Mahindra & Mahindra announced that they have received more than 50,000 bookings for the new generation Thar since its launch in October 2020. The off-road SUV has managed to reach this milestone in just about 6 months.
It is interesting to note that waiting periods are over 10 months at most locations. Also, the new-gen Mahindra Thar is priced currently priced between Rs. 12.10-14.15 lakh (ex-showroom). This means that the car is receiving a very good response from the customers.
The SUV is built on the company’s new ladder-on-frame chassis, making it larger and more capable than its predecessor. The new Thar is also safer now due to the fact that it has a 4-star safety rating at the top of the global NCAP program. Additionally, the Thar also comes with a host of amenities that make it affordable for non-road trip buyers. Features such as LED DRL, alloy wheels, hard surface, automatic climate control, front-rear seats with ISOFIX mounts, touch screen with Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto among others.
Under the hood, the new Thar comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel drive is standard on all models.
Mahindra is also working on a five-door Thar that will have a longer wheelbase along with more interior space. The current three-door Thar is already more stylish and sporty than the previous generation Thar and the launch of the 5-door will only widen the appeal.