Given the 2020 Mahindra Thar's long waiting periods, the probability of seeing one in a video or article is much higher than on the roads. Check out this video of the second-gen Thar going for a top speed run.
The second-generation Mahindra Thar has been one of the hottest vehicle topics on the internet ever since it launched in the summer of 2020. It may be because of the waiting period which stretches to next, even after Mahindra increased production by 50% to meet the demands. Or it may be because that its predecessor is a bonafide legend among the off-road community in India, and is also a favourite for modifying. The second-generation Thar carries over nothing except the nameplate from the older model, everything is new. This makes the 4x4 just as capable off-road, but now also comes with modern features and creature comforts which make it a viable only vehicle choice in your garage. Check out this video of the Mahindra Thar diesel automatic going for a top speed run.
The video has been uploaded by Bunny Punia over on YouTube in which we can see this Mahindra Thar getting ready for a top speed run. For the first run, the Thar transmission is kept in auto mode. The SUV reaches 0-60 kmph in 4.8 seconds, with 100 kmph taking 12.3 seconds. The Thar reaches a top speed of 147 kmph in this run. Doing the run in manual mode, it takes 5.1 seconds to reach 0-60 kmph, with 100 kmph being dispatched at 12.9 seconds and the SUV reaches a top speed of 138 kmph. The claimed top of the Thar is 155 kmph, and the Thar comes pretty close to the figure during the auto mode run. You will notice in the video is shifting the auto transmission mode sees a pretty delayed response between the shifts taking place after an input, while when left to do its own thing the gearbox is much quicker.
Prices for the new Mahindra Thar range between Rs 12.10 lakh – Rs 14.15 lakh, ex-showroom. Mahindra has hiked prices and also discontinued the launch base variants as no one was buying them. The new Thar comes with 2 engine options, a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, and a 2-litre turbo-petrol. The oil-burner makes 130 PS/320 Nm of peak figures while the petrol makes 150 PS/320 Nm of max figures. Transmission options for both the powertrains are a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic with a low range box. You also get a transfer case and a mechanically locking centre differential for serious off-roading.