Keep on reading the article to see all details on the specifications, features and design of the second-gen Mahindra Thar on paper.
The second-gen Mahindra Thar 2020 is just around the corner. The Mumbai-based home-grown company has officially unveiled the new-gen Thar to the enthusiasts just a while back and is set to launch the iconic SUV in October of the calendar year. Right from its official unveiling, the new-gen Mahindra Thar has sparked a surge of excitement among the motoring fanatics all over the country. For the very first time ever, the Mahindra Thar is coming with a petrol engine option paired with an automatic transmission option alongside a manual gearbox in its heart. If you are eyeing the petrol-automatic variant of the new-gen Mahindra Thar and wondering what it has to offer, keep on reading this article that shows all details about the all-new Mahindra Thar design, features and specifications, on paper.
2020 Mahindra Thar Exterior Design
The design of the second-gen Mahindra Thar, especially the front grille design, is a hot topic for debate since it’s taken off the veils. Certainly, the new-gen Thar still retains its iconic charisma on the original Thar that we spend much love for quite a time. In its new avatar, however, the all-new Thar has a lot more on the styling table, adding a lot of more modern touches to the retro-looking SUV.
The front-end of the Thar features a dual-tone bumper with round headlamps and new grille design. The LED daytime running lamps with turn indicators are nicely mounted on the flared wheel arches which also sees the integrated thick plastic claddings. The sidestep is offered as standard on both sides of the SUV as well.
The upcoming SUV is also equipped with LED brake lights, tailgate-mounted spare wheel, upward-opening glass section for the hardtop version, fabric roof for the soft-top models, folding roof for the convertible variant among others. On the inside, the 2002 Mahindra Thar gets an all-black interior colour theme, a handlebar on the dashboard, rounded AC vents with chrome garnishes and more.
Mahindra feels it’s the high time to update the new Thar with more features over the older model. Bravo! The carmaker has smartly equipped the new-gen Thar with all the bells and whistles needed for a contemporary SUV, both safety and convenience, without having to compromise on its off-road capabilities.
A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 3.5-inch MID in the instrument cluster will be parts of the new features on the new Thar model. There are also steering-mounted audio and cruise controls, power front windows, power ORVMs, height-adjustable driver’s seats, adjustable lumbar support, removable doors to name some other highlighting features on the upcoming Mahindra Thar.
As far as the safety is concerned, the new Thar 2020 will be available with dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ESP with rollover mitigation, hill-hold assist, hill-descent control, tyre-pressure monitoring system, integrated roll-cage, etc. Mahindra has claimed that the all-new Thar’s body structure is compliant with the safety norms, even though the car hasn’t been tested by the Global NCAP crash test yet. Let’s wait until the new-gen Thar is officially launched to see how it actually performs in the real-world driving condition and on the safety front.
In this part, we are only discussing the new mStallion 150 petrol engine that is completely new for a Thar model. It is essentially a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol mill that is capable of generating 150 HP of power at 5,000 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1,500 – 3,000 rpm. The engine makes great use of aluminium materials that helps keep it lightweight. Transmission choices for the mill include a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit.
There’s also a manual transfer case with a shift-on-fly feature on offer. While the 4-high mode helps the new Thar engage the 4WD system, the 2-high mode then disengages the front axle and turns the car into an RWD model for better fuel efficiency. In the meantime, the 4-low mode multiplies the torque figure by 2.48 times compared to the 4-high mode, thereby allowing the new Mahindra Thar to handle obstacles with ease.