There is no other way of saying this that the Mahindra 2020 Thar is a hit in the Indian market and has exceeded all of our expectations. It has impressed enthusiasts, journalists and even other people who have now opted to buy the new SUV. Mahindra’s extensive hard work of making the 2020 Thar more daily driver finally has paid off. Mahindra has received more than 20,000 bookings for the Thar due to which the new SUV is all booked up till May 2021. Surprisingly, recently a new spy shot of the 2020 Thar has surfaced on the internet. Here, we can see that it is in a new Silver colour which is not yet available through Mahindra.
The spied SUV here is wearing some camouflage on the doors, but we can see clearly that the Thar is Silver in colour and it comes equipped with steel wheels which are better for off-roading. This might mean that there are still some colour options that Mahindra will be launching or at least the manufacturer will launch a Silver colour for the 2020 Thar. The photos of the SUV have been posted by Sarath Santham on Facebook.
Mahindra is working rigorously to solve the issue with long waiting periods. This issue raised because Mahindra was not expecting such an overwhelming response for the Thar. They are already working hard and they claim that they have increased the production capacity by 50 percent. Such a high demand shows that there are still people out there who are an off-roading enthusiast that are looking for a proper 4×4 SUV that can also fulfill their family needs by being their only daily driver. The SUV was recently crash-tested by Global NCAP. It was able to score 4-star rating for adult safety as well as child safety. This combined means a 4-star overall rating out of 5 for the 2020 Thar. Mahindra will be discontinuing the 6-seater version of the Thar that comes with side-facing seats as they are not as safe as front-facing rear seats. You can read more about this by clicking here. Due to this Mahindra has already stopped taking bookings for the AX variant that is offered with the 6-seater option.
Powering the Mahindra 2020 Thar is one petrol and one diesel engine. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This is one of the reasons behind the huge success of the 2020 Thar. Earlier Thar was only offered with a diesel engine that was mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, now there is a new petrol engine that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It is also offered with an automatic gearbox which has attracted a lot of new customers for Mahindra. The new 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine produces 150 PS of max power and 320 Nm of peak torque. The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine produces 130 PS of max power and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are offered with 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Mahindra 2020 Thar starts from Rs. 9.80 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 13.75 lakhs ex-showroom.