2020 Mahindra Thar hits the used car market in India

Mahindra launched the much-awaited second-generation Thar on 2nd October 2020. Due to the unprecedented demand for the SUV, there are many who have to wait for about 8 to 9 months depending on the variant and location of purchase. Even after Mahindra announced that they will ramp up the production of the all-new Thar to meet the demands, nothing much has changed. Nonetheless, for the enthusiasts who cannot wait to get their hands on the all-new Thar, here is one selling in the used car market.

This Mahindra Thar is located in West Bengal and is the top-end hard-top variant that comes with all the bells and whistles. The seller has mentioned that the vehicle is not even a month old and he received the delivery of the car on 19th November. However, he has not mentioned the odometer reading of the vehicle.

The price of the vehicle has not been revealed too. The owner has asked the interested buyers to call him or visit his showroom to get the pricing details. However, it is more than the on-road price of the Thar since he has installed a few aftermarket accessories.

The additional accessories include an IRVM integrated rearview monitor, which is not available with the Thar from the factory. It is quite useful to have a rearview monitor in a vehicle like Thar when you need to park it in the tight spots and with the spare wheel mounted to the rear door, it becomes even more important.

This Mahindra Thar is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 130 PS of peak power and peak torque of 320 Nm. It gets a six-speed manual transmission. All the variants of the Mahindra Thar, starting from the base version get 4X4 drivetrain.

Other changes in the vehicle are not known though it seems to be in stock condition. It should be noted that the all-new Thar also offers a mStallion 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 PS and peak torque of 320 Nm.

The seller has also not mentioned the reason for selling the vehicle so early in the ownership. However, there are many who buy such vehicles as an investment and sell it at a premium price when the waiting period shoots up.

There has been outrage by the customers who have booked their Mahindra Thar and are not getting deliveries for months now. However, Mahindra has already announced that they are working to ramp up the production of the vehicle and the waiting period is expected to come down in the future.

Recently, Mahindra Thar received a four-star safety rating from Global NCAP, which has made it one of the safest SUVs in the Indian market. After the ratings, Mahindra stopped selling the base AX variants, which come with side-facing rear seats. The Global NCAP also tested the Electronic Stability Program or ESP, which is available only with the top-end version of the vehicle. The conclusion of the test came as “unstable dynamic behaviour”.

Mahindra continues to test the all-new Thar and we can expect some changes in the vehicle in the coming months after the initial feedback from the market. Recently, a Mahindra Thar was testing with semi-camouflage revealing its silver paint job, which is not available with the all-new Thar.