The New Mahindra Thar has met with such a positive response from the market that production can't keep with demand. We have got this tasteful render to help you idle away during the waiting period.
After a decade since the original Mahindra Thar was launched, the Indian UV maker finally launched the all-new second-generation Thar in 2020. It has been a sales success for Mahindra, with waiting periods stretching to 6 months even after Mahindra has increased production by 50%. If you are one of the over 20,000 bookings for the Thar, then you can consider yourself lucky as Mahindra isn’t taking any new bookings. The old one is beloved among the off-roading and modifying community and the new Thar aims to just as good at off-roading while adding new improvements when on-road. The new Thar already has a varied and accessible aftermarket parts scene in India, and today we have this render of a Thar with a few modifications.
As you will see in the video, this is a render created by our frequent collaborator and styling specialist SRK Designs. It is the all-new Mahindra Thar which gets a few updates which change the look of the off-roader. The first thing you’ll notice is the new classic 7-slat jeep grille replacing the stock one. The factory-fitted Thar grille doesn’t match with the rest of the 4x4, but Mahindra fitted it anyway to not get into any copyright infringement issues. It feels like Mahindra knows that the grille is going to be replaced very quickly as well. Coming back to the render, there is a new bumper with an integrated winch when you manage to get stuck, while new LED headlights are fitted in also. New LED lightbars have been fitted to the bumper and the roof to give better lighting in poor conditions, and the stock wheels have been binned for some proper off-road centric ones. This Thar also gets a new light brown paint job to complete the changes and looks ready to tackle everything one can throw at it.
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.