New DC Body Kit For The Mahindra Thar Will Have People Staring At You For All The Wrong Reasons
The body kit has a futuristic design and looks quite different from that of the 2020
The entire front-end has been redone.
It now gets pressed steel wheels which are smaller in size than the regular alloy wheels.
Body cladding can be had in black or the same colour as the body.
Design of the lights is highly different compared to the stock Thar.
We estimate a Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh premium for this conversion by DC.
Custom car designer DC has revealed a new body kit for the second-gen Mahindra Thar. The front and rear end of the car have been redesigned thoroughly and now look quite different from that of the actual Thar. Take a look.
DC has redesigned the whole bonnet, grille, bumpers and headlamps of the car. The bonnet now looks more bulbous, with small weird looking vents right where it meets the windshield. The grille, while still retaining the slats of the Thar, dons a more minimalistic look. The bumper looks like it is now part of the engine guard and has been given a more aggressive approach angle. The biggest change of them all is the headlamps. The DC version of the Thar sports rectangular units on either side of the grille. The flared wheel arches have become tapered and the fog lamps have been given a miss.
DC hasn’t made too many changes along the sides. The body cladding is more prominent and higher set, giving the DC-customised Thar a raised appearance. The body cladding can be had in black, or in the same shade as the body of the car. DC has also slapped on new, smaller steel pressed wheels with what look like more off-road biased tyres on them.
At the rear too, DC has redesigned the tail lamps, and it looks like they have given the bumper a miss. The body is riding so high you can almost see the entire differential. The tail lamps are also rectangular here, but unlike the ones Mahindra offers on the Thar.
To be honest, this body kit kind of gives the Thar a cartoon-ish look. It doesn’t look or feel like a Thar anymore and that reflects in the comments pouring over its pictures. No one’s really impressed. The small headlamps, rain gutters in the bonnet, and the bulbous proportions give this Thar a not so pleasing look.
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However, those of you who do decide to get behind this wacky build by DC -- which we honestly don’t see many takers for -- will be hard-pressed to see many of them on the road. That will only add to the exclusivity factor of the whole build.
DC hasn’t mentioned if they have tinkered around with the mechanicals, but we highly doubt it. We expect this Thar to be running the same 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engine like the regular Thar, along with its 6-speed manual or automatic transmission options for both engines.
DC also hasn’t given out a price for this conversion, but if no mechanical changes are required, we estimate it could be somewhere between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh. You can contact them through their Facebook page to get a more in-depth know-how of the same.
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