The touchscreen infotainment unit of the upcoming Mahindra Thar 5-door will be bigger than what you get on the 3-door version. The same can be made out from the infotainment housing seen on the dashboard of the upcoming SUV. The arrival of the Jimny has heightened the anticipation for the upcoming 5-door Thar, making it the most eagerly anticipated product in the country. The Thar has played a pivotal role in fueling enthusiasm for serious off-roading in our market. Consequently, the 5-door Thar will attract a broader customer base owing to its practicality and impressive capabilities. Let’s delve into the specifics of the latest spy image capturing this hardcore off-roader’s interior.
Mahindra Thar 5-Door Infotainment Touchscreen
There are tons of images circulating on the internet of the exterior of the Thar 5-door test mule. However, one could also find some spy shots on the interior layout. This is one such case. In this image, one can clearly see that the touchscreen infotainment housing is much larger on the 5-door version. This clearly indicates that the screen will be bigger than the 7-inch unit available with the regular Thar. This makes sense since the 5-door Thar will be catered toward family and practicality. Hence, this addition is necessary. Thar might borrow it from the Scorpio N. Apart from that, we don’t expect to see many changes in terms of the cabin layout or exterior elements barring the extended length, wheelbase and boot compartment. So far, the only other variation we are aware of is courtesy the dual-tone colour theme on the dashboard.
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While there haven’t been any official statements from the Indian SUV manufacturer, it’s reasonable to expect that the 5-door version will probably feature similar powertrain options as the 3-door model. This could potentially involve a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine equipped with direct injection technology. However, considering that the 5-door variant is notably larger and heavier, adjustments to these engines may be necessary to compensate for the size difference. Additionally, the 5-door version will share the same ladder-frame chassis as the Scorpio N and will offer both manual and automatic transmission options. Furthermore, it will be equipped with a low-range transfer case to enhance its 4×4 capabilities.
The main drawback of the current 3-door Thar is its restricted cabin space, which affects its practicality. The forthcoming 5-door variant addresses this issue with an extended wheelbase, enhancing its suitability for larger families and overall accessibility. This design improvement is especially advantageous for the rear legroom and the boot compartment. It will be interesting to observe customer responses to the larger Thar. The 5-door Jimny has already achieved significant success, and now we eagerly await to see if the 5-door Mahindra Thar can achieve a similar triumph in the market.