2020 Mahindra Thar vs Old Model - Specifications Comparison

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 27/08/2020
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How different is the all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar's spec sheet in comparison to the model it replaces? Take a read here to know.

Mahindra Thar broke the covers on August 15, 2020. In the new-gen avatar, it looks scintillatingly beautiful while keeping intact the original lines and silhouette of the first-gen model. Apart from the aesthetics, the distinction between the two generations of the Thar continues on the spec-sheet as well. Notably, the differences between the specifications of the two models have grown too wide in comparison to any other 2-consecutive generations of any Mahindra car.

How Does 2020 Mahindra Thar’s Specifications Fare Against Its Predecessor?


2020 Mahindra Thar Exterior and Interior Review in Walk-Around Video

To start with, the new-gen Thar endorses a bigger footprint in comparison to the last-gen model. It measures 3,985 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width, and 1,920 mm in height. In comparison, the last-gen model’s length, width, and height were tapped at 3,920 mm, 1,726 mm, and 2430 mm, respectively. The wheelbase of the all-new Thar is measured at 2,450 mm, which in comparison to the last-gen model is longer by 20 mm. Also, the contact patch has increased now, as the new-gen Thar gets 255-section tyres draped on 18-inch rims, while the last-gen model came with 16-inch rims shod with 235-section tyres.







Ground clearance

Approach angle

Departure angle

Breakover angle

Last-gen Thar

3920 mm

1726 mm

1930 mm

2430 mm

235/70 16-inch

200 mm




New-gen Thar

3985 mm

1855 mm

1920 mm

2450 mm           

245/75 16-inch or 255/65 18-inch






Apart from the dimensions and tyres, the new-gen Thar boasts of improved off-roading credentials. It now sits 226 mm above the ground, whereas the last-gen Thar’s ground clearance was measured at 200 mm only. The new-gen Thar gets an approach angle of 42 degrees, a departure angle of 27 degrees, while the water wading depth is capped at 650 mm.

How Does 2020 Mahindra Thar’s Specifications Fare Against Its Predecessor?

To lug all of this heft on and off the paved roads, the new-gen Thar comes with 2 powerful engine options – 2.0L turbo-petrol and 2.2L turbo-diesel. The last-gen Thar, however, came with 2.5L turbo-diesel only. The 2.0L turbo-petrol motor is tuned to produce a peak power output of 150 Bhp and max torque of 320 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. However, with the manual gearbox in place, the max torque is restricted at 300 Nm only.


Last-gen Thar

New-gen Thar

New-gen Thar


2.5L turbo-diesel

2.0L turbo-petrol

2.2L turbo-diesel


5-speed MT

6-speed MT & 6-speed AT

6-speed MT & 6-speed AT


106 Bhp

150 Bhp

130 Bhp


247 Nm

300 Nm(MT) / 320 Nm(AT)

300 Nm







2020 Mahindra Thar 4-Door Rendered Digitally

Talking of the oil burner, new-gen Thar’s 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel puts out 130 Bhp of peak power and 300 Nm of peak torque. The transmission options include a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. The last-gen Thar’s diesel engine, on the other hand, was capable of belting out 106 Bhp of peak power and 247 Nm of max torque, and it came mated to a 5-speed MT only. A low-range transfer case and mechanically-locking rear differential remain standard fitment on both the models.

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