2020 Mahindra Thar SUV India Launch Highlights: Price, Features, Specifications, Images

The new-gen Mahindra Thar has received a generation upgrade after 10 years, and the new-gen model comes with a new chassis, new design and styling, along with a host of modern features.

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The new Mahindra Thar gets 2 options - an off-road specific AX series & a lifestyle-oriented LX series

The new 2020 Mahindra Thar 4x4 SUV today went on sale in India, and we have all the highlights from the launch event here. The Thar has received a generation upgrade after 10 years, and the new-gen model comes with a new chassis, new design and styling, along with a host of modern features. The new-gen Mahindra Thar will be offered in two versions - a more bare-bones off-road-specific AX series, and a more lifestyle-oriented LX series with all modern creature comforts. While the AS Series is priced from ₹ 9.80 lakh to ₹ 12.20 lakh, the LX Series is priced from 12.49 lakh to ₹ 12.95 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India).

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Visually, the new  2020 Mahindra Thar is more attractive and upmarket than ever. It gets an upright nose and features circular headlamps, a seven-slat grille, along with a raised hood and rounded off bumper and wheel arches that make it ready for pedestrian protection.

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The new Thar gets LED DRLs integrated into the front fender, while the fog lamps are integrated into the bumper and that adds to its signature look

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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.

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Under the hood, the new Thar 2020 comes with Mahindra's 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.

Here Are All The Highlights From The Launch Of The New Mahindra Thar:

Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch - Live!
Deliveries for the new-gen Mahindra Thar will begin from November 1, 2020. Get more details about the SUV and detailed pricing in our Launch Report here.

Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch Live - Bookings and Test Drives
Bookings for the new Mahindra Thar begin from today both online as well as at a Mahindra dealership. Test drive also start today but it will happen in a phased manner and Phase 1 will have the following 18 cities.

Phase 2 of test drives will start on Oct 10 with 100 more cities as follows and later pan India.

Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch - Price Announcment
The new-gen Mahindra Thar comes in two variants - AX Series and LX Series, and it has been launched at Rs. 9.80 lakh to Rs. 12.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch - Thar #1 Auction Winner
Aakash Minda the winner of the Thar#1 auction who bought the first Thar with a winning bid of Rs. 1.11 crore. The amount will be matched by Mahindra and the proceeds will go towards the fight against COVID-19.

Oct 2, 2020
All-New Mahindra Thar India Launch - Live!
Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director - Auto and Farm Sector, M&M talks about the company's special Thar #1 auction which saw a massive winning bid of over Rs. 1.11 crore.

Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch - Live!
Pawan Goenka, Managing Directer and CEO, Mahindra and Mahindra kickstarts today's digital launch event. He talks about the Mahindra completing 74 years in India and introduces the new Thar.


Oct 2, 2020
All-New Mahindra Thar India Launch - Safety Features
In terms of safety features, the new Thar will get - 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.

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Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch - Live!
We are just few moments away from the launch even to begin. As we mentioned earlier, a great deal about the new 4x4 SUV is already known. What is yet to be revealed is the price, which we expect will be around - Rs. 9.75 lakh to Rs. 13. 50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar Launch: Cabin Featres
It now gets a new 7-touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple Car Play & Android Auto with an integrated voice command.The SUV also gets 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.

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Oct 2, 2020
New-Gen Mahindra Thar Launch: Cabin
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. Interestingly, the washable interiors of the Thar make the off-roading experience more stress-free. Also, the buttons and controls on the new Thar is IP54 certified, meaning it is dust and water-resistant, built to withstand off-roading adventures.

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Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch - Design & Styling
The all-new Mahindra Thar SUV manages to retain its iconic design courtesy of its boxy silhouette, new grille, and classic round headlamps. The aesthetic appeal of the SUV is underlined by LED DRLs, purpose-built bumpers, new LED taillights, new alloy wheels, front fog lamps among others. This is the first time when the next-gen off-roader will be made available with a hard-top roof as well. The SUV is built on a new body-on-frame platform, making it significantly bigger than the outgoing version, and, at the same time improving its off-road prowess.

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Oct 2, 2020
All-New Mahindra Thar India Launch - Live Updates
Interestingly, the Mahindra Thar was unveiled earlier this year on August 15, the Independence Day, and the company is launching the SUV today, on October 2, which is Gandhi Jayanti.

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Oct 2, 2020
2020 Mahindra Thar India Launch - Live!
The new-gen Mahindra Thar has been one of most-anticipated car launches in 2020 and today we'll finally know the price of 4x4 off-roader.

Keep watching this space for all updates