Mahindra Thar was officially released in its current form factor a year ago, and in that time it has received 75,000 bookings. The Mahindra Thar has received several significant improvements, including a petrol engine, automatic gearbox, updated exterior design, and a more connected and premium interiors. Hence, it is no surprise that Millennials account for 40% of all Mahindra Thar reservations.
Surprisingly, the automatic gearbox version accounts for 50% of all bookings, while the petrol model has accounted for 25% of all bookings. All these features have contributed to the second generation Thar becoming the most popular 4WD in the country.
On October 2, 2020, the new Mahindra Thar was unveiled with much fanfare. The Thar AX version was priced at Rs 9.8 lakh, while the Thar LX was priced at Rs 12.49 lakh. Interestingly, the first unit of Thar was auctioned for Rs 1.10 crore, with the money going to charity. The Thar has received an amazing response, prompting Mahindra to expand manufacturing capacity, despite the reality that some of the most popular variants have a long wait.
There are BS6-compliant engine options available for the Thar 2020. This includes both the new 2.0-litre mStallion150 petrol engine and the reliable 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The first offers 150 bhp power and 300 Nm torque. The diesel unit churns out 130 bhp and churns out 300 Nm of torque.
In addition to the six-speed manual transmission, Mahindra has included a six-speed automatic transmission on the new Thar. The Thar 2020 is offered with a soft-top, hard-top or convertible roof. It comes with a five-seat configuration with forward-facing seats as standard and parallel bench seats as an option. On the other hand, the feature lists have been updated significantly. Thar has benefited from features like rain-resistant infotainment screen, roof-mounted speakers, 3.5-inch digital driver display, rear AC vents and more.
Thar is available in six different color combinations. The colors are Red Rays, Mystic Copper, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, Rocky Beige and Aqua Marine.