Mahindra launched the all-new Thar SUV in the market last year and it became popular among buyers in a very short span of time. The all-new Mahindra Thar became a lot more appealing and popular the last generation SUV. Mahindra Thar is currently so popular in the market that there is a waiting period of almost an year on this SUV. The main reason why this SUV is so much in demand is because Mahindra Thar is currently the most affordable 4×4 SUV one can buy in the country. Ever since it got launched, we have seen several tastefully modified examples of this SUV around the country. Here we have a video where a Thar has been installed with a massive 35 inch tyres.
The video has been uploaded by unnu rao on his YouTube channel. In this video, the owner talks about all the modifications that have been done to the SUV. The main attraction on this Mahindra Thar are the tyres. This is a top-end LX hard top model which means the SUV comes with all the features like touchscreen infotainment screen, roof mounted speakers, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, front facing rear seats and so on.
The original alloy wheels on this Mahindra Thar were replaced for aftermarket 18 inch all black alloy wheels. The wheels are wrapped in 35 inch mud-terrain tyres and that completely changes the overall look of the SUV. This modification has definitely increased the ground clearance and looks a lot more rugged than the stock version. Owner mentions that he bought the tyres from Velocity tyres in Ludhiana and a set of 5 tyres and alloy wheels (including the spare wheel) costed him around Rs 1.80 lakh.
Other modifications that he has done on this SUV include an aftermarket front grille and an off-road bumper. The angry bird type front grille adds to the aggressive and rugged look of the SUV. A metal bash plate is also installed to protect the radiator and other components while off-roading. The owner mentions that he has purchased an accessories package from Mahindra worth Rs 70,000 which included several chrome garnishes, fender claddings, side body claddings, seat covers, floor mats and so on.
The bumper and front grille were installed from Bimbra 4×4 and the cost of installing it was around Rs 23,000 and Rs 9,000 respectively. Overall the work done on this SUV looks very neat. Owner does not mention anything about the ride quality and handling after this modification. Currently the Thar gets stock headlamp and fog lamps and the owner mentions that he will changing those in future.
Mahindra Thar is available with soft top, convertible soft top and hard top versions from factory. It scored 4 star safety rating at Global NCAP crash test making it one of the safest SUV in the segment. Mahindra Thar currently has no direct rival in the market. It is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre mStallion turbocharged unit whereas the diesel version is powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged engine. Both petrol and diesel are offered with manual and automatic transmission and 4×4 is offered as standard with this SUV.