Mahindra Thar has been one of the most anticipated launches from the manufacturer last year. It is currently most affordable 4×4 SUV one can buy in the Indian market. There are currently no direct rival for Mahindra Thar in this segment. Just like the older generation Thar, new one also became popular among buyers. It became so popular that Mahindra had to increase the production to keep up with the demand. There is a long waiting period on the SUV as of now. Like in the case of old Mahindra Thar, the new one also has started becoming popular among modifiers and we have seen some examples already. Here we have one such video where an all-new Mahindra Thar has been modified to look like a Jeep Wrangler.
The video has been uploaded by AZAD 4×4 on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing what all changes or modifications have been done to the SUV. Starting with the front, the stock bumper on the Thar was removed and replaced with after market unit from Overland India. The turn indicators and fog lamps are integrated inside the bumper. A pair of Super 4×4 auxiliary lamps have also been installed on the front off-road bumper. Next modification is done to the grille. The stock grille on Mahindra Thar was replaced with a Jeep Wrangler like aftermarket unit. It even has silver inserts in the vertical slats and a Jeep badge has also been stuck at the front.
Another modification done at the front is the new skid plate. The headlamps on this Thar have also been replaced. It now gets RGB Headlamps which can be controlled using Bluetooth. Fender end finishers are also installed and the bonnet gets two work lamps which are installed on brackets. The side profile of the SUV reveals company fitted alloy wheels. No major changes have been made to this area except, the hard top which was black in colour has been painted in red and a set of roof rails are also installed on it.
At the rear, there is a stop lamp mounted on a bracket above the spare wheel. On the inside, the interiors have been revamped as well. It now gets black upholstery with red accents at places. The rear passengers even get armrest and cup holders. The front seats passengers get armrest as well. There is a dead pedal installed on this automatic variant. It also gets an aftermarket sunroof installed. Overall, the modifications on the SUV look great. The modifications are meant to make Mahindra Thar even more comfortable for the occupants on the inside.
Mahindra Thar is an all-new vehicle and is based on a new platform. The SUV gets several features like airbags, ABS, touchscreen infotainment system, roof mounted speakers, multi function steering wheel and so on. The SUV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. There is a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine from mStallion series that generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The 2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk diesel engine generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engines are available with manual and automatic gearbox option.