Mahindra Thar has always been a popular 4×4 SUV among enthusiasts. It was and is still one of the most affordable 4×4 SUVs available on sale in India. In comparison to the current generation Thar, the previous generation Thar had many imperfections but, still it was a popular vehicle in off-road community. Many people bought the car and modified it to suit their requirements. Just before, Mahindra before stopping the production of last generation Thar, Mahindra launched a limited edition Thar 700 in the market. There were only 700 units of them available on sale and here we have one such Thar 700 which gets modifications worth Rs 10 lakh in it.
The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks to the owner of an extremely modified Mahindra Thar 700 from Jammu-Kashmir. The owner speaks about all the modifications that he has done to this rare Mahindra Thar model. The owner of this SUV has completely transformed the SUV to enhance the off-road capabilities. While it is an off-roader, it offers decent amount of features inside as well.
Almost every part on this Mahindra Thar has been modified and the owner has spent almost 10 lakh on just modifications. The owner starts with the front of the SUV. The stock bumper on this Mahindra Thar has been replaced with an off-road metal bumper. There is an electric winch installed on the bumper as well. The headlights on this Thar are aftermarket units and there are multiple auxiliary lamps installed on the car. Coming to the side profile, the Thar looks slightly taller than the regular version. The reason behind that is the new suspension setup.
This new set up offers a comfortable ride on the road and improves wheel articulation while off-road. Mahindra offered only soft tops with old generation Thar. This was replaced by the owner with a custom made metal hard top. On the roof, the car got not one but, four different toughened glass panels on it. The glass used on the roof was extremely thick to avoid any damage from the rolling stones on hilly roads. The wheels are were 16 inch off-road units with chunky off-road tyres wrapped around it.
The engine on this Thar has been tuned and it now generates over 150 Bhp according to the owner. The exhaust is now a free flow unit and it generates a diesel truck like note. The air filter has also been updgraded. There is a snorkel on the car to improve water wading abilities. Moving, the Thar gets the stock leather seat covers of Thar 700. The owner managed to get two more seats of a Mahindra Thar 700 and replaced it with the bench seats at the rear. There is a false ceiling installed on the roof and the car gets an entertainment screen installed on it for rear seat passengers. There is a small touchscreen infotainment system at the front as well. The speaker system on this car has been completely upgraded and the owner mentions that many of these modifications on the Thar were done by him only. This Thar is like a project car and he plans to buy a Toyota Hilux soon.