Mahindra has officially confirmed that the much-awaited 2021 model of the Thar SUV will also be available with a 6-speed Aisin torque converter automatic gearbox and recently, a YouTube channel has posted the first-ever spy video of the new-gen Mahindra Thar diesel automatic confirming the same.
Mahindra Thar Diesel Automatic Spy Video
In terms of the design, the new-gen Mahindra Thar has been imparted with an upright stance while the overall muscular profile accentuates its rugged appeal. The seven-slat vertical front grille and the wide front bumper remain more or less the same while the overall boxy design profile with the round headlight design and flared up wheel arches accentuate it further.
The brand is expected to equip the updated SUV with a BS6 2.2-litre diesel engine that will be capable of offering maximum power of 140HP and a peak torque of 300Nm. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while a 4-Wheel-Drive system and a 6-speed automatic transmission will be on offer as an option. It is also being rumoured that the next-gen Mahindra Thar will be available with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine option as well.
In terms of the interior, the all-new dual-pod instrument cluster adds to the premium look of the new-gen model while the brand has offered a vertical MID display in the middle of the speedometer and the tachometer. In addition to this, the interior of the updated SUV will feature a touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new-gen Mahindra Thar will get cruise control, automatic climate control and more cabin space for additional comfort.
Once launched in India, the new-gen Mahindra Thar is expected to get a starting price tag of around INR 11-12 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2021 model of the SUV is expected to launch in the Indan market in September or October this year.
Video Source: Sagar Patel