Here’re top 5 changes that will be made to the new Mahindra Thar 2019.
Mahindra & Mahindra is on a roll. The home-grown carmaker recently introduced the all-new Marazzo premium MPV and Alturas 7-seater SUV. In coming years, the company will expand its product lineup with a range of new models and the Mahindra S201 compact SUV will be first to be unleashed.
Besides this, M&M will give a generation change to its popular SUVs including XUV500, Scorpio, Bolero and Thar. All new models will see significant design, feature and mechanical changes. Here, we will discuss top 5 changes that will be made to the new Mahindra Thar 2019.
1. New Platform
The new Mahindra Thar 2019 will underpin an all-new platform that will be slightly longer than the existing one. This new architecture will be compliant to the upcoming safety standards. Since the new platform will be compatible to petrol and electric powertrains, the carmaker will use it for developing new SUVs. Read – Mahindra Marazzo Scores 4 Star Global NCAP Crash Test Rating
2. New Powertrains
If reports are to be believed, the new Mahindra Thar 2019 might come with newly-developed petrol and diesel engines. While the current generation model is available with a 2.6L MDI and a 2.5L TCI-CRDe diesel powertrains, the new-generation version is likely to get a new 1.5L petrol and a 2.0L diesel motor. The gasoline unit could be jointly developed by Mahindra and SsangYong.
3. Safer Than Before
As mentioned above, the new Mahindra Thar 2019 will be based on an all-new platform that will meet the upcoming safety norms. Besides this, the SUV might get dual front airbags, brake assist and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) as standard safety features. Video: Mahindra Roxor vs Polaris Ranger vs Honda Pioneer – The Ultimate Off-Road Battle
4. Revised Styling
Exterior design and styling of the new Mahindra Thar 2019 will be thoroughly revised. Though, it will retain the original robust profile. The new-generation model of the SUV will designed jointly by Mahindra’s in-house design team, SsagnYong and the Italian design house – Pininfarina. Key changes might include new front grille, larger LED headlamps, revised bumpers, pronounced wheel arches and newly-designed taillamps. Read – Mahindra’s New SUV Based on SsangYong Tivoli XLV Under Development
5. More Feature Loaded Cabin
Compared to the current generation, the interior of the new Mahindra Thar 2019 will be well-equipped. The SUV carline will receive a pack of advanced features including a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, memory seats, wireless mobile charging, a 2 DIN audio system, digital instrument console, multi-functional steering wheel and AC with heater. Features such as intelligent and assist driving technologies might also be on offer.