2020 Mahindra Thar has been a sensation in the internet and on-road since the brand announced it. Take a look at how it fares up against its predecessor.
The long-awaited new generation of the Mahindra Thar was finally launched this year amid much fanfare and over the last couple of months, it is one of the most discussed cars on the internet as well. Mahindra revealed the official prices of the Thar last month and has already seen over 20,000 bookings since it commenced. The last Thar had a cult following and a very loyal fanbase over the years. The new version is an all-new model and it brings a lot of updates and improvements over the old one.
The video was uploaded by Senvlog over in their YouTube channel and starts with comparing the exterior of the old and new-gen Mahindra Thar, where you can see the new Thar is quite bigger and wider than the old one. It gets new headlamps, turn indicators, DRLs, and a different front grille. To meet the new pedestrian safety norms, the new Thar gets a plastic bumper instead of the erstwhile metal one.
Over to the side profile, we see that the new Thar gets 18-inch gunmetal grey alloy wheels compared to the older 16-inch ones. The new Thar comes in options of a soft top, convertible or hard top roof straight from the factory. The Mahindra Thar in the video has the convertible top wheres the older car used to come only with a soft top. You get LED tail lamps, rear parking sensors in the bumper, and a door-mounted full-size spare alloy wheel in the new Thar as well.
Coming to the interior, it has been comprehensively revamped without losing its ruggedness but now comes with a much-improved fit and finish with better quality materials inside. You also get new features like roof-mounted speakers, front-facing seats, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
Compared to the first-gen Mahindra Thar, which was a raw animal and best suited in its natural habitat of the unknown, the new Thar has matured a lot with it feeling much more composed on the road, and ride quality has taken a huge step as well. Kudos to Mahindra for thoroughly revamping a beloved icon and giving it improved abilities and features without diluting what made the original a legend in its segment.