Mahindra Thar is selling hotcakes in the Indian market. The four-star G-NCAP rating on the Thar has made it even more attractive to many. That high safety rating is definitely coming in handy for the Mahindra Thar owners. Here is an accident where the Thar rolled over several times but kept the passengers safe.
While there is a massive waiting period on the SUV, there are several thousand customers who have already received the delivery of the Thar. This Mahindra Thar was involved in a multiple rollover crash in Goa, which is one of the worst accidents to happen to any car.
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The information by Motorbeam claims that the SUV crashed while overtaking another vehicle in North Goa. The Thar lost control and hit a wall, which caused it to roll over. We are not sure about the speed of the car at the time of the accident but it definitely looks like the Thar was travelling at a high speed.
The airbags have not opened. It seems like the first impact was not in the front of the car.
Rollcage saved the passengers
This is the hardtop version of the Thar. However, none of the variants of the Thar offers a metal hardtop. The FRP roof is not enough to handle the weight of the car and that is why the Thar offers a full roll cage.
The roll cage took the weight of the vehicle quite well and did not crumple. The Thar looks severely beaten down due to the numerous rollovers during the accident.
Rolls cages are very important in off-roading vehicles. The chances of cars rolling over are much higher while tackling off-roading tracks. This is why professional off-roading drivers always use cars with a roll cage. Same reason why rally cars have roll cages.
Without a roll cage, the roof would have crashed and injured the passengers severely. Currently, all four passengers are safe after the accident. Only of them got a minor cut on his hand.
Safest made-in-India off-roading SUV
Under the “Safer Cars for India” initiative by Global NCAP, Mahindra Thar scored a four-star rating in the crash tests. The lifestyle SUV scored 12.52 points out of 17 in adult occupant protection and 41.11 points out of 49 in child occupant protection. The Thar is equipped with essentials like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
The Mahindra Thar entered into its second generation in 2020, with major changes introduced in and out. In the process, the SUV became much more contemporary than ever before, with a host of modern essentials like power windows, multi-functional steering wheel, cruise control, touchscreen infotainment system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and more.
The Mahindra Thar is now available with two different engine options, both of which are available with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine of the Thar produces 150 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque, while the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine produces 130 PS of maximum power and 300 Nm of peak torque.
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