More Affordable Mahindra Thar 4x4 is Coming Soon - Report

More Affordable Mahindra Thar 4x4 is Coming Soon - Report

Mahindra offers the Thar in two distinct trim levels right now. The AX(O) and LX have two petrol and one diesel engine options. As per one of the recent updates, Mahindra is planning to release a new entry-level 4x4 model soon. This new entrant could be positioned below the AX(O) trim with the 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol engines.

This upcoming entry-level 4WD model could be called AX AC. Some features that are currently available on the AX(O) trim may be removed. Mahindra used to sell a stripped-down AX trim, but it was discontinued. The upcoming AX AC trim could be a four-seater with seats facing forward.

This could also be in response to the upcoming Jimny SUV from Maruti Suzuki. Maruti is planning for the Jimny to go on sale in May 2023. We expect the Maruti Jimny to undercut the current prices of the Thar. This new Thar trim could also be marketed to off-road enthusiasts.

Mahindra currently offers the Thar with three engine options. There's a base-spec 118hp, 300Nm, 1.5-litre diesel engine with a 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Then there's the 2.0-litre petrol engine with 152hp and 300Nm of torque, and the 2.2-litre diesel engine with 130hp and 300Nm of torque. Both engines are available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the diesel engine is only available in 4WD. The petrol is available in both 4WD and RWD configurations. The upcoming AX AC trim could be equipped with the latter two engines and MT 4x4.

Thar's only direct competitor in the market is the Force Gurkha at the moment. But it will soon face competition from the upcoming Maruti Jimny. Diesel Thar variants are currently priced between Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 16.49 lakh. The petrol versions range in price from Rs 13.49 lakh to Rs 15.82 lakh.

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Update Source - AutoCar India

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Will there be any discount scheme on Mahindra Thar on Dhanteras?
2022-12-29 10:19:10 AM
We cannot assure you that the discount offer on Mahindra Thar will definitely be available
How much of a discount can I get on a Mahindra Thar during Diwali?
2022-12-29 10:19:08 AM
Currently, Mahindra offers some pretty discounts on selected models up to Rs. 44,000.
Is it a good idea to wait until Eid to purchase a Mahindra Thar with a discount?
2022-12-29 10:19:06 AM
If your plan is to buy the Mahindra Thar on Eid, then it is great because the brand may announce some amazing offers till that time.
I want to buy Mahindra Thar on Gurpurab. Is there any possibility of getting a good discount offer?
2022-12-29 10:19:04 AM
The company has not announced any discounts on Mahindra Thar on the occasion of Gurpurab
I need a tough SUV. Should I buy Mahindra Thar or Force Gurkha?
2022-12-29 10:16:53 AM
Mahindra Thar is a better option if considering a tough SUV under INR 10 lakh. Thar comes with a more powerful, 2498 cc turbocharged diesel engine producing 105 BHP at 3800 rpm and 247 Nm of torque at 1800-2000 rpm.