Mahindra Thar is one of the most popular 4×4 SUVs in the market currently. It was launched in the market last year and there are several reasons why it became a huge success among buyers. One of the reason is its price tag. Mahindra Thar is currently the most affordable 4×4 SUV. It is so much in demand that Mahindra had announced that there is a waiting period of almost an year on this SUV. People have already started modifying the new Thar and we have featured some of them on our website too. Here we have a video where a Mahindra Thar SUV has been fitted with an electronic foot step.
Video shows a current generation Mahindra Thar from Punjab that has been modified inside out. The main attraction on this Mahindra Thar are its automatically retractable foot steps. We have seen similar modification is other SUVs in the past but, this is probably the first time we are seeing this in a Mahindra Thar. The foot step has Thar branding on it and it automatically comes out and moves back when the door is opened and closed.
Other noticeable changes on this Mahindra Thar are its aftermarket multi-spoke alloy wheels. The wheels look slightly wider and taller than the stock units. The alloy wheels are wrapped in low profile tyres. As we move to the front, several modification can be seen here as well. The front bumper has been replaced for an aftermarket off-road unit with Jeep Wrangler like turn indicator and fog lamp setup in it. The original headlamps have been replaced for aftermarket LED projector units with dual function ring LED DRLs in it.
On the inside, the owner has installed another unique feature that is normally not available with Mahindra Thar in any trim. They have installed push button start and stop feature in this Mahindra Thar. Seats upholstery has also been changed and it also gets floor mats. They have also upgraded the speaker system in this Mahindra Thar. The work done on this Mahindra Thar looks pretty neat and the bigger alloy wheels and low profile tyres might also affect its off-road abilities to some extent.
Mahindra introduced the all-new Thar in the market with several new features. When compared with the previous generation, the new-gen Thar has improved a lot in terms of build quality, engine refinement and features. It offers features like a company fitted touchscreen infotainment screen, roof mounted speakers, hard top, convertible soft top and soft top roof options, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control and so on. All these features mentioned above were not available in the previous generation.
In terms of engine, Mahindra offered a diesel engine with previous generation Thar whereas, the current generation SUV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre mStallion turbocharged engine that generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is a 2.2 litre turbocharged unit that generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Both petrol and diesel are available with 4×4, manual and automatic gearbox options.