Mahindra Thar has been the favourite choice of wheels for many off-road enthusiasts, for a long time. The Thar has gained an iconic status in the Indian market over the years, and it is not easy to spot Thars in stock condition, on the road. This here is a modified Thar that has been inspired by another iconic vehicle, the GM Hummer – we have seen photos of this before. But now we have a video!
The mod job carried out by SP Custom Design transforms the look of the stock Mahindra Thar. It gets an all-new grille that increases the masculine factor of the SUV. There’s also a new front bumper with an underbody skid plate. Other changes on the body include flared wheel arches and a newly formed side-step. The soft-top Thar gets a sloping roofline with LED tail lamps at the rear. It gets a rear mounted spare tyre. From the outside, the Thar looks completely different and new.
On the inside, the car gets new front-facing rear seats. The upholstery has been updated with diamond stitched leather on the door panels. Even the seats have updated leather covers. It is much more comfortable and plusher than the regular stock Thar available in the market.
Other changes to the interiors include the addition of a new touch-sensitive infotainment screen. There is a Fiat Avventura-styled Gyroscope that shows the tilt and rake of the vehicle. There is a physical compass placed in between the dials. Additional dials have been placed on the co-passenger handlebar of the Thar. It gets an engine temperature gauge, clock and a humidity meter. There are three more additional dials placed in front of the gear lever that shows engine temperature, oil temperature and amp meter. Parts like handbrake and pedals have been upgraded to Momo. It also gets an integrated dashcam that records everything in front of the vehicle.
Other high-tech equipment includes a rearview camera display integrated in to the interior rearview mirror and a retractable blind for the roof. The soft top has been covered with a transparent roof, which can be closed with an electric blind during hot days.
No modifications have been made to the engine. The Mahindra Thar is powered by a 2.5-litre CRDe engine that produces a maximum power of 105 Bhp and 247 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission and a low ratio transfer case. Even Mahindra offers numerous official customisation options including options including Daybreak and Wanderlust.