2020 Mahindra Thar launching on 15th August, more details leaked

By Shantonil Nag

It has been a very long time since Mahindra started working on the all-new generation of the Thar. With numerous spy pictures doing rounds on the Internet, Mahindra is yet to officially say anything on the development of the Thar. Here is a leaked document, which was sent by a dealership to a T-BHP member that claims that the launch will happen on 15th August.

The leaked document says that the all-new Mahindra Thar will be unveiled on 15th August. However, it is not known if the price announcement will happen on the same day. It will be a soft unveiling through live streaming. Mahindra is currently not selling the Thar in the market due to the emission norms and safety requirements. However, the all-new Thar will meet all the standards when launched.

The document does not say much about the deliveries, pre-launch bookings, test drives and related things. It seems like Mahindra will not announce the price of the all-new Thar on 15th August but it will be an official unveiling of the product including its specifications and how the vehicle will actually look like. Since the test mules of the all-new Mahindra Thar have been spotted under heavy camouflage, there have been many anticipations surrounding the way it will look in the future.

Mahindra all-new Thar will get a new platform that has been derived from the current-generation Scorpio platform. The vehicle is likely to be available in two options – hardtop and soft top. Apart from that, the cabin of the all-new Thar will become much more comfortable and will become suitable for daily use. It will get an automatic climate control system, cruise control and even a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The hardtop version will come with removable canopy too.

After the official unveiling, the launch is expected to happen only in September during the festive season. The price will also increase by quite a bit and the base version may carry a price tag of around Rs 13 lakhs.

Mahindra will also update the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that will meet the new standards of the industry. Also, this is for the first time that Mahindra will offer a 6-speed automatic transmission with the Thar. The automatic transmission will be available with both 4X2 and 4X4 versions. Mahindra is expected to offer the mStallion 2.0-litre petrol engine with the all-new vehicle. It is a turbocharged unit that was unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo.