The second Mahindra Thar has become a darling of the internet, with owners doing custom modifications aplenty. Today we came across this Thar which has had a hard-top conversion done.
Everybody was waiting with a bated breath for the second-generation Mahindra Thar, but nobody expected it to be in such high demand since it launched last summer. Mahindra has had to increase production by 50% but is still are unable to meet the demands, resulting in a waiting period which currently stretches to next year. The second-generation Thar is an all-new model, and barring the name it carries over nothing from its beloved predecessor. The first-generation Thar has become a legend among the Indian off-roading community, and the new model aims to be just as good at going off-road but also add features and a balanced on-road performance that the old one could only dream of. The Thar also has a thriving aftermarket modifying community in India, and today we came across one such example.
The video of this modified Mahindra Thar has been uploaded by DCV on YouTube. The SUV was bought as a soft-top model but has been converted to a hard-top by renowned Thar specialists Bimbra 4x4. The hard-top is a stronger unit compared to the factory OEM unit and looks very similar to the latter. There has been manual sunroof has been installed as well. The owner also has fitted metal plates on the roof for easy installation of roof rails, which can then be used to install a roof tent. The hard-top is priced at Rs 70,000 while the sunroof and roof liner combined cost Rs 47-48,000. You can contact Bimbra 4x4 on their social media handles to enquire about the modifications in the video if you are interested.
Prices for the new Mahindra Thar range between Rs 12.10 lakh – Rs 14.15 lakh, ex-showroom. Mahindra has actually 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.