Mahindra is bringing a new-generation model of its off-roader SUV Thar. The 2020 Mahindra Thar is expected to be launched in August. The new leaked picture of the new-generation Mahindra Thar has come out, which is of the production ready version (model launched in the market). The leaked photo has a white plastic-like cover above the SUV, usually mounted on the new vehicle before being shipped to dealer yards.
The new Mahindra Thar has been spotted several times in the past. Different testing models have shown different types of cladding. The final design of the new Thar is yet to be cleared, but its overall profile is expected to remain the same as the current model. However, the styling of the new-generation model will be different from the existing model. The new Thar SUV will come with a new chassis and new body panel.The new Mahindra Thar will get BS6 compliant 2.2-liter diesel engine, which generates 140hp of power. The engine is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It also has an automatic gearbox option, but it is expected to be included in the Thar sometime later. Apart from this, the SUV will also get the option of a new 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine.
FeaturesThe leaked photo features the new Thar with 18-inch black alloy wheels. The SUV is also expected to get LED day-time running lights. The new Thar cabin will have a long list of features. These will feature Apple CarPlay with a redesigned dashboard and a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, multi-information display in the instrument cluster, manual AC, power folding wing mirrors and multiple USB ports.
SafetyTalking about safety, dual-front airbags and ABS standard will be available in it. The top-variants will also have a rear parking camera. The SUV will get front-facing second-row seats. The new Thar market will compete with SUVs like the new Force Gurkha and the Suzuki Jimny coming to the Indian market next year.