Mahindra Thar is grabbing a lot of attention from the Indian audience and celebrities. Recently, India's fastest woman, Dutee Chand, was spotted checking out the all-new Mahindra Thar.
Mahindra Thar has been recently launched in its second-gen avatar at a starting price of Rs. 9.80 lakh in the country. It is grabbing a lot of eyeballs for its design and road presence. Recently, Dutee Chand, who’s also known as the fastest Indian women, was seen checking out the new Mahindra Thar. In case you aren’t aware of her accomplishments, we tell you. Dutee Chand is the current national champion in the 100 meters sprint (Women category). Also, she’s the third Indian woman to qualify for 100 meters spring (Woman category) at the Summer Olympics. Pictures of her checking out the new Mahindra Thar were shared by the carmaker itself via a social media platform.
With these pictures, it is evident that new Thar has already become famous around celebs. Recently, actor Prithiviraj Sukumaran was seen praising the new Thar, while Vindu Dara Singh has already bought one home. The new Thar looks modern in comparison to the model it replaces, but it continues to stay true to its original roots. In the second-gen avatar, Thar offers a plush cabin, which is loaded with a slew of features.
It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen that gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Also, it gets automatic climate control, cruise control, power windows, multi-function steering wheel, lumbar adjustment for front seats, forward-facing rear seats and more. To keep the occupants in utmost safety, it comes with dual-front airbags, seat belt reminders, rear parking sensors, and high-speed alerts.
The new-gen Thar is offered with two engine options – 2.0L petrol and 2.2L diesel. The petrol motor boasts of a peak power output of 150 Hp and max torque of 320 Nm. The oil burner pushes out a rated power output of 130 Hp and max torque of 300 Nm. Transmission duties on the new Thar can be had performed by either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, it gets a BorgWarner 4X4 transfer case as standard fitment across the ranger along with a low-ratio gearbox and mechanically-locking rear differential. The top-spec trim, however, gets a brake-locking front axle as well.