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Mahindra Thar

The Mahindra Thar is a SUV car with a seating capacity of four people. It is available in India at a price range of Rs. 10.98 Lakh to 16.93 Lakh . There are thirteen different variants of the Thar and it comes in five different colours. Mahindra Thar is offered with diesel and petrol engines. The ground clearance of Thar is 226 mm. The petrol engine has a displacement of 1997cc and produces 150bhp of power and a torque of 300nm. On the other hand, the diesel engine has a displacement of 1497cc and produces 130bhp of power and a torque of 300nm. The Thar is available with both manual and automatic transmission options. The mileage of Thar is 15.2kmpl.
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Mahindra Thar Specifications

Engine 1497 - 2184 CC Mileage 15.2 Kmpl Transmission Manual / Automatic
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel Max Power 130bhp@3750rpm Seating Capacity 4
Drive Type 4X4 Body Type SUV Ground Clearance 226 mm

Mahindra Thar Features

  • Airbags (Driver and Passenger)
  • Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
  • ABS
  • AC
  • Central Locking
  • Power Steering
  • Max Torque (300Nm@1600-2800rpm)
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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.

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 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.

Key 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 Competitors

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

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Mahindra Thar Price

The price of Mahindra Thar in India starts from Rs. 10.98 Lakh while the Thar top model price goes upto Rs. 16.93 Lakh. Thar comes in 13 variants with 5 colour options. The Thar diesel base model price starts at Rs. 10.98 Lakh while the Thar petrol top model is priced at Rs. 16.26 Lakh. Thar automatic model price starts from Rs. 13.77 Lakh and is available in 4 options.

Thar Price List (Variants)

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Thar AX Opt 4-Str Hard Top Diesel RWD

1497 cc . Diesel . Manual
Rs. 10.98 Lakh
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Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel RWD

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

1997 cc . Petrol . Automatic
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Mahindra Thar 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.

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: 

1: Mahindra Thar: First Look

2. Thar Diesel Manual: First Drive 

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.

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. 

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Mahindra Thar User Reviews

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    Thar pickup

    Thar pickup is ultimate and its driving is to comfort, If i have a chance to buy a car in future i ll buy thar, I loved it and today onwards thar is my dream car 😍

  • ticket to a royal journey.

    Mahindra Thar: I ventured through the sands of Jaisalmer in the Mahindra Thar, and what an experience! The off-road prowess conquered the dunes near Sam, and the rugged design turned heads in the Golden City. Cruising through Jaipur was a breeze with the top down, and the robust build made me feel invincible in the Pink City's traffic. Thar's comfort surprised me during the long drives from Udaipur to Mount Abu. If you're a Rajasthan enthusiast looking for a blend of style, power, and adventure, the Mahindra Thar is your ticket to a royal journey.

  • Driving experience

    I like this car, It is new driving experience, Easy to drive, Smooth driving car, It look was so beautiful

  • Thar: The Ultimate Affordable Off-Roader!

    I think its the best Get ready to conquer any terrain with the new-gen Mahindra Thar! With its true off-road capability, this beast is probably the best affordable off-roader in the country. Packed with powerful powertrains and top-notch hardware, the Thar delivers an exhilarating off-road experience like no other. Whether you're navigating rocky terrains or tackling muddy trails, the Thar's legendary performance won't let you down. And the best part? It's not just for the hardcore off-roaders anymore. Now, even the average Joe can experience the thrill of the Thar and leave those pseudo SUVs in the dust.

  • Sister wedding

    I drive thar in my sister wedding and the feeling that can't able to explain but it is enjoyable and thar looks like father of all cars

  • the wild with this awful SUV

    This model prayers to me since it can give unexampled off- road experience. The untamed power and tough design of the Mahindra Thar have fully won my heart. It's one of my each- time favourites because of its exceptional performance and supremacy in grueling terrain. Because of this model's daring addition of slice- edge technology and safety measures, I've a strong preference for it. The Thar's capacity to cut any terrain has left me with an unforgettable print. I enjoy it for the exhilaration it adds to my off- road excursions since Mahindra has truly regulated the wild with this awful SUV.

  • Confluence of Power and Style in the Thar

    This model prayers to me since it can give unexampled off- road experience. The untamed power and tough design of the Mahindra Thar have fully won my heart. It's one of my each- time favourites because of its exceptional performance and supremacy in grueling terrain. Because of this model's daring addition of slice- edge technology and safety measures, I've a strong preference for it. The Thar's capacity to cut any terrain has left me with an unforgettable print. I enjoy it for the exhilaration it adds to my off- road excursions since Mahindra has truly regulated the wild with this awful SUV.

  • lovе advеnturе and thrill.

    No one can hate Mahindra Thar which is a big car that is good for off-road driving. It has a strong dеsign that looks likе a jееp. It has thrее еnginе options that givе a lot of powеr and torquе. It also has many fеaturеs likе a touchscrееn, airbags and cruisе control. It has a washablе cabin that can fit four pеoplе. It also has a four-whееl drivе systеm that hеlps in tough roads. It is not vеry chеap and comеs in six colours. I think Thar is a good option for pеoplе who lovе advеnturе and thrill.


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Mahindra Thar Colours

Mahindra Thar in India is available in 5 different and exciting colours, Thar colours options available in markets are - Everest White, Napoli Black, Deep Grey, Aqua Marine and Rage Red.
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Mahindra Thar Mileage

The mileage of Mahindra Thar is 15.2 Kmpl. This is the ARAI mileage for all the variants of Thar. 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 15.2 Kmpl.
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Diesel Manual 15.2 Kmpl 13 Kmpl
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Thar

Q. Is Thar good for daily use?
  • 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.
Q. What is the mileage of Mahindra Thar?
  • The mileage of Mahindra Thar is 15.2 Kmpl. This is the claimed ARAI mileage for all the variants of Thar.
Q. How can I buy Mahindra Thar?
  • For this, we would suggest you to visit the official website of Mahindra. Also, you may visit the nearest authorized dealership of Mahindra as they may assist you better. You may click on the given link and select your city accordingly for dealership details.
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Q. What is the ground clearance of the Mahindra Thar?
  • The ground clearance of the Mahindra Thar is 226 mm(Unladen).
Q. What are the safety features of the Mahindra Thar?
  • In terms of safety, Mahindra Thar has dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill descent control, traction control, rear parking sensors, and a front seat belt reminder are part of the safety equipment.
Q. What is the fuel tank capacity of the Mahindra Thar?
  • Mahindra Thar has a fuel tank capacity of 57 liters.
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Mahindra Thar FAQs

What is the price of the top variant of Mahindra Thar?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Mahindra Thar is 16.93 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the EMI of Mahindra Thar in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Mahindra Thar in Delhi is Rs. 21,240 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 Hyundai Creta.

What is the ground clearance of Mahindra Thar?

The ground clearance of Mahindra Thar is 226 mm.

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