The Mahindra Thar has been the talk of the town online and offline. Check out this video in which this Thar gets an electric hood release
With over 30,000 bookings and 10 months of a waiting period till one gets delivered, the new Mahindra Thar has been one of the most in-demand new vehicles in the Indian market in recent memory. Even though Mahindra as increased production by 50%, it still isn’t able to keep up with such high demand for its 4x4. The automaker has actually stopped taking new bookings for the vehicle. Launched a decade after the first-generation came, the new Thar has big shoes to fill. The first-generation Thar is rightly regarded as an off-roading icon in the Indian market and had also become a lifestyle buy during its production cycle. The new one intends to just as good as its forebear, but also intends to make its case as the only vehicle in your garage with a modern and up-to-date interior and much better on-road driving manners. If you like the Thar as much as we do, you would like this video we came across today.
The video has been uploaded by ASRS VLOGS over on YouTube where we can see this new Mahindra Thar’s bonnet opening with no manual effort. The bonnet opens slowly and gradually on its own power. The Thar doesn’t come with an electric hood release feature from the factory, which means the owner of this one had to get the system fitted via the aftermarket. Though the video is very short, it clearly shows how it works, and also you can point out it opens the bonnet safety latch on its own, which is a manual job as it prevents the bonnet from opening fully by accident when it's on the move. It has to be noted that there are no details about who owns or where the Thar is from, and we can confirm what sort of mechanism this electric bonnet is using exactly.
The new Mahindra Thar is priced 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.