- The new-gen Thar is likely to debut at the Auto Expo 2020.
- It is expected to get an all-new 2.0-litre diesel motor.
- The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be longer and wider than the outgoing car.
The next-generation Mahindra Thar has been spied testing yet again ahead of its launch the country. The off-roader is expected to be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo, while it's market launch could take place soon after the Expo.
The new Mahindra Thar will follow a similar design silhouette as the outgoing model but looks like it has grown in dimensions. It is expected to be longer and wider than the Thar 700, which debuted recently, and will likely sit on a longer wheelbase. It is also likely to feature updated underpinnings. It will continue with the body-on-frame construction, which is not only abuse-friendly but also helps during off-roading.
The new-generation Mahindra Thar is expected to get updated interiors, and spy shots have partially revealed the modern cabin layout. Reports also suggest that Mahindra will equip the 2020 Thar with an all-new 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel motor. It will be BS-VI compliant, at launch, and come mated to a low-range gearbox and a four-wheel-drive transfer case.
The changes in the new Thar will be more than superficial. In fact, it will demand a hefty premium over the outgoing model. As a reference, the current version starts at Rs 9.52 lakhs and goes up to Rs 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), for the Thar 700.