The upcoming Mahindra Thar gets a complete makeover in terms of dimensions, styling, interiors and among others.
Mahindra Thar has always been a favourite among offroaders and despite the lack of safety features, the SUV continues to sell in good numbers. And now come to 2020 Auto Expo, Mahindra Thar will be unveiled and the SUV gets a revamped design wholly.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar sits on new chassis and gets new set of engines which develops more powerful figures. The SUV now also gets basic safety features and other such details. Let’s tell you a total of five things you can expect from the upcoming SUV.
New Exterior Design
The upcoming SUV will take inspiration from the Jeep Wrangler and gets the seven slat grille upfront. It will also come with factory fitted hardtop and will be bigger in dimensions. It will carry the rugged muscular design and now gets fresh front and rear bumpers. Larger wheel arches will be seen and new body panels will also be made available with the SUV.
Overall, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will be the butch looking old school SUV but now it will pack some modern features on the inside. A large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be expected. Similarly, a new dashboard design, multi-function steering wheel can come on board.
The SUV will also get front-facing seats at the rear, bucket seats can be made available. Also, the upcoming SUV will come in different wheelbase options so the interior space will also be widened.
It will use the third generation Mahindra’s body on frame chassis which not only provides rigidity to the car but also a better off-road experience hence reducing off-roaders wheel articulation by 10%. This chassis is used by Scorpio and TUV300 and with this, the Thar will see an increase in its dimensions. The SUV will get an independent rear suspension and revised front suspension.
The new Thar will use BS6 compliant 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine which will be more fuel-efficient and better in refinement than the on-going model. It is expected to churn out 140 bhp and a peak torque of 300 Nm – an increase from the current 105 bhp and 248 Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and availability of an automatic gearbox could be kept as an option.
With the safety norms kicking in, all trims of the upcoming Mahindra Thar will get basic safety measures. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, front seat belt reminders, high-speed alert system, the speed-sensing door lock will come as standard. Also, the Thar will also get a new front end that will be compliant with the pedestrian safety norms. That said, the upcoming Mahindra Thar will be much safer than its on-going model.