The Mahindra Thar 700, so far referred to as the Mahindra Thar Signature Edition, has been finally launched, at INR 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The limited-edition model is almost INR 50,000 more expensive compared to the regular model (CRDe 4WD).
The Mahindra Thar 700 is an exclusive commemorative edition of the current-gen Mahindra Thar. As depicted in its name, its sales are limited to 700 units. It is available in the familiar Napoli Black colour and an exclusive Aquamarine colour. It features 15-inch five-spoke alloy wheels from the previous-gen Scorpio and the Marksman, a 'Signature Badge' with Anand Mahindra's signature on it on the right-hand side front fender, new decals the bonnet and the sides and D-sat silver colour finish on the front bumper. On the inside, the Thar 700 is plusher with leatherette covers with Thar logo on the backrests of the front seats.
The Mahindra Thar 700 employs the 2.5L CRDe diesel engine which pushes out a maximum power of 79 kW (107.41 PS) and 247 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox, and a Borgwarner transfer case is standard. The special edition model is safer than the regular model because it includes ABS, which is a mandatory safety feature from 1 April 2019. Driver airbag, driver and passenger seat belt reminder and rear parking sensors will be mandatory from 1 July 2019, and so, Mahindra hopes to sell all the produced units before this deadline.
Mahindra is currently working on the second-gen Thar, and it will most likely display this model at Auto Expo 2020.