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New Mahindra Thar: Vlogger explains how to disengage 4WD properly [Video]

Mahindra Thar is an SUV that needs no introduction in Indian market. The current generation Thar was an instant hit among customers for various reasons. Mahindra Thar is a capable off-roader and proof of the same is available online in the form of several videos. It is the most affordable 4×4 SUV in India and that is one of the reason behind its success. Most of us know that the current generation Mahindra Thar is available with both petrol and diesel engine options and they both come with 4WD as standard. Here we have a video that shows how to disengage the 4WD in Mahindra Thar.

The video has been uploaded by Auto Roaming on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger has parked the Thar on a ramp. The car is intentionally parked on the ramp so that the underbody of the car can be seen. When the video starts, the Thar is in 2WD and in neutral. He asks the driver to engage the gear and move the SUV forward as he goes under the ramp. The transfer case on the Mahindra Thar is clearly visible in the video and as the driver moves the car forward, the drive shaft sending power to the rear wheels can be seen rotating.

The other shaft which is for the front wheels is not moving at all. It will only engage when the 4WD is activated. Vlogger gets back to the cabin and asks the driver to engage 4H after putting the car in Neutral. The car was engaged in neutral and after the 4H was engaged, the instrument cluster shows a notification that the power is being sent to all fur wheels and the 4H notification light also glows up. Vlogger once again goes under the ramp and asks the driver to move the car forward and in reverse. The drive shaft connecting the front and rear wheels can be seen rotating at the same time.

New Mahindra Thar: Vlogger explains how to disengage 4WD properly [Video]

After this was done, vlogger gets back to the cabin and asks the driver to disengage 4H. The 4H notification light stopped glowing and the car was now in 2WD form as per the instrument cluster. Normally that is what most of the drivers would rely on. In Mahindra Thar however, there is one more step that the driver will have to follow after he disengages the 4WD system. In order to show that, vlogger once again moves under the car and asks the driver to move forward. Even after disengaging 4WD, the front drive shaft was continuing to rotate.

In order to properly disengage the 4WD system, the driver will have to first drive the car in reverse slightly and then drive forward. By doing this, the 4WD system completely disengages and the same is shown in the video here. Mahindra Thar is available with a 2.0 litre turbocharged mStallion series petrol engine and a 2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk diesel engine. Both petrol and diesel engine are offered with manual and automatic transmission option.