Mahindra is working on the all-new Thar and it is one of the most exciting launches that will come from the manufacturer next year. The all-new Thar has been spotted testing on the Indian roads several times with heavy camouflage. However, the pictures of the test vehicle from different angles give a fair idea of what it will look like when it is launched in the market. Here are a few rendering images that have been made digitally after carefully looking at the test mules of Mahindra Thar.
The new rendering image by Shoeb Kalania for IAB shows what the all-new Mahindra Thar will look like from the rear three-quarters. The vehicle will be launched with a factory-installed hardtop roof. However, it is not clear if Mahindra will offer it as a standard feature or it will be an add-on accessory. The rendering image pretty well shows the vehicle’s new removable hardtop roof.
The all-new Mahindra Thar will get a new platform. Mahindra will utilise the Gen3 platform that underpins the Scorpio and the TUV300 in the Indian market. However, the platform will be heavily modified to ensure that the Mahindra Thar remains a capable off-roader, just like the current version of the vehicle. The all-new Thar will also become bigger than the current version. However, it will retain its iconic shape and will offer flared fenders. Mahindra will also add features like LED headlamps, squarish turn indicators to keep the Thar’s DNA alive in the all-new version of the model.
That’s not all. The all-new Mahindra Thar will also get a lot of changes on the inside. The whole dashboard will be updated and it will get modern features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new Thar will also offer a lot of cubby holes and space to keep items on the move. It will become a more daily-commute friendly than the current version. Also, a few spy pictures show that the all-new Mahindra Thar will get comfortable bucket seats at the front. The newly designed seats will ensure a comfortable ride. At the rear, the passengers will not have to sit sideways now. Mahindra will offer the forward-facing rear seats, which will be a major update. In all, the Thar is all-set to become extremely comfortable for daily usage.
Mahindra will use an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is currently under the development to power the all-new Thar. The same engine will also power the next-generation Mahindra SUVs including the all-new Scorpio and the all-new Mahindra XUV500. In the Thar, the new engine is expected to produce a maximum power of around 140 Bhp. It will retain its 4X4 set-up with a low-ratio transfer case.