Yesterday, a few images of the Mahindra Thar Signature Edition had leaked online. IAB has learnt that the Mahindra That Signature Edition will come equipped with not only ABS but also dual-front airbags.
While ABS became mandatory on 1 April 2019, driver airbag will become mandatory for M1 category vehicles on 1 July 2019. The Mahindra Thar is equipped with neither. The Mahindra Thar Signature Edition was known to come with ABS. In addition, sources tell us that it will be equipped with a driver airbag and a front passenger airbag as well. So, the limited-run model will have a new steering wheel and a redesigned dashboard, in order to accommodate the airbags. The Signature Edition, will indeed, be special that way.
Mahindra will bid adieu to the first generation Thar with the Signature Edition. It will offer this model in two exclusive colours: Napoli Black and Aqua Marine. The styling quotient will be enhanced with black decals on the bonnet lid along with silver finishes on the front bumper, a special ‘Signature Edition’ badge on its fenders with Anand Mahindra's signature, and the 5-spoke, 15-inch alloy wheels from the previous-gen Mahindra Scorpio and the Marksman.
The Mahindra Thar Signature Edition will be more spacious with a wider cabin. Other interior exclusivities will include front-facing rear seats and leatherette seat covers with Thar branding.
The Mahindra Thar Signature Edition will be powered by the 2.5L CRDe diesel engine, which delivers 79 kW (107.41 PS) and 247 Nm of torque. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The launch will likely take place next month, and only 700 units will be sold. The next-gen Mahindra Thar is expected to debut at Auto Expo 2020.