Mahindra Thar

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 10,65,000 - ₹ 13,75,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
Car Variant Mahindra Thar LX Petrol AT Convertible Top BS6
Current Status Available
Body Type SUV
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India BS6 Mahindra Thar LX Petrol AT Convertible Top price is Rs 13.45 lakh (ex-showroom).
Shades Red Rage, Mystic Copper, Napoli Black, Aquamarine, Galaxy Grey, Rocky Beige
Competitors Force Gurkha, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Kicks, Tata Nexon
Key Highlights ABS with EBD & Brake Assist, Anti-Theft Alarm, Dual Airbags, ESP with Roll-Over Mitigation, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts on Rear Seats, Panic Braking Signal, Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch, Roll Cage, Speed Sensing Front Door Locks, Adventure Statistics, BlueSense App Connectivity, Electrically Operated HVAC Controls, TPMS, Voice Commands & SMS Read-Out, 17.8 cm Touch Screen Infotainment System with Navigation, Adventure Connect: Calendar Integration, 4 Speakers + 2 Tweeters, Brake Locking Differential, Lumbar Support, Steering Mounted Audio & Phone Controls, Remote Keyless Entry, USB Charging Port, Cruise Control, Dual Tone Bumpers, Fender-mounted Radio Antenna, Deep Silver Alloy Wheels with Thar Branding.
Official Tagline Explore the Impossible!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1997 cc
Transmission Type Automatic
Maximum Power 150 HP @ 5000 rpm
Maximum Torque 320 Nm @ 1500-3000 rpm
Engine Description 1997cc, mStallion 150 TGDi Petrol Engine
Gearbox 6-Speed Torque Converter Automatic
No. of Cylinders 4
Transfer Case Manual Shift Part-Time 4WD with High & Low Reduction Gear
Front Axle Semi Floating With 4.3:1 Final Drive
Rear Axle Semi Floating With 4.3:1 Final Drive
Emission Standard BS6-Compliant
Shift on Fly 4WD
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Departure Angle (degrees) 36.8
Approach Angle (degrees) 41.8
Ramp Breakover Angle (degrees) 27
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 3985 mm
Overall Width 1855 mm
Overall Height 1920 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm
Ground Clearance 226 mm
Front Track 1520 mm
Rear Track 1520 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 4
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 3 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes 303mm Disc Brakes
Rear Brakes 282mm Drum Brakes
Front Suspension Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Brakes Vaccum Assisted Dual Hydraulic Circuit with Tandem Master Cylinder
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 255/65-R18
Rear Tyre 255/65-R18
Alloy Wheels
Wheels Deep Silver Alloy Wheels with Thar Branding
Tubeless Tyres
Tyre Size 18-inch
All Terrain Tyres
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Car Care Kit
Bottle Holder Yes, Bottle Holder in Front Doors
Illuminated key hole Illuminated Key Ring
Tilt Steering Wheel
Steering Mounted Controls Yes, Audio & Phone Controls
Rear Seat (Split) 50:50 Split Rear Seat
Keyless Entry
Power Steering Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Power Steering
Cruise Control
Power Windows Yes, Power Windows in Front Doors
Accessory Socket Yes, 12V Accessory Socket
Drawer under co-driver's seat Tip & Slide Mechanism in Co-Driver Seat
HVAC Rear Temperature Control Unit Yes, Electrically Operated HVAC Controls
Luggage Net & Hook Utility Hook in Backrest of Co-Driver Seat
Sliding and Reclining 2nd Row of Seats
Grab Rail Yes, Dashboard Grab Handle for Front Passenger Only
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Side Cladding Wheel Arch Cladding
Chrome Front Grille Deep Silver Finish Vertical Slats on the Front Grille
Body Coloured Bumpers Dual Tone Bumpers
Foot Step Moulded Side Foot Steps
INTERIOR FEATURES
Adjustable Headrests
Rear USB Charger & Tray
Glove Box Yes, Lockable
Child Seat Mounting Provisions
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror Yes, Manual
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Speed Alert System
Rear Seat Belts 3-Point Seat Belts for Rear Passengers
Tyre Pressure Monitoring system
Lane Change Indicator Setting
Panic Brake Indication
Airbags Dual Airbags
Safe cage
Seatbelt Reminder
Parking Sensors Yes, Rear Parking Sensors
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes with Roll-Over Mitigation
Brake Assist
LOCKS & SECURITY
Speed Sensitive Door Autolock
Anti-theft Alarm
Central Locking
INSTRUMENTATION
Instrument Cluster Coloured MID Display in Instrument Cluster
LIGHTING
Front Fog Lights
Lead Me To Vehicle Headlamps
Follow Me Home Headlamps
LED Tail light
Interior Room Lamp Yes, Centre Roof Lamp
INFOTAINMENT
Internet Connectivity Features BlueSense App Connectivity
Music System 17.8 cm Touch Screen Infotainment System with Navigation
Number of Speakers 4
Tweeters 2
SMS Readout
GPS Navigation System
Voice Recognition
Roof Antenna Fender-Mounted Radio Antenna
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Lumbar Support
Fabric Upholstry
Driver Seat Adjustment
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Hub Lock Automatic

Mahindra Thar Review

29 Aug, 2016 05:16 PM

Synopsis

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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

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.

Variants

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

Shades

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

Verdict

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.

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