The much-awaited facelift of the hardcore off-roader Mahindra Thar has been launched at a price tag of Rs. 8,03,000, Ex-showroom Nasik. This all new update has upped the Thar in terms of interiors, exteriors and off-roadability. Mahindra has notified that the new Thar is greatly improved over the last one and all the shortcoming have been removed. Though, the motor is the same 2.5 litre CRDe that produces 105 Bhp of power and 247 Nm of torque there are a plethora of new additions going into this one.
Speaking at the launch of the New Thar CRDe, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive, (Automotive) Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said, “Since its launch, the Thar has been the face of our tough and rugged DNA, a continuation of our legacy and what Mahindra stands for. Today as we launch the new avatar of this ever popular off-roader, the effort has been to enhance the appeal of a brand that is already a cult. Increasingly consumers are looking for a different lifestyle as they seek an adventure and fun experience and the Thar is the perfect companion for such thrill seekers. I am confident that in its new avatar, the Thar CRDe will not only continue to be ever popular among off-road enthusiasts but significantly widen its appeal amongst a whole new set of consumers.”
The exteriors of the car have received more plastic parts than the outgoing vehicle. Also, the parts are now more composed and mature than before.
Major Exterior Changes Include:
New front and rear bumpers, the front metal bumper is now covered with plastic cowls which are providing it a better front definition. New wheel arches for front as well as rear with reflectors on the front fender New side footboard, now stronger than before New redesigned canopy easier to attach and detach, a new hardtop is also available as option New clear lens headlamp Alloy wheels are available optionally
It comes with premium and more practical interiors, they are now more car like. The dual tone color scheme looks more connected than the earlier all black. Problems like the off-set steering wheel in the old Thar has been mended and the NVH levels are now lowered.
Major highlights :
New premium seats with better support Dual tone dashboard with much better quality and finish 3-pod instrument cluster which now includes a tachometer Re-designed A/C vents for better flow as well as look Windshield demister which was sorely missed in the earlier Thar New steering wheel and gear knob borrowed from the Bolero New door trims New floor console with cup holders
Apart from the cosmetic changes there are fair amount of additions that offers the facelifted Thar more off-road capabilities. A few to name are: Locking Rear Differential More robust rear shackles and leaf springs Stronger front hooks
What Has Been Carried Forward?
First up, there is no change in the engine and power output of Thar, it is the same 2.5 CRDe motor producing 105 Bhp of power and 247 Nm of torque. The dimension too is same as before with the LxBxH being 3920x1726x1930, while the wheelbase stands at 2430 mm. Same 4x4 transfer case from BORGWARNER with low and high reduction gears. The front and rear axle configuration also remains same.