Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah impressed after driving the all new Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar recently announced the prices for the all-new Thar. It was one of the most anticipated launches of this year and Mahindra has definitely played well in terms of pricing. Price for the all-new Mahindra Thar starts at Rs 9.8 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 13.75 lakh, ex-showroom. There is a cult following for this particular SUV in the country and several famous personalities used to own older generation Thar. Recently, former Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took Thar for a spin and had returned pretty impressed. He had shared the experience on his twitter account as well.

Omar Abdullah and his father Farooq Abdullah, who has also served the state as Chief Minister in the past were invited to Mahindra dealership for the launch of all-new Mahindra Thar. After the launch, both politicians had a closer look at the vehicle and Omar Abdullah took the vehicle out for a spin with his father. Omar Abdullah loved this short drive and had mentioned in his tweet that he can’t wait to take it out on a longer drive when it actually starts snowing in the hills. He congratulated team Mahindra for launching such a great product.

The all new Thar is based on a new platform. It is the same platform that will be used in the next gen Scorpio as well. Mahindra has extensively  worked on Thar and is entirely different from the older generation. It is now wider and longer than before, looks matured and offers more features.

It is available in AX, AX(O) and LX trims. LX is the top-end trim and comes with company fitted hard top for the first time. It is available in convertible and soft top versions too. On the Inside, Mahindra offers, touchscreen infotainment screen, speakers, multi function steering wheel and so on. It comes with front facing and side facing rear seat options.

All-new Thar is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged unit from mStallion series. It generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. It is available with both manual and automatic transmission. The diesel version is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk unit generating 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. Mahindra is offering a proper 4×4 transfer case with both petrol and diesel engine options.