Mahindra is one of the largest manufacturer for utility vehicles in the country at the moment and they have line up cars starting from the micro SUV KUV100 NXT to the luxurious full size SUV Alturas G4. Mahindra has always been a brand that was always associated with vehicle rugged vehicles and jeeps that can face any obstacle and can travel through the roads less travelled. One of the famous vehicles in the Mahindra line up is the Thar 4×4 which is a hardcore off-road SUV. Here is a video that shows glimpses of various off-roaders that Mahindra had built over the years.
The video mainly focuses on the Thar which is a proper off-road SUV that Mahindra offers. In the video, Thar can be seen doing activities that a normal car or SUV can’t. It can be seen crossing a water section, slush, rocky river bed, dunes, loose mud and so on. Mahindra Thar is an SUV that has drawn inspiration from the old Jeep CJ. Mahindra Thar was launched in 2010 to fill the void left by its predecessor MM540.
Video shows all the 4×4 vehicles built by the manufacturer in the past and focuses on the Thar which has design elements inspired from all those legendary vehicles. Thar is available in both 2WD and 4WD version. Mahindra has been offering 4×4 in the country for over 7 decades in various forms and sizes and the journey of the same is also shown in the video. Mahidnra even sells 4×4 in international market like US under the name Roxor.
Mahindra is currently working on next-generation Thar and has been caught testing on various terrains multiple times. The SUV has grown bigger in size. It is wider and has looks similar to that of a modern day Jeep Wrangler. Mahindra will soon be launching the next-gen Thar in the market. The upcoming Thar will replace the existing diesel engine as it is not BS6 compliant. It will get a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a proper 4×4 system. It is expected to produce 140 Bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. Mahindra is also working on next-generation Scorpio and XUV500 which would also be launched in the market soon. Mahindra had showcased their new series of mStallion turbo petrol engine at the auto expo. It consisted of a 1.2 litre, 1.5 litre and 2.0 litre turbo petrol engines which we would be seeing in the upcoming Mahindra, Ssangyong and even Ford vehicles.