According to a recent report from NDTV, the new-gen Mahindra Thar will now launch post-October this year, most probably around Diwali in November. The new model was earlier expected to launch in April this year, then it got delayed to August because of the lockdown, and now the launch has been delayed again due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Here is what Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Automotive & Farm Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, has to say about the launch of New Thar: “If there’s a product which can create connection, it’s the Thar and we have seen that on all our digital platforms a huge interest around the Thar. We think the time is right. The Thar is little delayed obviously as everything went into lockdown for 6-8 weeks in April and most parts of May. That delayed the last steps of what we needed to do but when plants have opened towards the end of May and June, the work restarted and at this point of time we are saying the early second half of the year (financial year). That means post-October is when you should see the Thar on the road so we are in the final stages of complete readiness and we all are looking forward to a very good product.”
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 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.
The brand is expected to equip the updated SUV with a BS6 2.0-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 while a 4-Wheel-Drive system will be on offer as an option. Once launched in India, the new-gen Mahindra Thar is expected to get a starting price tag of around INR 11 lakh (ex-showroom).
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Update Source: NDTV