If you’re someone who was as excited as all of us after getting the first glimpse of the new Mahindra Thar, then read on. The official launched of the second-gen Thar happens on October 2. However, the internet cannot get over the fact that this SUV will be priced higher. Of course, look at all those sheet metal, features and all-new engines. The Thar now features a petrol and diesel engines as well as manual and automatic transmissions. That’s a lot of choice for the customer then. There are two divisions into which the variants are clustered. One is the AX that is targeted at the hardcore off-roading enthusiast while the LX is for those who prefer using this SUV sparingly off-road. Take a look at the allegedly leaked price list of the second-gen Mahindra Thar in India.
Second-gen Mahindra Thar price, features, powertrains
The second-gen Mahindra Thar prices will start from Rs 9.75 lakh for the soft-top version. The convertible is for Rs 10.25 lakh. As is usually the case, these are the petrol AX variants. The diesel AX soft-top is for Rs 10.49 lakh and Rs 10.99 lakh for convertible. One can opt for the LX series only in a hardtop version. There is also no LX manual petrol, like there are no automatics with the AX series at all. The diesel LX manual is for Rs 11.20 lakh whereas the automatic is for Rs 12.25 lakh. If you opt for the LX AT in petrol, the cost is Rs 12.49 lakh.
We like the pricing structure Mahindra is following (or will follow according to the leaked information). However, competition like the Force Gurkha and all have moved and became bigger versions of their older self, the Mahindra seems like a steal. While the Gurkha pricing hasn’t been revealed, there isn’t much on offer for the customer as only a diesel-manual is available.
The second-gen Mahindra Thar’s 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 130PS of power and 320Nm. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre turbocharged mill that makes 150PS/320Nm. A 6-speed manual or automatic has been paired with these engines. A mechanical locking diff is available on the rear axle. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cruise control, hill-climb assist, optional roll cage, ESP are other safety aids.
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