Mahindra launched their all-new 4×4 SUV Thar in the market last year. It was one of the most anticipated products from Mahindra and it received an overwhelming response from customers. The SUV now has a waiting period of almost an year. It is currently the most affordable 4×4 on can buy in the country. Within months after the launch, we had started seeing several videos and images of modified Mahindra Thar SUVs. Here we have a video where the owner has gone for a 22 inch aftermarket alloy wheel that totally changes the look.
The video has been uploaded by Kiran Nation on their YouTube channel. In this video the vlogger talks about all the modifications that have been made to the SUV. In this video, vlogger keeps on having a conversation with the owner and explains all the modifications. The main modification on this Mahindra Thar was the wheels itself. Mahindra offers an 18 inch gun metal grey finished alloy wheels with Mahindra Thar. The wheel is decent looking and does not look small from any angle.
The owner of this SUV however wanted a different look for his Thar. He changed the stock wheels and replaced it with 22 inch silver finished 5 spoke alloy wheels. The wheels are wrapped with low profile tyres. It has completely changed the overall look of the car. This modification will definitely affect the ride quality of the Thar and it would also affect the off-road capabilities of the Thar as well. The wheels are wide but, not wide enough to stick out of the wheel arches. Apart from the wheels, the owner also did Ceramic coating on the car and has also changed the halogen bulbs to LEDs in headlamp.
On the inside, the seats get a new cover and it also gets an aftermarket leather padding on the side walls of the rear seats. Apart from this, no major changes have been made to the SUV. The all-new Mahindra Thar is actually a brand new vehicle based on a new platform. In comparison to the older version, it is wider and longer. The SUV now looks a lot more premium than before as well. It offers several features that was not present with the older verison.
For the first time, Mahindra offered a company fitted hard top with the SUV for the first time. The SUV also offers features like a touch screen infotainment screen, roof mounted speakers, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, front facing rear seats and so on. The SUV also scored 4 star rating an Global NCAP crash test.
Mahindra is offering Thar with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol powered Thar uses a 2.0 litre, turbocharged mStallion engine that generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version is powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged unit that generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options come with manual and automatic gearbox. Mahindra also announced that they will be launching a much more practical 5-door version of Thar in the market in couple of years time.