The next-gen Mahindra Thar will be equipped with BS6 compliant turbocharged diesel engine.
It is no secret that Mahindra is working on the next-generation Thar, which will be launched before April 2020. The next-gen model will meet the upcoming BNVSAP (Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program) safety norms, which will kick-in in 2019-20. Moreover, the new model will come equipped with BS6 compliant turbocharged diesel engine.
Not just Thar, Mahindra is also working on the new-gen Scorpio and XUV500. In fact, new Thar will share platform with the new Scorpio. We informed you earlier that Mahindra will aim at making Thar a cult brand, which suggests that the life-style UV will retain the original Macho profile. However, the vehicle would receive much bolder design and better equipped cabin. Here is a speculative rendering that gives a possible design for the all-new Mahindra Thar –
This speculative rendering looks way modern than the outgoing model. We believe that the new model will carry forward the essence of old-school design collaborated with modern elements. Keeping older design with new and safer platform could be the way forward for the all-new Thar. The rendering of the Thar looks quite butch, but significantly different from the current model. The original Jeep-inspired front is replaced by a completely new design. Also See – Mahindra Marazzo Price & Other Details
The next-gen Thar will be a global model, which will also be sold in select international markets. This suggests that the new model will come with high-end safety and security features along with efficient powertrains. Features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, rear parking sensors, speed alert and seatbelt reminder will be offered as standard. You May Also Like – Mahindra Inferno 7-Seater SUV | Mahindra S201
The new-gen Thar is expected to get a new 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which will be compliant with Bharat Stage 6 emission norms. For global markets, the SUV could even receive a petrol engine as many markets are now removing diesel powered cars. The new Thar will receive a newly developed ladder frame chassis and four-wheel-drive layout.
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