The next-gen Mahindra Thar will be compliant with BS6 emission norms and upcoming crash test.
We informed you earlier that Mahindra will launch the new-generation models of the existing SUVs in the next 2 years. The first model to go on sale will be the new-gen Thar, which is currently the most loved off-roader in India. The new Mahindra Thar 2019 will officially go on sale in late 2019 or early 2020. It will be based on all-new platform, which will be used in the next-generation Scorpio as well. The new architecture will be stronger enough to meet the upcoming Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP).
The Mahindra Thar 2019 model will be powered by a newly developed turbo-diesel engine, which will be compliant with upcoming BSVI emission norms. While the original profile will remain intact, the new model will have modern design elements and features. Ever since its launch in 2010, the Thar is admired by enthusiasts all over the country. This iconic 4X4 has been favoured for its robust body-built and excellent off-road capabilities. According to media reports, Mahindra aims to make the Thar a cult brand. This suggests that the next model will continue to offer excellent off-road abilities. Also See – All-New Mahindra XUV500 Will Be Safer & More Premium
New Mahindra Thar 2019 Launch
The most-loved life-style SUV, Mahindra Thar is all set to receive a major makeover in the country. While the homegrown automaker is yet to make an official announcement, Media reports claim that the launch could take place in the second half of 2019. To be developed on an all-new platform, the next-gen Thar will also go on sale in select international markets.
New Mahindra Thar 2019 Price In India
The next-gen Thar will be based on all-new platform, which is likely to be used in the new-gen Scorpio. The new model will be more efficient, safer and slightly bigger. Moreover, it will be equipped with several safety features and BS6 compliant diesel engine. Prices of the SUV’s new-generation model are likely to start from Rs 7 lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 10 lakh for the high-end variant. Also See – All-New Mahindra Scorpio To XUV500 – 4 Mahindra SUVs To Get New-gen Models
New Mahindra Thar 2019 Specifications
The new Mahindra Thar will be exported to select international markets, which suggests that the SUV could receive a new petrol engine along with one or more diesel variants. Mahindra & SsangYong jointly working on a new range of petrol engines including a new 1.5-litre engine that could power this life-style SUV. The engine details of the SUV are yet to be confirmed by the automaker. Diesel version is most likely to receive a newly developed 2.0-litre engine, which will also power the next-gen Scorpio SUV. With new powertrain and plarform, the new Mahindra Thar 2019 could be better in terms of performance, handling and fuel efficiency. The outgoing version is equipped with two diesel powertrains – a 2.6-litre MDI and a 2.5-litre TCI-CRDe. Also See – All-New Mahindra Bolero Will Be Better In Quality – Finally!
New Mahindra Thar 2019 Exterior
The new-gen Mahindra Thar is yet to enter in development phase, though Mahindra has started working on the new model. The new SUV will be styled by Italian design house – Pininfarina, SsangYong and Mahindra’s in-house design team. Speaking to media, Goenka, said, “For every vehicle that Mahindra develops, we will seek three proposals for its design. One each from Ssangyong, Pininfarina and our team.”
The new Thar will be built on all-new platform, which will be compatible to the upcoming safety norms. This platform will also be compatible to petrol and electric powertrains. The carmaker will also use the new architecture for the new-gen Scorpio. Media reports claim that the new SUV will be promoted as a cult brand, which means it will retain the original robust profile. Some of the major changes will include new front and rear bumpers, strong beltline, flared wheel arches, new aggressive grille with large LED headlamps and new tail-lights. Also See – Mahindra Y400 7-Seater SUV – All You Need To Know
New Mahindra Thar 2019 Interior
The next-gen Thar SUV will be equipped with modern equipment, which is missing in the current model. It is likely to get some advanced connectivity features such as a large touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with a wireless mobile charging and memory seats. The SUV also gets intelligent and assisted driving technologies. It is likely to source some of the features from the new-gen Scorpio such as gear knob, steering wheel and switchgear.
The SUV will receive a 2-DIN music system, air conditioner with heater, multi-functional steering wheel, digital instrument console, etc. The new platform will be compliant with upcoming safety norms. It will also get dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), brake assist, etc.
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