In November, Mahindra delivered 2,569 units of the Thar
Mahindra Thar is off to a flying start in India. It has already received over 20,000 bookings and has a waiting period stretching up to May 2021. The deliveries of the Thar commenced from November 1 and in the first month, the company has delivered 2,569 units of the SUV. The production will be ramped up to 3,000 units per month starting January 2021.
Mahindra Thar: At a glance
The Mahindra Thar is offered in AX Optional and LX variants, with a choice of fabric soft-top, convertible soft-top, and hard-top roofs. It features a boxy design with a blacked-out vertical slat grille, rounded headlights, and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel. On the sides, it is flanked by blacked-out ORVMs, chunky wheel arches, side-steppers, and heavy-duty alloy wheels.
Power and performance
The 2020 Thar is available with two BS6-compliant engine options: a 2.0-liter mStallion turbo-petrol that produces 150hp/320Nm and a 2.2-liter diesel mill that makes 130hp/320Nm. The transmission duties are taken care of by a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Inside the cabin
The new-generation Thar offers a blacked-out cabin with reclinable rear seats, automatic climate control, roof-mounted speakers, and cruise control. It packs a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The SUV has safety provisions like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, ESP with roll-over mitigation, hill-hold control, and was recently awarded a 4-star safety rating by Global NCAP.
How much does it cost?
With the discontinuation of the standard AX trims, the 2020 Mahindra Thar now starts at Rs. 11.90 lakh for the AX Optional 4-seater model and goes up to Rs. 13.75 lakh for the top-tier LX (Diesel) hard-top AT variant (all prices, ex-showroom).