Mahindra Thar, the name that has been synonymous with offroading in India in its latest iteration has taken the market by storm. Be it the looks, design, features, offroading capabilities, performance, or anything that you can expect a thrill instating SUV to offer, Thar does that easily. So, what makes it a good choice for thrill-seeking drivers? Let's find out!
Mahindra Thar Specifications: The figures don't lie!
The previous iterations of the Thar were known for their rugged performance and offroading capabilities. This generation of the Thar takes this even level further! First, let's take a look at the engine options that are offered:
|mHawk Diesel Engine
|D117 CRDe Diesel
|mStallion 150 TGDi Petrol
|131ps at 3,750 RPM
|118.5 ps at 3,500 RPM
|150 ps at 5,000 RPM
|300 NM at 1,600 - 2,800 RPM
|300 NM at 1,750 - 2,800 RPM
|300 NM at 1,250-3,000 RPM for manual transmission 320 NM at 1,500-3,000 RPM for automatic transmission
With three powerful engines to choose from, you get great performance capabilities. Thar also gets a six-speed manual transmission as standard.
Mahindra Thar Transmission Options
You also get a manual 4WD drivetrain with high and low reduction gear. Mahindra Thar is currently offered in two variants, AX OPT and LX. Only the LX variant offers automatic transmission. You do get 4WD in both variants. LX variant also gets the option to choose RWD (rear wheel drive) with the automatic transmission.
Mahindra Thar: Features
A touchscreen infotainment system,
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Semi-digital instrument cluster
Rear parking sensors
Remoteless key entry, and much more.
Offroading capabilities and safety features
But, when it comes to offroading, you need to know that the SUV you depend on has dependable safety. And, Thar has made sure not to miss on any of that. Firstly, Mahindra Thar has scored an impressive 4-star rating at the Global NCAP safety testing. It gets safety features like dual front airbags, ESP with roll-over mitigation, hill-hold and descent control, ABS with EBD, brake assist, speed sensing door locking, ISOFIX child seat anchorage, and panic braking signal.
As for the offroading, Thar gets essential features like an electric driveline disconnect on the front axle for 4WD, advanced electronic brake locking differential for 4WD, mechanical locking differential, washable floor with drain plugs, welded tow hook in front and rear, and tow hitch protection.
Let's take a brief look at the offroading capabilities of the Thar:
Specifications Mahindra Thar Departure angle 36 degrees Ramp over angle 26.2 degrees Approach angle 41.2 degrees Ground clearance 226 mm Water wading capacity 650 mm
You will get impressive offroading capabilities with the Mahindra Thar which makes it a great choice for someone who seeks adventure with a tech-loaded SUV.
Mahindra Thar Price: Will the adventure be hefty on your pocket?
Absolutely not! The Mahindra Thar has been priced aggressively. The starting price for Mahindra Thar RWD is 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). The starting price for the 4WD Mahindra Thar is 13.59 lakhs (ex-showroom). The top variant of Mahindra Thar will cost you 14.2 lakhs (ex-showroom). This makes it a perfect choice as the capabilities offered are more than enough at this price point.
Mahindra Thar is a great choice for someone looking to have a pleasurable driving experience and also seek adventure. It gets superb offroading capabilities while offering features that can make it your daily drive vehicle as well. With the automatic transmission being offered for the first time with the Thar, it makes it a good choice for people who don't want to manually shift their gear every time. Overall, it's a great offroading SUV for you!
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