A Kerela-based aftermarket part store has listed the Jeep-like grille for the upcoming 2020 Mahindra Thar days before the off-roader's official launch. Read here for more details.
Kerela is known for its rich car culture. The state administration has been very strict with modifications and has penalized a lot of car owners with heavy fines for the modifications they had performed on their rides. But that hasn’t stopped the masses living in Kerela from modifying their car. Recently, a Kerela-based aftermarket part store has listed the Jeep-like grille for the upcoming 2020 Mahindra Thar, which is slated to go on sale by October 2 this year. However, days before Thar’s official launch, folks at Auto Ignite Store have started selling the aftermarket radiator grille for the car.
In the picture above, it can be seen that they have three different iterations of the grille on offer. One can choose to opt for either a 5-slat grille or a 7-slat grille. Moreover, an Angry Bird grille with 5-slats is also available. The store has not yet revealed the prices of these grilles. However, similar grilles for the last-gen Thar are priced at Rs. 4,900. Therefore, it can be presumed that these grilles will make for an affordable yet notable modification on the new-gen Thar.
Mahindra will be offering the new-gen Thar with 2 engine options – 2.0L turbo-petrol and 2.2L turbo-diesel. The 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor will put out a peak power output of 150 PS and max torque of 320 Nm. The oil burner, however, is designed to put out a rated power and torque output of 130 PS and 300 Nm, respectively. These engines will be offered with 2 transmission options – 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT.
2020 Thar will be offered in 3 trim options, namely AX, AX Optional, and LX. All of them will come with a 4X4 layout as standard fitment with a low-range transfer case and locking differential at the rear. However, only the LX trims will come with brake locking axle at the front. Talking of the off-road credentials, the new-gen Thar gets an approach angle of 41.8 degrees, break-over angle of 27 degrees, and departure angle of 36.8 degrees. The ground clearance stands at 226 mm.