Mahindra Thar Facelift starts testing ahead of 2015 launch - Spied

19/01/2015 - 12:16 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Expected to get minor cosmetic revisions. 

These spyshots indicate that Mahindra has started working on a refresh for its rugged SUV, the Thar. If the camouflage is anything to go by, there could be minor cosmetic changes to the side panels, hood and dashboard of the car.

Mahindra Thar Facelift spied
The Thar facelift could come in soft top and hard top variants.

The Thar is presently available with two engine options: A 2,523 cc four-cylinder DI engine that produces 63 bhp and 182.5 Nm of torque, while a more modern 2,498 cc CRDe diesel unit which develops 105 bhp and 247 Nm of torque.

The report also claims that the Thar could be offered with a new, downsized diesel engine, the same engine that will power the U301 compact SUV.

In September 2013, Mahindra launched an updated Thar with improvements to the canopy, the front axles' locking hubs, and better quality interior door handles and AC switches. These changes were largely customer centric, and another round of updates could be seen on the refreshed Thar.

Mahindra Thar Facelift rear quarter spied
Mahindra could incorporate improvements to the Thar facelift based on customer feedback.

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Most recently, Mahindra launched a Thar Adventure Edition limited to just 30 units. The exclusive edition saw a new Java Brown color, body decals, headlight and taillight protectors, new floor mats and seat covers with a special branding.

Expected Price: From INR 6.5 lakhs onwards (ex-Showroom)
Launch date: This year

[Spyshots from MotorBeam]

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