Mahindra and Mahindra is set to unveil the second generation of the Mahindra Thar today in India on Independence Day. The 2020 Thar is set to be the new flagship offering from the SUV maker and is expected to be far more upmarket offering than before. Also expected is a wide range of engine options to go with the heavy-duty off-road gear that the Thar is best known for.
Leaks and roomers were coming out about this car for a long time. The car was also seen on the roads several times during testing. Many changes have been made to its second generation model. Much has been changed in the car from both a cosmetic and mechanic perspective. It has been introduced with the new BS6 engine.
Mahindra Thar will be available in two engines in the Indian market. In this, customers will get a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine with BS6 compliant and a 2.0-liter turbocharged mStallion petrol engine.
Mahindra Thar has included a petrol engine from the company for the first time. Its new turbo petrol engine will generate maximum power of 150 bhp and peak torque of 320 Nm. Its diesel engine will generate maximum power of 130 bhp and peak torque of 300 Nm.
Mahindra is also aiming to export the new-gen Thar to select international markets, which confirms that the new model will receive a new petrol engine along with diesel powertrain. Moreover, the rising demand for petrol SUVs will also play an important role in the development of the new Thar.
Mahindra Thar 2020 Price-
Mahindra Thar 2020 is going to launch in India with an estimated price of Rs. 10 Lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 15 lakh for the high-end variant.
According to Mahindra, the 2020 version of the Thar will be available in six colour options — Red Rage, Napoli Black, Aquamarine, Mystic Copper, Rocky Beige and Galaxy Grey.
5 key specs and features of The New Mahindra Thar 2020
1) Airbags, ESP, traction control and more aids will be introduced
2) New structure/body which will be safer and compliant with upcoming BS6 norms
3) A new wider and bigger ladder platform will be made
4) More comfort features – Push Start Stop/Touchscreen/Power Windows/ Reverse Parking Sensors and Camera and much more
5) The car will also get a new BS6 compliant engine and could be offered in a 5 door configuration
The next-gen Mahindra Thar will be equipped with a newly developed 2.0-litre or a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged unit, which will be tuned to offer different power outputs. This engine will also power the next-gen Scorpio and the XUV500.
It is expected to produce around 140bhp of power and excess of 350Nm of torque. With new powertrain and platform, the new Mahindra Thar 2020 could be better in terms of performance, handling and fuel efficiency.
The new-gen Thar is most likely to receive a new 1.5-litre T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine, which is capable of producing 163bhp of power and 280Nm of torque.
The company could also use the new 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine, which will also power the new Scorpio and the XUV500. This engine churns out 190bhp of power and 380Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic.