Mahindra has been working on the all-new Mahindra Thar that will be launched in the Indian market in the coming months. The all-new SUV is almost ready to be launched and is in the final stages of testing. Mahindra has been testing the vehicle relentlessly on the public roads for a long time now and here is the first video of the car that shows the diesel-automatic powertrain. This will be the first time that Mahindra will offer an automatic transmission with the rugged, off-road-spec SUV.
The video of the camouflaged Mahindra Thar shows the cabin and the SUV. For the first time ever, the automatic transmission lever of the Thar has been spotted in the vehicle on video. This is the first time Mahindra Thar will get an automatic transmission in the Indian market.
The all-new Mahindra Thar is based on a new platform and will also get a new engine. The platform is the derivate of the Gen3 platform that underpins the Scorpio and the new Thar will be much bigger and wider than the current-generation model that was discontinued after the BS6 norms came into the law. The all-new Thar will be offered in various body types including a hardtop and a soft-top. It will cater to a bigger number of audience.
The front-end of the all-new Mahindra Thar has also received significant changes. It now gets a bigger grille and bigger headlamps that look heavily inspired by the design of the Jeep Wrangler. Nonetheless, the all-new Thar looks imposing on the roads and will turn a lot of heads. Various pictures of the test mules also show that the all-new Thar will get flared wheel arches and the body of the vehicle looks much more futuristic.
Mahindra will continue to use the current 2.2-litre diesel engine with the upcoming Thar. The engine will be updated to meet the BS6 emission norm compliance. This will be the first time that Thar will get an automatic transmission in the Indian market. The transmission will be sourced from Asin and it will be a six-speed torque converter. Mahindra may not offer the 4X4 system with the automatic transmission though. The upcoming SUV will also get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that belongs to the mStallion engine family. It will also get the 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options.
The Thar will also get a slew of creature comfort features that will make it plusher and will attract the customers who want to own the Thar as their daily car. We will see a new touchscreen infotainment system, multi-information display, power-folding mirrors and more such features.