Mahindra launched the all-new Thar in the market last year. The SUV became popular among buyers in a very short span of time and now we have a waiting period as long as an year on this SUV. Mahindra Thar currently has no competition in the segment and is also the most affordable 4×4 SUV in India. Ever since its launch, we have seen several off-road videos and articles of modified Thar SUVs from different parts of the country. The SUV comes with a lot more features than the older generation and here we have a video that shows how traction control on all-new Mahindra Thar helps it during off-roading.
The video has been uploaded by Small Town Rider on his YouTube channel. The vlogger starts by showing the all-new Mahindra Thar. The vlogger and his friends were taking this SUV on a ground where they normally do off-roading. Before going to the ground, they try driving it on a foot path and the Thar did it effortlessly. The driver can be heard saying that, this is very different from they have driven so far and Mahindra Thar feels very easy on such surfaces.
The vlogger and his friends then drive it to the spot and start testing it extensively. They drive it through different terrains to find out how it actually performs. They drove it on loose sand, rocky section and uneven surfaces. The Mahindra Thar performed pretty well on all these surfaces. The SUV did get stuck at several places but, it never needed another SUV to recover it.
The traction control on the SUV helped it several times to come out of slippery surfaces. All the terrains where the Mahindra Thar was being driven had loose surface or slippery surface. That is the reason why it got stuck at places. The driver had engaged 4H and was driving with the traction control turned on.
Whenever the SUV got stuck or any of the wheels started spinning freely, brakes were applied on that particular wheel and the wheel that is in the ground will pull the car out of the situation. This happened several times in the video and the traction control kicking in can also be seen. Another thing that is commendable is the fact that, the Thar used here is a stock vehicle with company fitted 18 inch alloy wheels and AT tyres. The vlogger and his friends were so impressed with the new Thar that they become vocal about the build quality and they also mentioned in the video that three of them are going to buy the new Mahindra Thar.
Mahindra Thar is available in hard top, soft top and soft top convertible formats. The SUV also offers features like front facing seats for rear passengers, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, touchscreen infotainment screen, roof mounted speakers and so on. The SUV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. petrol version gets a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine whereas the diesel version is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged unit. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available with manual and automatic gearbox options.