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Mahindra Thar To Get A Cheaper Entry-Level Variant

As per some reports, Mahindra may update the variant line-up of its recent launch offroader Thar. In this updated line-up the company will introduce a new entry-level variant of the Mahindra Thar. That said, being a starting variant it will sit at the very bottom of the price list. It is said that the new variant may be considerably cheaper than the ongoing models.

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Mahindra Thar | Image for representation only

What will the new Mahindra Thar Offer?

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Mahindra Thar

We can expect a major change under the hoot. Yes, the new variant of the Thar may get a new engine altogether.

  • As per some reports, the new engine is a 1.5-litre 3 cylinder engine. Well, it is unsure on which fuel the car would be running.
  • Though Mahindra already has a 1.3-litre 3 cylinder engine in their arsenal. This motor was also a part of the TUVs brochure.
  • In TUV this engine generates 100hp of max power and 240Nm of peak torque.
  • Moreover, this motor has longitudinal mounting points that allow the car to have an RWD drivetrain with no option of a 4X4 whatsoever.
Mahindra Thar 2020 Dashboard
Mahindra Thar 2020 Dashboard

What Mahindra‘s Further Plans?

As per our sources, Mahindra may also launch a 5 door variant of the Mahindra Thar. If you are not aware, this 5-door will straight rival the likes of the upcoming 5-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny.

  • Mahindra may start testing the bigger 5-door Thar soon.
  • Additionally, the new Thar may also get a more powerful engine.
  • We are not sure when will Mahindra launch the 5 seaters Thar but we know that it is soon.

The Price

Mahindra Thar
Mahindra Thar | image for representation only

To begin with, Mahindra Thar is one of the legendary cars in the Indian automotive market. And we believe owning a Thar is a matter of pride (#MadeInIndia). Obviously, the new entry-level variant of Mahindra Thar will undercut the current base variant. That said, right now the average asking price of the Mahindra Thar ranges from 12.15Lakhs to 14.20Lakhs (ex-showroom). But we can expect the price of the new variant to be around ₹9Lakhs -₹10Lakhs (ex-showroom).

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Utkarsh Bhardwaj
Technical Content Strategist at GoMechanic | Big Time Petrolhead with the passion for building cars and driving those beauties.


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