Mahindra cars are amongst the best-selling automobile brand in India. The company has carved a distinct identity in the SUV n compact SUV segment. One of the most famous offerings from it is undoubtedly the Mahindra Thar. The Mahindra Thar began its reign on the mountains of India in December 2010. This off-roading beast was a huge success and was very well received by the Indian audience. All the off road-enthusiast and anyone who wished to own a lifestyle vehicle started to move their heads towards the Mahindra Thar.Bits and pieces were borrowed from all Mahindra jeeps to build this legend.
Although the Thar was always a good vehicle, numerous changes were made to it to make it more comfortable on the road as well as to increase its efficiency off the road.
Mahindra Thar Engine
With a 2.5L CRDE producing 105 BHP at 3500 RPM with 247Nm of torque and a 5-speed gear box, the engine remained unchanged. With the 2 Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel Drive mode it is now easier to switch between on roading and off-roading. Mahindra Thar offers a decent mileage of 13 kmpl for the highways and around 10 kmpl for the city roads. The company is offering two engine options with the new Mahindra Thar 2498 cc and 2523 cc. Both the engines have very little separating them, and both run on Diesel.
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Mahindra Thar Interiors
A lot of changeshave been made to the interior of the Mahindra Thar. The new model of Thar now comes with a dual tone finished dashboard which seems prominently luxurious and sporty.
Thar is fitted with a new instrument cluster which has a beautiful analogue display of all the information required. The steering wheel has also been changed to provide more comfort and grip to the driver. A new floor panel was introduced with cup holders beside the gearbox. New wiper linkages have also been added.
The seats of the Mahindra Thar have been redesigned to be more comfortable for the driver on the road.The doors of the Thar have been changed with the new armrest fitted.
Mahindra Thar Exteriors
The exterior did not change much except for the front bumper and the foot rest on the sides. Bigger set of wheels have bene introduced to increase the efficiency off road.It also has a new mechanical locking differential which helps the Mahindra Thar to get out of muck and dirt on four-wheel drive. Mahindra Thar is available in eight different shades for the customers to choose from.
Mahindra Thar Price
With the Mahindra Thar price starting from Rs. 6.68Lakhs and going up to Rs. 9.54 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Thar seems to be a bit expensive.But in the end for an enthusiast the Thar will always be a mighty vehicle to cruise around in.
Overall the Mahindra Thar still continues to be the king of off-roading and mountain terrain and highly sought after by customers.