The 2020 Mahindra Thar isn't far from making its expected official debut at Auto Expo 2020 now. New spy shots have surfaced online, giving a close look at its final interior and fob.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be a much better product compared to the first-gen model with respect to comfort and convenience, so as to be suitable as an everyday vehicle and a primary choice of purchase for a larger set of audience.
On the inside, the cabin has been redesigned in order to accommodate a more comfortable seating along with a new infotainment system display (appears to be no larger than 7 inches), steering wheel, instrument panel, and more. All these changes have been implemented to make it a better daily-runner which provides a significantly more comfortable and friendly ride than the model it replaces. Also new in the list is the re-positioned passenger grab handle and the 4x4 lever which now sits on the left side of the gear knob. Furthermore, the use of front-facing rear-seats will also provide more comfort and safety to the rear passengers.
Although not as easily apparent, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will be a fully refreshed on the outside as well. The evolutionary design spy will comprise the typical classical design elements including the seven-slot vertical grille, front fender-mounted turn indicators, wide and flat bonnet, round halogen headlamps, side-hinged tailgate and the vertical brick-shaped combination lamps in an enhanced look.
The new-gen Mahindra Thar will be based on the same ladder-frame chassis as the upcoming 2020 Mahindra Scorpio. Also, its comparatively more rigid body structure will help it to pass the active BNVSAP crash tests.
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Set to rival the 2020 Force Gurkha, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will reportedly source power from a newly developed BS-VI 2.0-litre diesel engine that pushes out 140 PS of maximum power and 300 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. A shift-on-fly 4WD system can be expected as an optional offering.
[Images Source: MotorWorldIndia]