This is how 2020 Mahindra Thar would look like?
Mahindra is expected to launch the 2020 Thar in India sometime in the third quarter of this year. Amid growing speculations about the specifications of the second-generation model, a report has claimed that the new Thar will be offered with an automatic transmission system as well. The upcoming model has already been spied testing on roads, giving us a fair idea about its design.
The expected changes on the outside
As per previously seen spy shots, the 2020 Thar will feature a seven-slat grille based on the Jeep CJ-5 along with a factory-fitted hardtop body and five-spoke alloy wheels. The off-roader will also house new fog lamps integrated on the front bumper along with redesigned ORVMs, side steps, and square-ish windows. In terms of dimensions, it is expected to be bigger than its predecessor.
2020 Mahindra Thar to get a more premium cabin
Inside, the second-generation Thar will get a more premium cabin with a new touchscreen infotainment system, multifunctional steering wheel, instrument panel, power windows, and cruise control. This model is also tipped to house a new instrument cluster as well as a touchscreen infotainment panel. Besides that, it will retain the safety features of the existing model.
Under the bonnet
The new Thar is likely to be powered by a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter mStallion turbo-petrol motor whereas the diesel engine variant could feature a 140hp, 2.2-liter mHawk turbo powertrain. Both the variants will be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. Meanwhile, as per the latest reports, an automatic transmission will also be on offer.
Pricing and availability
At the moment, there is no official word about the pricing details of the 2020 Mahindra Thar. However, looking at the updates, it is likely to carry a premium over the outgoing model that starts at around Rs. 10 lakh.