The new-gen Mahindra Thar can be the first launch from the company after the lockdown ends.

Key Highlights

  • The Mahindra Thar can be the first launch from the company post lockdown
  • The new-gen Thar will come with upgraded features & improved exterior & interior updates.
  • The 2020 Mahindra Thar will get BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engines.

The new-gen Mahindra Thar has been one of the highly anticipated models slated to be launched in India this year. However, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the resultant lockdown many important launches have been deferred by at least a couple of months. While there is still no update on the launch date for the off-road SUV.

Old Model of Mahindra Thar BS4 – Reference Image.

The new-gen Mahindra Thar will come with a host of changes, including larger dimensions, updated exterior, new, more comfortable interior and a host of modern and smart features to attract the new-age buyers. In fact, we recently spotted a near-production version of the SUV, which indicates that the SUV all geared up for a market launch, and depending on the situation, we would expect Mahindra to launch the SUV as early as June or July 2020.

Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be the nearest competitor of 2020 Mahindra Thar, which looks almost similar to That, Jimny can come to India with a 5 Door option.

The new 2020 Mahindra Thar will retain its boxy design with large squared out fenders, however, the SUV will get modern features like LED headlamps, LED taillamps, alloy wheels, and for the first time, the option to have a hard-top roof. The SUV will also get a more equipped cabin with new upholstery and forward facing rear seat, with seatbelts.

The new Thar will also get a well-equipped dashboard with a touchscreen infotainment system, new instrument cluster and possibly an automatic climate control. The SUV will also get improved safety features like – dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, speed alert system among others.

Under the hood, it’s possible Mahindra might offer both petrol and diesel engine options, and while latter will be a 2.2-litre oil burner, the petrol option could get the 2.0-litre mStallion engine that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Currently, the Mahindra Thar comes with a 2.5-litre diesel engine.

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