“Thar is an icon. There have been many features that have been intrinsic to its character. We retained them and on the similar time, we additionally addressed a number of the buyer necessities. We constructed it with fashionable conveniences and make it actually protected,” stated Ramkripa Ananthan, chief designer of automotive enterprise, M&M.
The traditional proportions of the Thar needed to be modified. Mahindra elevated the monitor to 1,820 mm to liberate more room contained in the cabin. The firm has unsized the tyres, and now Thar sits on R18 (255/65) tyres. Thar’s wheelbase was elevated for simpler ingress and egress.
The horizontal hood was raised to satisfy pedestrian security. Thar options distinctive wheel arches – trapezoidal on the entrance and round on the rear. Faux skid plates are added to each ends to interrupt the design monotony.
The new Mahindra Thar comes with two engine options- 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine and the two.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The petrol engine can churn out 152 PS of energy and gives a peak torque of 320 Nm. The diesel engine can churn out 131 PS of energy and provide a peak torque of 300 Nm.
The 2020 Thar comes with a 6-speed handbook transmission in addition to a 6-speed torque converter computerized transmission. The 4×4 powertrain comes as commonplace.
The 2020 Thar boasts Third-gen chassis with better rigidity for superior off-roading functionality. In addition to that, the 6-seater off-roader has a water wading capacity of 650 mm.
Mahindra Thar comes with washable interiors to make the off-roading experiences extra carefree. Inside the cabin, the all-new Thar flaunts a retro-modern look with an all-new dashboard, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, multi-colored TFT MID within the instrument cluster, all-new roof-mounted audio system and steering mounted controls.
The new Mahindra Thar’s infotainment system comes with a really distinctive characteristic. The 7-inch touchscreen shows the real-time stats of the car for each on-road and off-road drive.
The Mahindra Thar will likely be out there in two variants- AX (journey variant) and LX- (life-style variant). The commonplace options embody fastened delicate prime, twin airbags, ABS and rear parking help.