Mahindra launched the all-new second-generation Thar in the Indian market last year and the popularity of the vehicle is only increasing with time. Even now, almost 8 months after the launch of the all-new Thar, there is a long waiting period on the vehicle. Currently, Mahindra sells all the variants of the Thar with a 4X4 drivetrain and that is what makes the vehicle very popular among enthusiasts too. Here is a video that shows Thar’s capability on ploughed farmland.
The video by Sanjeet Jaat shows a brand-new Mahindra Thar with stock OEM tyres. The video shows the Mahindra Thar on ploughed farmland, which makes the situation even more challenging for the vehicle. On top of that, the farmland is located on a slope, so it sure becomes very challenging to bring the Thar on the incline.
The Mahindra Thar moves all around the field without a problem. Yes, it does get stuck while climbing the field but the driver of the vehicle takes it in reverse and tries to bring the vehicle on the slope again without any problem.
The person making the video also says that they have got a modified Fortuner and the first-generation Thar to the same location and they could not climb back the slope. Both of these vehicles got stuck. However, the Mahindra Thar does not get stuck at any point. It moves around all over freely indicating that it is better than the other vehicles that were tested here some time ago.
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The all-new Thar is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 Bhp and a peak torque of 320 Nm. The 2.2-litre diesel engines offer a maximum of 130 PS and a peak torque of 320 Nm. Both the engine options are available with a manual as well as an automatic transmission option.
Reeling from the shortage of chipsets, the Mahindra Thar is currently on a long waiting period that can extend to 12 months depending on the location and the variant.
The SUV is available with three rooftop options. There is a hardtop, a soft rooftop and a convertible soft top. The cabin also gets a slew of new additions like front-facing rear seats, a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS, airbags, and two airbags, cruise control, traction control, VSM and more. Mahindra Thar is the first off-road vehicle in India that has scored a 4-star safety rating.
Mahindra offers both petrol and diesel engine options with the all-new Thar. In fact, both the engine options also get a 6-speed automatic transmission too. All the variants of the Mahindra Thar get a 4X4 system.