Mahindra Thar

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 6,72,350 - ₹ 9,99,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Body Type SUV
Fuel Type Diesel
ARAI Certified Mileage 13.28 kmpl
Top Speed (KMPH) 138 kmph
Official Tagline Thar Hates Tar!
Engine Displacement 2498 cc
Maximum Power 105 Bhp @ 3800 rpm
Maximum Torque 247 Nm @ 1800-2000 rpm
Engine Description NEF TCI- CRDe
Gearbox 5-Speed Manual
Bore x Stroke 94 x 90 mm
Front Axle Full Floating Hypoid Ratio 4.3:1 Capacity: 1100 kg
Rear Axle Semi Floating Hypoid Ratio 4.3:1 Capacity: 1700 kg (Mechanical Locking Rear Differential)
Shift on Fly 4WD Manual Shift On Fly 4WD with Low Ratio
Departure Angle (degrees) 27°
Approach Angle (degrees) 44°
Overall Length 3920 mm
Overall Width 1726 mm
Overall Height 1930 mm
Wheelbase 2430 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Kerb Weight 1750 kg
Turning Radius 5.75 metres
Front Track 1445 mm
Rear Track 1346 mm
Seating Capacity 6 Seater (2 Forward Facing and 2 Side Facing Rear Bench Seats)
Number of Doors 2 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres
Front Brakes Hydraullic with Tandem Master Cylinder with LCRV 226 mm Disc
Rear Brakes Hydraullic with Tandem Master Cylinder with LCRV 282 mm Drum
Front Suspension IFS With Torsion Bar And Stablizer Bar
Rear Suspension Semi Elliptical Leaf Spring
Front Tyre P 235/70 R16 Tubeless
Rear Tyre P 235/70 R16 Tubeless
Alloy Wheels Optional
Tubeless Tyres
Steering Adjustment (Rake)
Steering Mounted Controls
Power Outlet 12V Power Outlet
Rear AC Vents
Centre Console With Cup Holder
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
Air Conditioner
Power Steering Rack & Pinion Power Steering
Rear Washer & Wiper
Canopy Removable Canopy
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Yes (Both Side Manual)
Foot Step
Tinted Glass
Glove Box Lockable Glove Box
Dual Tone Interiors
Parking Sensors
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control
Engine Immobilizer Digital Immobilizer
Central Locking Optional
Trip Distance
Music System Provision for 2-Din Music System
Leather Seats Optional
Driver Seat Adjustment Yes (Manual)
Hub Lock Auto
Summary Mahindra Thar Diesel CRDe 4x4 is a great buy being a sport + off-road SUV with a rustic appeal and decent styling. It comes with a powerful 2498cc engine giving out a power of 105 BHP @ 3800 rpm and 247 Nm @ 1800-2000 rpm with a good mileage of 16.55 kmpl. In this segment Mahindra Thar is in direct competition with Maruti Gypsy and Force Motors Gurkha.

Mahindra Thar Review

29 Aug, 2016 05:16 PM


A crossover vehicle always catches the eye of people owing to its masculine appeal. One of the most revered off-roaders in India comes straight from the house of Mahindra, the leading SUV & Crossover vehicle manufacturer in India. Mahindra Thar has been making waves ever since it was launched years back and at Auto Expo 2012, Mahindra blessed us with an upgraded and much more vicious version of Thar revamped both ergonomically as well as visually. The all-new 2015 Mahindra Thar has been officially launched in India @ Rs. 5.21 lakhs for the base Di model & Rs. 8.25 lakhs for the top CRDe model.


The outer body of Mahindra Thar has been inspired by old classic Jeep and Gypsy both of which have been modified and compiled into one, which now is our fierce Thar. The crease on the body appears to be prominent enough to give us an appeal of the masculinity which the car highlights. The grille attached to the front fascia has been deeply inspired by Jeep and the lights are circular as they were in the predecessor version.

These set of features give Thar the much desired signature look. Mahindra has added burly and muscular tires which add to the mean look of the car and at the same time, give it a better control over the road. These tires have been installed for the sole purpose of giving a better sustained performance off road. Now coming to the side profile, Mahindra Thar has three doors two of which are for the front doors whereas the third one is fitted to the back of the car.

Thus, the entry to the back seat is from the rear fascia of the off-roader and the space above the rear seats have been traditionally kept open. The doors have basically been bolted which gives the car a much more rugged look as it should embark. Coming to the rear of the car, the design of Thar is the usual as it is something which people do not wish to see changed. At the back, there are two burly pipes which are running over the car thus giving it an indiscriminate look over its contending UVs in the market.


Not only does the exterior of the car strike a chord with us but same goes with the interiors as well. On making our way inside the cabin of Thar, the first noticeable thing are the rough but comfortable seats which can be elevated as per our convenience in order to make more space. Though, they look rugged, yet on terms of safety, they are capable. Since the car is made for off-road purposes, thus there has to be lots of space inside the car in order to make the passenger comfortable even when the car is treading over a rough terrain.

Thus, in terms of luxury, Thar might not be promising but what it has is still commendable. The steering wheel is bold as it has been in all the classes of Mahindra Jeeps. There are two seats at the back which have been designed in a simple fashion and both of these seats are facing the front. When it comes to accommodating passengers, Thar can comfortably accommodate 5-6 people with without any hassles.

The overhead roof has been kept open which in turn, ensures that there is ample head room for passengers. Additionally, the distance between the front seats and the dashboard is sufficient enough for the driver or the co-passenger to extend their hand and select key options embedded on the dashboard. Concerned with the comfort level of Thar, Mahindra decided to put air-conditioning system in Thar and this might be the first time that this feature has been included in the off-roader. Though, this feature is available only to the CRDe engine owners and not DI variant possessors. Unfortunately, Mahindra Thar does not come with a music system but it does come with a provision for a music system and you can get it as an accessory at Mahindra outlets.

Engine and Gearbox

Mahindra has basically made Thar for those who do not wish to enjoy luxury but instead wish to feel the power of the cross-roader on all terrains of roads. This is the reason why Thar boasts of a powerful and commanding engine which gives it enough power to tread over any surface without much hassle.

Mahindra Thar is basically available in the market in two variants namely DI and CRDe. The CRDe NEF Turbocharged intercooled engine goes well with a five-speed manual transmission and the engine has a remarkable capacity of 2498cc. The CRDe variant of engine is capable of giving out a peak power of 105 bhp at 3800 rpm along with a maximum torque of 247 Nm at 1800-2000rpm.

On the contrary, the DI engine has a capacity of 2523cc and this one also comes with a 5-speed manual transmission system. An additional feature is that the buyer of DI engine has an option to select between 2WD and 4WD models. This engine has been put to use in Mahindra Bolero as well. Mahindra Thar can go from 0-100 in 17 seconds with a top speed of 155 Km/hr.

Safety Features

Mahindra Thar has been given an archetypal ladder frame chassis and a strong body-on-frame structure for its safety. The ground clearance on CRDe models is 200mm whereas the same is 187mm for the DI models. The suspension which has been loaded with shock absorbers in both these variants is what we term as the strongest component in the car as it has the ability to take heavy jerks and at the same time, keep the car on track no matter how the terrain is.


Mahindra Thar is available in 4 variants: Di 4X2, Di 4X2 PS, Di 4x4 and AC CRDe 4X4 BS4.


Mahindra Thar is available in five shades: Black, Silver, Beige, Red and White.


When it comes to engine, ground clearance, exteriors and handling, Mahindra Thar promises to set a benchmark but the only disadvantage is that it still lacks advanced safety features.

Quick Facts - 2016 Mahindra Thar Diesel CRDe 4x4

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The new 2015 Mahindra Thar sports smart interiors along with a completely redesigned dashboard, AC controls and a new centre console. Both front and rear seats are comfortable. ... read more

Best Features: No Drawbacks

Pros: Powerful engine, economical, looks & style, bigger footrests

Cons: Looks & Style

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Before starting my review, I would like to mention here that, I am very passionate of off-roading and Thar is the best vehicle up to date. We have Mahindra 'Thar Diesel Di' in our friend circle ... read more

Best Features: Rugged Look

Pros: Style, Interior, Features

Cons: Not found yet

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