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Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar is a 4 seater SUV car with diesel & petrol engines. Mahindra Thar is priced from Rs. 11.25 Lakh to Rs. 17.60 Lakh. Thar automatic starts at Rs. 16.99 Lakh. It is available in 5 colours and 19 variants. Thar mileage is 15.2 to 15.2 kmpl. The car is offered with 2.2 liter and 1.5 liter diesel & 2 liter petrol engines. Thar is mostly compared with Hyundai Creta, Kia Sonet and Maruti Jimny based on price and specs.
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Rs. 11.25 - 17.60 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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  • On-RoadRs. 17.35 Lakh
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Mahindra Thar Specifications

Key Specifications Top Features
  • Engine1497 - 2184 CC
  • Power130.07bhp@3750rpm
  • Torque300Nm@1600-2800rpm
  • TransmissionManual / Automatic
  • Drive Type4WD
  • Mileage 9 - 15.2 Kmpl
  • Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel
  • AirbagsDriver and Passenger
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Mahindra Thar Car Latest Updates

Mahindra has launched a special edition of the Thar known as the ‘Thar Earth Edition’. The Earth Edition of the Thar features a unique satin-matte beige colour, offered with the special edition badging on the B pillars along with other desert themed inserts inside-out. It is based on the top-spec LX variant only with no new features for the special edition. The Thar Earth edition prices start from Rs 15.4 Lakh (ex-showroom).

Features of Mahindra Thar : The Thar packs a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment which features off-road stats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, roof mounted speakers, manual air conditioner, steering mounted audio controls, a multi-info display, power windows and keyless entry. Mahindra offers it with safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control and a roll cage. The Thar boasts a Global NCAP crash test score of four stars.

Mahindra Thar Engine : The Mahindra Thar off-roader SUV comes with three engine options: a 118PS/300Nm 1.5-litre diesel, a 130PS/300Nm 2.2-litre diesel and a 150PS/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol. The 1.5-litre diesel and 2-litre turbo-petrol can be had with rear-wheel drive, while the turbo-petrol and larger diesel engine are offered with four-wheel drive. A 6-speed manual is offered as standard, however, the automatic option is limited to the 2-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines. The Thar boasts a water wading ability of 650mm, an approach angle of 41.8 degree, departure angle of 36.8 degree and rampover angle of 27 degree. It’s underpinned by a ladder frame chassis and sits on independent double wishbone suspension at the front and multi link coil springs at the rear.

Mahindra Thar Rivals : Its immediate rival in the country is the Force Gurkha. The Thar also fight it out with the Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Mahindra Thar Variants : Mahindra retails the Thar in two variants: AX Opt and LX. The off-roader SUV can be had in two body styles: a convertible soft top and a fixed hard top. The petrol powered AX variant only gets a convertible top, while the remaining variants can be had with either option.

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Mahindra Thar Price

Mahindra Thar base model ex-showroom price in Delhi starts from Rs. 11.25 Lakh and the top model ex-showroom price goes upto Rs. 17.60 Lakh.
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Variants Ex-Showroom Price

Thar AX Opt 4-Str Hard Top Diesel

2184 cc . Diesel . Manual
More than 2 months waiting
Rs. 11.25 Lakh
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Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel RWD

1497 cc . Diesel . Manual
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Rs. 12.74 Lakh
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Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top AT RWD

1997 cc . Petrol . Automatic
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Rs. 13.99 Lakh
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Thar Car Pros and Cons

  • Thar Advantages

    Looks modern with tweaked styling and improved interiors. Drivetrain includes petrol, diesel and automatic options. 4x4 is standard. Washable interiors are a nice touch. New RWD variant drops the entry price.

  • Thar Disadvantages

    Mechanical rear locking differential only on the AX (Adventure) trim.

  • Expert's Conclusion

    The epitome of rough and rugged motoring gets a more pleasing personality while still retaining its admirable off-road abilities. The RWD variants bring lifestyle cred to those who don't like getting their feet wet.

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Mahindra Thar Expert Review

The Thar's utility and rugged off-road ability is legendary. But apart from a small group of people who have the financial ability to indulge, or the genuine need of a rugged 4x4, all it remains, for the majority of us, is a pipe dream. New automatic gearbox options and a more upmarket, kitted out interior aim to bridge the gap between dreams and reality while making the new Thar more marketable to the family. Just how friendly is the petrol auto in the city and can it compare to the convenience of a compact SUV? Time for a proper tarmac-only road test.

Just a small disclaimer: this story focuses solely on the Petrol Automatic Thar and its performance on a day to day basis. If you want more details about the Thar in general then check out: 

If you’re more interested in learning about how the Thar fares off-road and how it compares to its predecessor in every regard then check out this story:

Engine & Performance

This petrol automatic powertrain is the one combination of the new Thar lineup that I was looking forward to driving. A new engine is always exciting but a large displacement turbo petrol can conjure up far more magnetic desires. And thankfully the new Mahindra mStallion petrol impressed right from the off. At idle it ticks over in a very refined manner, with barely any engine noise or vibrations permeating into the well insulated LX hardtop cabin. We do have to add a disclaimer that the AC blower is fairly loud even at its lowest setting and though this is a little annoying it does help mask the engine note  

For a turbo the power delivery is smooth and linear, with not too noticeable a surge when it kicks in. And when you do mash the throttle and it does spool up, you are greeted with a nice flow of torque and what feels like fairly brisk acceleration. That is until you look at the numbers and then you realise that this hunk of metal, with a drag coefficient not unlike a brick wall, actually manages to hit the 100kmph mark in 10.21s. That’s faster than a Polo GT TSI (AT), faster than the new Compass and barely a car’s length behind the Skoda Rapid MT. Yup, this Thar is fast too. In terms of efficiency it managed to return a respectable 12.18kmpl on the highway and 9.16kmpl in the city. Not the best figures but then with a heavy kerb weight and powerful turbo petrol this seems fair.

City driving is a charm with this powertrain. The steering and pedals are nicely weighted, and the six speed auto shifts smoothly. At city speeds the shifts are actually hard to pick up and it’s only when you rush the gearbox that it shows a bit of latency at high rpms. The 320Nm of torque means there’s always plenty of pulling power for quick overtakes. It’s only when it comes time to maneuver through tight streets that its width takes some getting used to. Its large turning radius means navigating tight parking lots or taking u-turns also needs a little planning and patience. 


During this test we had a chance to pitch the Thar against the XUV300, a similarly priced compact SUV. The XUV300 is purpose built to handle city life and so was the perfect urban benchmark. 

The Thar was surprisingly close to the XUV300 in both handling and braking tests, with the former managing to keep up around corners and only just stopping a few metres longer than the much lighter XUV300. What this means in the real world is that the new Thar is a lot more capable and stable both around corners as well as at high speeds than the outgoing model. 

In terms of ride quality though, there is still a bit of gap between a typical city SUV’s comfort levels and the Thar. At highway speeds there is a little vertical and side-to-side movement in the cabin and over broken roads the softer suspension setup of the XUV300 insulates you better from the bumps. The Thar’s suspension is more tuned keeping in mind its off-road performance so this is one compromise that can’t be helped.

So it’s no surprise that the XUV300 came out on top in handling and braking tests and with a much more powerful engine the Thar was always the favourite in a drag race. But the pleasant surprise was how much closer the Thar ran in the competition.

To watch our Thar vs XUV300 video click here   

Looks & Road Presence

The borrowed classic good looks are legendary. If you wanted to look butch or macho the Thar was all the makeover you needed and this thankfully hasn’t changed. The new Thar may have its corners rounded off but that desirable edginess still exists. In fact the Thar has actually grown in width (129mm) and length(85mm) and lost a little height (86mm) and this has resulted in it looking more hunkered down and broader than ever, further emphasising its ruggedness. So it’s a win-win situation really. 

The real improvements though are the tighter fitting panels with consistent panel gaps and a hard top that promises to keep you dry even in the worst of weather. The nicely integrated bumper design that flows nicely into the cladding around the wheel wells and the moulded step along the sides also helps with this new softer edged design. One that promises not to rip your trousers or shirts to shreds as you climb into it. 

The 18-inch alloy wheels also look nice but we really loved the look of the painted steel rims that Mahindra’s off-road division had fitted to the test car we had in our Old vs New comparo. Another place you could look at changing things up with aftermarket goodies are the headlights which are simple halogen headlamps which function perfectly but feel a little dated in this era of LED everything. So yes there’s plenty of room for tasteful upgrades to make those Insta posts pop.


A promise of being more friendly in the city is what has driven the interest in this Thar tremendously. And a lot of that is down to how famously bad the interiors of the old workhorse were. We’ve all got our own stories of cuts and bruises from spending time in the old Thar but its capable off-road performance was always the focal point of those experiences. The time spent in the cabin on the way to the exciting bits of those drives were memories we don’t quite recall with fondness. The new interiors of the Thar are a refreshing change and ensure that those memories remain deeply repressed. Yes it may still feature hard plastics all around and there are still some ergo issues like the lack of knee room in the driver footwell and no dead pedal, even for the automatic variants, but all things considered, it’s a lot easier to spend time in this cabin. That is of course if you’re sitting in the front seats. 

The rear seat ergos, ride comfort and ease of access still have plenty of room for improvement. If you are planning to spend quality time with the family in the car then the Thar will leave them wanting more. For the same price the creature comfort and ergos of a compact SUV is still leaps and bounds ahead of the experience in the Thar.

Check out our space and practicality review of the Thar vs XUV300 at CarDekho


This mStallion petrol paired with the 6-speed auto box was the pick of the engine combinations we’ve experienced in the Thar. It’s smooth and refined in the city and packs a heck of a punch when you push the go pedal. There’s plenty of torque from the petrol motor too so though we didn't test it, it’s sure to perform just as amicably in the off-road environment as well.

The Thar's appeal and promise to take you on great adventures is a big draw but living with it everyday will still ask you to make many compromises. As a second car or for those who just need the utility of the 4x4 the Thar’s appeal is undeniable. And we honestly aren’t going to let go of its keys till we really have to. But as an only car, one that you will share with a family who probably rank space and comfort higher than Insta cred, the Thar asks you to still make some compromises. 

Mahindra Thar User Reviews

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  • Safety (12)
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  • Conquer Every Terrain with Mahindra Thar

    The Mahindra Thar's tough construction and grim performance have it to attack any my travelling, from rough lines to flaxen stacks. Its strong machine and advanced technology allow it to take on indeed the most delicate tasks, and its wide innards ensures that every passenger is comfortable. With its mix of coincidental advancements and quaint Style cues, the Thar's special design honors its heritage. For those appearing to explore the great outside, the Mahindra Thar is the nice agent because of its celebrated good features and go- anywhere station.

  • Tricky ustad

    The car and bike of the day of tricky ustad so much to do it in the request of the day of all buddy the cars mileage is very good

  • High safety and amazing performer

    The safety in Mahindra Thar is very high with high score in the safety but gives body roll. The engine is refined and in the city it is very enjoyable and is a very different SUV and the feel of this car is excellent. It offers a lot in good pricing and is a very awsome car to drive and is a winner car from Mahindra but the comfort is not good in the rear seat. The cabin is noise free and i am using petrol engine and the ground clearance is outstanding and the handling is decent.

  • Where Adventure Meets Freedom

    The Mahindra Thar offers driver like me an unmatched off- road experience and thrilling open- air driving, bringing around adventure and independence together. The Thar is aspects to fluently navigate indeed the most delicate my travelling because to its sturdy lattice, durable design, and prideful 4x4 capabilities. For off- road suckers worldwide, this notorious SUV offers the ultimate sensation of independence and disquisition — whether they are riding along flaxen strands and crawling over boulders.

  • Ultimate Blend of Adventure and Comfort

    Mahindra Thar is multi-faceted off-roader has a combined feature of toughness and modern comforts. Its unique features and design, solid structure and powerful diesel engine allow this vehicle to be in impressive off-road capacity and durability. Thar offers space and driver-friendly infotainment make it suitable for both enthusiastic off roading and daily driving. Yet, it's on-road handling and ride quality is likely to be seen as lacking in comparison to more refined SUV versions. Mahindra Thar is the perfect pick for ones looking for a renowned and off-road oriented SUV with distinct identity and approach.

  • Stylish off roader

    It is my Mahindra's beast, the Thar is an all terrain and a rugged SUV that also offers impressive off-road functionalities. Its practical and boxy shape is both functional and aesthetic, while the spacious and comfortable place is a pleasure to drive. The Thar packs a powerful engine along with a variety of convenient features, which make it a good choice for adventurers. What stands out is its durability, reliability and affordability, however the long waiting period is the real issue. The Mahindra Thar is a great SUV that meets its purpose without any compromise.

  • shan of india

    My cousin recently purchased the Mahindra Thar and took me for a spin. While its rugged style and off-road capabilities impressed me, the fuel efficiency left something to be desired. The manual transmission felt smooth, and the all-wheel drive provided excellent traction on rough terrain. However, in urban settings, its bulky build made parking a challenge. Despite its shortcomings in mileage and city maneuverability, the Thar shines on highways and off-road adventures, making it a great choice for adventurous souls.

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Mahindra Thar Colours

Mahindra Thar car is available in 5 exciting colours options like Desert Fury, Stealth Black, Everest White, Deep Grey and Rage Red.
  • Desert Fury
  • Stealth Black
  • Everest White
  • Deep Grey
  • Rage Red

Mahindra Thar Mileage

The mileage of Mahindra Thar starts from 9 kmpl to 15.2 Kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage of Thar Petrol Manual is 15.2 Kmpl and for the Thar Diesel Manual is 15.2 Kmpl. In Automatic the claimed ARAI mileage of Thar Petrol is 9 kmpl and for the Thar Diesel Automatic is 10 kmpl.
Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Claimed User Reported
Diesel Automatic 10 kmpl NA
Diesel Manual 15.2 Kmpl 13 Kmpl
Petrol Automatic 9 kmpl NA
Petrol Manual 15.2 Kmpl 12 Kmpl

Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Thar

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Q. What is the seating capacity of Mahindra Thar?
  • The Mahindra Thar has seating capacity of 4.
Q. What is the wheel base of Mahindra Thar?
  • The Mahindra Thar has wheelbase of 2450 mm.
Q. What is the fuel type of Mahindra Thar?
  • The Mahindra Thar is available in Petrol and Diesel variants.
  • Petrol and diesel.
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Q. What are the features of Mahindra Thar?
  • The Thar packs a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment which features off-road stats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, roof mounted speakers, manual air conditioner, steering mounted audio controls, a multi-info display, power windows and keyless entry. Mahindra offers it with safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control and a roll cage. The Thar boasts a Global NCAP crash test score of four stars.
Q. Who are the rivals of Mahindra Thar?
  • The Mahindra Thar is a rival to the Force Gurkha and Maruti Suzuki Jimny. It also rivals similarly priced monocoque compact SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Toyota Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Q. Does the Mahindra Thar have a built-in navigation system?
  • As of my last update, the Mahindra Thar typically does not come with a built-in navigation system. However, it may offer smartphone connectivity options that allow users to utilize navigation apps on their mobile devices.
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Mahindra Thar FAQs

What is the price of top model of Mahindra Thar?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Mahindra Thar is 17.60 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the EMI of Mahindra Thar in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Mahindra Thar in Delhi is Rs. 21,763 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Mahindra Thar?

The top 3 competitors of Mahindra Thar are Mahindra Bolero, Maruti Jimny and Mahindra Scorpio N.

What is the ground clearance of Mahindra Thar?

The ground clearance of Mahindra Thar is 226 mm.

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