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India’s first convertible soft-top Mahindra Thar modified with a hardtop

Mahindra Thar has always been a very popular car among off-road enthusiasts. Last year Mahindra launched the all-new version of the SUV which became popular among customers in a short span of time. It currently has a very long waiting period. It has waiting period as long as 10 months depending upon the variant you choose. Mahindra has currently stopped accenting bookings for the base AX trim. They have increased the production to keep the demand in check. In the past, we have seen several examples of modified Mahindra Thars in the country. Here we have a video that shows a Mahindra That has been modified with a hardtop.

The video has been uploaded by DCV on their YouTube channel. The video starts with the vlogger explaining what all changes have been done to the SUV. He also shares the price of all these modifications. The vlogger had bought a soft top convertible Thar from Mahindra. The only drawback of soft top convertible version was that, the cabin is not as insulated as the hard top one. At higher speed the soft top starts catching wind and makes noise inside the cabin. As the vlogger had started doing long distance tours, he thought of modifying it with an aftermarket hardtop and got in touch with Gurgaon based Bimbra 4×4.

This probably India’s first soft top convertible Mahindra Thar to get tis type of conversion or modification. Looking at the roof from a distance, it looks similar to the one seen in hard top version. This is a simple but practical roof with load bearing capacity. The vlogger tells that, he can even mount a tent on the roof or a luggage rack. Bimbra has already made provisions for the same. The other difference from the stock hard top version is the sunroof. It is a manual unit which can be opened and locked using couple of locks. The roof liner inside the Mahindra Thar has also been redone and it now looks a lot more neat than before.

Overall, the work looks very neat and goes well with the overall look of the Thar. Vlogger than talks about the pricing. The price for the hard top was around Rs 70,000. The sunroof cost him Rs 35,000 and the cost of installing the liner was around Rs 12,000. No other major modifications can be seen on this Thar. Mahindra Thar is available with two engine options. There is a 2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk diesel engine as well as a petrol version powered by a 2.0 litre mStallion turbo petrol engine.

The diesel engine generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available with manual and automatic gearbox options. 4×4 is now standard with all-new Mahindra Thar. In terms of features, Mahindra offers drizzle resistant touchscreen infotainment system and roof mounted speakers, front facing rear seats, alloy wheels, multi function steering wheel, cruise control and so on. Mahindra Thar is currently the most affordable 4×4 SUV one can buy in India currently.