Mahindra unveiled the all-new Thar last month in the Indian market and it has already become the talk of the town. While many showed their concerns over the design of the all-new Thar, especially the front-end of the vehicle. Even though Mahindra has held the rights of making Jeeps long before the current owners of the Jeep brand at the moment, the Indian manufacturer is not taking any chances after FCA, the owner of Jeep sued Mahindra over the design of Roxor in the USA. Apart from the front, the Thar and Wrangler carry enough similarities and look similar to each other. Here is a video that shows both the vehicles next to each other.
The video shows the Jeep Wrangler 5-door version of the Wrangler parked next to the all-new Thar. The video shows both the vehicles from all the angles and how they look together. Both the SUVs look very similar to each other apart from the front-end and have similar design styling on the sides as well.
The Jeep Wrangler is much longer than the Thar and has a much longer wheelbase too. You can see the Wrangler’s length exceeding the Thar’s length by a good amount. At the rear, both the vehicles look extremely similar with similarly designed bumpers and tailgate-mounted spare wheel. Even the door handle and the shape of the tail lamps are similar to each other.
Comparing the size of both the vehicles, you will see that the Jeep measures 4,882mm in length while 1,877mm in width. The Mahindra Thar is just below 4-metre of length while the Jeep Wrangler is over a metre longer than the Thar.
The all-new Mahindra Thar has ironed out all the missing features compared to the first generation of the SUV. It now comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, speakers, cup holders, new bucket seats, front-facing rear seats and much more. The all-new Thar will be divided into two major groups – AX and LX. The AX will be for enthusiasts and adventure-seeking customers. This will be much more capable variant of the Thar that will come with mechanical differential lock, IP54 waterproof cabin and much more such features. The LX variants will come with a long feature list and brake-based differential lock.
Mahindra will offer the 4X4 system with all the variants of the Mahindra Thar. It will come with two engine options – 2.2.-litre diesel with manual and automatic options and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol with manual and automatic transmission options. The price will be announced on 2nd October.