Facelifted Mahindra Thar spotted again – Spied

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015 - 4:38am IST

Reported to make its debut in mid-2015.

The 2015 Mahindra Thar has been spotted testing in Lonavala ahead of its rumored mid-2015 launch. This time, the pre-production model is finished in red and sports less cammo wrapping.

2015 Mahindra Thar Exterior front spied
The facelifted Mahindra Thar will feature a reskinned front made from a mix of plastic and metal.

The Mahindra Thar facelift will feature a new front reportedly made from a mix of plastic and metal, bigger side-steps for easier entry, and fender extensions for the top-spec CRDe variant. The most noticeable change is the rear canopy, which is now tilted from the back.

2015 Mahindra-Thar-Exterior-rear-spied
The most noticeable change is the rear canopy, which is now tilted from the back.

The interior features a complete overhaul over the outgoing model. It comes with a new dual tone dashboard housing circular HVAC vents with silver accents, and a new instrument cluster. It borrows the steering wheel, HVAC controls and the handbrake lever from the Bolero, and has a beige gear lever housing with two cup holders.

2015 Mahindra Thar spyshot interior
The new Thar borrows the steering wheel, HVAC controls and the handbrake lever from the Bolero.

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No mechanical upgrades have been reported as of now. The current Thar is available with a 2.5-litre DI unit that produces 63 hp and 182.5 Nm of torque, and a more-powerful 2.5-litre CRDe engine that makes 105 hp and 247 Nm of torque. The only transmission offered is a 5-speed manual gearbox, and will come in 2WD (rear wheel drive) and 4WD flavors.

2015 Mahindra Thar (facelift) – Spyshot Gallery

2015 Mahindra Thar facelift interior – Spyshot Gallery

[Source: Carwale (Exterior images)/4×4 INDIA (Interior images)]

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3 thoughts on “Facelifted Mahindra Thar spotted again – Spied

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    Does anyone in Mahindra design know the meaning of the term “aging”?

    1. sam benjamin says:

      Actually..they don’t have to..Because jeep is an exceptional vehicle with a great tradition, which in fact no other cars can claim…its a car of a century…So that means it is eternal…and in deed no aging..

      1. Samskarebyaha S says:

        In fact, we would buy the Thar only if the design is not altered. The workmanship, comforts, quality and efficiency can always be improved but not the timeless design.

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