The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be the next big launch from the home-grown carmaker in the country. The off-road SUV’s new-generation model will hit showrooms in the second week of April, 2020. Its booking might begin in the first week of the next month or even before. The vehicle will started arriving at select Mahindra dealership by the end of April. One must note that the official launch date and booking details are yet to be confirmed by the carmaker.
Comprehensive changes will be made inside the cabin. It will be more up-market and better equipped than the existing one. The dashboard will be completely revised. This time around, the off-road SUV will get a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.
Features such as automatic climate control, a multifunction steering wheel, a multi-information display in instrument cluster, multiple USB ports, a manual AC unit might also be on offer. With the generation, the Thar will receive front-facing rear seats. Rumour has it that the 2020 Mahindra Thar might be offered with 6 and 7-seats configurations and Soft and Hard top options. Read – 130bhp Mahindra XUV300 Sportz To Launch In April
The safety quotient will also better than the current generation. All variants of the new Thar will be packed with dual airbags, speed alert ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), seat belt reminder and central locking.
In terms of proportions, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will be bigger than the current model. Talking about cosmetic changes, the SUV might feature more pronounced wheel arches with newly-designed alloys and new LED taillamps. Design bits such as 7-slat grille, flat bonnet, circular headlamps, front fender mounted turn indicators, brick-shaped taillamps will be carried over from the current generation.
The new-generation Thar will come with two engine options – a BS6-compliant version of the existing 2.2L diesel and a new 2.0L mStallion petrol. While the updated oil burner will deliver power around 140bhp, the gasoline unit will make a healthy 190bhp with 380Nm of torque. Transmission choices might include a 6-speed manual and a new automatic unit.