Mahindra Launched the new generation Thar on 2nd October 2020. Well, just after a couple of months, Mahindra pulled the plug on 6 seater version of the off-roader. For you to know, the Mahindra Thar in its 6 seater avatar gets two bench seats for the rear passengers. Also, the seats were oriented sideways.

Mahindra Thar AX Variants Removed
Mahindra Thar AX Variants Removed

Why Mahindra Took off From the 6 Seaters Thar?

This started in November when the Global NCAP took Thar to test its safety. Also, it was the 4-seater version that was sent overseas to be tested.

  • After the results, Thar impressed everyone with a whopping 4-star crash test rating. Also, the overall shell was able to withstand further loads.
  • Talking about child safety, the vehicle is reassuring that it scored a smiling 4-star rating. This makes the second safest car in its segment in child safety.
  • As the tests were conducted with the 4-seater version with proper bench seats, the 6-seater version would have hampered these delightful crash test ratings.
  • Also, it was now safe at all for the children as it was difficult to accommodate the child seat anchors.
Mahindra Thar
Mahindra Thar Interior (4-Seater Version)

Well, that was available in 2 variants with 2 roof configurations, hard and soft top. Now both of the variants have been discontinued and will not be available for further sale. Though some of the Thars in 6-seater configuration were sold.

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2020 Mahindra Thar | The Gem Engine

Mahindra Thar 2020 | Engines
Mahindra Thar 2020 | Engines

The new grown-up Mahindra Thar comes with 2 engine options, a diesel and turbo petrol with the latter one being more powerful.

  • Talking about which, is a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that pushes, 150hp of max power and 300Nm of peak torque.
  • The 2.2-litre diesel is also an option that generates 130hp and 300Nm of max torque.
  • Both the engines come mated to either a 6-speed MT or a torque converter.

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