The 2020 Mahindra Thar is likely to get six variants and two engines. The upgraded off-roader is most likely to be launched in April.
Mahindra is gearing up for the launch of new generation 2020 Thar. As of now, there is nothing official about its launch date but a new video has surfaced online that indicates it might be launched by the second week of April. There are some more exclusive details from that video.
As per the video, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will come in six variants, three for the diesel engine and three for the petrol. As seen in spy shots, many test mules have been spied with soft tops as well. The base variant with both the engines will get soft top and rest of them will come with hard-top.
Thar might also come with four-seat and five-seat configuration, depending on the variants. Basically, the four-seater might be two side facing two-seater benches. The five-seater will come with a three-seater bench at the back.
Under the hood, it will get 2.0 Litre turbo-diesel and turbo-petrol engine options. The diesel engine will produce 190 PS and 380 Nm of peak torque, while the petrol motor will produce 140 PS and 320 Nm of peak torque. Gearbox options will include a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT.
Four-Wheel-Drive system, low range transfer case gearbox, differential locking system and ergonomically developed handbrake will come on the new Thar. We are not sure if the automatic variants will get all these features but it is expected to get atleast 4WD.
Inside the cabin, there will be some tweaks done to the dashboard and seats. There will be bigger 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, new and lighter steering wheel, rear parking sensors and camera and lots of features added onboard.
Lastly, the video also indicates the price list. As per it, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will be priced from around Rs 8 to 8.5 Lakhs up to Rs 11.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Taking this price estimation in consideration, the new Thar will be much costlier than the earlier version. Like always, it will face no fierce competition because the segment only has one option, Force Gurkha.