Mahindra Thar 2020 launched; Bookings, price, features

Behold the day has come! Mahindra and Mahindra has launched the all-new Thar. The Mahindra Thar 2020 price in India starts from Rs 9.80 lakh and goes all the way to Rs 13.80 lakh, ex-showroom. As you may be aware, the Mahindra Thar 2020 comes in two line-ups – AX which is targetted for hardcore off-roaders and LX which is for the families. Both the versions are equally capable but the LX has more creature comforts and attracts a higher price tag. Both also come with only three-door body style. A 5-door is in the works and could be positioned in the top of the range. Mahindra says that one can now book the Thar at a nearest dealership or online. Deliveries will only happen from November 1 as Mahindra is still pushing around for more raw material supplies. Meanwhile one can experience the SUV at a nearby showroom.

What makes the Mahindra Thar 2020 unique?

Its looks are similar to the Jeep Wrangler and considering that you get one for just a fraction of the FCA product cost, makes it more desirable. Well, this Thar, at a pinch can be used for families provided there isn’t anyone with a knee issue or is older than 50. The Thar can now seat four in reasonable comfort. LED DRLs, LED tail lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a convertible optional top, six colours options are available with the Thar. Mahindra Thar 2020

The cabin looks fresh and has a touchscreen infotainment system that also shows the g-forces and more. Mahindra has devised a new instrument console that also shows the tyre pressure as well as direction. The steering wheel has got mounted Bluetooth and audio controls. What’s more, there is also cruise control on offer. A height-adjustable steering wheel, adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, electrical ORVM adjust and airconditioning is also offered. The new Mahindra Thar 2020 is built on a third generation chassis and gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors as standard.

The engines too are new. For the first time, there is a petrol engine in the Thar and it is a 2.0-litre turbo petrol. This engine makes 150PS of power and 320Nm. It can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a torque converter. As for the diesel engine, customers will get a 2.2-litre mHawk engine that makes 130PS and 320Nm. Again, a 6-speed manual or automatic can be optioned. An independent front and multi-link rear axle suspension are provided. On the latter, there is a mechanical locking differential as well. The ground clearance is 226mm.

Can the Mahindra Thar 2020 be the first car in the household. Certainly, if you are a hippie and want to pub-hop your entire life. A married man with two teenage kids? Well, may be not.

4WD Manual TransmissionEx-Showroom Price, All India
AXPetrolStd 6-Seater Soft Top₹ 9.80 Lakh
6-Seater Soft Top₹ 10.65 Lakh
Diesel6-Seater Soft Top₹ 10.85 Lakh
AX OPTPetrol4-Seater Convertible Top₹ 11.90 Lakh
Diesel4-Seater Convertible Top₹ 12.10 Lakh
4-Seater Hard Top₹ 12.20 Lakh


4WD Manual TransmissionEx-Showroom Price,  All India
LXPetrol4-Seater Hard Top₹ 12.49 Lakh
Diesel4-Seater Convertible Top₹ 12.85 Lakh
4-Seater Hard Top₹ 12.95 Lakh


4WD Automatic Transmission Ex-Showroom Price,  All India
LXPetrol4-Seater Convertible Top₹ 13.45 Lakh
4-Seater Hard Top₹ 13.55 Lakh
Diesel4-Seater Convertible Top₹ 13.65 Lakh
4-Seater Hard Top₹ 13.75 Lakh


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