Sunroofs have become a big new feature in India. Everyone wants to buy a vehicle that comes with a sunroof, people are especially opting for a higher variant so that they can get the sunroof. Some people have also retrofitted sunroofs to their vehicles. Now, a modification shop has fitted a sunroof to a Mahindra Thar.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by All in One Entertainment. The video shows us a Thar that has been extensively modified. The main highlight is the sunroof which the host says is a panoramic one. A button has been placed between the centre AC vents. There is also a sunblind for the sunroof.
The front grille has been replaced completely. It has multiple vertical slats, side vents and a bonnet scoop. The bumper is also different. The host says that it is the offroad spec one with a winch, tow hook and LED fog lamps. The headlamps have also been changed for LED units. The price of the bumper without a winch is Rs. 25,000 and with the winch the bumper costs Rs. 21,000 and the winch cost Rs. 35,000. There are faux carbon fibre inserts on the grille, bonnet, door handles and on the outside rearview mirrors. The regular bonnet costs Rs. 40,000 and if you want the carbon fibre finish then the price is increased to Rs. 60,000.
The host shows us the tailgate. In the Thar, the tailgate first opens sideways and then the rear glass opens upwards. The modification shop has somehow integrated both of them so you just need to open the tailgate sideways. A protective cover has been installed on the alloy wheel that prevents theft. However, it can be opened via an allen key. The SUV is running on 18-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in Maxxis MT tyres. Side steps have been installed on the Thar that makes ingress and egress easier. They cost Rs. 20,000. A rear tow hook has also been fitted that costs Rs. 12,500 and it can tow 4 to 5 tonnes.
Changes have been done to the interior also. We can see that the AC vents have been replaced. The new one looks like they are from Mercedes-Benz. There is ambient lighting installed, wooden inserts on door pads and central console, leather dashboard with perforation and steering and seats wrapped in perforated leather. Moreover, an after-market touchscreen infotainment system has been installed that runs on Android. The speakers that usually are mounted on the roof have been repositioned and now sit on C-pillar.
What is interesting is that the rear occupants also get their own screens that are mounted behind the headrests of the front seats. There are also tray tables placed for the rear occupants. A chiller box has also been installed that will keep the things cool. A subwoofer is placed in the boot. The rear occupants also get their own individual armrests.
If the owner gives his own Thar then the cost of modification will be Rs. 12 lakhs. The Thar that we see in the video costs Rs. 31 lakhs which is twice as much as the top-end variant of the stock Thar. The modification shop can also arrange finance for the buyer.