Mahindra and Mahindra, as promised has announced the prices for all new Thar and have started taking booking for the same. Price for the second gen Mahindra Thar now starts at Rs 9.8 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 13.37 lakh, ex-showroom. Thar is available in AX, AX(O) and LX trims. the lower trims are available with soft top and convertible tops whereas the LX trim gets hard top only. Here we have a video that shows how the all new Mahindra Thar would look like, if it were to be used Mumbai Police as their official patrol car.
The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their youtube channel. The video simply starts with an LX variant Mahindra Thar which normally comes with a hard top. First thing he did to the car was change the colour. Generally, Mumbai Police vehicles get a white paintjob with red, blue and yellow strips all over the body. The same theme was followed here as well.
Other changes made to the SUV include removing the fog lamps and replacing the alloy wheels with steel rims. The reason behind this is that, police forces does not go for features and looks, what they look for is the practicality of the SUV. These SUVs are purchased in huge numbers and removing such features which is of not that importance will also help such authorities save money.
Apart from all these changes, the front grille on the rendered Thar gets red and blue accents along with a Dial 100 sticker on the bonnet. No other changes are made to the SUV in video. All new Mahindra Thar is a new vehicle and is based on an entirely new platform. It is now wider and longer than the older generation which helps in providing more space on the inside. It is available in both front facing and side facing seat configurations and the Police version is likely to get the side facing seat version.
In terms of engine and transmission, it is available with a petrol engine for the first time. It is powered by a 2.0 litre mStallion turbo petrol unit generating 150 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Both petrol and diesel engines get manual and automatic gearbox options along with a proper 4×4 transfer case.