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Mahindra Thar Launch Tomorrow: FIVE Things You Should Know


The wait for this much anticipated SUV is almost over

The wait is almost over for the second-gen Thar as Mahindra is set to launch the much anticipated SUV on October 2. Sure, you must be knowing each and everything about the second-gen Thar by now. But for those of you who want a quick recap, here’s five things you need to know about it. 

Variants And Body Styles

The Thar will be offered in three variants: AX, AX Opt and LX. The AX variant appeals to adventure seekers with its bare bones and tough-as-nails looks while the LX, with premium elements like alloy wheels, is aimed at the urban crowd.

Mahindra also offers the Thar with three body styles: a fixed soft top, a cabriolet and a fixed hard top. The Thar AX comes with a fixed soft top while the other two variants can be had as a cabriolet or with a fixed hard top. 

Petrol Engine For The Petrolhead

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For the first time ever, Mahindra will offer the Thar with a petrol engine. It’s a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit that belts out 150PS of power and 300Nm of torque (320Nm in AT). You can also have it with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that puts out 130PS of power and 300Nm of torque. Both engines can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Thar drives all four wheels and comes with a low range transfer case for tackling tricky terrain. 

Essentials Covered

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While the previous-gen Thar was barebones, the new-gen model comes equipped with all the essentials one would need. Highlights include a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, roof mounted speakers, electronic air conditioner, a colour multi-info display, steering-mounted audio controls, cruise control, front power windows and remote locking. The best part is that all these features can be operated on a drizzle as the cabin is IP54 water and dust resistant. 

Safety is covered by dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control and a roll cage. 

Looks Like A Wrangler

There’s no denying that the new-gen Thar looks like a Wrangler and that can be good news for many. Yes, Mahindra has differentiated it with a redesigned grille, different fender design and muscular body lines . The Thar screams attention wherever you take it. We bet you’ll be receiving thumbs up and questions from people while driving the Thar. 

Expected Price And Rivals

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Considering the heavy upgrades the SUV has received, the new-gen Thar isn’t going to come cheap compared to the previous model. We expect a starting price of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base-spec variant and prices could go up to Rs 13.50 lakh for the top-spec automatic variants. The Thar doesn’t have any rivals currently but it could lock horns with the upcoming Suzuki Jimny and Force Gurkha

 

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