For off-road enthusiasts, 2020 is going to be a great year as Mahindra will launch the all-new Thar next year. The current generation Thar was first launched in 2010 and has had a decent run of nearly 10 years. Talking about the next generation Thar, Mahindra will showcase the vehicle at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo while the launch is expected to happen in April 2020. It will be based on a new platform, will get a new engine apart from having a bigger body and newly designed interiors. Speaking of interiors, here are the clearest pictures of the interiors of the upcoming new Thar.
Posted by the guys at CarDekho, the images show that the interiors have received a massive upgrade compared to the current model. It features a new steering wheel that is taken off from the TUV300 and gets mounted controls. The dashboard has been redesigned through the current model’s DNA can still be seen here. It is being said that Mahindra will offer a touchscreen infotainment system with Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Unlike the current model’s interior theme, the upcoming Thar gets all black interiors which is a good move keeping in mind the nature of the vehicle.
Moving on, the new Thar will also come with power windows with controls placed behind the gear lever in the central tunnel. An MID screen can also be seen in the instrument console which will show all the relevant information about the vehicle. The seats have been replaced with new units and they seem to be quite well bolstered and supportive. To let you know, Mahindra will offer front facing rear seat on the new Thar along with a hardtop option.
Coming to the technical specifications of the vehicle, the all-new Mahindra Thar will be built on a new body-on-ladder platform that will also be found under the new generation Scorpio apart from other utility vehicles. Safety features like Airbags, ABS, safety compliance for pedestrian norms, seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors and speed alerts will be made standard across the variant lineup. The all-new Thar could also get more creature comforts than the outgoing model, and softer suspension for better on-road performance
As for the engine, the new Thar will be powered by a newly developed 2-litre, 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This engine will have a power output of around 140 Bhp on the Thar and will be BSVI compliant. Mahindra will offer a 6-speed manual gearbox with the Thar’s new engine. A 2-litre turbo petrol engine is also said be in the pipeline, along with an automatic gearbox. Expect it to be priced at a premium compared to the current generation Mahindra Thar.