There has been a lot of talk around the price of the 2020 Mahindra Thar as the first production model was recently auctioned with the highest bid of Rs 1.11 crore. The off-roader has managed to build up massive enthusiasm among the fans across the nation.
Reports from the industry suggest a price tag starting from Rs 9.50 lakh and going as high as Rs 15 lakh. With the Indian auto giant revealing the mystery price tag soon, we now look at 5 reasons why the next-gen Mahindra Thar shouldn’t be missing out from your garage and how much is the off-roader actually worth.
1. Swanky looks:
The 2nd-gen Mahindra Thar definitely gives you the best of both worlds as the SUV boasts that premium looks with muscular features speaking enough about the boldness. With the tweaked proportions, the SUV looks bigger and badder and is capable enough of turning heads on the roads.
2. An icon reborn:
Though the 2020 Mahindra Thar has a refreshed styling and design language, the Indian automaker made sure that the true fans get their doze of nostalgia too. The front fascia has a heavy resemblance to its predecessor, especially the sharp headlamps, the grille with black accent and the faux skid plates. The thick wheel arches add to the original character of the classic Thar. The muscular shoulder line, if not the best, is a good addition to the SUV.
3. Massive powerhouse:
The new Mahindra Thar offers a major change in its powertrain it offers both petrol and diesel engines now. The 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine churns out 152 PS of power and offers a torque of 320 Nm. The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine delivers a maximum power of 131 PS and offers a peak torque of 300 Nm. This is one area where there’s nothing to be thought over again. The 4×4 SUV promises a power-packed performance every time it steps on the road.
4. Made-in-India off-roader:
This title alone is enough to ignore the 6- or 7-digit price tag that the Thar will boast. Mahindra Thar has been a unique offering in India since off-roading even became popular in the nation. The Thar comes with a 3rd-gen rigid chassis, washable interiors and water wading ability of 650 mm, so that you know you don’t have to think twice before treading on unknown roads.
5. Comfortable plush interiors:
Comfort and off-roading and two words that rarely go together looking at the SUVs offered in the Indian market. The retro-modern themed interiors and features like 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, roof-mounted speakers, and the 4-seat and 6-seat layout make the Thar an unbeatable package.
Although we expect the Mahindra Thar to cost somewhere between Rs 9.49 lakh- Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom), it wouldn’t be a trouble shelling out a little more considering the fact that the refreshed SUV has so much to offer.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will take on the upcoming 2020 Force Gurkha in the Indian market.