Mahindra Thar SUV's convertible hard-top variant spied testing: Details here
A test mule of the second-generation Mahindra Thar SUV has been spotted testing with a convertible hard-top, hinting at the launch of a new variant. It should also get new colors. However, the interiors of the upcoming car will remain unchanged, and it should be offered with a choice of BS6-compliant petrol as well as diesel engines. Here's our roundup.
The new Mahindra Thar is currently up for grabs in two body styles: fixed hard-top and convertible soft-top. The SUV has a blacked-out grille with vertical slats, rounded headlights, and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel. On the sides, it is flanked by squared windows, wheel arches, and alloy wheels. As for the dimensions, it has a wheelbase of 2,450mm and a ground clearance of 226mm.
The Mahindra Thar comes with two BS6-compliant engine options: a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol mill that makes 148hp/320Nm and a 2.2-liter diesel motor that churns out 128hp/300Nm. Transmission duties on the car are handled by a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Mahindra Thar has a spacious cabin with fabric upholstery, powered front windows, automatic climate control, and a power steering wheel. It packs a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are twin airbags, crash sensors, a tire pressure monitor, a vehicle stability control system, and ABS with EBD, for the safety of the passengers.
In India, the Mahindra Thar starts at Rs. 12.10 lakh for the AX Opt manual model and goes up to Rs. 14.15 lakh for the LX Diesel automatic variant (all prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi).