The new generation of Mahindra Thar was an immediate success in the Indian market when it was launched last year. Just like the previous Thar people have been customizing the new Thar also with numerous modifications. Well, here is yet another Mahindra Thar that has been wrapped but it has been wrapped in the unique Nardo Grey colour.
We usually see Nardo Grey colour on sports cars. This colour scheme was introduced by Audi for its performance cars and was an immediate hit. However, now with the help of wraps, any car can wear a Nardo Grey colour.
We have seen numerous cars in India that are wrapped in Nardo Grey. There is Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Swift and even a Maruti Suzuki Alto. The modification that we see here on the Thar has been done by Backyard Customs and the video has been uploaded on their YouTube channel.
The modification shop has covered the whole SUV with Nardo Grey wrap and remove the badging that come from the factory. The shop has done a good job and the SUV does look really good on the Thar. In the video, we can see that the process of wrapping the vehicle. The shop took all the body panels off the SUV and then reassembled it.
The benefit of the wrap is that it protects your original factory paint from scratches and even if you get scratches you can just peel off. For the wrap, you do not have to modify your factory paint. Having said that the cost of wraps can start at Rs. 30,000 and go all way up to lakhs of rupees. The cost of the wrap depends on the quality of the wrap that the shop is using.
Speaking of the Thar, the SUV that we see in the video is the LX variant with a convertible top. There is also a more off-road focused version known as AX that comes with steel wheels. Mahindra now also offers the Thar with a factory hardtop version. The Thar starts at Rs. 11.90 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 13.75 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Thar is offered with a 2.2-litre diesel engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The petrol engine produces 150 PS and 300 Nm whereas the diesel engine produces 130 PS and 300 Nm. Both the engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
According to the rumours, Mahindra is working on a more affordable version of the Thar. It will be a lower variant that will come be powered with a 1.5-litre engine. It will not come with a 4×4 system. Due to this, it will be 100 kgs lighter than the standard Thar.
Another rumour states that Mahindra has greenlit the production of a five-door version of the Thar. According to the reports, the five-door Thar will have a longer wheelbase and have a slightly different body. Having five doors will increase the practicality of the SUV exponentially and more people would think of buying it. Currently, people want to buy the Thar for but they also consider practicality and comfort for their Thar.