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).
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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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.
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.