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Mahindra Thar Expected Pricing: Could It Command A Sub-Rs 10 lakh Starting Price?

Modified On Oct 02, 2020 01:19 PM By Dhruv.A for Mahindra Thar

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The Thar might not have any direct rivals at the moment, but its pricing could put it in the firing range of biggies like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos

Update (02/10/2020): Mahindra has launched the second-gen Thar with prices beginning from Rs 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom). Read more about it here.

Mahindra’s Thar nameplate has a lot of influence attached to it, and that’s exactly what could convince buyers to take the plunge in favour of the SUV once it’s launched on October 2. Goes without saying that it seems capable of serving a family’s needs better than its predecessor thanks to a gamut of extra features and drivetrain choices. So, whether you’re looking at the Thar for vanity or functionality, you’d want to know how light it could leave your pockets, right? That’s what we’re going to answer in a moment but before that, let’s take a look at the variant-wise specifications: 

AX 6-speed MT

AX (Optional) 6-speed MT



2.0-litre petrol (150PS/300Nm)

2.0-litre petrol (150PS/320Nm) with 6-speed AT

2.2-litre diesel (130PS/300Nm)

2.2-litre diesel (130PS/300Nm)

2.2-litre diesel (130PS/300Nm) 6-speed MT/AT

Now, let’s try to answer the million-dollar question: how will it be priced? Here are the expected prices for all variants of the Thar:




AX MT Fixed Soft Top


Rs 9.89 lakh

AX (O) MT Convertible Soft Top

Rs 10.39 lakh

Rs 10.69 lakh

AX (O) MT Hard Top

Rs 10.59 lakh 

Rs 10.89 lakh

LX MT Convertible Soft Top

/ Hard Top


Rs 11.99 lakh/ Rs 12.19 lakh

LX AT Convertible Soft Top/ Hard Top

Rs 12.50 lakh/ Rs 12.70 lakh

Rs 12.85 lakh/Rs 12.99 lakh

Note: All the above prices are estimates; final prices are likely to vary.

The Mahindra Thar will be peerless when it goes on sale as its direct rivals, the Maruti Jimny and Force Gurkha are yet to make it to the market. But with these expected prices, it is natural to draw parallels with the likes of sub-4m as well as compact SUVs. You can read our buy or hold story to know whether you should wait for the Thar or go for the readily available alternatives. Let’s take a look at their price ranges before signing off: 

Mahindra Thar (expected prices)

Hyundai Creta 

Kia Seltos

Renault Duster

Hyundai Venue

Ford EcoSport

Tata Nexon

Mahindra XUV300

Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 13 lakh

Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.20 lakh

Rs 9.89 to Rs 17.34 lakh

Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 13.59 lakh

Rs 6.70 lakh to Rs 11.58 lakh

Rs 8.17 lakh to Rs 11.71 lakh

Rs 6.99 lakh to Rs 12.70 lakh

Rs 7.95 lakh to Rs 12.3 lakh

Note: All the above prices are ex-showroom

Is the Mahindra Thar’s expected pricing enticing enough for you to forego some of these acclaimed and practical options? Do discuss in the comments.

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