Here's a life-like digital rendering of the 5-door version of all-new Mahindra Thar. Read here to know if Mahindra is planning to launch one or not.
All-new Mahindra Thar has managed to garner over 15,000 bookings in less than a month. Mahindra is claiming that over 50 per cent of customers are first-time car buyers. Thanks to all-new Thar’s improved and feature-laden interior that has helped it with the increased response from new buyers. However, it continues to stay less practical than a lot of other cars available in its price range. A major reason to quote so is the second-row access, as Thar comes in a 3-door layout only. But, Mahindra has confirmed that it is considering giving a go to the 5-door version of the all-new Thar. After going through this news, our in-house rendering specialist – Shoeb R. Kalania came up with his illustration of the same, and it looks appealing.
In the rendering above, the all-new Thar with the 5-door layout looks more macho in comparison to its 3-door iteration. Moreover, the extra doors will offer increased practicality. To fit in these doors, the wheelbase of the Thar has been stretched a bit. With the overall increase in length, it looks proportionate as well. However, the designer has not changed anything apart from the door layout, and it continues to sport an identical front end.
In the new-gen avatar, Thar sits on a new chassis that is stronger than what the last-gen model used. Furthermore, it now comes with a slew of features, such as automatic climate control, steering-mounted audio controls, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation, power windows, central locking, cruise control and more.
The all-new Thar is available with two engine options – 2.0L turbo-petrol and 2.2L diesel. The 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor can push out a rated power output of 150 Hp and max torque of 320 Nm, while the oil burner produces lesser peak power and torque output of 130 Hp and 300 Nm, respectively. These engines can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. It comes with a BorgWarner 4X4 transfer as standard fitment across the range along with a low-range gearbox and locking rear differential.