New Mahindra Thar to be Unveiled on August 15
The New Mahindra Thar to be unveiled on August 15, 2020 and Mahindra And Mahindra has officially teased a video to let the world know about the SUV’s debut. Not much can be said about the new Thar right now but there are few spy shots all over the internet that tell a lot about the upcoming SUV.
- May get both Petrol and Diesel engines with a manual or automatic gearbox as an option.
- Will be more upmarket than the outgoing model.
- Safety features will increase with dual airbags as standard.
The New Mahindra Thar is undoubtedly the most anticipated car this year for the Indian Auto Industry and also for many motor enthusiasts. Like the newly launched Ford Bronco and Range Rover Defender, the SUV will retain its old school design but with a more modern touch to it and purist will not be disappointed by what it may offer.
The New Thar will be more road-friendly than before with revised suspension setup and much more creature comfort on offer. All these can be known by the spy shots that were taken.
Unlike the previous model that shares most of its key aspects with the Scorpio, the New Thar will be made on an all-new platform. With all the loose camouflage the exterior almost shows what we can expect from the production version.
The Exterior looks much like the original Jeep Wrangler and more from the rear. The New Thar on the outside gets wide fenders, LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, alloy wheels and also looks wider than the previous Thar.
The interior shot of the test mule shows that the New Thar will be getting a touchscreen, automatic climate control, various switchgear, 4WD lever beside a conventional 6-speed manual lever, power window controls on the centre console, passenger grab-handle and front-facing rear seat. May also get features for various off-road modes but we have to wait till the official word is out from Mahindra and Mahindra itself.
On the powertrain aspect, multiple sources have said that unlike the previous models which was only being offered with a diesel engine and manual transmission, 2020 Mahindra Thar will be offered with two engine options, one may be the 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine and other 2.2-litre mHawk diesel. Both the engines will be offered with 6speed manual transmission and also get an option for an automatic transmission. 4×4 options will be offered with both the engines.
If all these features are carried over to the production model then The new Thar will be a great success for the Automaker. For more details will have to wait till 15th of August.
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