The Mahindra Thar just got a lot cooler. Literally. Mahindra has officially launched the Thar with AC and engine immobilizer at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 6.75 lakh Mumbai.
Mahindra also showcased a customized edition of the Thar called the Thar Expedition, which is fully kitted out to handle adverse terrain conditions for cross-country expeditions.
It also unveiled its Adventure division’s activity calendar for the year, where owners of the Mahindra Thar, can go on off-road expeditions organized by Mahindra to fully explore the potential of their vehicles with plenty of fun and adventure thrown in.
The Thar AC makes do with a 150cc compressor that is used in the Mahindra Scorpio, but the system is rather basic – and does what it’s meant to – just cool the cabin. The Thar continues to be available with a soft top as standard, although the company now offers a fibre glass hard-top as an option for about Rs. 70,000 extra.
The Thar is powered by a 2.5 litre common-rail diesel engine that puts out 105 bhp of power and 247 Nm of torque, with a five-speed manual transmission and manual-shift four-wheel drive system with a low-ratio gearbox.
The Expedition customized variant comes with a special front bumper that houses an 8,000 pound winch, full external roll cage, wider tyres, jerry can holders, off-road lights, spot lights, tent rack and snorkel. If you want to customize the Thar, one needs to buy a normal Thar and then give it to Mahindra’s customization division for the makeover.
Mahindra Adventure Calendar
Great Escape off-road drive events
June 23, 2012: Kottayam
July 7, 2012: Mumbai
August 11, 2012: Goa
August 18, 2012: Chandigarh
August 25, 2012: Sakleshpur
October 20, 2012: Kohima
November 24, 2012: Jaipur
December 7-9, 2012: Mumbai
January 13, 2013: Kolkata
January 20, 2013: Hyderabad
February 3, 2013: Coimbatore