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4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|15.03||18.06||63bhp||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
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May 20, 2015: Mahindra is prepping up an all new Thar that will exhibit more user friendly interiors, slightly bettered exteriors and notched up underpinnings. Earlier, Thar facelift was spotted, the off-roader is reportedly going to launch this June. This is the first major uplift Mahindra has given to the Thar since its launch back in 2010. Speaking of the changes, the rear canopy of the face-lifted Thar is now slightly tilted. Furthermore, refreshed front and rear bumpers are expected along with other subtle changes to the body. On the inside, Thar gets a new dashboard
Mahindra and Mahindra is one of India's home bred automobile manufacturers, which is famous for its utility vehicles. It has established itself globally and is perfect for the needs of Indian as well as global customers. This company is basically famous for their sports utility vehicle but there are also hatchback and sedan in its fleet. All the models of this company have rugged body structure that are fitted with power packed engines. Among several models, the Mahindra Thar is one of their fearsome and stylish sports utility vehicles. This vehicle is giving a tough competition to the likes of Maruti Gypsy, Force Gurkha, Premier Rio, Tata Sumo and others in its segments. It is available in quite a few variants, which are DI 4x2, DI 4x2, CRDe 4x4. It is being sold with the seating option of seven passengers. It is available in two engine options, which are CRDe and DI. Both these engine are capable of delivering a power packed performances. Its entry level and mid range trims are fitted with a 2.5-litre MDI 3200TCL diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2523cc. It has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 63bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 182.5Nm. It is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its two or four wheels, depending on the variants. On the other hand, its top end variant is blessed with a 2498cc CRDe engine. It can churn out a peak power and torque outputs of 100.5bhp and 247Nm respectively. It is cleverly mated with the same gear box, which distributes the engine power to its all wheels. Its braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient, which keeps it well balanced at all times. The company has given this vehicle a large wheelbase along with decent ground clearance, which makes it capable for driving on every road conditions. Its handling is made easier with the help of a responsive power assisted steering system that is tilt adjustable as well.
The company has given this vehicle a spacious and airy internal cabin with good seating arrangement. It offers ample of leg space along with shoulder room for all occupants. The seats are quite wide and well cushioned and are integrated with head restraints. It has been covered with fine quality fabric upholstery. The cabin is packed with a number of interesting aspects that adds to the convenience level. The interiors are made of high quality plastic material that gives it an appealing look. It has a stylish instrument panel on the well designed dashboard, which also includes a center console and air vents as well. Other aspects like power windows, air conditioning unit and a tilt steering wheel further add to their convenience. Not only this, it is equipped with a lot of utility based aspects, which gives a lot of convenience during the journey. Some of these include cup and bottle holders, driver under seat storage space, mobile charging points and a few others. It has a large fuel tank, which will help for planning longer journeys. On the other hand, this robust looking vehicle is designed with an aggressive body structure, which will certainly attract a lot of buyers. Its frontage is designed with a large radiator grille, which is flanked by a round shaped headlight cluster. Just below this, it has a bumper, which is painted in black color. The sides look quite attractive with stylish features like external mirrors and steel wheels with covers in the top end trim. Coming to its rear profile, it has a large boot lid with company's badge and a radiant tail light cluster that further adds to its appearance. This sports utility vehicle is currently offered in quite a few attractive body paint options for the customers to select from. Apart from all these aspects, this vehicle is blessed with a lot of crucial protective features that ensures security of its passengers and the vehicle as well. The list includes a digital immobilizer for preventing it from theft, child safety locks, dual front airbags, central locking system and a few other features that adds to the safety quotient. The company is offering this SUV with a standard warranty of three years or unlimited kilometers. At the same time, the customers can also avail an extended warranty at an additional cost paid to authorized dealer.
The company has done up the exteriors of this model series with utmost care and gives it a rugged appearance. It is designed with quite a few striking features, which gives the vehicle a stylish look on the roads. To begin with the frontage, it is designed with a bold radiator grille that is fitted with a few black colored horizontal slats. This grille is flanked by a round shaped headlight cluster, which is incorporated with halogen based lamps and side turn indicator. Just below this, it has a muscular bumper, which is accompanied by a nudge guard for preventing the vehicle from minor damages and it looks quite aggressive. Its air intake section cools the powerful engine quickly. This air dam is flanked by a couple of bright reflectors. The bonnet is flat and has a couple of character lines on it. The front windscreen is made up of laminated toughened glass and is equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers on it. Coming to its side profile, it is quite smooth and flowing with just a single door. Its door handles and outside rear view mirrors are finished in black color and are manually adjustable. The flared up wheel arches have been fitted with a set of 16-inch wheels, which have been covered with stylish wheel caps. These rims are further covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres and they have a superior grip on any terrain. Its rear end gets a large tail gate for easier entry and exit of the passengers and it is also fitted with a spare wheel, which is a standard feature. Then the bright tail lamp cluster is quite clear and radiant. It is powered by halogen based reverse and brake lights. The roof is hard and sturdy, which adds to the masculine appeal of this SUV. The black colored bumper is accompanied by a skid plate that helps in preventing the vehicle from damages. It is equipped with a couple of bright reflectors along with a courtesy lamp.
The overall dimensions are quite standard and make it rather spacious for accommodating seven passengers with ease. It provides ample leg space and head room for a comfortable journey. Its overall length is about 3920mm along with an overall width of 1710mm, which also includes the outside rear view mirrors as well. Then the total height of this SUV is 1930mm and it ensures enough head space for all passengers. Its roomy wheelbase measures about 2430mm. This sports utility vehicle also has an impressive minimum ground clearance, which makes it capable for dealing with terrains. The front and rear track of the vehicle measures about 1445mm and 1346mm respectively.
Ed's take : The interiors of the Thar are bare and basic. It hasn’t been designed to give you the best comfort, but for you to enjoy off-roading. It now comes with the option of AC too.
The company has done up the insides of this massive SUV series quite nicely and has been equipped with a lot of refined aspects for the convenience of the passengers. In terms of seating, the cabin is incorporated with well cushioned seats, which are plush with excellent space for all the passengers even on long drives. The seats are covered with premium quality upholstery and give a very urbane feel to the interiors. Its cabin is designed in dual tone color scheme, which will augment its insides. The plastic surfaces seem to be smooth and are said to be made up of high quality plastic material, which will further enhance the looks. The smooth dashboard is dark in color and equipped with quite a few features. The list of these aspects are AC vents, a four spoke steering wheel, an instrument cluster with several functions and glove box for storing a few things at hand. This instrument cluster is bright and fitted with round dials of the speedometer, a tripmeter, a tachometer and several other notification and warning lamps. It provides all the vital information to the driver, which will in turn make the drive comfortable and hassle free. The driver seat can be adjusted in accordance with the requirement that certainly enhances the level of comfort. Its tilt adjustable steering wheel is quite responsive and makes it easy to handle even in peak traffic conditions. The front driver and co-passenger also get sun visors and there is also an internal rear view mirror for added safety.
For giving a comfortable driving experience in any conditions, the company has given this rugged sports utility vehicle several necessary and utility based features. Its proficient suspension mechanism help in giving a jerk free driving experience even on bumpy roads. It is always been known for its superb off-roading capabilities. At the same time, the company has always done its best for giving more than adequate amounts of interior comfort features, which would leave no room for complaints. For keeping the driver up to date, it is bestowed with an advanced instrument panel that is has number of essential functions like inside and outside temperature, instant mileage, date, time and so on. The top end variant of this model series is incorporated with a proficient air conditioner unit with heater and ventilation, which will have the ability to cool the entire in cabin space within a short span of time. While other variants have a provision to incorporate the AC unit. The dashboard also has round shaped air conditioner vents and other features, which will add to the comfort. It is incorporated with a wide array of comfort features, which includes cup and bottle holders, power steering with tilt adjustable function, sleek digital clock with topper pad, side and rear foot steps, rear window demister and a few other such aspects. It is provided with ample amounts of space in all the cabins for bringing in a mesmerizing interior comfort. The company has given its high end version with an advanced 2-DIN music system, which is integrated in center console. It allows the passengers to listen to their favorite music and enjoy their journey. The driver's seat has height adjustment facility.
This three door sports utility vehicle series has liberal interior space and can take in five passengers in it with ease. The interior space allows all the occupants to get ample leg room along with pertinent head and shoulder space as well. For planning a longer journey, the company has given it a large fuel tank, which can store about 60 litres of diesel in it.
Ed's take: The acceleration produced by the Thar is good, and it has a nice spread of torque. The DI is heavier as it has front leaf springs too.
With the help of a five speed manual transmission gear box, this motor enables the two wheel drive version to attain a top speed in the range of 130 to 140 Kmph. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 17 seconds from a standstill. On the other hand, its 4x4 variant can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 15 seconds and attain a top speed of 140 Kmph approximately.
Ed's take: The performance of the Thar is good and we love the way the engine pulls despite being in a higher gear. This makes it easy to pull the car when stuck while off-roading.
As said above, this sports utility vehicle is available with two types of diesel engine for the buyers to choose from. Both these power plants have the capability of producing a decent performance on every road conditions. Its base and mid range variants are fitted with a 2.5-litre MDI 3200TCL diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2523cc. It is most efficient and one of the best suited engine on the Indian road, which has been proven by various vehicles from its fleet. It is compliant with Bharat Stage III emission standard. This engine has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 63bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 182.5Nm between 1500 to 1800. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This power plant is integrated with a direct injection fuel supply system that helps in delivering a decent performance. On the other hand, its top end variant is fitted with the same 2.5-litre diesel engine under the hood, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2498cc. it is integrated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to produce a decent performance. It can churn out peak power and torque outputs of 105bhp at 3800rpm and 247Nm in the range of 1800 to 2000rpm respectively. Both these engines are cleverly mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It distributes the engine power to its two or four wheels, depending on the variants.
Ed's take: The fuel efficiency of the Mahindra Thar is good, as the off-roader returns about 9km to every litre on an average. The DI engine is a lot more frugal.
The 2.5-litre diesel engine of top end variant is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system. It can generate a maximum of 15 Kmpl approximately on the highways and about 10.5 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions. While variants have direct injection fuel supply system that can produce about 17 and 13.5 Kmpl on the highways and city traffic conditions.
Ed's take: The power produced by the engine is good, but it is the low-end torque that gives that kick. The DI is lesser powerful than the CRDe, but the power produced by it is sufficient.
The CRDe engine has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 105bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 247Nm in the range of 1800 to 2000rpm. While its direct injection based diesel power plant can generate 63bhp of power output and yields a peak torque of 1500 to 1800rpm.
Ed's take: The Thar now comes with a music system and AC in its top of the line version. Other than this, there are no other features on the Thar for your comfort.
Its top end variants are blessed with an integrated music system, which keeps the passengers entertained through out their journey. It features a radio along with AM/FM tuner and four speakers, which enhances the ambiance of its cabin. At the same time, the owners can add many other interior and exterior accessories to this vehicle that adds to its comfort and style quotient. The interiors can be decorated with a mobile charger, floor mats, steering wheel and dashboard cover, leather seats, storage box, air conditioning unit, an advanced music system, passenger cabin fans, cigarette lighter and many other such aspects. On the other hand, its exteriors can customized with roof luggage carrier, roof spoiler, stylish body graphics, a set of alloy wheels, side step and several other features.
Ed's take: The handling characteristics of the Thar aren’t great as it is design for off-road than quick driving on the road. But off the road it is fantastic.
The company has given it an efficient braking mechanism along with reliable suspension system, which keeps it well balanced and stable on any road conditions. It is bestowed with a hydraulic service brakes with tandem master cylinder that are quite reliable. The drive by wire technology aids in quicker and controlled throttle response. At the same time time, the LSPV (load sensing proportioning valve) brakes aid in preventing wheel lock up and loss of control. The front wheels are fitted with a robust set of disc brakes along with a twin pot caliper. While the rear ones are equipped with a set of drum brakes. On the other hand, it has a proficient suspension system that keeps this massive vehicle under the control of the driver. The company has used a torsion bar type of mechanism for front axle with stabilizer bar, while the rear one is assembled with a semi elliptical leaf spring type of system. These axles are assisted by hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers and anti roll bar, which will help it to deal with all the jerks caused on uneven roads. The internal cabin is blessed with a rack and pinion based power assisted steering system. It is quite responsive and reduces the efforts of driver even during heavy traffic conditions. This tilt adjustable steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.25 meters, which is quite good for this class.
Ed's take: The Thar doesn’t get airbags as safety. The chassis is also ladder frame with a lot of metal on it. Hence, it doesn’t even have crumble zone on it.
When it comes to its safety aspects, the company has made sure that vehicle comes equipped with numerous vital and essential safety features, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. It has MM body shell with modified inner fenders that reduces the impact of collision. Its front fog lamps enable the driver to get a better view of the road in bad weather conditions as well. The company has also integrated an advanced digital engine immobilizer that safeguards this vehicle from any unauthorized entry and theft. Then there are seat belts, a rear wash and wipe function, a day and night internal rear view mirror, a centrally located fuel tank, a high mounted stop lamp, a set of wipers in front windscreen and several other aspects.
The well molded wheel arches of 2WD variant are fitted with a sturdy set of 16-inch steel wheels, which have been covered with hub caps. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size P 235/70 R16, which provides sufficient grip on any road conditions. While other variants have been equipped with a robust set of the same size wheels, which have been equipped with full wheel covers. It enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are covered with tubeless radial tyres. For changing a flat tyre, the company has given it given it a full size spare wheel with all other required tools. It is a standard feature across all the variants.
1. Its best performance comes out when driving on terrains and while off-roading.
2. The BorgWarner 4WD system is its main advantage.
3. Rugged exterior appearance steals the attention of car aficionados.
4. Power and fuel efficiency of CRDe engine is impressive.
5. Ownership cost is affordable in comparison to its competitors.
1. Lack of safety and comfort features is a big minus.
2. Interior design is quite sad and can be improved.
3. Seating arrangement is rather uncomfortable.
4. Poor suspension system adds to its disadvantage.
5. Quality of service can be improved.
|DI 4X2 |
|5,04,989||5,05,700||4,98,981||5,13,968||4,98,981||5,07,323||5,18,018||Get On Road Price|
|DI 4X4 |
|5,54,610||5,56,203||7,53,352||7,80,096||5,48,602||5,57,826||5,69,026||Get On Road Price|
|7,74,185||7,77,452||5,48,602||5,64,471||7,54,260||7,76,164||8,07,729||Get On Road Price|
Mahindra Thar - As Rugged As You Can Imagine
Mahindra is getting back to what it does best, building best off roaders. Presenting the Thar, the latest off roading champ from Mahindra, we take the Mahindra Thar CRDe to its home territory and try to torture it to see if it is a real true blue off roader. Read on to know the real Thar....
Mahindra Thar facelift has been spotted recently, the off-roader is expected to launch in couple of months (reportedly coming this June). This is the first major uplift Mahindra has given to the Thar since its launch back in 2010.
The homegrown manufacturer rolled out the Adventure Edition of its rugged Thar SUV. The Mahindra Thar Adventure Edition is limited to 30 units and is made available at selected dealerships. The Adventure Edition apart from cosmetic upgrades gets a new Java Brown colour with stylish Adventure body decals. The Adventure Edition is only available with CRDe trim.
Mahindra & Mahindra, India's leading SUV manufacturer recorded a negative sales growth of 12.55 per cent in December 2013. The company sold 39,611 as compared to the same month previous year. In Domestic market, the company delivered 36,881 units as against 42,307 in the same month 2012, a decline of 12.82 per cent.