Exterior highlights of the new-gen Mahindra Thar include the signature multi-slat grille, circular headlamps, fender-mounted turn indicators, rectangular-shaped LED tail lights, fog lights, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, and dual-tone bumpers. The Thar is offered in three body styles that include hard-top, soft-top, and convertible-top.
Mahindra has redesigned the interior of the Thar and it is now completely washable with a draining facility. The Thar features an up-to-the-minute cabin-like any modern hatchback or sedan. There is a touchscreen infotainment system in the vehicle which supports smartphone connectivity. Besides, it has a manual gearstick for the four-wheel-drive system in the 4x4 variants. The Thar 4x2 variants can be distinguished by the lack of the 4x4 badging on either side of the body.
The new Thar, which has a seating capacity of four occupants, is available in six paint options, namely Everest White, Aquamarine, Blazing Bronze, Red Rage, Napoli Black, and Galaxy Grey. It has a seating capacity of four occupants.
The Thar is offered with a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol engine producing 150bhp and 320Nm of torque while the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel mill develops 130bhp and 300Nm of torque. Also up for offer is a 1.5-litre diesel engine in the lower variants, generating 117bhp and 300Nm of torque. Transmission options include six-speed manual and automatic units. The Thar 4x4 gets a 4WD system while the 4x2 version misses out on this feature. All the said engine are now updated to comply with the RDE norms.
The Mahindra Thar scored a four-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.
The Thar competes against the likes of the Force Motors Gurkha.