Ever since the launch of Maruti Suzuki’s Jimny, it has been compared with the Mahindra Thar lifestyle off-roader. Both of these SUVs, although differing in size and engine specifications, compete in the same segment. Naturally, with both of them directly facing each other, people have compared them in different scenarios. Most recently, these two SUVs were also pinned against each other in a drag race. The video of it was then shared online, showing who the real winner of this segment is.
The video of the modified Maruti Suzuki Jimny vs. modified Mahindra Thar has been shared on YouTube by Tushar Sharma on their channel. The video starts off with the presenter showing his own modified Mahindra Thar and his friend’s modified Maruti Suzuki Jimny. He mentions that both cars, although modified on the outside, have no changes made to the engine and performance side. Following the introduction, they start off with the drag races.
Mahindra Thar vs. Maruti Suzuki Jimny Drag Race
After the introduction, the vlogger and his friend both line up their cars on the side of the national highway. The presenter mentions that for the first race, they will be turning off their air conditioners and traction control systems. Next up, the Mahindra Thar owner honks three times, and they commence the first drag race. From the get-go, the Mahindra Thar takes the lead in the race and, despite trying its best, the Jimny could not even come close to the Thar.
Following this, they once again line up for the second drag race. However, this time around, the Mahindra Thar owner suggests turning on the air conditioning system and traction control system. They both then engage the same settings and start the second drag race. This time, the Thar gets off the line slower due to the driver’s error. However, despite the delay, the Mahindra Thar manages to crush the Maruti Suzuki Jimny in the drag race.
Jimny Vs. Thar: Engine Specifications
The newly launched Maruti Suzuki Jimny comes equipped with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated K15B petrol engine. When pushed to the peak, this engine is able to generate a maximum power of 105 PS and around 134 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, transmission duties on the Jimny are handled by a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. However, there is an optional 4-speed automatic transmission as well.
The Mahindra Thar, on the other end, comes offered with more powerful engine options, which include two diesel and one petrol powertrain options. The first and base engine option is a 1.5-litre diesel engine which generates around 118 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission in the rear-wheel drive version. Then there is a 2.2-litre diesel engine that makes around 130 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. This engine gets both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options in the four-wheel drive version.
Lastly, there is the most powerful engine option of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol. This engine produces a maximum of 150 PS and 320 Nm. This engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions, along with an option of a 6-speed manual gearbox in the four-wheel drive version.