Here is one of those situations where the off-roading in Mahindra Thar goes wrong. It doesn’t happen that often because of the brilliant off-roading capabilities of the Thar. But once in a while, if you are constantly going off the tarmac, such scenarios are inevitable. Thar has gained immense popularity in our market and Mahindra has barely been able to keep up with the demand. The reasons for that are exquisite off-road capabilities and affordability. Other options are around Rs 10 lakh more expensive (Isuzu V-Cross). These images were posted on the Modified_in page on Instagram. Let us check out the details.
Mahindra Thar Off-Roading Gone Wrong
From the looks of it, the Thar in the images seems to be brand new. It doesn’t yet have a number plate. There could be two reasons for it. Either the owner has taken it out just after the delivery or it is a test drive. Either way, the driver decided to do a test run on a dirt track, which is the natural habitat of the Thar. However, if not driven carefully, Thar can also give in to the tough environment. After all, it is a tall SUV. It looks like the drive might have taken a reckless turn but the Thar rolled off. As the images show, it is not a dangerous cliffhanger or anything of that sort. But the SUV tumbles and rests sideways on the ground. It also shows some other people helping out the driver get out of the SUV. It seems that the speed was relatively low which is why there doesn’t seem much damage to the SUV. However, the exact details are unavailable.
Thar is packed to the gills with features like keyless entry, electrically operated ORVMS, electrically operated front windows, steering mounted controls, a 6-speaker audio system, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with integrated Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. Safety features in the new Thar include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD & Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Over Mitigation, Electronic Stability Program, a tire pressure monitoring system, rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, and ISOFIX anchor points.
The new Thar comes with 2 engine options, a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, and a 2-litre turbo-petrol. The oil-burner makes 130 PS/320 Nm of peak figures while the petrol makes 150 PS/320 Nm of max figures. Transmission options for both the powertrains are a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic with a low range box. You also get a transfer case and a mechanically locking centre differential. The prices of the Thar range between Rs 12.78 lakh and Rs 15.08 lakh, ex-showroom.