Mahindra & Mahindra has confirmed that the new-generation Thar SUV will hit the roads in the first quarter of the next fiscal year (i.e. mid 2020). Designed for off-road purpose, the Thar SUV will witness comprehensive upgrades with the generation change. What will come as a bit of a surprise will be the new 2.0L mStallion petrol engine that recently debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in February.
The new gasoline unit will be benefited with turbocharger and direct injection technology. It will push out a peak power of 190bhp against 380Nm of torque. The 2020 Mahindra Thar will also be offered with a BS6-compliant 2.2L diesel engine hooked to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The power and torque outputs will stand at 190bhp and 380Nm respectively.
Substantial upgrades will also be made to its interior. The 2020 Mahindra Thar will feature a touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The dashboard layout will be completely revised. The new Thar will also come with multiple USB ports, manual AC unit, a multi-information display in the instrument cluster and a rear parking camera. Read – 130bhp Mahindra XUV300 Sportz To Launch In April
If reports are to be believed, the new-generation Thar will come in 6 and 7-seats options along with Soft and Hard top. The second row of seats will be front facing. Safety features such dual airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), seat belt reminder, speed alert and central locking will be standard across the model lineup.
Better equipped and more powerful, 2020 Mahindra Thar will receive significant cosmetic changes. Upfront, there will be the signature 7-slat grille and circular headlamps. Design elements such as promounced wheel arches, five-spoke alloy wheels and new LED taillamps will further ehance its new look. The SUV’s new-generation model will also be bigger in size than the current generation.
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