29 May 2021: Mahindra's 5-door Thar to debut in India between 2023-2026
As part of its plans to release nine new products by 2026, homegrown automaker Mahindra has confirmed the existence of a 5-door Thar. The new model will come with a longer wheelbase and is slated to go official between 2023 and 2026. It is expected to retain the overall design aesthetics of the current-generation model but with an updated cabin and increased dimensions.
Exteriors: It will retain the off-roading character of the Thar
The 5-door Mahindra Thar is likely to retain the boxy design and off-roading character of the Thar. It should have a large grille, heavy skid plates, a muscular bonnet, rounded halogen headlamps, and LED taillamps. On the sides, square-shaped windows, blacked-out or body-colored B-pillars, thick wheel arch cladding, and alloy wheels are expected. Dimensions-wise, it will be significantly longer than the existing 2-door version.
Interiors: The cabin will be laden with new-age features
The 5-door Mahindra Thar will offer a spacious cabin thanks to the increased wheelbase. It will have a multifunctional steering wheel, keyless entry, and automatic climate control. The vehicle will also pack a touchscreen infotainment system with support for various connectivity features. On the safety front, it should provide multiple airbags, electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, and parking sensors.
Engine: The SUV will be available with two engine options
The 5-door Mahindra Thar will reportedly be offered with the same engine choices as the current-generation 2-door model. Hence, we can expect to see a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel motor and a 2.0-liter mStallion petrol unit. However, they will be tuned differently to generate more power. Transmission duties on the four-wheeler will be handled by a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Fact: 5-door Mahindra Thar: Pricing
The upcoming 5-door Mahindra Thar is expected to carry a premium of around Rs. 80,000 over the current 2-door model, which starts at Rs. 12.11 lakh and goes up to Rs. 14.16 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom).
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