All-New Mahindra Thar to Make India Debut at Auto Expo 2020
Published: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 0:00 AM | By Maxabout News Team | 320 Views
Getting a major makeover, the all-new Mahindra Thar is expected to make its official debut in India at the Auto Expo in February 2020. The next-gen model of Thar is expected to feature a host of new updates including a much wider cabin space, all-new exterior design, updated engine, new alloy wheels, and a removable hardtop. Featuring a 7-slat front grille, the all-new Mahindra Thar has been designed keeping in mind the new frontal offset and side crash test norms by the Indian government to be effective from October 1, 2019. In addition to these, the brand is also focusing on expanding the Thar’s portfolio with different variants. [caption id="attachment_492135" align="aligncenter" width="815"] All-New Mahindra Thar to Make India Debut @ Auto Expo 2020[/caption] According to the reports, the all-new Mahindra Thar will also be available with Jeep wrangler inspired removable hard top in addition to the standard soft top version. These new safety measures for the first time will allow the vehicle to be pedestrian friendly as well as cater to the hard weather conditions. The brand is also focusing on providing the customers with a much more silent interior by improving the insulation levels in order to shield the interior from outer vibrations, heat as well as noise. The 2020 Mahindra Thar also features a redesigned steering wheel, chrome inserts on the AC vents, and the SUV's interior now has more defined design lines. One of the best-added features is a modern instrument console with a multi-information display (MID) and two analogue dials with an updated design. The centre console has also been updated to accommodate an infotainment system. [caption id="attachment_492131" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Interior of All-New Mahindra Thar[/caption] In addition to the design changes, Mahindra is also planning on introducing an automatic gearbox for the Thar. Keeping in mind the new BSVI emission standards to be implemented from April 2020, the brand might also introduce an all-new petrol engine for the Thar. The off-roader is also expected to feature XUV500 inspired 2.2-litre petrol engine in addition to an updated BS6-ready diesel engine. Accommodating the new city-specific features, the all-new Mahindra Thar off-roader would be able to target the audience looking for something unique though being city-friendly.