Mahindra Thar On Road Price starts from 9.99 plus Taxes. It was introduced in 2020, with an all new avatar which changed the interiors, exteriors, power train, technology etc. everything. With the popularity amongst the youth of the nation and proper SUV characteristics, unlike pseudo SUVs, it has a very good amount of sales. And a waiting period of more than 1 year on the top of the line LX trim. It is available in both fuel options, 1.5L T-GDI petrol engine and a 2.2L m-HAWK diesel engine.
Mahindra Thar On Road Price
Since it is priced from Rs. 16.49 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the diesel engine top spec trim, The ALL NEW RWD spec, ( 4×2 variant ) of the THAR has been introduced into the market at an introductory price of Rs. 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and with 2 new colors, EVEREST WHITE and BLAZING BRONZE. The petrol engine continues to be the same on offer, but now it gets a 1.5L diesel engine which is the same as the Marazzo and the XUV 300. It is offered in Petrol Automatic and a Diesel Manual option only with no soft top on offer.
Exterior Details – Front
The all new Thar remains the same from the front, gets the same round halogen headlamps, 6 slat grill and big bumper with THAR badging on it. The fog lamps are also a halogen unit and the LED DRLs are just placed above the indicators. It gets the old school type door hinges on the outside which can be opened up. Gets a THAR badging on the front right fender and gets a black body cladding running all around it. It gets 18 inches of alloys as standard but on modifications, it can go upto 22 inches as well. As we move towards the rear, we find that there is the missing of the 4×4 badging, since it is a 4×2 vehicle so it is a differentiating factor.
Exterior Details – Rear
The rear is the same as that of the 4×4 variant. Gets a squared tail lamp which blinks thrice on unlocking and gets a split open tailgate. The boot space is decent enough where you can pack only soft handbags. The fuel lid has to be opened manually with the key, which is a kind of old school feature and needed an upgrade. Overall the ruggedness and the toughness of the ladder frame SUV remains to be intact and the charm and the aura is now available at a much attractive price.
When we step inside, the doors open wide enough, not exactly 90 degrees but somewhere similar. The door pockets are small and since the doors can be removed, it does not get power window controls mounted on them. The front seats are very comfortable. It gets a good amount of cushioning and since the seating is on height, which gives a commanding view of what’s around and makes you feel like you are the KING of the road. When we have to go to the rear seats, it becomes a bit difficult as the in rest and the egrest is not an easy task because of the less space.
Rear Seat Experience
Once you are in the rear seat, you experience good comfort from the seats but it can be a claustrophobic space due to all black interiors. The dashboard is also the same as the 4×4 variant but the major difference is the removal of the 4×4 gear lever. Now it has been removed and now you get enough space for your smartphones, which can accommodate about 3 full size smartphones in that area. The instrument cluster is also the same with plenty of information on offer.
There is an addition of Traction control, hill descent control functions in the 4×2 variant. Since there is no soft top on offer, the wind noise does not penetrate the cabin at higher speeds which makes the cabin a better place to be in. It misses out on the automatic climate control, which is a must have feature at this price point.
Now talking about the performance of the all new engine, it gets a 1.5L m-Falcon series of engine which was earlier seen on Marazzo and now in XUV 300. It produces around 116 BHP of power and 300 Nm of torque. The 2L T-GDI petrol engine produces the same power figures as of the 4×4 variant, producing 150 BHP of power and 320 Nm torque. Now the new addition is the 1.5L diesel engine and talking about it, the downsizing can not be felt anywhere in the power delivery. The engine is very tractable and due to the removal of the 4×4 mechanism, there has been reduction in weight as well, about 100 kgs and this has improved the power to weight ratio of the vehicle. It still manages to do a 0-100 km/h in around 10 seconds. Being a ladder on frame SUV, there is plenty of body roll on offer. Also vertical movement can be felt on the expansion joints.
It offers a mileage of about 14-15 km/l in diesel and about 12-14 km/l in the petrol, which is much better than the 4×4 variant. .The suspension setup is also on the softer side which glides over any bump and pothole smoothly. The diesel gets a manual transmission and the gear shifts are smooth and the clutch is also on the lighter side. The petrol gets a 6 speed automatic transmission which is decent enough in operations. The automatic transmission gets a manual mode only till first 2 gears and after that it upshifts automatically. When we talk about the brakes, there is not enough braking power.
Brakes and Drive
Like it can have a much better braking system and there is heavy nose dive under heavy braking. The steering is good enough, light at low speeds but weighs decently at higher speed but there is a lag in the center position. When we talk about night impressions, the quality of headlights is certainly not up to the mark. The halogen unit doesn’t do justice with it. The rear seat comfort is also good enough and since you sit on top of the tires, you can feel the bumps to a certain extent. The drivability of the petrol engine is also much better and is much smoother as compared to the diesel.
RUGGED CHARM CAN BE CONSIDERED OR NOT ?
Since the all new THAR is available at a very attractive price of Rs. 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the RWD variant. It is now a major consideration amongst the pseudo SUVs by the youngsters. The charm and off-road capabilities are now available at a much cheaper price. Though it misses on some aspects and features, overall it is an amazing product with a whopping waiting period also. With the introduction of new colours, its a good option for those who want SUVs.
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- EVEREST WHITE
- GALAXY GREY
- BLAZING BRONZE
- RED RAGE
- NAPOLI BLACK
- AQUA MARINE