Mahindra had launched the all-new Thar in the market last month. The response from customer side is overwhelming and it is already sold out till May 2021. Mahindra has already announced that they will be increasing Thar’s production to meet the demand. Meanwhile we have started seeing ownership reviews and other off-road videos of Thar from the owners and here we have a video that we thought we would never see about the all new Thar. Here we have a video that shows an owner testing the real world mileage or fuel efficiency of his all-new Mahindra Thar.
The video has been uploaded by DCV on his youtube channel. The video starts with owner explaining the conditions were he has driven his Thar. He had recently bought the soft top convertible version of Mahindra Thar and is using it as his primary vehicle to commute to office. He had filled full tank diesel in his Thar after taking the delivery.
After refuelling, he was driving it through mix conditions like city traffic, highways and even took it for off-roading. He was never stuck with the car in a bumper to bumper traffic situation in his Thar. Off-roading as we all know burns more fuel in a vehicle in comparison to driving on the road. When the video was being recorded, the fuel refuel notification had popped up on the MID and it was showing distance to empty range of 80+ kms.
The vlogger drove it to the nearest fuel station and refuelled the vehicle. He filled it to the point where the fuel was automatically cut from the nozzle. He did the same thing when he had filled full tank fuel initially. The car had done around 524 kms in a full tank and it took in 46.3 litres on diesel in. This translates to a fuel efficiency figure of 11.30 kmpl. The fuel efficiency is actually not that bad considering the fact that he is driving a diesel automatic and he was been driving it in mix conditions all this time.
If it was a manual gearbox version, it would have returned a bit more as manuals are always more fuel efficient. He has not done anything special to squeeze out maximum fuel efficiency from the 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine. He was driving it like any other guy on the road. If he had not taken the car off-roading, there is a chance that it would have returned better fuel efficiency.
Mahindra Thar is a completely new vehicle in every sense. It is based on all-new platform which makes it wider and longer than the older version. Thar is also offering more features like touchscreen infotainment screen, roof mounted speakers, cruise control, company fitted hard top, front facing seats and so on. It is available with two engine options – one petrol and one diesel.
Petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged mStallion engine generating 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version gets 2.2 litre turbocharged engine generating 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available with manual and automatic gearbox option. Thar also received a 4 star rating at Global NCAP crash test recently.