This Mahindra Thar 2020 has been modified with signature Jeep grille right on the first day of its launch. Check out the details.
The Indian auto market had long anticipation for the new-gen Mahindra Thar, from the first batch of spy shots of the new Thar emerged on the Internet in 2018 towards its official unveiling commenced in August this year. After years of waiting, the 2020 Mahindra Thar is finally launched in India at the starting price of Rs 9.8 lakh (ex-showroom). While the overall design of the new Thar has received good words, the grille design of the iconic SUV is a polarizing talking point. People give the new Thar’s grille mixed reactions and although it does help the Thar gain a modern touch, most of the customers are keen on the older grille design that gets inspirations from the classic Jeep.
Sadly though, Mahindra is not introducing any official grille replacement to Thar’s buyers but the aftermarket accessories are decently offered on the customization shops. Even the authorized Mahindra dealers have come up with some modified grille option for the 2020 Thar and yes, here’s an example of the same. This is a new Mahindra Thar 2020 display model modified with new grille by authorized dealerships on the very first day of its launch.
It comes as a surprise to see Mahindra’s authorized dealers modifying the grille of the Thar with aftermarket accessory right on the day of the SUV’s official launch. The all-new Thar is spotted with a new grille that drops Mahindra’s badging and sports a seven vertical-slot treatment. The new grille gives the modified Thar a more harmonized look and gets along well with the overall design of the model.
Talking about the regular 2020 Mahindra Thar, the SUV brings in a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is good for 150 PS/ 300 Nm or 320 Nm of torque (AT) along with a 2.2-litre diesel mill churning out 130 PS/ 300 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed MT standard and a 6-speed torque converter as an optional unit for both the powertrains.