Here's a new Mahindra Thar that is doing some hot action in the dunes of Thar desert. Take a look at it here.
Mahindra Thar is one of the best off-roaders that are currently on sale in the country. The Thar is named after the famous Indian desert – Thar, which is in the state of Rajasthan and extends up to Haryana, Gujarat, and Punjab. Like other deserts, Thar Desert has arid dunes, which attract a lot of tourists and car enthusiasts. The enthusiasts come to the Thar desert with their prepped-up 4X4s to test and improve their dune-bashing skills. We have earlier seen videos of various cars, like Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Fortuner having some fun in the dunes. This time around, we came across a clip via the Instagram account of Thargarhh, where a new-gen Mahindra Thar is showing its skills in the dunes.
In the clip, a new Mahindra Thar can be seen traversing the not-so-easy terrain of the dunes. But, it is easily managing to do so. Driving in dunes is not an easy task. The driver needs to ensure, not losing the momentum, as it may result in getting beached down in the soft sand. And rescuing a vehicle from the dunes is yet another task.
When travelling in such soft terrain, it is advisable to lower the tyre pressure by 5-10 PSI depending upon the tyre size. Also, the vehicle should be in 4H for most of the time. Since what you need here is the velocity and not low-end grunt. Also, one should keep thumbs away from the steering wheel spokes, as the steering system offers a lot of kickback in such terrains, which might cause an injury to the thumbs.
The Thar is now offered with two choices of powertrains. The first on the list is a 2.0L mStallion turbocharged petrol motor that pushes out a rated power output of 150 Hp and max torque of 320 Nm. And the next one to join the list is a 2.2L mHawk turbo-diesel that develops 130 Hp against 300 Nm. These engines can be had mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The new Thar comes with a 4X4 drivetrain as standard fitment, along with a low-range transfer case and mechanically-locking rear differential.