The new Mahindra Thar is reportedly going to be launched by April 2020. It has now been spied many times but under heavy camouflage.
As we all know, Mahindra Thar is going to get a complete overhaul. The update comes in mainly because of the crash-test norms and upcoming BS-6 norms, which it does not comply now.
The new Thar has been spotted testing many times now, every time under heavy camouflage. FYI, the ABS variant has also not been launched till now. The current Thar comes without ABS and Airbags.
Reports suggest that, Rajan Wadhera, the president of Mahindra Automotive, has confirmed the launch of new Mahindra Thar in April 2020. As expected, it is likely to be seen at the 2020 Auto Expo first.
Before the launch of New Mahindra Thar, the manufacturer will roll out a special edition of the SUV, which will come with ABS, Dual-Front Airbags, Speed Alert and Reverse Parking Sensors.
Due to the upcoming BS-6 norms, Mahindra will soon discontinue the 2.5 Litre DI diesel engine on the Thar. In the new avatar, it will only come with the 2.5 Litre CRDe engine, with BS-6 compliance.
It will use the body-on-ladder platform for better off-road performance. Based on the spy shots, we can say that it gets bigger and will be available in the hard-top as well as the soft-top variant.
Reports suggest that the 2.5 Litre Thar CRDe engine might be discontinued post BS-6 norms. A new 2.0 Litre turbocharged diesel engine is likely to make its way on the new Thar. The engine specs are unknown, but it will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Borwarner 4WD system and the differential locking will be carried over in the new Thar as well. However, Mahindra might improve its on-road performance, which is much needed.
With this, the prices of the new Mahindra Thar will increase by a considerable amount. However, the manufacturer has confirmed that it would not price the new model much higher than the current one.