The Mahindra Thar has to be one of the most customized vehicles in India. Almost every Thar CRDe sold in India has one or the other modification done to it, so much so that it’s rare to find a bone stock Thar. The Wrangler modification for the Mahindra Thar is one of the more popular modifications owners indulge in. Here is another example of the same. This one pulls off the Jeep Wrangler look effortlessly. And why should it not considering the fact that the Thar essentially feautures the Jeep CJ body licensed to Mahindra for manufacture and sale in India, and other parts of the world save for North America.
Talking of changes on this modified Mahindra Thar, the front end gets a brand new grille, with a honeycomb mesh design that’s integral to the ‘Wrangler’ look. The front bumper is a butch, stubby item and gets a bull bar. The front bumper also holds a winch, which gives the front end the true blue off roader finish.
The headlamps are clear lens units while the fenders have been reprofiled to look sharper and angular, both at the front and rear. The hood gets a LED light bar, and there are couple of other auxiliary work lights mounted just below the windscreen. There’s a wide light bar at the top as well. With all those LEDS, this Thar can seriously light up the night.
A functional change on the front is the addition of a snorkel. At the rear, there’s a farm jack mounted onto a custom-built bumper that is meant to improve the departure angle while off roading. A jerry can and a shovel mounted onto the spare wheel are two other functional bits on this modified Thar. The canopy is a custom item as well.
The one thing that really gives this modified Thar the ‘Jeep’ stance is the mud terrain, 31 inch rubber it gets. The mud terrain tyres are fitted onto bead lock steel wheels, again a functional modification that will allow tyre pressure to be reduced significantly while off roading. Other smaller but significant bits are LED tail lamps, Wrangler-style hood latches and a wing mirrors. All in all, this is one Thar that can easily pass off as a Jeep Wrangler.