Mahindra Thar is easily among the most popular lifestyle vehicles in India. While the Thar is loved by many for its off-road prowess, there are some who like it mostly for its rugged character and macho looks. The Thar also provides a pretty clean canvas for modifications. We’ve already featured several examples of modified Mahindra Thar on Cartoq. Today, in this post, we have 10 of the wildest Mahindra Thar modifications we’ve ever come across.
Modified Mahindra Thar by DC Design
The car you see in the image we have above is actually a modified Mahindra Thar from DC Design. DC gave the Thar an altogether new look by coming up with a design that can be best described as modern and soft. The customizer insists that this Thar is for the urbanites who love the Thar for its go-anywhere capabilities but want a softer, metrosexual look.
DC Design Hammer
The ‘Hammer’ is the latest Thar-based creation from DC Design. What’s noteworthy here is that the Hammer doesn’t look as odd-ball as his earlier Thar modification The Hammer retains the butch lines of the original Thar and gets many styling updates to blend a touch of modernization with the classic Jeep lines. The interior also gets some changes. The dashboard gets some chrome trim and also a touchscreen stereo. There are no mechanical changes though. The Hammer continues to be powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine that outputs 105 Bhp of max. power and 247 Nm of peak torque. The customization costs Rs 5.5 lakh (plus the donor vehicle).
Mahindra Thar Archer
A Thar owner in Delhi took 2 years and spent almost Rs 10 lakh to come up with the Archer-Muscle Truck Concept you see above. The Archer gets a completely new exterior design that looks a lot bolder and edgier than that of its donor vehicle. The new roofline is 6” lower while the door length has increased by 6”. The bonnet height has increased by 10”. The interior gets a new dashboard, power windows, central locking, roof-mounted switches, sports steering wheel, and a Rockford Fosgate music system. The engine gets a DieselTronic tuning box and a performance exhaust. The suspension gets new fiber leaf springs at the rear and new gas-filled shock absorbers.
Modified Mahindra Thar by St. Mary’s Garage, Kerala
The St. Mary’s Garage (SMG)in Munnar, Kerala, is pretty well-known for its modified jeeps. Among the most spectacular of its latest modifications is this customized Thar. The exterior of this Thar has been completely redone. The original bonnet has been replaced with a more angular, wedge-like unit that gives the front-end a very butch and aggressive look. The original headlamp slots have been carried over but the headlamps now carry a projector unit each. The grille is new and has horizontal slats, which is another bit that almost totally hides this vehicle’s original identity. The fenders and the bumpers are also new. The rear gets new taillamps along with several other new bits. This is definitely among the boldest-looking Thar mod jobs we’ve seen so far.
Mahindra Thar 6×6
The inspiration for this Thar seems to have come from the Mercedes G-Wagon 6×6 version that went viral on social media a few years ago. Akin to the luxury SUV, this Thar also gets 6 wheels. Moreover, it definitely looks as attractive. This Thar gets four doors and a loading bay. It retains the classic Jeep design but introduces the 6×6 look to it.
Modified Mahindra Thar by SP Customs, Pune
The modified Thar by SP Customs, Pune, doesn’t look anything like the normal version. It gets a much bolder stance and the front-end seems to have been inspired by a Hummer. The rear gets a hardtop with a rather boxy profile, which makes this Thar look further more butch. The front-end also gets a new bumper that has a chrome-finished honeycomb grille for the air dam and an SP badge. The bumper sits just above a huge skid plate, which is also finished in chrome. Even the doors are new and get rather chunky-looking ORVMs. This one’s definitely among the most outlandish Mahindra Thar modifications we’ve seen so far.
Modified Mahindra Thar by Grizzly Customs
Pune-based Grizzly Customs has come up with a modified Mahindra Thar that has 6 wheels! The Thar appears even bolder with the two additional wheels at the rear. Also, bits like the LED projector headlamps, the front bull bar, large headlamps, and the custom bumper make this Thar look more aggressive. The black paint job also plays a role in making this Thar look wilder.
Mahindra Thar with ‘Angry Bird’ modification
Inspired by the Angry Birds cartoon, this modified Mahindra Thar gets a custom grille that tries to have an essence of the much-loved cartoon character. The bumper is also new and has a built-in bullbar. Furthermore, this Thar gets wider tires and bolder wheel arches. The Thar also gets a custom fiberglass hardtop that has been given a very aggressively design. The rear-end also gets many new bits such as LED taillamps.The interior has been completely revamped and gets new bucket seats at the front along with several other new bits.
Mahindra Thar Wanderlust
Mahindra and Mahindra showcased the Thar Wanderlust at the Auto Expo 2018. The Wanderlust looks like a wilder cousin of the Thar Daybreak. It gets gullwing-style doors and electric blue matte paint shade among many other new bits. It rides on 33-inch negative offset steel wheels shod with really wide tires. There’s a new front grille and the fenders are custom-made, too. The front-end also gets a winch to complete that off-road-ready look. The Wanderlust gets twin exhausts that poke out of either end. The Wanderlust doesn’t get any mechanical changes. It continues to get its juice from a 2.5-liter CRDe turbo diesel engine that outputs 105 Bhp-247 Nm.
Mahindra Thar Daybreak
Mahindra showcased a custom Thar even at the Auto Expo 2016. This customized Thar, which has been dubbed as the ‘Daybreak’, carries several updates that make it look bolder and hence, more appealing. The front-end comes with a factory-fitted winch, which is positioned on a custom bumper. The headlamps get DRLs while the taillamps get the LED treatment. The bonnet gets a huge scoop. The biggest highlight of the side profile is the new design for the doors.This Thar gets custom steel wheels that are shod with MP tires. These tires increase this Thar’s ground clearance by a significant margin. Also, it gets a dual exhaust setup.