All-New 2020 Mahindra Thar Unveiled, Launch Scheduled For October 2

15/08/2020 - 14:00 | ,  ,  ,  ,   | IAB Team

Mahindra has finally pulled the wraps off the much-awaited all-new 2020 Thar. In its new generation, the car has been unveiled in two variants - LX and AX. Mahindra has confirmed that the car will be officially launched on October 2 this year. As mentioned ahead of the unveiling, Mahindra has aimed the new Thar at a wider audience rather than catering to a niche customer base. For that very reason, the new-gen Mahindra Thar now comes with a host of creature comforts that make the car appealing for more people.

2020 Mahindra Thar Images Front Side Interior Coll

The SUV is based on Mahindra’s GEN-3 platform and will be sold in two engine variants including a 2.0-litre mStallion T-GDI petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit. The former has an output of 150bhp and 320 Nm, while the latter delivers 130bhp and 300 Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque-converter automatic unit. The SUV features a manual shift-on-the-fly 4x4 transfer case. Mahindra has further improved the mechanicals in the new generation. Shifting from 4-High to 4-low mode multiplies the torque by 2.48 times. Also being offered as standard is a front-axle disconnect feature. braking locking differential on both ends (applies brakes to the wheel(s) which have no traction) and a mechanical locking rear differential.

Also standard on offer is a set of 245/75 R16 tyres. However, one can also opt for the 255/65 R18 tyres option. Specced with the latter, the SUV offers 226mm of ground clearance. Adding to its off-roading capabilities, the car boasts a 41.8-degree approach angle, a 36.8-degree departure angle and a 27-degree break-over angles. The SUV also has a 650 mm water-wading capacity.Crucial components like electronic control units have been placed at a level above the wading plane to avoid any sort of malfunctioning of the equipment.

2020 Mahindra Thar Ax Lx Features List

Compared to the outgoing version, the new Thar comes with a IP-54-rated water-resistant 17.8 cm touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, adventure statistics display and roof-mounted speakers among others. Also water-resistant is the multi-function steering wheel and the centrally-located window switches. Safety features come in the form of ABS and EBD, dual airbags, ESP with roll-over mitigation, hill-hold and hill descent control.

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