Mahindra Thar 4X2 Launched At A Price Of INR Rs 9.99 Lakh
The much-anticipated Mahindra Thar 4X2 2WD has been given a price. The new 1.5-liter diesel edition of the Mahindra Thar 2WD costs Rs 9.99 lakh, while the 2.0-liter turbo-petrol AT is priced at Rs 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom). There are two trim levels for the Mahindra Thar 4X2 2WD: AX (O) and LX. The first deliveries are scheduled to begin on January 14. Please be aware that the pricing is introductory and only valid for the first 10,000 reservations.
Mahindra Thar 4X2 and 4X4 variants of the 2.0-liter petrol-AT LX model differ by Rs 2.33 lakh, as seen in the above table. The pricing difference between the diesel-MT AX (O) and LX variations’ Mahindra Thar 4X2 and 4X4 versions is, however, Rs 4.17 lakh and Rs 3.88 lakh, respectively. For the diesel, the smaller engine, lower tax, and lack of a 4X4 system are thought to be the causes of the price difference.
In addition to the Thar 2WD’s lack of 4WD gear, Mahindra has fitted the vehicle with a 1.5-liter diesel engine, a four-cylinder unit that produces 117 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. In comparison to vehicles with larger engines, the Thar qualifies for a lower tax bracket thanks to its 1.5-liter diesel engine and shorter 4-meter length.
But the Thar 2WD 1.5 diesel only has a 6-speed manual transmission. The more expensive Thar 4WD with the larger 2.2-liter engine will have to be chosen by clients wishing to purchase a Thar diesel automatic.
The same 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine that powers the Thar 4WD is also available as the second powertrain option for the Thar 2WD. There is no manual gearbox option for this engine; it only comes with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The engine produces 152 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, much like in the 4X4 versions.
The only visual difference between the Thar 2WD and 4WD is the absence of the 4×4 insignia on the former. In addition, Mahindra has added Blazing Bronze, which is also offered on the XUV300, and the highly sought-after Everest White as two new exterior color options for the Thar. Additionally, only the hard-top option will be offered for the 2WD Thar.
The 4×4 selector seen inside the Thar 4WD is replaced by a cubby hole in the 2WD model.
The control panel located between the steering wheel and the driver’s door allows you to activate the Thar 2WD’s auto start/stop feature.
A few buttons (traction control, hill descent control, and door lock/unlock) for the Thar have recently been moved from the control panel to the center console.
Everything else on the Thar stays the same aside from them. It retains the 7.0-inch touchscreen with connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electrically adjustable outside rearview mirrors, cruise control, and LED daytime running lights (DRLs).
Mahindra has added a significant improvement to the 4WD models in addition to the new 2WD type. The mechanical locking differential that was formerly available in the 4WD variant has been replaced by an electronic brake locking differential. The system, which was created in partnership with Bosch, improves grip in low-traction conditions. The LX Diesel 4WD models will offer the mechanical locking differential (MLD) as an option for those who still favor it.
Buyers who desire a Thar but aren’t as eager to use it off-road are the target audience for the Thar 2WD. Although the SUV currently lacks a direct competitor, the more expensive Thar 4WD competes against vehicles like the Force Gurkha and the planned Maruti Jimny, which will go on sale by the middle of 2023.
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