The upgraded Mahindra Thar has been launched in India, it gets a cosmetic update and a mechanical rear locking differential.
In 2017, the Mahindra Thar is offered in a total of 5 variants: four powered by the DI engine and one powered by the CRDe engine.
The Mahindra Thar is priced between Rs 5.93 lakh to Rs 8.89 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Direct competition is limited to the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy and the Force Motors Gurkha.
The Mahindra Thar is offered with two diesel engines - a 1.5-litre (2498cc), turbocharged 4-cylinder 'CRDe' diesel motor and a 1.5-litre (2523cc), turbocharged 4-cylinder 'DI' diesel motor. Both the engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. While the CRDe is only available with a 4x4 system, the DI can be had either with 4x2 or 4x4 systems.
The Mahindra Thar is one of the last old-school SUVs on sale in India. Launched in October 2010, the retro design, back-to-basics features and great off-roading capabilities made it a hit amongst enthusiasts who had come to revere older Mahindra Jeeps. Mahindra introduced a refreshed Thar in July 2015 with cosmetic and comfort features to make it more appealing.
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Sunny Beige Di Variant
Champange Di Variant
Arctic White Di Variant
Retro design, capable off-roader, comfortable ride on all surfaces
Bare bones interior, not ergonomic for daily driving, not backed by a reliable after-sales service network
The Thar remains one of the last of its kind – simple and tough with a capable 4x4 system. With the CRDe variant getting a more comfortable cabin and new locking differential, the Thar gets creature comforts for those looking for more than a bare bones SUV.
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