03 Oct 2020: Mahindra Thar's bookings open, deliveries to start from November 1
Mahindra has also announced that the test drives for the new Thar will begin from October 15 and the deliveries will start on November 1.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: 2020 Mahindra Thar: At a glance
The new-generation Thar retains the boxy silhouette of its predecessor while sitting on a new body-on-frame platform. It features a large blacked-out grille with vertical slats, rounded headlights and fog lights, and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
On the sides, the two-door SUV is flanked by blacked-out ORVMs and squared-off wheel arches. It is offered with fabric soft-top, convertible soft-top, or hard-top roof options.
Fact: Power and performance
The new Thar gets two BS6-compliant engine options: a 2.0-liter mStallion turbo-petrol engine that makes 150hp/320Nm and a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel motor that generates 130hp/300Nm. The transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic gearbox (only for LX trim).
Interiors: Inside the cabin
The 2020 Thar has a blacked-out cabin, featuring reclinable rear seats, roof-mounted speakers, automatic climate control, a multifunctional steering wheel, and cruise control.
The SUV packs a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
On the safety front, it offers dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, a speed alert system, ABS, and ESP with roll-over mitigation function.
Fact: What about the price?
The 2020 Mahindra Thar starts at Rs. 9.80 lakh for the entry-level AX Petrol Standard 6-seater Soft Top model and goes up to Rs. 13.75 lakh for the top-of-the-line LX Diesel 4-seater Hard Top AT trim (both prices, ex-showroom).