Mahindra Thar is currently one of the most popular 4×4 SUV in the market. It was launched last year and it quickly became popular for its price and looks. The SUV received an overwhelming response and currently there is a waiting period of almost an year on the SUV. Several people have now started to look for used examples as they do not wish to wait for Mahindra Thar that long. We have seen several modification and off-roading videos of the new Mahindra Thar on the internet and here we have one such video where a brand new Mahindra Thar gets massive 22 inch alloy wheels and other modifications.
The video has been published by Mr Tushar on his YouTube channel. Vlogger takes us through the whole process of modifying this Mahindra Thar. The owner shows all the modifications that are done to this Mahindra Thar. Starting with the front, the stock grille has been replaced with a wrangler style aftermarket unit. Along with the grille, the headlamps and fog lamps in this SUV has also been replaced.
The headlamp now uses a projector LED lights with ring type dual function LED DRL. The fog lamps in this Thar are also projector LED units. The bumper and thick cladding on the fender and around the car has been painted in gloss black finish. This gives Mahindra Thar premium look.
The main attraction on this Mahindra Thar are the wheels. The stock 18 inch alloy wheels on this SUV has been replaced for massive 22 inch aftermarket units. The wheels completely change the overall look of the car and make it look a lot more premium. This modification would have definitely affected the ride quality and handling of the SUV. Moreover, these large wheels with low profile tyres would also limit Thar’s off-road abilities.
This is the top-end hard top version and just like the fender cladding, the roof has also been finished in gloss black. The whole car gets ceramic coating to protect the paint job. At the rear, the spare wheel is mounted on the tailgate and is of 22 inch in size. There are aftermarket LED reflector lamps on the rear bumper. On the inside, the car gets gets customised seat covers, updated speaker system from infinity and armrest for both front and rear passengers. the amplifier has been nealty placed behind the rear seats. Floor mats, scuff plates and other customisations have also been done to this SUV.
Overall, the SUV looks a lot more premium than regular Thar. The work done to this SUV looks neat. Mahindra Thar is available with two engine options. There is a 2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk diesel engine that generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The next engine on offer is the 2.0 litre mStallion turbo petrol unit that generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel come with 4×4 as standard and it also gets manual and automatic transmission option. Mahindra announced also announced that they will be bringing a much more practical 5 door version of the Thar SUV in future.