Second major update for the vehicle since the launch in December 2010.
Mahindra has said that it will launch "the refresh of its popular off-roading vehicle." on July 22.
Photographs showed the off-road focused SUV sporting a new plastic-metal front bumper, larger foot-rests and fender extensions. A small tilt was observed on the canopy at the rear.
The interior would be updated with a new dual colour layout. Spyshots show the air vents were surrounded with a silver finish, the instrument cluster, akin to the XUV500's, was a three-piece unit encircled with chrome, the seats appeared bigger, and the center console sported a beige cover containing the hand brake, gear lever and transfer case. The steering wheel, gear knob and air-conditioner controls are borrowed from the Bolero's inventory.
The 2015 Mahindra Thar is unlikely to have any mechanical upgrades. The 2.5-litre DI unit that develops 63 hp and 182.5 Nm of torque, and the more modern 2.5-litre CRDe engine that makes 105 hp and 247 Nm of torque, should soldier on. These are matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and come in 2WD (rear wheel drive) and 4WD guises.
2015 Mahindra Thar facelift interior - Spyshot Gallery
Mahindra Thar Midnight Edition – Image Gallery (unrelated)