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New Mahindra Thar 2020

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SUV, Petrol, Diesel
Expected Launch: Oct 2020
₹ 9.5 - 13.5 Lakh
Expected Price

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The new-generation Mahindra Thar is the latest model to be unveiled by the manufacturer and will go on sale in India on October 2, 2020. The all-new offering takes a quantum leap over the current model with new features, technology and a heavily revised design to meet the current and future safety norms. The Mahindra Thar is an extremely important model for the brand that also pays homage to its legacy, and will be introduced during the festive season. October 2, also marks the Founders’ Day for Mahindra & Mahindra, making the launch all the more special. Bookings for the new-generation Thar will begin in October while deliveries can be expected towards the end of the year. The off-roader will compete against the Force Gurkha and upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny.

The all-new Mahindra Thar will be offered in soft-top and hard-top versions, the SUV retains the familiar silhouette but gets the distinctive new grille that's taken inspiration from Mahindra's Classic vehicles over the years. The hood has been raised for enhanced pedestrian protection but the A-pillar remains rearward that leads the long hood into the beltline. The SUV gets wider bumper and wheel arches with integrated turn indicators and LED daytime running lights. The vertically-stacked taillights also get the LED combination lights for a distinctive look.

The 2020 Mahindra Thar is based on the third-generation platform with body-on-frame construction. The track has been increased and the SUV is now wider than the predecessor that results in a more comfortable cabin and better safety standards. The wheelbase has been increased for better ingress to the second row, which now gets the front-facing seats. The lower variants will continue to offer side-facing seats. The SUV also gets 255/65 R18 tyres that have been upsized and are wider as well for improved on-road stability, better compatibility with the wheelbase and an improved stance.

The new-generation Mahindra Thar’s cabin gets a completely new layout while also sporting better quality materials, improved plastics and silver and chrome accents for a more upmarket feel. The new dashboard integrates the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and the unit will display adventure gauges to give you real-time information on vehicle articulation, power delivery to the wheel and more. There's a new instrument cluster with a coloured TFT MID unit for all the important details along with features like steering-mounted controls, weather-resistant switches, cruise control, roof-mounted speakers, tyre pressure monitoring system and more. The SUV comes with bucket seats with better cushioning and washable upholstery for easy cleaning. The VIN plate also makes it on the dashboard instead of being placed under the hood. Mahindra says that's a result of the feedback from the Thar community. The safety package comprises dual front airbags, ABS, ESP, Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control, built-in roll cage with three-point seatbelt for all passengers, ISOFIX anchors for child seats and more.

The 2020 Mahindra Thar will draw power from the all-new 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine that develops 150 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Diesel power comes from the updated 2.2-litre mHawk oil burner that produces 130 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, upgrading from a 5-speed unit on the current model. The modern-day buyers will also appreciate the new 6-speed torque converter automatic on the SUV. The model comes with a manual shift 4x4 transfer case as standard with a low crawl ratio 42:1. The SUV gets an independent suspension at the front while the rear gets a multi-link unit. The rear axle comes with a mechanical locking differential.

The new Thar has a water wading ability of 650 mm with an unladen ground clearance of 226 mm. Do note the ground clearance is likely to be different on the entry-level trims that will come with 16-inch wheels. The SUV has an approach angle of 42-degrees, ramp-over angle of 27-degrees and a departure angle of 37-degrees. The new-gen Mahindra Thar will be broadly offered in two versions, AX Series for the adventure enthusiasts, and the LX Series for the lifestyle users. The automatic versions will be limited to the LX Series and so will features like the touchscreen system, dual-tone bumpers, TPMS, height and lumbar adjustability for the front seats, as well as the 18-inch alloys.

Other Upcoming Mahindra Models are the New TUV300 Plus, S204, New XUV500, New TUV300, eKUV100, eXUV300 and New Scorpio

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New Mahindra Thar 2020 FAQs

  • When is the launch date of Mahindra Thar 2020 ?

    The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will be launched in India on 2nd October, 2020.
  • What is the Estimated Price of the New Mahindra Thar ?

    The new Mahindra Thar is expected to be priced between Rs. 9.75-13.5 lakh.
  • What all safety features is the Mahindra Thar 2020 offering ?

    The safety features of the new Mahindra Thar consist of dual front airbags, ABS, ESP, Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control, built-in roll cage with three-point seatbelt for all passengers, ISOFIX anchors for child seats and more.
  • What is the mileage of the New Mahindra Thar 2020 ?

    Currently, there is no official update on mileage.
  • What is the Seating capacity of the new Mahindra Thar ?

    The New Mahindra Thar 2020 is a 4-seater SUV however variants for the same can be made a 6-seater.
  • What are the other variants of Mahindra Thar 2020 ?

    Mahindra Thar 2020 comes with a total of 8 variants. AX, AX Optional and LX.
  • What are the differences between the new Thar & old Thar ?

    The new generation Thar is based on an updated body-on-frame chassis. It is different in terms of looks as well because it looks more modern than before. The 7-Slat grille is the key differentiator and the LED DRLS add to its signature lookCheck out more.
  • What are the color options that will be available for Mahindra Thar 2020 ?

    The Thar will be offered in 6 colours, Red Rage, Mystic Copper, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, Rocky Beige, Aquamarine.

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