Ahead of launch, 2020 Mahindra Thar spotted with new grille
Mahindra & Mahindra will launch its much-anticipated 2020 Thar SUV in India on October 2. In the latest development, a test mule of the car sans camouflage has been spotted. As per the images, it will sport a seven-slat grille akin to the original Thar. However, apart from the grille, the four-wheeler will look similar to the model revealed on August 15. Here's our roundup.
2020 Mahindra Thar: At a glance
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will retain the shape and design elements of its predecessor, offering a blacked-out seven-slat grille, square-shaped windows, and rounded headlights. The off-roader SUV will come with a factory-fitted hardtop or an optional soft-top. Further, thanks to the addition of LED taillights, DRLs, blacked-out 18-inch alloy wheels, and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel, the car will have a refreshed appearance.
A peek inside the cabin
The 2020 Thar will offer a spacious cabin, featuring dual-tone sporty front seats, blacked-out dashboard, reclinable rear seats, roof-mounted speakers, and automatic climate control. The SUV will get dual airbags, rear parking sensors, hill assist, and ABS with ESP, for the safety of passengers. It will pack a TFT Multi-Information Display and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options.
Power and performance
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be offered with two BS6-compliant engine options: a 2.0-liter mStallion turbo petrol and a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine. The former makes 148hp/320Nm, while the latter generates 128hp of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties on the off-roader SUV will be handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed torque converter automatic unit.
What about the pricing?
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will make its debut in India on October 2 and the bookings for the off-roader SUV will commence on the same day. As far as its pricing is concerned, the four-wheeler is expected to carry a tag of Rs. 10 lakh.