This rendering comes via Abin designs. And in the rendering, the Thar features a lot of changes in comparison to its stock iteration. On the front, the bumper has been replaced with a more off-road centric unit. It also gets a couple of LED fog lamps fixed on it. The radiator grille gets a mesh cover here, which accentuates the overall appeal of the front facet. However, the biggest difference is on the sides, as it now gets 4 doors and 3 axles in total.
Furthermore, a snorkel has been fixed to improve its water wading capability, and an LED light bar can be seen on the roof. Talking of the wheels, they now feature a different design and are shod with beefier M/T grade rubber. While this is just a digital render, but in the past, such mod jobs have been performed on the Thar. Honestly, we are excited to see the new-gen Thar in such an avatar on the roads.
Talking of the Thar’s off-road credentials, it boasts of an approach angle of 41.8 degrees, departure angle of 36.8 degrees, and a ramp-over angle of 27 degrees. The ground clearance of new-gen Thar is measured at 226 mm, while it can ford through water as deep as 650 mm.
Mahindra will sell the new-gen Thar with 2 engine options – 2.0L petrol and 2.0L diesel. The turbo-petrol motor will put out 150 Bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of max torque. For the oil burner, the rated power and torque outputs stand at 130 Bhp and 300 Nm, respectively. These engines will be offered with 2 transmission options – 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. Also, a 4X4 transfer case with low-range gearbox will come as standard.