Mahindra Thar Specifications
- Engine1497 - 2184 CC
- Mileage 9 - 15.2 Kmpl
- TransmissionManual / Automatic
- Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel
- Max Power130bhp@3750rpm
- Seating Capacity4
- Drive Type4WD
- Body TypeSUV
- Ground Clearance226 mm
Mahindra Thar Features
- Airbags (Driver and Passenger)
- Central Locking
- Power Steering
- Max Torque (300Nm@1600-2800rpm)
Mahindra Thar Car Latest Updates
The Mahindra Thar SUV’s 4x4 variants get a new colour option, Everest White, that was previously only offered on the 2WD variant. With that, the 4x4 model gets a total of five colour options – Napoli Black, Red Rage, Galaxy Grey, Aquamarine and Everest White.
The rear-wheel-drive Thar continues to get a total of six colour options, including the Blazing Bronze shade that’s exclusive to the 2WD model.
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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 also has 2.86 lakh orders pending delivery, which includes popular models like the XUV700, Scorpio and Thar
Mahindra Thar PriceThar price in India starts at Rs. 10.98 Lakh for the base model. Thar diesel price starts from Rs. 10.98 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 16.93 Lakh for the top model whereas the top Thar petrol model price goes upto Rs. 16.26 Lakh. Apart from this Thar automatic price start at Rs. 13.77 Lakh and is available in 4 options. Thar comes in 13 variants with 5 colour options.
Price of Thar Diesel, Automatic and other Variants
Thar AX Opt 4-Str Hard Top Diesel RWD
1497 cc . Diesel . Manual
More than 2 months waiting
|Rs. 10.98 Lakh Ex-Showroom Price View On Road Price||View December Offers|
Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel RWD
1497 cc . Diesel . Manual
More than 2 months waiting
|Rs. 12.48 Lakh Ex-Showroom Price View On Road Price||View December Offers|
Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top AT RWD
1997 cc . Petrol . Automatic
More than 2 months waiting
|Rs. 13.77 Lakh Ex-Showroom Price View On Road Price||View December Offers|
Mahindra Thar Pros and Cons
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.
Mechanical rear locking differential only on the AX (Adventure) trim.
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.
Mahindra Thar Expert Review
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:
Mahindra Thar Old vs New
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.
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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
A True Off-Road Icon Balancing Adventure
The Mahindra Thar is an iconic and rugged SUV celebrated for its off-road capabilities and distinctive design. Known for its adventurous spirit, the Thar retains a classic and boxy silhouette, appealing to off-road enthusiasts and those seeking a unique driving experience. Its removable top and doors provide an open-air feel, enhancing the thrill of exploration. The Thar's robust four-wheel-drive system and durable build make it well-suited for challenging terrains. While its ride may be more utilitarian compared to urban-focused SUVs,Share
5.0I have been driving New Thar
I have been driving new thar since september 2021.Excellent car in this segment and a tough off road vehicle.Great road presence.Share
Adventure Meets Versatility in thar
With its robust figure and important interpretation, the Mahindra Thar has won my reference and come to represent adventure and durability. Every off road adventure is instigative and dynamic thanks to its important engine and nimble running, and its ultrapractical amenities guarantee a comfortable and operative ride on a variety of domains. This SUV completely satisfies my reason for both continuity and adventure thanks to its ultrapractical features and tough car, which also extend a touch of release and practicality. Setting new marks for the combination of car and practicality that a real out road agent can negotiate, the Mahindra Thar has truly come to represent adventure and durability.Share
I bought THAR RWD breaking
I bought thar rwd breaking is very worst.No quick response of breaking, Before buying think 100.Times.Share
Unleash Your Adventurous Side with Mahindra Thar
Discover your sense of adventure with the Mahindra Thar. This recognizable SUV is erected to manage the feral with fineness. It's ideal for out- road conditioning because to its tough construction and adjustable features. The cabin of the Thar is canny and well- connected, making every lift pleasurable. Safety features are a top seat, giving away you peace of mind while you explore out- road. The Mahindra Thar is the stylish SUV to take if you are appearing for a agent that can take you on exhilarating sorties.Share
Driving experience is outstanding, I am really in love with this it's true off roading vehicle with great engine capacity.Share
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Thar
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- Mahindra offers the Thar with 3 engine options: a 2-litre turbo-petrol engine (152PS/320Nm), a 2.2-litre diesel engine (130PS/300Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel engine (118PS/300Nm)
- The top model of the Mahindra Thar is the Mahindra Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel AT.
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- The Mahindra Thar is primarily designed as an off-road SUV, excelling in rugged terrains and adventurous driving. While it offers a comfortable ride, it may not match the plushness of regular urban SUVs. The ride quality can be bumpy on rough roads, and the seating may not be as luxurious as city-oriented vehicles. Whether the Mahindra Thar is suitable for daily use depends on your preferences, driving needs, and local road conditions. If you enjoy adventure, and off-roading, and want a unique and eye-catching vehicle for daily use, the Mahindra Thar could be an excellent choice. However, if your daily driving is mainly in the city and you prioritize comfort and fuel efficiency, there might be more practical options available. we would suggest you to take a test drive before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- Mahindra Thar is available in 6 different colours - Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Red Rage, Blazing Bronze, Aqua Marine and Napoli Black.
- Mahindra Thar features a ground clearance of 219mm for the lower variants, while the higher LX variants gets a ground clearance of 226mm.
- The ground clearance of the Mahindra Thar is 226 mm(Unladen).
Mahindra Thar Car News Updates
Mahindra Thar FAQs
The ex-showroom price of top variant of Mahindra Thar is 16.93 Lakh (Delhi).
The EMI for the base variant of Mahindra Thar in Delhi is Rs. 21,240 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.
The ground clearance of Mahindra Thar is 226 mm.