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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

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Latest Updates

The launch of the new-generation Mahindra Thar is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated launches of the year! Mahindra took the wraps off the new Thar on August 15, 2020 and will announce the prices of October 2, 2020. Now, we have tested the SUV comprehensively and told you everything you need to know about the 2020 Thar, be it the petrol variant, diesel variant or even the automatic models.

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Summary:

Mahindra Thar Launch Date: October 2nd, 2020.

Expected Price of Mahindra Thar 2020:  Rs 9.5 - 13.5 Lakh.

Mahindra Thar Mileage:  “No official update on mileage yet.”

Key Features: 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. The new Thar has a water wading ability of 650 mm with an unladen ground clearance of 226 mm.

Color Options: Red Rage, Mystic Copper, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, Rocky Beige, Aquamarine

SUV Similar to Mahindra Thar: Maruti Suzuki Jimny, Volkswagen Taigun, New Mahindra Scorpio, New Ford EcoSport

Key Highlights on New Mahindra Thar 2020 Launch:  

The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be launched on October 2, 2020

The new-gen Mahindra Thar will be offered in two trims, LX & AX

The Thar AX variant will get just a 2.2-litre diesel engine

The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel makes 130 bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque.

Bookings for the new Thar will begin on October 2, 2020

Mahindra Thar was auctioned at to raise funds for select charitable organizations supporting COVID-19 relief work

Mahindra Thar 2020

The Mahindra Thar 4x4 off-road SUV has received a major generation upgrade in 2020, and it comes with a new chassis, new powertrain options, yet manages to retain its charm and off-roading characteristics. The Thar has received a generation upgrade after 10 years, and the new-gen model will come in two series AX series & LX series, the former being an off-road-focused offering and the latter will come with more lifestyle-oriented features.

Thar 2020 Styling & Design

The new Mahindra Thar 2020 is more attractive and upmarket than ever. And the changes point to one direction; lifestyle. Mahindra wants to build onto that very word when it comes to the Thar. The upright nose features circular headlamps and a seven slat grille. The hood too gets some muscle on it and has been raised and the bumper and arches round off to make it ready for pedestrian protection. It looks wider than before and the plastic cladding gives it that lifestyle quotient. As with all modern cars, there are LED DRLs integrated into the front fender, while the fog lamps are integrated into the bumper and that adds to its signature look. At the rear, the stand-out element remains the new LED taillights with the Thar badge in the centre. The spare wheel too remains and it all looks very Thar-ish.

New Mahindra Thar Interiors & Exteriors

The new Mahindra Thar comes with an all-black cabin giving it an upmarket appeal with sporty seats and a host of creature comforts as compared to the older Thar. It now gets a new 7-touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple Car Play & Android Auto with an integrated voice command. Interestingly, the washable interiors of the Thar make the off-roading experience more stress-free. Also, the buttons and controls on the new Thar are IP54 certified, meaning it is dust and water-resistant, built to withstand off-roading adventures.

Performance & Mileage – Petrol & Diesel

Under the hood, the new Thar 2020 comes with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and a brand new 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol. Both comply with the latest BS6 emission regulation. The updated diesel engine makes 130 bhp and 300 Nm of torque, whereas the all-new turbo petrol mill develops 150 bhp and 320 Nm of power figures. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. There’s a 4x4 available as well and a mechanical differential where you'll be able to engage 4L and 4H. As of now, Mahindra hasn’t revealed the mileage figures for the SUV.


In terms of creature comforts, the new Mahindra Thar comes with new, more comfortable seats that are upholstered in premium fabric, and the LX series, in particular, comes with forward-facing rear seats along with features like roof-mounted weather-resistant speakers, a colour multi-info display for the instrument cluster, automatic climate control, a rear-view camera, tilt-adjustable steering wheel with mounted audio controls, cruise control, power-folding mirrors, keyless entry, rear de-mister and more.

Safety Features

In terms of safety, the new Mahindra Thar SUV comes equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cruise control, hill-hold and hill descent control, ESP, ISOFIX child seat mounts and rear parking assist system. It also gets passenger airbag deactivation switch, seat belt reminder, speed sensing front door locks, vehicle over-speed warning and more.

Mahindra Thar: Modified vs Old

The Mahindra Thar has been around since 2010, and there's no doubt the car had a cult following – despite being crude and limited in its appeal. Now a new one has arrived, and it very obviously surpasses the old car in numerous ways. The new car becomes plusher, more practical and more universal, and yes, comparing it to the old one is something all of you were looking forward to. Compared to the old Thar, the new one gets a raised hood for pedestrian crash safety. The wheelbase is much tighter too. You still have the exposed hinges and some elements that have been carried over and those big fenders, all the cladding and of course all the wide bumpers add to the stance. In a nutshell, one look, and you'll know straight away that this is a new Thar and the good part is that it's very recognizable as a Thar. It's the finish; it's the metalwork. You can straight away tell that in terms of quality, Mahindra has taken it up a notch.

Similar SUVs

In India, the Mahindra Thar doesn’t have a direct rival in this segment right now, but Force Motors’ will soon launch its BS6 Gurkha to compete with the Thar. However, we also have similar retro-styled off-roaders in the luxury segment like the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and the upcoming Land Rover Defender. Globally there is the Jeep Wrangler and the new Ford Bronco as well.

Thar 2020 On-road Price

As of now, Mahindra has not announced the prices for the new Thar 2020, however, the SUV will be launched on October 2, 2020, so keep watching this space to get an update on the price.

Pros & Cons of New Thar


Powerful Petrol Engine

Gets Automatic Option

New Platform Technology

Strong Off-Road Prowess

Gets More Creature Comforts


LX Series Is Not Premium Enough

Less Rear Seat Space

Bumpy Ride Quality

Final Verdict

The Mahindra Thar 2020 has come a long way from the previous-gen model and with the new lifestyle variants, it will attract a lot of car buyers who are not necessarily looking for an off-road SUV. We have already done an extensive review on the new Thar, you can check it out here:New Mahindra Thar Review; SUV Tested Off-Road Too.

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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