Mahindra Thar Petrol vs Diesel Versions off the road

Mahindra Thar is currently one of the most popular 4×4 SUV in the market. Ever since it got launched in the market last year, there has been a huge demand. The demand for this SUV is so high that there is a waiting period of almost an year. Mahindra Thar is a proper 4×4 SUV and we have already seen several off-road videos of the SUV online. Many of them have been featured on our website as well. Here we have a video where petrol and diesel version of Mahindra Thar go off-roading.

The video has been shared by Small Town Rider on his YouTube channel. In the video, vlogger introduces a Mahindra Thar petrol owner who drove from Himachal Pradesh to do off-roading with the vlogger. Vlogger welcomes them and him along with his friend join another Mahindra Thar owner who was part of vlogger’s off-roading group.

Both the SUVs were then taken to a river bed with loose rocks and sand. As the video was being shot on a weekday, other members of the group could not join the vlogger. For the same reason, they were not going to explore extreme terrains as there was backup or recovery vehicle.

They drive on a river bed smoothly and reach in front on a heap of sand with several shrubs growing on it. First the diesel Mahindra Thar owner approaches the obstacle and then reverses as the bumper was coming in contact. The driver then figures out another way to climb up the same spot. Mahindra Thar easily climbs up the spot without any problem.

Mahindra Thar Petrol vs Diesel Versions off the road

Once diesel Mahindra Thar had cleared, the obstacle, the petrol Thar approaches the climb and does it without breaking a sweat. After clearing out some of the mud, the SUVs tried climbing the same obstacle from a different angle. Diesel variant did not climb the section as the rear bumper was touching but, petrol version climbed up the section very smoothly.

After this, they drive the SUV through the dried up river bed with loose rocks. While they were driving, they also spotted a tractor that got stuck in the loose rocks. As mentioned above, the vlogger was not going for extreme off-roading as they did not have a proper recovery vehicle with them. Both SUVs then crawl up a small rocky section where they find a small mud pit with a steep climb on one end. The driver’s first ensure that the section was not too slushy or deep and then start approaching the obstacle.

The diesel Mahindra Thar was the first to drive down the section. It did it effortlessly and the body did not touch the ground at any point. Once the SUV was driven down, they start trying to drive it up. There was some amount of slippery mud which made it challenging for the SUV. The obstacle was however not too challenging and both petrol and diesel version of the SUV cleared the section with ease.

Mahindra Thar 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 torque. The diesel version uses a 2.2 litre mHawk turbo engine that generates 130 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel are available with manual and automatic transmission.