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 going through its testing phase. The new Mahindra Thar 2020 is expected to make global debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch is likely in the first quarter 2020. It will be based on the thoroughly updated GEN3 ladder-frame platform, which will also underpin the next-generation Scorpio. The new architecture will be stronger enough to meet the upcoming Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP).
The Mahindra Thar 2020 model will be powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre 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 2020 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 SUV could make global debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. It is expected that the new Mahindra Thar 2020 will be launched before April 2020. We will update you as soon as Mahindra reveals anything on its launch timeline.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 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 7.5 lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 10.5 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 2020 Specifications
|Specs||Thar 2020 (expected)|
|Engine||2.0L turbocharged diesel|
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 will receive a newly developed 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, turbocharged unit, which will be tuned to offer different power outputs. This engine will also power the next-gen Scorpio and the XUV500. It is expected to produce around 140bhp of power and excess of 350Nm of torque. With new powertrain and plarform, the new Mahindra Thar 2020 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 2020 Exterior
The new-gen Mahindra Thar has entered into the testing phase, while the production is likely to commence in early 2020. 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. Going by the spy images available on the internet, it is visible that the new model will be wider and bigger than the outgoing model. Adding to it, the SUV will come with a factory-fitted hardtop version.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 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 is also expected to get 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. Going by the spy images, it is visible that the interior of the new Thar is more feature-loaded and comfortable. It will have all-black dashboard with provision for the touchscreen infotainment at the centre. The lower-spec models will get a 2-DIN music system. The SUV will have all-new instrument console with 2 large dials for speedometer and tachometer, and MID positioned right between them. The multi-functional steering wheel will be shared with the TUV300.
The next-gen Mahindra Thar’s four-wheel-drive and low-range selection will have manual button. The spy images reveal two cup holders ahead of the gear lever, a padded shelf above the glovebox and large central console that runs between the front seats. The seats are all-new and features better cushioning for improved hold in off-road conditions. 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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