Mahindra Thar

Mahindra New Thar 2020

9.99 - 16.49 Lakh
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Mahindra New Thar 2020 Overview

Fuel Type-icon

Fuel Type

Petrol/ Diesel



Manual/ Automatic



13 - 15.2 KM/L

Tank Capacity-icon

Tank Capacity

57.0 L



4 Seater




C&B Verdict On Mahindra New Thar 2020

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So many people loved the idea of buying the old Thar, but never did, because it was impractical for daily usage, not family friendly and quite tacky on the inside. The new gen model attempts to change all that! So the new Thar is a massive leap and finally becomes the car that many had always wanted the Thar to be. And obviously, If sports and adventure are what incites thrill and excitement in you, then you should go head over heels to buy the all-new Mahindra Thar. 

Pros & Cons of Mahindra New Thar 2020


Things We Like

  • Styling
  • Refined Engine
  • Proper Off-Roader

Things We Don't Like

  • Bumpy Ride Quality
  • Not Fuel Efficient
  • Premium Pricing

Mahindra New Thar 2020 Prices

Mahindra New Thar 2020 Ex-Showroom price ranges from ₹ 9.99 to 16.49 Lakh. Mahindra offers New Thar 2020 in 13 variants. The top variant of New Thar 2020 is LX Automatic 4 Seater Hard Top Diesel and the base variant is AX OPT RWD Manual 4 Seater Hard Top Diesel.


Ex-Showroom Price


1497 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Manual
1497 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Manual
2184 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Manual
2184 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Manual
2184 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Manual
2184 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Manual
2184 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Automatic
2184 CC, Diesel, 13 KM/L, Automatic


Ex-Showroom Price


1997 CC, Petrol, 15.2 KM/L, Automatic
1997 CC, Petrol, 15.2 KM/L, Manual
1997 CC, Petrol, 15.2 KM/L, Manual
1997 CC, Petrol, 15.2 KM/L, Automatic
1997 CC, Petrol, 15.2 KM/L, Automatic

Mahindra New Thar 2020 Specifications & Features

Explore an in-depth overview of the Mahindra New Thar 2020 specifications and features, offering comprehensive details on its engine choices, fuel efficiency, torque, power, transmission, dimensions, and trunk capacity. Additionally, gain insights into the car's advanced safety features and infotainment system.

Engine CC

1497,1997,2184 CC


Petrol, Diesel


13 - 15.2 KM/L

Max Torque

300,320 Nm

Max Power

116,130,150 bhp


Manual, Automatic


3985 mm /1820 mm /1855 mm

  • YesBrake Locking Differential
  • YesMechanical Locking Differential
  • YesTailgate mounted Spare Wheel
  • YesManual Day-Night IRVM
  • YesDashboard Grab Handle for Front Passenger
  • YesCentre Roof Lamp
  • YesBottle Holder in Front Doors
  • YesLockable Glovebox
  • YesIlluminated Key Ring

About Mahindra New Thar 2020

The Mahindra Thar is an off-roading SUV produced by the Indian automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra. It was first introduced in 2010 and has since then gained immense popularity among off-road enthusiasts. The Thar is designed to be a rugged and capable vehicle that can handle any terrain with ease. It is available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines and comes in both 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive configurations. The Thar has a retro styling that harks back to the original Jeep models and is equipped with features like removable roof, doors and a fold-down windshield to provide an open-air driving experience. The latest iteration of the Thar comes with modern features like touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, and advanced safety features like dual airbags and ABS. It has received positive reviews for its off-road capabilities, retro styling, and modern features.

Key Highlights:

Ex Showroom Price

From ₹ 9.99 Lakh Onward

Seating Capacity



15.2 KM/L



Boot Space




Fuel Capacity


Base Model

Mahindra Thar AX Opt 4-Str Hard Top Diesel RWD

Top Model

Mahindra Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel AT

Similar Models

Force Gurkha

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Ex Showroom Price:
₹ 9.99 L

Loan Amount

9.99 L



Duration (5 Years)

5 Years

EMI ₹ 20,737
for 5 year @9%* Interest Rate

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Mahindra New Thar 2020 Price By Fuel

Fuel NamePrice Range
Diesel₹ 9.99 - 16.49 Lakh
Petrol₹ 13.49 - 15.82 Lakh

Mahindra New Thar 2020 Mileage

16 %
Better mileage than other SUV
57.0 L Fuel Tank Capacity
New Mahindra Thar 2020 mileage is 13 to 15.2 KM/L as per ARAI The Manual Petrol engine has a mileage of 15.2 KM/L. The Automatic Petrol engine has a mileage of 15.2 KM/L. The Manual Diesel engine has a mileage of 13 KM/L. The Automatic Diesel engine has a mileage of 13 KM/L.
Fuel Type
15.2 KM/L
15.2 KM/L
13 KM/L
13 KM/L
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Mahindra New Thar 2020 On-Road Price In India

Explore Mahindra New Thar 2020 pricing in India's major cities. The Mahindra New Thar 2020 is priced between ₹ 9.99 to 16.49 Lakh.

CityOn-Road Price
New Delhi₹ 11,12,656
Mumbai₹ 11,35,134
Bangalore₹ 11,65,104
Hyderabad₹ 11,15,154
Chennai₹ 11,25,144
Kolkata₹ 10,59,744
Pune₹ 11,35,134
Mysore₹ 11,64,550
Chandigarh₹ 10,84,630
Ahmedabad₹ 10,85,184
Lucknow₹ 11,04,610
Allahabad₹ 11,04,610
Agra₹ 11,04,610
Jaipur₹ 11,04,610
Nagpur₹ 11,34,580
Bhubaneswar₹ 10,74,640

Mahindra New Thar 2020 Colours

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Mahindra New Thar 2020 is available in 6 different colors namely Everest White, Blazing Bronze, Aqua Marine, Galaxy Grey, Nepoli Black & Red Rage.

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Mahindra New Thar 2020 Comparison with Similar Cars

Compare Mahindra New Thar 2020 with other SUV cars, and know how it stands out for its interior, range of advanced safety features, and intuitive infotainment system. Compare one on one specification, features, colour, price and all other relevant components.

Mahindra Thar
Mahindra Thar
Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta
MG Hector Plus
MG Hector Plus
MG Astor
MG Astor
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Ex-Showroom Price
₹ 9.99 - 16.49 L₹ 10.87 - 19.2 L₹ 17.5 - 23.17 L₹ 10.31 - 18.69 L₹ 10.7 - 19.79 L₹ 10.73 - 19.74 L
C&B Expert Rating
13 - 15.2 KM/L16.8 - 21.4 KM/L16 - 17 KM/L14.8 - 15.43 KM/L19.38 - 27.97 KM/L19.39 - 27.97 KM/L
No of Variants
Manual, AutomaticManualManualManualManualManual
Fuel Tank Capacity
57.0 L50.0 L60.0 L48.0 L45.0 L45.0 L
Fuel Type
Petrol, DieselPetrol, DieselPetrol, DieselPetrolHybrid, Petrol, CNGHybrid, Petrol, CNG
1497,1997,2184 cc1497 CC1451 CC1498 CC1462 CC1462 CC
Seat Capacity
4 Seater5 Seater7 Seater5 Seater5 Seater5 Seater
Detailed ComparisionMahindra Thar vs Hyundai CretaMahindra Thar vs MG Hector PlusMahindra Thar vs MG AstorMahindra Thar vs Maruti Suzuki Grand VitaraMahindra Thar vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Mahindra New Thar 2020 FAQs

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  • The top speed of the Mahindra Thar is approximately 140 km/h.
  • The Mahindra Thar is designed for off-road driving, with features such as four-wheel drive, high ground clearance, and sturdy suspension. It has been praised for its capability and versatility on rough and uneven terrain, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy off-roading or need a vehicle for remote or rural locations.
  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar comes with four-wheel drive as standard, which provides improved traction and stability in a variety of driving conditions. Some models also offer low-range gear ratios for even better off-road performance.
  • The Mahindra Thar comes equipped with dual front airbags as a standard safety feature, offering enhanced protection to the driver and front passenger in the event of a collision.
  • To ensure optimal handling and stability on the road, the Mahindra Thar is fitted with both electronic stability control (ESC) and anti-rollover protection systems.
  • While a rearview camera is not standard on the Mahindra Thar, it may be included as an option on some trim levels, providing drivers with added visibility when reversing.
  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar comes standard with a touch screen infotainment system that features a 7-inch display. This system provides access to features such as audio playback, navigation, and connectivity options for your smartphone.
  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar does offer compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to access your phone's apps and features through the infotainment system.
  • The Mahindra Thar comes with a standard 4-speaker audio system. However, there is an option to upgrade to a 6-speaker system for a better audio experience.

Mahindra New Thar 2020 Expert Review

Mahindra Thar

The Mahindra Thar has always been one of the most talked-about off-roaders of its generation and rightly so! Mahindra & Mahindra has already tasted success with the new version of Thar, which has high waiting periods and good sales figures under its belt already. The Mahindra Thar is now a more coveted proposition for buyers, considering its attractive design, off-roading chops, and competitive pricing.

How is the Design?

The Mahindra Thar is now bigger than before, with an increase in its wheelbase, width, and length. It does look fetching on the road, majorly due to its squat position, new grille, and the Jeep Wrangler-like resemblance. The tyres are bigger and chunkier while the hood adorns an upright and flat stance. The wheel arches are still asymmetric while the front has round halogen lamps and circular fog lamps, with rectangular daytime running lights (DRLs) added to the mix. There is an adventurous yet composed look that the Mahindra Thar now projects, making it more appealing not just to adventure lovers, but also regular SUV lovers.

There is a two-door body style with a new Mahindra Gen 3 platform, which has been widened. The retro-panels are retained, although the bonnet line has been raised for adhering to new pedestrian safety guidelines. There are removable doors as well. The dual-tone bumper and three roof options make the Thar more attractive as well. Buyers can choose from hard-top, removable hard-top, and soft-top options. The Thar gets striking color options along with stylish alloy wheels and chunky tyres.

How does it perform?

Engine type Diesel Petrol
Displacement 2184 cc 1997 cc
Power 130 bhp 150 bhp
Torque 300 Nm 320 Nm

The new Thar has a 2 litre turbo-petrol engine that is paired to a 6-speed torque convertor, while there is also a 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine that has been refined further. The mStallion petrol engine is a first for the Thar and dishes out handsome power and torque figures. The DOHC all-aluminum engine also gets a DLC-coated piston pin, variable displacement oil pump and exhaust manifold within the cylinder head for better performance and efficiency alike. The diesel engine has been revamped with higher drivability and 95% of torque availability from 1,250 RPM itself. The motor has a variable geometry turbocharger and an aluminum crankcase. There is also selective catalyst reduction or SCR along with the DPF or diesel particulate filter. The six-speed automatic torque converter comes from Aisin and is longitudinally mounted, pairing to both the engines. The six-speed manual gearbox comes from the Scorpio. The automatic option is only for the LX variants, while the AX trims get the manual transmission system instead.

How’s the Mileage?

The Mahindra Thar diesel-manual offers 15.2 kmpl while the petrol-manual version offers the same figures. The automatic petrol variant also has the same mileage figures to offer.

Here is a look at estimated city and highway mileage figures for the Mahindra Thar.

Fuel Type Transmission Type ARAI Figures Estimated City Mileage Estimated Highway Mileage
Diesel Manual 15.2 kmpl 9.0 kmpl 11.0 kmpl
Diesel Automatic 9.0 kmpl 10.0 kmpl N/A
Petrol Manual 15.2 kmpl 8.0 kmpl 10.0 kmpl
Petrol Automatic 15.2 kmpl 8.0 kmpl 9.0 kmpl

How’s the Driving Experience?

The Mahindra Thar offers more drivability than before and it drives smoothly on city streets. However, the low-speed driving experience is a little bouncy, even though the car can take potholes without an issue. The ride does not feel as settled and stable although it is not as uncomfortable as one would think. The Thar feels good on the highway, especially at higher speeds. There is a slight issue with the all-terrain tyres, which may feel blunt on regular roads. However, the brakes are better on the diesel-manual version as compared to the petrol-automatic counterpart.

How’s its Off-road Capability?

The Mahindra Thar has a similar body-on-frame configuration, although it has a stiffer chassis and an independent double-wishbone suspension in front with a stabilizer bar and multi-link coil spring rear setup as well. The Thar offers 4WD with a transfer case for splitting the torque at a 50:50 ratio between two axles. There is also mechanical shift-on-the-fly with the 4WD knob positioned beside the gear shifter. The company has claimed that torque may be enhanced by 2.48 times with the low-ratio 4WD mechanism. The Thar comes with a crawl ratio of 42:1, which is quite impressive as well.

There is also the mechanical locking rear differential along with brake locking differentials for the rear and front axles. The front axle also de-links from the 4WD setup for enhancing efficiency in the two-wheel driving mode. To further augment its off-roading attributes, the Mahindra Thar comes with 226mm of ground clearance and optional 18-inch tyres as well. The car’s approach, departure and break over angles are great, when you put in the bigger tyres. The maximum depth for water wading stands at 650 mm with the ECU and other parts being positioned above this line.

What’s the Interior like?

The Mahindra Thar’s cabin feels more ergonomically positioned, with a revamped gear lever for more convenience. There are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options available for the Thar while the interior is otherwise simple and fully-washable, which is a nice touch. The hard plastics on the dashboard are not the best that you may expect at this price point though.

The AX trim comes with 16-inch wheels along with a side-facing seat, roll cage, and a soft-top as well. The LX or Lifestyle trim comes with luxurious upholstery, 18-inch alloys, a 7-inch touch screen infotainment unit, and roof-mounted speakers. The interiors have a charming and retro look with geometric elements positioned throughout the cabin. The all-black theme is waterproof while the switches are safeguarded from water ingress, including those for the cruise control, power windows, and audio on the steering wheel. The Thar also comes with front-facing seats which are also washable along with good bolstering for keeping people well positioned while one is going off-road. There is good lumbar support for the front seats, while the rear has split-fold functionality alongside.

The door pad on the side of the driver is a little near the shoulder, while the footwell is narrower and the steering is only height-adjustable. However, the Thar otherwise does a good job inside with the seats. Yet, the cushioning leaves a little more to be desired, in terms of overall comfort. Getting to the rear seats is not an easy task however. There is a lack of space while folding down the front seats and trying to access the rear row. One will have to squeeze through to the back. Many people will find it easier to get into the back by coming between the seats in front. The rear is mainly for two people with adequate legroom, although the seat height is lower and this may hinder overall comfort. Yet, in comparison to the earlier model, the front-facing bench is a better option.

The hardtop makes the Thar more like a regular version and so does the removable soft-top. The latter may feel noisy when you cross 60 kmph and crossing 100 kmph leads to a flapping noise. Highway drives are better with the hard top. There is a permanently placed roll-over bar near the B-pillar where the rear speakers are positioned. Some other features include hill descent control, hill hold, and a tyre pressure monitoring setup.

Tech and Infotainment

The LX version comes with the 7 inch touch screen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are dual USB ports with voice control, navigation, and Bluetooth, in tandem with a six-speaker audio unit. This has four speakers mounted on the roof as well. The Adventure Statistics Display has data on off-roading shown on the screen, like engine speed, roll and pitch angles, gear position, 4WD mode, G-meter, compass heading, and more. There is an integrated calendar while the new 3.5 inch color MID is another helpful addition. Tyre pressure monitoring is also available in the Thar.

Safety Equipment

The Mahindra Thar has improved its safety quotient considerably. There is an internal roll cage, complete with three-point seatbelts and dual locks for the convertible and hardtop versions. There are dual airbags, along with ESP, vehicle dynamics control, rollover mitigation, tyre pressure monitoring, hill descent control, hill hold, and ISOFIX child-seat mounts.

Which variant to buy?

The AX variant is more suitable for those into hardcore off-roading, while the LX variant is more premium with added features and comforts. There are 13 versions of the Thar with four engine and transmission combos, two variants, two rear seat choices, and three body styles. The LX variant gets a long feature list at a higher price, while the AX offers rugged off-roading abilities at a more reasonable price. The AX is only provided with a manual transmission system, while the LX version will have driver’s seat adjustability, infotainment, LED daytime running lights, dual-tone bumpers, ESP, fog lamps, tyre pressure monitoring, 18-inch alloy wheels, and of course, diesel-automatic, diesel-manual, and petrol-automatic choices along with convertible soft-top/hard options. The four-seater layout is a standard offering for the LX trims. This is the better choice if you are willing to spend a little more and want to use the Thar for your city commutes as well.

Which Cars Compete in this Segment?

The Mahindra Thar has a notable rival in the Force Gurkha. The Gurkha is both taller and longer, while the Thar is wider, with wider rear and front tracks and a longer wheelbase as well. The Thar will thus offer higher stability although interior space will be more on the Gurkha due to its height and length.
The Thar surpasses the Gurkha in terms of its off-roading abilities, taking its departure angle, approach angle, ground clearance, and break over angle into account. The Gurkha has higher water wading depth and a better turning circle, making it easy to maneuver. The Thar is also lighter than the Force Gurkha, while it has a more powerful diesel engine. The Thar also offers an automatic gearbox option and a petrol engine option, which are not available for the Force Gurkha. The Thar has an improved suspension setup as well. It could be the better choice at a similar price point.


The Mahindra Thar has a lot to offer, if you are into off-roading and taking on challenging terrains. It gets all the off-roading features and attributes that you would desire, along with a rugged body and appealing design. Its road presence is fantastic, while the engines are powerful and get the job done with ease. The controls and features are decent enough, although there are many features that have been skipped at this price point. Yet, getting into the rear is a challenge on a daily basis, while the ride may feel bouncy as well. The small boot is another issue, while the petrol engine is not good on mileage. Yet, if you take all these niggles aside, the Mahindra Thar now makes a better case for itself as a daily driver, and not just a weekend off-roading option.

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