The Mahindra Thar is the top-selling lifestyle utility vehicle of India and carries a long lineage of off-road vehicles on its shoulders. Powered by a diesel engine and available in both 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains, the Thar is the preferred choice of off-road enthusiasts in the country. Being so popular with the enthusiast crowd, the Thar is naturally a popular vehicle in the mod circuits too. There are a ton of modified Thar across India with varying builds ranging from off-road setup to luxury builds. Joining the list today is this black Mahindra Thar that has been modified inside out and looks great. Let’s now check out the video below by BANKS CUSTOM which shows the vehicle along with the mods done on it.
Finished in glossy black all around, this modified Mahindra Thar looks pretty gorgeous for sure. It has been equipped with a hardtop which matches the glossy black body paint and enhances the vehicle’s everyday usability. The engine and most of the other mechanical components have been kept stock but the exteriors, as well as the interiors, have been revamped fully. Let’s now know more about what all changes have been made on this Thar.
The front end has been equipped with an off-road metal bumper that looks the part. The headlights are now aftermarket LED projector units with a light ring around them (angel eyes in mod language). The indicators too are all LED units and so are the auxiliary lamps mounted on either side of the lower front windshield. The fenders have been kept stock but this Thar now runs on spectacular looking 16-inch alloy wheels shod on with off-road spec tires. The rear gets similar changes with a new bumper and LED tail lights.
Coming to the interiors, the whole cabin has been swathed in red leather with several key areas like the door pads and some parts of the seat sporting a quilt pattern. The key is now an aftermarket flip fob with remote locking feature. The dashboard has been draped in black leather while the steering gets a red finish. An aftermarket infotainment system now adorns the central part of the dashboard and JBL speakers along with a subwoofer take care of the ICE package on this vehicle. The total cost of modification of this Thar, as revealed in the video, is around Rs. 3 lakhs.
Talking about the Thar, Mahindra is currently working on the next generation Thar that will be launched next year in India. The next-generation Thar will feature an all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that will put out around 140 Bhp engine. It will be built on an all-new platform that will also underpin the next-generation Scorpio. The interiors of the new-gen Thar will also be completely revamped and will come with features like a touchscreen infotainment system, power windows, a hardtop from the company itself and front-facing rear seats among others. It is expected to be showcased during the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo for the first time with a launch following in the months after.