restyled bumper as well as the overall black paint scheme also contribute to the aggressive appearance of the vehicle.
This modified Thar looks much wilder than the regular one
Angry Bird Mahindra Thar
Taking the inspiration source from the Angry Birds cartoon, this custom Mahindra Thar sports a newly-designed grille, novel bumper with an integrated bull bar, larger tyres and wider wheel arches. This custom Thar is also equipped with an aggressive modified fibreglass hard top and new LED rear taillights.
In terms of the interior, numerous changes have also been done, including novel bucker front seats, stock rear seats, leather-covered door panels and diamond roof. Even the driving wheel and the dashboard have also been upgraded with the similar tan colour to become harmonious with the overall vehicle. All of the above features make the vehicle "angry", helping it capture the essence of the beloved cartoon character.
This modified Mahindra Thar is inspired by the Angry Birds cartoon
Mahindra Thar Daybreak
This modified version of the Thar was officially debuted at the Auto Expo 2016. Featuring a bolder stance than the regular model, the Daybreak is equipped with many new features including a bumper with an electric winch specifically designed for off-road travelling, redesigned grille and projector headlamps with LED DRLs in the front; brand-new doors and a sold top on the side profile; and LED tail lamps in the rear. Furthermore, the off-road capabilities of the Daybreak is also enhanced, thanks to the off-road steel wheels with multipurpose 37-inch Maxxis Trepador tyres which it rides on.
Moreover, the Daybreak also comes with some interior modifications including a touchscreen system which supports music and navigation connectivity. The speaker is located on the B pillar; the sub-woofer and the amplifier can be found under the seat. Android mood lighting and a rearview camera are also offered in the cabin of the vehicle.
The Mahindra Thar Daybreak comes with a bolder stance than the regular model
Mahindra Thar Wanderlust
Debuted at the Auto Expo 2018, the Mahindra Thar Wanderlust is considered to be the more robust version of the Daybreak which was showcased at the same event two years before. Accordingly, the modifications that it gets are similar to the Daybreak. For example, it is equipped with gullwing-style doors, 33-inch negative offset wheels with large tyres. Furthermore, updated front grille, fenders, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and off-road-bound bumper are also added to the vehicle to make it wilder. Under the hood of the Mahindra Thar Wanderlust remains to be 2.5L CRDe engine which can deliver a max power of 105 hp against a peak torque of 247 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed MT gearbox.
The modifications to the Mahindra Thar Wanderlust are similar to the Daybreak
Above is the list of the 11 most impressive modifications done of the Mahindra Thar. Which one impresses you the most? Let’s share with us in the comment section below.
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