Mahindra Thar was launched in the market last year and it quickly became popular among buyers for several reasons. It is currently the most affordable 4×4 SUV one can buy in India. In comparison to the older generation Mahindra Thar, the new one received an overwhelming response from buyers. The SUV now has a waiting period as long as an year. Ever since, the new Mahindra Thar got launched in the market, we are seeing several off-road and review videos on internet. Several modified examples of the same are also available in the market. Here we have a Mahindra Thar that has been extensively modified and looks ready for an expedition.
The images of this Mahindra Thar has been shared by Classic Servicepoint, Noida on their Facebook page. The Thar has been completely modified into an overland friendly expedition vehicle. Starting with front, the stock grille at the front has been replaced with an aftermarket unit. It now gets Mesh type grille which was earlier seen on vintage jeeps. The headlights remain stock, so does the bumper. It now comes with red coloured metal bash plate protecting the radiator and underbody of the all-new Thar.
They have also installed a set of Limb risers to protect windshield from tree limbs are branches from hitting it. This is a hard top version and the main highlight on this Mahindra Thar here is a full body rally style rack which acts as an exoskelton as well. The full body rack comes with strengthened eight mounting points. Other noticeable change here on the side profile is the aftermarket wheels and BFGoodrick All-Terrain Tyres. They have also installed integrated foot steps for easy ingress and egress.
As we move towards the rear, you would notice that the spare wheel that was earlier mounted on the tail gate is not there anymore. It is now secured on the roof. Instead of spare wheel, the tail gate now comes with 20 litre jerry can. Fuel lid cap on this Mahindra Thar has also been replaced with a round unit. There are auxiliary lamps installed on the side and rear of the car.
On the inside, the interiors remains stock but, they have installed long grab handles and a utility basket is also installed on the tail gate. The work done on this Mahindra Thar looks very neat and it looks like an overlanding vehicle. The post mentions that, they have done proper R&D on these modifications and they have conducted rigorous testing on this SUV for this project.
Mahindra Thar is available with two engine options. The petrol version of the Mahindra Thar is powered by a 2.0 litre mStallion turbocharged engine that generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm ofpeak torque. The diesel version is powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged engine that generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options were available with manual and automatic gearbox options. Mahindra is also planning to launch a 5-door version of Mahindra Thar and that is expected to launch in coming years.