5 year old kid draws the new Thar: Anand Mahindra is impressed

Mahindra Thar is one of the most iconic cars in the Indian market. The new generation of the Thar was launched last year in the Indian market and it became an instant hit. While you might have seen a lot of artists drawing cars, today we have a video of a 5-year old kid who is drawing a sketch of the Mahindra Thar and Anand Mahindra himself is praising the sketch.

The drawing has been done by Naksh on a blackboard. After watching the video, Anand Mahindra said, “I think I recognise the car… :) And you say he’s only 5 years old?? This gent has some serious natural talent. Will keep an eye on him…“. This is not the first time that Naksh has been able to capture the hearts.

He has also made drawings of the Tata Harrier, Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Velar, Tata Safari, Tata Altroz and other vehicles. Pratap Bose, Ex-Vice-President, Global Design for Tata Motors has also seen Naksh’s drawings and praised him.  Pratap Bose has delivered many successful vehicles in terms of design for Tata Motors. He designed the Nexon, Harrier, Altroz, Safari, Tiago etc.

Mahindra Thar

Mahindra revised Thar thoroughly this time. They made sure that the Thar is now more forgiving and can be the only vehicle in your garage. They reworked the ladder frame chassis of the Thar so that it now handles better. They reworked the suspension setup so that the ride is now more comfortable and less bouncy.

The manufacturer increased the dimensions of the Thar in every aspect. Due to this, the road presence of the Thar increased massively. This also helped them to add front-facing rear seats for the rear occupants. The added dimensions also help in liberating more cabin space and legroom for the rear occupants.

The Thar is now also offered with a petrol engine which was not the case before. So, there is petrol and a diesel engine on offer. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is turbocharged and has direct injection. It produces 150 PS of max power and 300 Nm of peak torque. The 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 130 PS of max power and 300 Nm of peak torque. As standard, both the engines come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The manufacturer also offered an option of an automatic transmission for people who are looking for the convenience of not modulating the clutch in bumper to bumper traffic. The automatic transmission is a boon for people who want to daily drive the SUV for their commutes. The 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox is offered with the petrol as well as diesel engine. The Thar comes with a 4×4 system and a low-range gearbox as standard. Mahindra also improved most of the off-roading angles to make the SUV a better off-roader. This helped SUV to tackle the bad sections more easily.

The Thar is offered in two variants. There is the AX(O) and LX. You can get the Thar as a convertible top or as a hardtop. The Thar starts at Rs. 11.90 lakhs ex-showroom.