Mahindra launched the all-new Thar earlier this year and created ripples in the market. With the deliveries beginning all across India, owners have started taking the all-new Thar to various places to test its capabilities. Well, here is a Mahindra Thar on snow and we think this is the first footage of the all-new vehicle performing on the snowy and slippery conditions. How did the all-new Thar perform on the snow? Well, here is a video that will show you exactly the same.
The video here is made by Kashmir Off-road and it has been shot in Gulmarg. The video shows heavy snowfall and fresh snow on the road while the all-new Thar trying to make a U-turn on the road. Since it is in stock form, it did take some time for the vehicle to find traction and make U-Turn. However, soon after taking the turn, the vehicle got stuck and started slipping on the snow. Several people are sitting inside the vehicle. and the tourists were pushing the Thar too.
Later part of the video shows traction boards being used to provide adequate traction to the vehicle and make it come out of the situation. It should be noted that this is a stock Mahindra Thar with stock tyres. Mahindra offers only All-Terrain tyres with the stock Thar, which are not good enough for the slippery surfaces like snow. The Thar with a good branded aftermarket tyres would have done the job quite easily.
Also, not to forget, the experience of the driver matters a lot in such situations. We are not sure if the driver has engaged the Low-Ratio transfer case that multiplies the torque output and ensures that SUV can come out of sticky situations without much of a problem. The all-new Mahindra Thar comes with a host of off-road spec equipment and a single video cannot justify the off-road capabilities of this vehicle.
The all-new Thar is currently overbooked and there is a massive waiting period on the vehicle. Mahindra has officially announced that as many as 20,000 bookings have been received by them and as reported by a few customers, the waiting period can extend to several weeks depending on the location, variant, engine-transmission option and colour of the vehicle.
Mahindra has made a number of changes to the all-new Thar. To make it much more family-friendly, the all-new Thar has become much more comfortable and for the first time ever, also gets front-facing rear seats.
The new Thar gets both petrol and diesel engine options. There is a 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 PS and peak torque of 320 Nm. The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel has been revamped and it now generates a maximum power of 130 PS and peak torque of 300 Nm. Both the engine options get a manual as well as an automatic transmission option. Mahindra also offers three roof options with the all-new Thar and the cabin is splash-proof and can be washed too.