Mahindra announced the limited edition Thar 700 in the Indian market days back. It will be limited to only 700 units and is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. After the price announcement, new limited edition Thar has been spotted in the showrooms. The pictures come from the 4X4 India group admin Shibu Varghese.
The car was spotted at a Mahindra dealership in Bengaluru. At Rs 40,000 extra, the Mahindra Thar 700 gets a few extra features. This will be the last 700 units of the current-generation Mahindra Thar in the Indian market before the all-new Thar launches in the market early next year. Since the all-new Thar will get a different platform altogether, the on-road behaviour of the vehicle will be quite different than the current Thar.
Nonetheless, the Thar 700 limited edition gets a special decal on the side with the signature of the Mahindra bossman – Anand Mahindra. The Thar 700 comes in two colour options – Aquamarine Blue and Napoli Black. The Thar seen here in the posts is the Aquamarine colour, which is inspired by the Mahindra Marazzo.
Other extra features that will be offered with the Mahindra Thar 700 include a new set of 5-spoke alloy wheels, black finish on the grille, silver finish on the front bumper and leatherette upholstery with Thar logo on the front seats. The Mahindra Thar 700 also gets ABS as standard, which is a major difference when compared to the regular model of the SUV.
There are also no changes done to the dashboard of the SUV. It gets the simple set-up with analogue dials and no infotainment system. Engine-wise, the Thar 700 remained powered by the same 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that is also available with the regular versions of the Thar. It generates a maximum power of 105 Bhp and a peak torque of 247 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission as standard.
The Thar 700 only comes in the 4X4 variant and it also gets a low-ratio transfer case standard. The low-ratio transfer case makes the Thar quite capable, which is why it remains one of the most preferred choices of off-roading enthusiasts.
Mahindra is currently testing the all-new Thar on the roads and it has been caught under a heavy camouflage on a number of occasions. The all-new Mahindra Thar gets the Gen3 platform that underpins the likes of Mahindra Scorpio and Mahindra TUV300 in the market. However, the platform is expected to get heavily modified to make it even more capable on the off-road tracks.
The all-new Mahindra Thar will also become much more powerful than the current version. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre BS6 diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 140 Bhp. It will also get a low-ratio transfer case as standard.