In just 4 days of being launched, Mahindra has received more than 9,000 bookings for the new Thar. Prices start at Rs 9.80 Lakhs.
The prices of Mahindra Thar have been announced, which start at Rs 9.80 Lakhs up to Rs 13.75 Lakhs (ex-showroom). With the launch, official bookings have also commenced across dealerships. The manufacturer has now confirmed that they have received more than 9,000 bookings for the Thar in just 4 days of being launched. Our dealership sources confirm that enquiries are much higher than booking numbers.
Such is the popularity of the new Mahindra Thar is that every 1 minute, 2 units of the off-roader are booked across the country. We are expecting it to break the booking records that recently Kia Sonet, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos made. That will also have a direct effect on the waiting period, which we are expecting to be atleast more than a month from now. We will update the story when our sources confirm the exact waiting period.
New Thar comes in three trims – LX, AX and AX(O). The AX or base variants come with a soft top, steel wheel and very basic features as standard. AX(O) gets some additional features from the LX variant with the option of a hard top as well. The LX variants are the top-end ones with all the technologies with Fixed Hard Top and Convertible Soft Top. The soft top from the AX variant cannot be removed.
Further, the AX variants come with petrol-manual and diesel-manual options only. The LX variants are offered with petrol-AT, diesel-manual and diesel-AT options. Under the hood, you get two engines including a 2.0 Litre petrol and a 2.2 Litre turbo-diesel motor. The petrol engine is good for 150 BHP and 320 Nm and the diesel engine produces 130 BHP and 320 Nm. Gearbox options are a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter.
Features onboard include roll-over bar, cruise control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Real Time Adventure Statistics, steering mounted audio controls, LED tail lamps, 19-inch alloy wheels (steel wheels for AX and AX(O) variants), manual adjustable ORVMs and more. The LX variants will get a 4-seater configuration while the AX variants get a 6-seater configuration.