Below is a video which explains the entry-level diesel AX variant of the Mahindra Thar in details. Read on for more details.
The all-new Mahindra Thar has been in the headlines of many auto magazines since its official launch in India. Quite a few reviews, off-road videos on the new SUV have been released on the Internet; nevertheless, most of them are about LX trims, which are the higher-spec, more well-equipped and more comfortable. Below is a video which shows an entry-level diesel AX variant in details. Firstly, let’s have a look at the video.
The video has been uploaded by AutoTrend TV on their Youtube channel. At the beginning of the video, the exterior of the SUV is shown. Not many numerous alterations have been done to the exterior of the Thar. The front comes with the same grille with round headlights and turn indicators. Several features which are absent in the AX trim include DRLs, fog lights and dual-tone front bumper.
On the side profile, one of the most outstanding features is the white-coloured steel wheels. Compared to those on the higher LX variants, the AX ones come with smaller 16-inch units. These wheels are good for off-road travelling. The side step and wheel arches come with black cladding, which lends the SUV a robust appearance. In the AX trim, the hardtop is absent; in its place is a soft top which is of good quality but cannot be taken off as in a convertible version. In the rear, the SUV comes with LED taillights and a spare wheel.
As regards the interior, the SUV comes with a simple steering wheel without any buttons. The infotainment and speaker system are also absent. Nevertheless, the SUV is equipped with an analogue instrument cluster with digital MID and electrically-adjusted windows. Being a 6-seater car, the Mahindra Thar AX is offered with side-facing bench seats. The floor has no mats and is all exposed. Nevertheless, drain plugs are available to allow water to drain from the car. The safety features include dual airbags, ABS and parking sensors but miss out on ESP, hill start assist and traction control which are all offered in the LX variant.
The Mahindra Thar receives its power from both gasoline and oil burners. While the former is a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol motor, the latter is 2.2-litre turbodiesel unit. The transmission duties on both of the two versions are undertaken by both manual and automatic gearbox options while the AX variant gets an MT unit only. The Mahindra Thar currently has a waiting period of six to eight months.