Mahindra launched the all-new Thar in the market last year. it gained popularity among buyers in a very short span of time. The SUV actually became so popular that, it now has a long waiting period. all-new Mahindra Thar is also the most affordable 4×4 SUV one can buy in the country. We have already started seeing several modifications on the SUV. Here we have a video that shows a 2020 Mahindra Thar that has been beautifully modified for overlanding. The vlogger takes us through all the modifications and shares the cost of each modification done to the vehicle.
The video has been uploaded by DCV on their YouTube channel. Vlogger starts the video by setting up the roof top tent that is installed on the Thar. He starts by talking about the tent itself. He has installed ARB Kakadu roof top tent which is light weight and stable at the same time. The cost of installing this roof top tent was Rs 90,000. The roof is actually installed on a metal rack which is then mounted on the hard top. The cost of metal rack was Rs 14,000. The hard top seen in this Thar is not the company fitted unit. Vlogger had bought the soft top convertible version and had got it converted into a hard top for installing the tent.
He mentions that, even if he had bought the hard top version, he would have to modify it as it is not made to take any weight. The cost of installing this aftermarket hard top on Thar was Rs 75,000. He has also installed a manual sunroof on his Thar and that had cost him around Rs 35,000. He is using the diesel automatic version of Mahindra Thar and he has installed a dead pedal and 7D floor mats in the car. As we already know, Mahindra Thar does not offer armrest for driver or co-passenger. Vlogger has installed an aftermarket unit for Rs 5,500.
Coming back to the exterior, their is an integrated front snorkel which is quite useful during such adventure trips. It had cost him around Rs 14,000. Another modification on this Thar is the Aluminium underbody protection plate that he got for Rs 27,000. The plate protects radiator, transmission and oil pan. The plates have been mounted to the chassis and not the bumper. At the rear, he has installed a sand ladder or Maxtrax. It has been neatly mounted using a bracket on the spare wheel. Cost of this Sand ladder is Rs 30,000 and cost of custom mount or bracket is Rs 2,500.
Another accessory that he is carrying with him during the trip are the snow chains that are priced at Rs 10,000. The next modification on this Mahindra Thar is the backup system which uses a solar panel to recharge the inverter. which helps power the fridge that he has on the rear seat. Cost of backup system is Rs 48,000 and the 22-23 litre fridge that he is using during his trip has cost his around Rs 23,000. He even has a Butane stove, seat pocket organisers and a tray table on the boot. Price for these accessories are Rs 3,000 each.