The 2020 Mahindra Thar is surely one of the much-awaited launches of the next year. The SUV’s updated model is likely to debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2020. Ahead of its official unveiling, we have seen multiple spy pictures of the new Thar revealing its key details. Read – 2020 Mahindra Alturas Coming Soon
The latest sighting confirms that the 2020 Mahindra Thar will receive a new touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This time around, the SUV will also get front power windows, fabric seats, manual HVAC and steering mounted controls.
Unlike the existing model that has side facing foldable rear seats, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will offer front facing rear seats with better support. It will also come with company fitted hard top instead of the dealer fitment. Though, the aforementioned features will be reserved for top-end trim. Read – Mahindra XUV400 Compact SUV – What To Expect
For safety provision, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will offer airbags, co-driver seat belt reminder, high speed alert, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors as standard fitments. Ditching the existing platform, the updated model will sit on a new ladder on frame chassis that will enhance its driving dynamics.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will ride on larger alloy wheels with 235 or 245 section tubeless tyres. Compared to the existing generation, the new one will be longer and wider.
For power, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will use a new BS6-compliant 2.0L diesel engine generating power close to 140PS and 320Nm of torque. The same oil burner will also be used in the new-generation XUV500 and Scorpio, but delivering different power outputs. Transmission on offer will be a 6-speed manual unit. Reports suggest that the new Thar might also be offered with a petrol powertrain.