Like we’ve been saying, the car modification scene in India is finally coming of age. Today, we have some really skilled car customizers who can work magic on any mainstream product. Moreover, even the manufacturers have started offering several custom kits to help their customers with providing a unique identity to their vehicles. Mahindra & Mahindra, for example, offers some really cool modifications for the Thar. Here’s a look at them –
Mahindra Thar Daybreak
The Thar Daybreak made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016. Back at the motor show, it awed show-goers with a really macho look that combined the classic appeal of the Thar with slightly modern styling elements. The Daybreak is available in two versions – Soft-top and Hardtop. Here’s a look at both-
Thar Daybreak Soft-top
The Thar Daybreak Soft-top gets several updates that make it much more attractive. The front-end gets a custom bumper and a winch. The headlamps carry stylish LED Daytime Running Lamps. The hood comes with a huge scoop. The doors have been given a complete re-design and the pillar-less units look much cooler than the ones on the regular Thar. The Daybreak has also been given fatter tires.
Thar Daybreak Hardtop
Mahindra also sells a hardtop version of the Thar Daybreak. Other than the hardtop, there’s little to differentiate it from the soft-top sibling. The inclusion of the Hardtop makes this Thar far more practical for regular use. The weatherproof top enables the owners to use this macho-looking Thar even in rough weather conditions.
Mahindra Thar Wanderlust
Mahindra Thar Bison
The Thar Bison is a slightly more rugged version of the regular Thar. It carries a set of visual updates for that distinct identity. It gets a Hard Top and optional Carbon Fibre rear springs. It also boasts a widened bonnet of steel, higher ground clearance and full undercarriage protection. Other features include – custom front grille with bullhorn applique, restyled fenders with integrated indicators, shark gill style inset in bonnet with red glow light inside, FRP inserted CRC steel front bumper with bull bar and foglamps, CRC steel rear bumper with tow hooks, powerful foglamps, exterior roll cage, roof marker lamps, off-road tires, twin exhaust cutter, and a functional snorkel.
Mahindra Thar Buggy
The design of the Mahindra Thar Buggy is basically a crossover between a Thar trail rig and a full tube buggy. It comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, reverse and front side tow hooks, a custom bumper, a custom grille, new LED headlamps with DRLs, a detachable soft top, and a 2 DIN sound system with 4 speakers. It also offers audio controls on the steering wheel. The interior gets a black-red colour theme. The Buggy also gets pillarless doors and carbon fibre rear suspension springs.
Mahindra Thar Midnight
Mahindra Thar Adventure
Thar Adventure Soft-top
Thar Adventure Hardtop
The Hardtop version gets most of the updates that are present on the soft-top. Additionally, it gets a hardtop to make this modified Thar more practical for regular use. The hardtop comes in two parts – driver portion and passenger portion. There’s also a new spare wheel cover with an aux brake lamp. The taillamps are also new and this Thar gets a custom blue-silver paint scheme.