Indian automaker giant Mahindra & Mahindra on Saturday revealed the 2020 Thar. The launch and bookings for off-road capable SUV will begin on October 2.
The all-new offering includes feature-packed, technology-rich, and new-designed segment, to meet the current and future safety and emission norms. Interestingly, the company has not only revealed the specifications of the new Mahindra Thar 2020 on India’s 74th Independence Day but also disclosed the launch details.
During the launch of this new SUV, Mahindra’s chief designer of the automotive business, Ramkripa Ananthan said in his statement;
“Thar is an icon. There were many aspects that were intrinsic to their character. We retained them and at the same time, we also addressed some of the customer requirements. We built it with modern conveniences and make it really safe.”
Specifications of Mahindra Thar 2020
The new Mahindra Thar 2020 comes with two engine options, 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine, and the 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine. The petrol engine can churn out 152 PS of power and offers a peak torque of 320 Nm. The diesel engine can churn out 131 PS of power and offer a peak torque of 300 Nm.
However, the classic proportions of the Thar had to be changed, as the company increased the track to 1,820 mm to liberate more space inside the cabin. Mahindra has unsized the tyres, and now Thar seems to sit on R18 (255/65) tyres. Thar’s wheelbase was also increased for easier ingress and egress, as per the company.
From the pedestrian’s safety point of view, the company raised Thar’s horizontal hood. This muscular SUV features unique wheel arches, which seems trapezoidal at the front and circular at the rear with Faux skid plates are added to both ends.
The new Thar 2020 packed with 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 4×4 powertrain comes as standard.
The 2020 Thar boasts 3rd-gen chassis with greater rigidity for superior off-roading capability. Additionally, the 6-seater off-roader has a water wading ability of 650 mm.
Mahindra Thar 2020 now comes with washable interiors to make the off-roading experiences more carefree. This all-new Thar flaunts a retro-modern look with an all-new dashboard, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, multi-colored TFT MID in the instrument cluster, all-new roof-mounted speakers, and steering mounted controls.
The Mahindra Thar will be available in two variants- AX (adventure variant) and LX- (lifestyle variant). The standard features include fixed soft top, dual airbags, ABS, and rear parking assist.
Mahindra Thar Launch Date:
It will be launched on October 2.
Mahindra Thar Price:
The new Mahindra Thar 2020 is expected to be priced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 14 lakh.
Mahindra Thar Safety:
The new Thar is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and front seatbelt reminders as standard.
Mahindra Thar Rivals:
The new Thar’s only natural rivals will be the upcoming new Force Gurkha and Maruti Jimny.