The next-gen Mahindra Thar which will be launched by April 2020 has already been spotted on several occasions in the past during its road-tests. Now, its new interiors spy shots have surfaced online confirming a rumoured new feature - front-facing rear-seat.
On the inside, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will have a completely new all-black dashboard though it hides under the camouflage in the above picture. It will also have a digital-analogue instrument panel with a big MID integrated between the dials. Furthermore, it will be kitted with a multi-function steering wheel, round AC vents, new AC control dials with silver outline and a repositioned passenger grab-handle which will be all-new. The seats will be more comfortable and will have contrast stitching. While at the back, the rear seat will be front-facing which is another major update for the cabin.
The new-generation Mahindra Thar will make use of the same ladder-frame chassis as the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio. Previous spy pictures confirm that it will flaunt an evolutionary exterior design and dimension-wise it will be longer and wider than the current model. At the front, it will feature the signature seven-slot vertical grille, front fender-mounted turn indicators, a wide and flat bonnet and round halogen headlamps - all classic elements in a revised form. The rear will come kitted with a spare wheel bolted on to its side-hinged tailgate, and small, brick-shaped combination lamps in placed vertically.
The all-new Thar will carry a more robust construction making it compliant with the upcoming BNVSAP crash tests norms (1 October 2019). Also, it goes without saying that it will come equipped with standard safety features such as driver airbag, rear parking sensors, speed alert system and more, in accordance with the AIS-145 safety norms which came into action from 1 July 2019.
In terms of mechanicals, the all-new Thar will employ on a BS-VI 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 140 PS and 300 Nm. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It will also feature a manually-operated 4WD system as an option. It will most likely debut at Auto Expo 2020.
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