Mahindra launched the all-new Thar in the market last year and ever since it was launched, it has been a topic of discussion among car community. In the past couple of months, we have seen several videos and articles of the all-new Thar on internet. Just like the older generation Thar, people have also started modifying the all-new Thar and we have featured some of them on our website in the past. Here we have a video that shows a Mahindra Thar with a unique type of modification. This is probably the first Mahindra Thar in the country to get massive 24 inch aftermarket alloy wheels.
The video has been uploaded by Rajni Chaudhary on her YouTube channel. The vlogger starts by showing all-new Mahindra Thar and talks about the modifications and things she has done with the SUV. She mentions that she had done a bit of off-roading fortunately that was before she installed these new alloy wheels. The vlogger talks about all the things that she liked and did not like about the all-new Thar.
She was impressed with the build quality and safety that Mahindra Thar offers but, was not happy about the seat comfort, ingress and egress for rear seat and she even felt that the cabin insulation could have been improved. She mentions that she felt that Mahindra Thar is a good car in the city and has the road presence too. Coming to the modifications, the vlogger has replaced the stock headlamps with aftermarket projector type lamps with dual function LED DRL ring in it. The fog lamps are now HID units too.
The main modification on the Mahindra however is the massive 24 inch alloy wheels. The wheels totally change the stance of the SUV and give it an aggressive look. The vlogger mentions that though, the tyres and wheels enhance the look of the SUV, they are highly impractical. The SUV in not at all comfortable to drive with these wheels and as it is being driven on low profile tyres, the driver gets to know the effect of a even a small pot hole on the road.
These wheels have also affected the braking, handling on the SUV. The vlogger mentions that the stock wheels are apt for Mahindra Thar and she doesn’t recommend doing such modifications on it. She did it because, she does not use her SUV on a daily basis and she is using it more as a show car.
Mahindra Thar has improved a lot in terms of build quality. It is based on a new platform and is wider and longer than the older version. It also offers more space on the inside. The SUV now offers a touchscreen infotainment screen, multi function steering wheel with cruise control, roof mounted speakers, front facing rear seats and all. It is available with both petrol and diesel engine options.
The petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine that generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged engine that generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both engine options are available with manual and diesel engine options.