Here’s a new digital rendering of the upcoming second-gen Mahindra Thar that visualizes it as a 5-door off-roader with a soft top
People across the country are eagerly waiting for the new-gen Mahindra Thar. The first-gen off-roader used to be quite popular for its affordable pricing, rugged looks and great off-roading capabilities. While the earlier version of the SUV was only offered in two-door soft-roof format, here’s a digital rendering of the next-gen model which shows us how the SUV could look like after getting two-additional doors. This rendering has been uploaded on the YouTube channel of the Indian Autos Blog and shows the side profile of the car. The digital rendering boasts of an all-new design which seems to be quite evident from the spy pictures we have come across earlier. That said, the digital artist has used the earlier model's proportions for his creation.
Nevertheless, to accommodate an extra pair of doors, the rear part of the SUV has been trimmed down, which means that the off-roader now employs an extra row of seats and can effortlessly accommodate 5 passengers at once. The second row of seats in the first-gen model features side-facing flat benches but the second-gen model will likely feature a more comfortable front-facing bench unit.
Apart from the styling tweaks, the rendered Mahindra Thar looks quite similar to the first-gen model. Moreover, the render Mahindra Thar also gets a soft-top, muscular looking flared wheel arches above the front wheel, wheel arches above the rear wheels, blacked-out sporty looking alloy wheels and clamshell bonnet.
The all-new Mahindra Thar is set to hit the Indian shores. It features a new design along with a more premium-looking cabin. Inside, the car will come loaded with features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, steering mounted controls, automatic climate control, cruise control and so on. Mechanically, it’ll derive power from a 2.0-litre four-pot diesel unit that produces 140 PS of power and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine, which puts out 163 PS of power output. Transmission duties will be done by a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.