The new-generation Mahindra Thar will receive a 140bhp, 2.0-litre diesel engine.
It is no secret that Mahindra is working on the next-generation Thar SUV, which will be launched in India in 2020. A possible debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo can’t be ignored. According to AutoCarIndia, the new Mahindra Thar will be powered by a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, which will be compliant with BSVI emission norms. This engine will be more powerful than the existing 2.5L unit that produces 105bhp and 247Nm. The new engine is expected to offer 140bhp of power and over 300Nm of torque.
With the new and more powerful engine, the new-gen Mahindra Thar will be able to match-up with the performance of its arch rival – the Force Gurkha. The Gurkha recently gets a new 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 140bhp and 321Nm of torque. The new 2.0-litre diesel engine will also power the next-gen XUV500, but it will be tuned to offer 180bhp of power.
The next-gen Mahindra Thar is reportedly to offer improved drivability and comfort. It will receive enhanced front suspension set-up, larger dimensions and a wider track. The report further claims that the next-gen Thar will look more modern without compromising on the original character. Read – Mahindra XUV300 Mileage Figures Leaked
While the next-gen Mahindra Thar will score high on power, drivability and comfort, it will lack on off-road ability. The reason behind this is the Gen3 chassis on which it will be based. This chassis will have around 10 percent less wheel articulation than that of the current model. Read: New Mahindra TUV300 Facelift – 5 Big Changes
The all-new Mahindra Thar will be compliant with latest crash-test norms and will be equipped with dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert and seatbelt reminder as standard. The Gen3 chassis currently underpins the Scorpio and the TUV300.
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