Mahindra has now officially launched the new gen 2020 version of Thar SUV. The new Thar is a huge improvement from what it was before. It has grown in size and offers a lot more features too. It is now available in AX and LX trims. It is available with a soft top, convertible soft top and a factory fitted hard top for the first time. It also offers front facing seats for the rear passengers too. The Mahindra Thar is available with convertible soft top and front facing seats and here we have a video that shows how to open the soft top in the convertible version and also the way to access the rear seats.
The video has been shared by Mahindra on Thar’s official youtube channel. The soft top in the convertible version can be easily taken down in three simple steps. First one will have to unzip the soft top from the rear and after that there are couple of locks that hold the roof which can been unlocked from the cabin itself. The last step is to simply push the roof to open it up. The convertible roof smoothly folds and sits at the rear.
Second video shows the hard top variant of the new Thar and the method to access the rear seat. It uses a simple tip and slip mechanism to access the rear seat. The seat on the co-passenger side can be pushed forward to make way for passengers to get in and out of the rear seat easily. As the Thar has grown in size, it now offers more space on the inside.
Mahindra Thar is available with number of features like touchscreen infotainment screen, power windows, multi function steering wheel, roof mounted speakers, AC and so on. For the first time, in the history, Mahindra has offered Thar with a petrol engine. It is an engine from the mStallion series that was launched at the Auto Expo earlier this year. The 2.0 litre petrol engine is turbocharged unit and generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The diesel version is powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged unit generating 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Both petrol and diesel are available with a manual and automatic gearbox options too.