Take a look at this rendering of new-gen Mahindra Thar, which now gets a Jeep-like radiator grille and a slew of other off-road-worthy modifications.
Mahindra Thar has been recently unveiled in its second-gen avatar. In its new iteration, the Thar looks contemporary with softer yet imposing lines. However, according to the purists, the radiator grille of the new-gen Thar fails to match with the overall design. We believe, it will be the first part that Thar owners will change on their rides. Therefore, Mahindra dealers are stocking Jeep-like grille for the new-gen Thar, which will be sold as an un-official accessory. But, how will the new-gen Thar look like with the Jeep grille in place? Don’t be worried as our in-house rendering specialist - Shoeb R. Kalania has created a digital rendering to help you visualize the new-gen Thar with Jeep’s grille. Also, he has managed to make it wee-bit more off-road worthy with some purposeful modifications in place.
Taking a look at the rendering reveals that the new-gen Thar with Jeep grille looks way too alluring. However, it gets other design tweaks as well. Starting with the front bumper, it is now finished in a matt-black paint scheme and a winch is fixed into it. Also, an LED light bar has been mounted on the bumper. The bonnet now features a small hump, which surely adds character to the overall design.
On the top of the windscreen, another LED light bar has been fixed, which is as wide as the windscreen itself. Furthermore, it now features off-road rims with the provision of bead-locks, and they are shod with chunkier MT-spec rubber. Overall, this modified Thar with Jeep grille and other off-road-centric equipment looks better than its stock avatar.
Talking of the Thar’s mechanical specifications, it now comes with 2 engine options – 2.0L turbo-petrol and 2.2L turbo-diesel. The petrol unit produces a rated power and torque output of 150 PS and 320 Nm, respectively. The oil-burner, on the other hand, puts out a peak power output of 130 PS and max torque of 320 Nm. The transmission options include a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT for both of these power plants. Also, a transfer case and low-range gearbox will come standard on the new-gen Thar along with mechanically-locking rear differential.