Mahindra recently unveiled the much awaited Mahindra Thar for the Indian market. Mahindra will be announcing the price and start accepting bookings for the same from 2 October 2020. All-new Mahindra Thar is new from all the angles. It is built on a new platform, it is now wider and longer than the older versions, offers more features on the inside and so on. Here we have another video on Mahindra Thar that shows what all can the new off roader actually do.
The video has been uploaded by Mahindra on Thar’s official youtube channel. It is basically a video to show how capable the 2020 Thar is and the features it offers now. The video starts by mentioning that it now comes with BLD or braking lock differentials for better traction which will help Thar pull out of tricky situation even if only one wheel has grip. Another feature it gets is an advance Roll-Over Mitigation that prevents the car from rolling over.
The overall design of the SUV has been changed and that has resulted in improved approach and departure angles. The approach angle in the new Thar is 41.8 degrees and the departure angle is 36.8 degrees. The break over angle on the new Thar is 27 degrees. Thar now has a water wading capacity of 650 mm and comes with Hill hold and Hill descent controls.
The chassis on the SUV is stiffer and gets independent double wish bone suspension at the front and the rear suspension has a travel of upto 235 mm. Above all, it has a ground clearance of 226 mm which will help it tower over most of the obstacles. Mahindra has really worked on the interiors this time and it now comes with features like touchscreen infotainment screen, roof mounted speakers, multi function steering wheel, front facing seats for rear passengers and so on.
Mahindra Thar now comes with two engine options. A 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine that generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque and a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine from mStallion series generating 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Both petrol and diesel engines come with automatic transmission options and the Thar is now offered with a hard top too. The multiple engine and gearbox options are likely to make the 2020 Thar more desirable and appealing to a wider set of buyers. Mahindra is targeting sales of 3,000 units, which is expected to be a mix of domestic and export numbers.