The new Mahindra Thar is a great looking vehicle, but owners would point out that the stock grille looks like an afterthought. Not to worry though, as Bimbra 4x4 has come with the perfect replacement.
Mahindra has knocked it out of the park when it comes to sales with the 2020 Mahindra Thar. It has already got a 7 month waiting period and you can’t place a new booking till May next year and Mahindra already has had to ramp up production numbers. The all-new Thar is the much-awaited successor to the old model, which has become a beloved icon within the off-road community. The new model wants to keep the go-anywhere capabilities but also adds maturity and a balanced package on the tarmac that the old one could only dream of. The Thar was a favourite of the aftermarket community, and the new one looks to be one as well.
Now there’s no question that the new Mahindra Thar is heavily inspired by the current Jeep Wrangler. In fact, it manages to look like a convincing facsimile of it, with only the front grille being different due to copyright reasons. We believe the first thing Thar owners will do is to get a new grille and bin the stock one.
IndianAuto did a render recently with how the new Mahindra Thar would look like with a Jeep grille and now, Thar tuning and modification specialists, Bimbra 4x4 have revealed pictures for its aftermarket grille. It has 7 slots just like the Jeeps and will be an easy replacement as it fits with the original bumper itself. The unit in the pictures is matched with the body colour of the Thar and also gets black mesh behind the huge slots to save the radiator from damage. Do note that this grille isn't the final product so prices will be announced only after they start production. Looking at the pictures, overall it looks much better than the stock one and now gives the Thar a more aggressive front end and fits better with the overall design.
Prices for the 2020 Mahindra Thar start from Rs 9.80 lakh and go up to Rs 13.75 lakh. You can choose between 2 engine options, a 2.2 litre turbo-diesel, and a 2.0 litre turbo-petrol. The oil-burner makes 130 PS/320 Nm of peak power and torque figures while the petrol makes 150 PS/320 Nm of max power and torque. You get two transmission options for both the powertrains, A 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automatic. The new-gen Thar also comes with a low-range gearbox and a transfer case along with a mechanically-locking rear differential, which should make it as good as its beloved predecessor off-road.