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    Mahindra Thar

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    AX Std 6-STR Soft Top Petrol MT
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    Mahindra Thar Key Specifications

    Price₹ 9.80 Lakh onwards
    Engine1997 to 2184 cc
    TransmissionManual & Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Seating Capacity4 & 6 Seater

    Mahindra Thar Price

    Mahindra Thar price starts at ₹ 9.80 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 13.75 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Thar ranges between ₹ 9.80 Lakh - ₹ 13.55 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for Thar ranges between ₹ 10.85 Lakh - ₹ 13.75 Lakh.

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    Thar VariantsEx-Showroom priceCompare

    AX Std 6-STR Soft Top Petrol MT

    ₹ 9.80 Lakh1997 cc, Petrol, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    AX 6-STR Soft Top Petrol MT

    ₹ 10.65 Lakh1997 cc, Petrol, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    AX 6-STR Soft Top Diesel MT

    ₹ 10.85 Lakh2184 cc, Diesel, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    AX 4-STR Convertible Petrol MT

    ₹ 11.90 Lakh1997 cc, Petrol, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    AX 4-STR Convertible Diesel MT

    ₹ 12.10 Lakh2184 cc, Diesel, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    AX 4-STR Hard Top Diesel MT

    ₹ 12.20 Lakh2184 cc, Diesel, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    LX 4-STR Hard Top Petrol MT

    ₹ 12.49 Lakh1997 cc, Petrol, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    LX 4-STR Convertible Diesel MT

    ₹ 12.85 Lakh2184 cc, Diesel, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    LX 4-STR Hard Top Diesel MT

    ₹ 12.95 Lakh2184 cc, Diesel, ManualShow price in my cityGet Offers

    LX 4-STR Convertible Petrol AT

    ₹ 13.45 Lakh1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter)Show price in my cityGet Offers

    LX 4-STR Hard Top Petrol AT

    ₹ 13.55 Lakh1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter)Show price in my cityGet Offers

    LX 4-STR Convertible Diesel AT

    ₹ 13.65 Lakh2184 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter)Show price in my cityGet Offers

    LX 4-STR Hard Top Diesel AT

    ₹ 13.75 Lakh2184 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter)Show price in my cityGet Offers
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Probably the best affordable off-roader in the country
      • New-age features and cabin comfort
      • Potent powertrain and improved drivability
    • Could be Better
      • Not a family car, even if it seats four
      • Lack of boot space
      • On-road dynamics could’ve been better

    Thar Verdict

    The new-gen Mahindra Thar is in a class of its own. And it’s also eons ahead of the older Thar it replaces. Now it comes packing newer powertrains, better hardware, and more creature comfort on the inside. Meanwhile, its legendary off-road performance hasn’t been dialled down either. So now an average Joe can also consider buying it over some pseudo SUVs.

    Thar Review

    But what we are looking at here is a detailed exploration of what has changed, evolved even, in the new Thar compared to the utilitarian first-gen model. Let’s dive in.

    Introduction

    Launched last week after ages of waiting, the Mahindra Thar has become a kind of a celebrity. It has always been a lifestyle product since the time it debuted a decade ago, and now the new one takes it up many notches. We have driven it and you can read our First Drive Review over here. Or you can watch the video below.

    But what we are looking at here is a detailed exploration of what has changed, evolved even, in the new Thar compared to the utilitarian first-gen model. Let’s dive in.

    Exterior

    Right Front Three Quarter

    When it came out in 2010, the Thar was a modern-day interpretation of the original CJ40 and a successor to the workhorse MM540. On the other hand, the new Thar is so modern that it gives a vibe of a certain American 4x4 to a great extent. What’s remained on the new Thar from the older model is nothing but one thing– that prominent, chrome-lined 4x4 badge on the rear fender. Built ground up, the new Thar is taller, wider, and longer than the older model in terms of dimension. And, where the old Thar looks like it could survive an apocalypse, the new one isn’t any less rugged.

    Left Front Three Quarter

    You can have the new Thar in a hard-top or an open-top body style with the roll-cage, just like the older model. Also, there are six colour options, with funkier paint options than before.  There are exposed hinges, removable doors, cladding all around, it still carries the spare tyre on the tailgate, and is as boxy as it comes. However, we miss that metal crease on the door of the old Thar which sadly isn’t carried over.

    Left Side View

    But what you get now is a thoroughly modern 4x4. Look at the side-step for instance. While there was just a metal bar in the old Thar, you now get a methodically designed footboard. Unlike before, now there’s an option of alloy wheels too. But we still prefer the grille of the older model. 

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    In simple words, where the old Thar was plain old-school, the new one is a retro classic.

    Interior

    Dashboard

    No doubt the old Thar was utilitarian and bare-bone on the inside. It didn’t even get a powered window back then, leave alone touchscreen, digital driver’s display, auto AC, and some. Meanwhile, the new one arrives with a features list that’s bigger than my monthly grocery list. Let’s talk about the aesthetics. Although the ergonomics look functional-over-form, the new Thar has everything you’d need in a modern car, and then some.

    Dashboard

    Newer seats are comfortable and adjustable compared to the bare-essential seats of the old. The driving position provides a towering view of the road. You get roof-mounted speakers (there were no speakers in the old Thar), USB charging, a detailed driver’s display, touchscreen with all connectivity options, and a multifunction steering wheel. The steering wheel's job on the older Thar was to steer and nothing more! Seats at the back are also spacious and comfortable, but getting in isn’t a gracious affair.

    Second Row Seats

    You can also have opposite facing seats in new Thar as a six-seater just like before. Interestingly, the circular air-vents on the centre console are retained, which feels like a tribute to the outgoing model. Overall, where the old Thar’s cabin felt like being astride a horse saddle, the new Thar feels like it is a 21st-century car.

    Powertrain

    Left Side View

    With the new-generation, Thar has finally received a petrol engine option and an automatic too. The older one came powered by Mahindra’s 2.5-litre turbocharged CRDe diesel engine and the trusted oil burner churned out 105bhp and 247Nm of torque while complying with the BS4 emission norms. In the BS6 era, you can buy the Thar either with a 2.0-litre petrol engine of the new mStallion TGDi family producing 150bhp of power and 320Nm of torque; or the new 2.2-litre diesel from the mHawk line-up which is good for 130bhp and 300/320Nm of torque. 

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. And as was offered on the older model, this one also gets a manual shifting 4x4 transfer case as standard, with high and low reduction gear.

    Exterior

    Also, the new Thar comes equipped with hardware like ABS with EBD and BA, ESP with rollover mitigation, hill assist, cruise control, and dual airbags. What’s more, the old Thar was like a goat off the beaten path. The new one can also take you just like the crow flies without breaking a sweat.

    Exterior

    Conclusion

    Exterior

    The old Mahindra Thar with its retro looks, utilitarian cabin, off-road prodigy and unbreakable legacy – was able to carry you places – road or no road. The new Thar can do all of that as well. It remains to be a true-blue SUV in a time where we are crowded by many pseudo SUVs. And with the generation leap, it has also become comfortable, practical, and thoroughly modern.

    Right Front Three Quarter
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    FAQs About Mahindra Thar

    Q: What is the on road price of Thar?
    The on-road price of Thar in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 11.34 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 16.58 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Thar and Duster?
    Thar price start at ₹ 9.80 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1997 cc engine. Whereas Duster price start at ₹ 13.59 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1498 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Thar top model?
    Top model of Thar is LX 4-STR Hard Top Diesel AT and the ex-showroom for Thar LX 4-STR Hard Top Diesel AT is ₹ 13.75 Lakh.

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