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Usual summer days were passing by auditing automotive industry on YouTube. A random advertisement from an Indian manufacturer started running on my screen cheering 'We live Young, we live free, we are the living' before I could skip it, paused my Hoegaarden by half way. Yes! That was my steal; Mahindra Thar. From that day, search history on this lifestyle vehicle got bigger and deeper. A product which would let me drive where road is rough, so that my adventure never ends up. Cult Off-roader. 'Sir, Here I present you Thar with same proven 2.5lt CRDe engine outturning 105bhp & 247Nm of torque at your command, which drives the rear wheel and all four in 4W drive mode to have fun and splash' told the appointed salesman to me. Watching her in red matured Jeep avatar over a cappuccino was such a relief. On the exterior front; headlamps got clear lens, redesigned bumper with hard plastic which wasn't looking great but functionally goes on taking hard hits preventing use of bull bars, and new wiper linkages to ensure the wiper blades and motor remain functional (the older car had an issue of the wiper hitting the rubber bending, causing stress to the motor in the long run). Wheel arches too got redesigned to accommodate 16-inch 245-section Maxxis Bighorn tyres. Standing outside couldn't help me control my epinephrine to dive into its 1950's cabin, but wait, it was updated already. With 2 tone dashboard finish to make it more livable, three-pod instrument cluster, lockable glovebox, and chunky power steering wheel made it more appealing to take my best people on celebrating weekends. Adding onto the list we got redesigned seats with increased comfort level, new gear knob, cup holders, and 12V socket to be your power bank on the go. I guess now you should step out and allow me to show you the biggest mechanical change; and that being the rear differential lock up, functions to get you out of the sticky situations. Isn't it a true blue off -roader, Sir, He asked. At another breadth my partner in prime eyes just yelled at me to give a green go to Leh-Ladakh expedition where we could put its perfect approach and departure angle to test. Go anywhere nature with Independent suspension in the front and semi elliptical spring leaf at the rear, allowed me burn some diesel from its 60lt fuel tank. Zero turbo lag made it easy to maneuver in the city. But then driving,The Thar wasn't without its ergonomic challenges, when you move the 5 speed manual gearbox (BorgWaren with Low Reduction Gear) you find it falling with handbrake which wasn't making it peaceful to use. Oodles of power and torque for highway cruising but you go above 100kph (Top speed of 154kph), and you have a nervous steering wheel with no ABS option. Driving position was truck like with high-set pedals, adjustable steering wheel and more cushioning in seats could just add up more for highway run. But we didn't even expect much comfort features, Did we? Build quality wasn't perfect but was still tough as hammer. Instant want to go topless, and here comes the roof canopy problem because it had to be a planned affair with proper tools. Even then you didn't have space to keep canvas top; better design focusing on convenience could be acknowledged. Take off-roading and Mahindra pops up on one's head. To have that advantage over market gap it is priced a bit higher at 8.9 Lakh (Ex-Showroom) but with production of 23.37 million vehicles last year, only she came through then her rivals supporting me to find the correct rhythm to my words. 'Find a place where nobody has been before, and keep exploring is what I live for', When on the way to get Leh'd.

By umang
On: Aug 06, 2016 | 4003 Views
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  • Off Roading But Not Practical

    Off-roading is the best part of Mahindra Thar, but other things in poor condition, brakes are very poor, car handling not good, main headlights not good, car floor not wa...Read More

    By ghevar soni
    On: Sep 18, 2019 | 1581 Views
  • Off-Road King - Mahindra Thar

    Mahindra Thar is Indias most selling and best-looking car in the matter of offroading if I start with the exterior looks this car is very attractive and good looking. Thi...Read More

    By nirmal singh
    On: Nov 11, 2019 | 146 Views
  • for 700 CRDe ABS

    Great power.

    THAR, the real comfort, overall performance is very cool, pickup is fantastic. Its mileage is great, 

    By suraj verma
    On: Dec 30, 2019 | 34 Views
  • Monster looks.

    The Thar CRDe has captured the imagination of off-road enthusiasts and city slickers alike. The New Thar CRDe has yet again set new benchmarks with its bold muscular road...Read More

    By acp ac p
    On: Dec 28, 2019 | 53 Views
  • Good on power and looks

    Overall, it is a good car. It is good on power, has an extremely good pick up considering it is a diesel vehicle.

    By sunil kumar
    On: Dec 08, 2019 | 20 Views
  • Look does not works evrywhere.

    Good in looks but look doesn't work everywhere the semi-hard top provided by the company is not worth at the price point which it starts. There are different security iss...Read More

    By sushil choudhury
    On: Oct 26, 2019 | 92 Views
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    Awesome;

    Mahindra Thar 700 CRDE top model is very awesome. I love the performance of the jeep and I have good control to drive the 4 wheel drive is very awesome. While riding in h...Read More

    By tamilselvan
    On: Sep 04, 2019 | 93 Views
  • Powerful Car.

    Mahindra Thar is the best off-road car, mileage is also good. Also, the engine is very powerful.

    By navraj
    On: Jan 15, 2020 | 20 Views
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