2020 Mahindra Thar: Prices leaked ahead of official launch?

The all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar has made quite a ripples in the market even before its launch. The much-awaited SUV is a widely discussed upcoming vehicle among enthusiasts. While Mahindra has revealed all about the upcoming Thar in terms of specifications, engine options and features, the only missing piece of information is the price of the vehicle. Mahindra will officially announce the price of the all-new Thar on 2nd October 2020 but before that, the expected price of the vehicle has been revealed through a leak. However, this is not the official price of the vehicle announced by Mahindra.

As per details received, the all-new Mahindra Thar is expected to be launched at Rs 9.75 lakhs for the base model. The top-end variant will be priced at Rs 12.49 lakhs. The leaked information also claims variant-wise prices of the upcoming 2020 Thar. There will be two groups of the model – AX and LX. The AX group will have four variants while the LX group gets three variants. Here is a detailed price list as seen on T-BHP.

Mahindra Thar Price (ex-showroom, India)
AX Series (Manual) LX Series
Fixed Soft Top Petrol Rs 9.75 lakh Hard-Top Diesel-Manual Rs 11.2 lakh
Fixed Soft Top Diesel Rs 10.49 lakh Hard-Top Petrol-Automatic Rs 12.49 lakh
AX Convertible Petrol Rs 10.25 lakh Hard-Top Diesel-Automatic Rs 12.25 lakh
AX Convertible Diesel Rs 10.99 lakh

It could not be confirmed if the prices will be the same as the leaked one. However, if these prices are to be true, the Mahindra Thar might become one of the best-sellers from the brand in India. These prices also ensure that the top-end version remains cheaper than the Mahindra XUV500. The prices will be introductory, which means they will be increased a later date.

For the first time, Mahindra will offer a petrol engine with the Thar along with the diesel engine. The all-new 2.0-litre petrol engine has been developed in-house by Mahindra. It is a turbocharged engine and generates more power than the diesel counterpart. The four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine generates a maximum power of 150 PS and peak torque of 320 Nm while the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel produces a maximum power of 130 PS and peak torque of 320 Nm. All the variants of the Mahindra Thar will get 4X4 drivetrain with a low-ratio transfer case.

Mahindra has also added a lot of features that makes the SUV suitable for daily-driving. The car also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, a digital MID, climate control system, cruise control and more such features. The Thar also offers forward-facing rear seats for the first time ever, which makes it even more usable.