Should M&M build a four-door Mahindra Thar? – Rendering

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Not confirmed for production by Mahindra.

Motorscribes has created a rendering of a 4-door Mahindra Thar to give an idea of what it would look like with an extended wheelbase and 2 rear doors. It is pitched as a more extreme, off-road centric cousin of the Mahindra Bolero, the successor of the popular Mahindra Armada. Some may look at it as the Jeep Wrangler from India.

four-door-mahindra-thar-front-three-quarter-rendering
The Thar XL is pitched as a more extreme, off-road centric cousin of the Mahindra Bolero, but Mahindra may not be convinced.

Dubbed as the ‘Mahindra Thar XL’ in the rendering, the 4-door UV has a black canvas top similar to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and a longer wheelbase. Otherwise it looks identical to the current Mahindra Thar. If Mahindra were planning to put such a variant into production, it is likely to be introduced in the next generation model.

Mahindra Thar four-door dashboard rendering
The interior is given a digital instrument cluster, central touch screen and auto climate control.

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Speaking of which, the next gen Thar is rumored to arrive in showrooms from 2018. It will ride on a new body-on-frame platform with better structural rigidity and meet future crash test norms. As for engine options, it is likely to come with a 1.5-liter unit from the mHawk family of diesel engines, although it’s unclear if it’s a retuned version of the unit in the TUV300 or another engine.

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[Source: Motorscribes]

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