Mahindra has confirmed that the brand is considering to develop a 5-door variant of the all-new Mahindra Thar. Take a look at this rendering to know what it will look like.
2020 Mahindra Thar is doing great on the sales tally. The off-roader garnered over 15,000 bookings in less than a month from its launch, which took place on October 2. According to Mahindra, over 50 per cent of the bookings for the new-gen Thar came from first-time car buyers. However, with a 2-door layout, the new-gen Thar has restricted accessibility is what we think. But, the carmaker has confirmed that they are considering the plans to launch a 5-door iteration of the SUV. The question that remains unanswered is how it will look like? You folks don’t need to be worried about it as our in-house designer has created a digital rendering of the 5-door Mahindra Thar.
In the above video, the complete process of creating digital rendering can be seen. Starting with the changes that 5-door Thar gets in comparison to the 3-door model, there aren’t many. However, the most noticeable ones are – two extra doors and an extended wheelbase. Apart from these changes, the 5-door version of the new-gen Thar remains largely the same. With these aforementioned changes, the 5-door version of new-gen Thar will boast of increased space on the inside and improved second-row accessibility. With both the rows in place, the boot space in the 3-door version isn’t all that great, but this won’t be a case with the 5-door Thar.
The 5-door Thar is likely to be powered by the same set of engine options that are available with the 3-door variant – 2.0L turbo-petrol and 2.2L turbo-diesel. The petrol motor is designed to push out a rated power and torque output of 150 Hp and 320 Nm, respectively. The oil burner, on the contrary, develops a peak power output of 130 Hp and 300 Nm of max torque. The gearbox options on the new-gen Thar include a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual. Also, it comes standard with a BorgWarner 4x4 transfer case with low-ratio gearbox and a locking rear differential. The top-spec trims are also offered with a brake-locking front axle.