This base-spec Mahindra Thar now gets a set of 16-inch alloy wheels which are of the same size as the OEM-spec steel rims. Read here to know more.
Mahindra Thar is turning all the attention to itself with its sales figures, booking numbers, impressive design, and a long list of features. It was initially launched in three trim levels – AX, AX Opt, and LX. However, after bagging a 4-star G-NCAP crash test rating for the AX Opt and LX trims, the AXvariant has been discontinued by the carmaker. But, here’s an example, which now sits on a set of 16-inch aftermarket rims. We came across it via a social media platform. These rims come from the collection of Plati Alloys India, while the modification job was performed by Hercules Tyres, who are based out of Bangalore, Karnataka.
The base-spec Mahindra Thar comes with 16-inch steel rims shod with a set of Ceat CZAR A/T tyres. However, these 5-spoke diamond-cut units are wrapped in a set of MRF Wanderer tyres. The chunky rubber looks good on the offroader’s utilitarian profile in comparison to the massive rims and low-profile tyres that enthusiasts are opting these days. Also, these tyres boast of massive sidewalls, which help when the going gets tough.
The all-new Thar comes with bucket loads of features. The list includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic climate control, lumbar adjustment for front seats, forward-facing rear seats, splash-resistant interior, power windows, power-adjustable and foldable ORVMs and more. For the safety of the occupants, it now comes with dual front airbags, ESP, roll-over mitigation, traction control, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminders, rear parking sensors, and high-speed alert.
The new-gen Thar can be had powered by either a 2.0L turbo-petrol motor or a 2.2L oil burner. While the former is capable of putting out a peak output of 150 HP and 320 Nm, the latter is designed to push out a rated power and torque output of 130 Hp and 300 Nm, respectively. Transmission choices comprise of a 6-speed manual gearbox and an Aisin-sourced 6-speed torque converter automatic. Also, it comes standard with a BorgWarner 4X4 transfer case, low-ratio gearbox, and a mechanically-locking rear differential. However, the brake-locking front axle is offered in the top-spec trim only.