The new generation Thar has become a huge success for Mahindra. People were modifying their older generation of Thars to make it look unique and add a personal touch. Well, that is true for the new Thar too. As soon as the new Thar was launched various after-market shops started working on modification parts for it. That is why we see so many modified new Thars. Here, is yet another Thar owner who has modified his SUV quite a bit.
The video has been uploaded by Sanjeet Jaat on his YouTube channel. The first thing that the vlogger shows us the after-market grille surround that itself spells Mahindra. This gives a more aggressive front look to the Thar. Then he comes to the side profile where the first thing you would notice is the massive alloy wheels. They are 5-spoke alloy wheels that measure a massive 22-inches. These alloy wheels are of Stallion company.
To complement these alloy wheels he has also upgraded the tyres to a wider section one that has a slimmer sidewall. The tyres also have white stickers which stand out. The front brake calipers and the rear drum brakes are finished in bright red. He has also added some flared wheel arches that enhance the SUV look. There are also side steps added to the Thar to make ingress and egress easier.
Then he comes to the rear profile of the SUV. Where the owner has also opted for the same after-market alloy wheel to be mounted on the rear tailgate. This must-have increased the cost of the alloy wheels as he has to buy the fifth one also.
The total cost of alloy wheels and tyres are Rs. 2.20 lakhs which is quite a lot. If he would have missed out on the fifth tyre, the cost would have decreased by Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000. But according to the owner, all five identical alloy wheels better suit the Thar. The owner is also planning to add after-market headlamps to his SUV.
There are also other accessories that we can see in the Thar. It gets chrome garnish for the headlamps, fog lamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps, outside rearview mirrors, tail lamps, door handles and rear reflectors. It is also equipped with window visors.
The Thar that we see in the video is an automatic version. Mahindra now offers an automatic transmission with both diesel and petrol engine. Earlier, the Thar was only offered with a diesel engine that was mated only to a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, the new Thar comes with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection.
The petrol engine produces 150 PS of max power and 300 Nm of peak torque if you get it with the 6-speed manual gearbox. If you opt for the 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, the torque output is increased to 320 Nm. Then there is the diesel engine that produces 130 PS of max power and 300 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.