Mahindra Thar

Rs. 5,03,617 to Rs. 8,03,000 (ex showroom delhi)

Mahindra Thar Review

Mahindra and Mahindra working on new Thar

March 21, 2016: It is reported that domestic car maker Mahindra and Mahindra is going bring the refreshed version of Thar in Indian car market in 2018. The new avatar of Thar is reported to be energized with 1.5 litre mHawk diesel engine which will replace the existing 2.5 litre CRDe diesel engine. The proposed engine is reported to generate power of 100 bhp and is reported to be developed strictly according to emission norms. 

M&M launches refreshed Thar in Indian car market

July 23, 2015: Domestic car maker M&M has launched the refreshed Thar in Indian car market with starting price of Rs. 8.03 lakh (ex-showroom price, Nashik). Enriched with various contemporary features the new Thar is enriched with 2.5 litre CRDe engine with a high ground clearance of 200mm. With spacious cabin to accommodate six passengers easily the new Thar is blessed with power steering as standard feature.

Mahindra to bring facelift version of Thar

March 7, 2015: It is reported that domestic car maker M&M is going to bring the facelift version of Thar soon in Indian car market with various comprehensive changes inside the cabin followed  by subtle changes on the exteriors. Under the hood company will continue with same engine configurations of 2.5 litre DI and 2.5 litre CRDe diesel engines.


Mahindra Thar PictureMahindra Thar Review by Expert

Here is a model existing since ages and yet not depreciated in the popularity, Mahindra has explored a new horizon in its 4x4 off-roader christened as Mahindra Thar. The stunning jeep wears the traditional look and offers better performance on roads. The Indian auto maker with its all new Mahindra Thar has bought a big share of pie for jeep lovers, off roaders and youngsters hunting for adventurous experience. Mahindra Thar not though wears a real strong traditional look of a jeep but also bears some real advanced technology for improving the driving experience in this off-roader. The muscular jeep is made more violent with a bulging bonnet and drooping front fenders and under the hood you can find a heart of Mahindra Scorpio.
Mahindra in its all new and stunning jeep has employed the CRDe technology instead of the mHawk engine which helps the jeep get a flatter torque curve which is most effective in case of driving out of deep mud. In order to make the drive more techi, Mahindra Thar sports Scorpio’s ladder chassis and power steering. 
If the exterior of Mahindra Thar is seen closely, one can find great hints of Mahindra Bolero at the rear with panels taken from MM540. but the traditional look of a gypsy is maintained well in it. Mahindra Thar is designed to give a muscular and power look with broad tyres, flared wheel arches and a chrome bull bar. With all these elements, the exterior of this 4x4 off roader is improved a lot. 
Mahindra Thar PictureStepping In the jeep will not open doors to some new horizons one will find the same old school concept. Out of an open jeep one does not expect a lot due to bid comfort hindrances. The dashboard of Mahindra Thar has been taken from Mahindra Bolero but yet adjusted according to the space. Coming to the steering wheel, it is not made adjustable and lie pretty close to the dashboard. Among the basic features you can find window-winders and other such tit bits. The control for four-wheel drive is mounted near pedals. Coming to the seats of Mahindra Thar, one needs to keep the expectations low ans the manual adjustment is not smooth and a heater, air-con is made optional. Coming to the rear seats, one can find that traditional parallel bench seats which is not a very comfortable option for long journeys. .
Mahindra Thar PictureThe raw and rugged beauty of Mahindra Thar is made prominent with the use of two powerful engine options. The NEF CRDe Turbocharged Intercooled 2498 CC engine satisfies BS IV norms and give a top power of 77.23 kW. The engine is simply outstanding when is comes to torque as it offers 247 Nm @ 1800-2000 rpm. The engine is mated with 5 Speed - Manual transmission and Independent Front Suspension with Torsion & Stabiliser Bar. The other engine offerd under the car model is MDI 3200TC L, 2523 CC engine. The engine delivers a peak power of 47 kW / 63 BHP and a beating torque of 182.5 Nm at 1500 - 1800 rpm. Making it a true offroader, Mahindra Thar sports a ground clearance of 187 mm.

Mahindra Thar Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

Mahindra Thar Models Mileage (City)
Mileage (Highway)
Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4 11.5 Kmpl 15.5 Kmpl
Mahindra Thar Di 4x4 10 Kmpl 12 Kmpl


Mahindra Thar gives a decent mileage on any kind of road surface. Mahindra Thar CRDe gives a fair mileage of about 11.5 Kmlp on city roads and goes freely up to the mileage of 15.5 Kmpl on highways, whereas Mahindra Thar Di with no less mileage of about 10 Kmpl on city roads and 12 Kmpl on highways is equal to it. With these mileages they stand at a good place among the competitors.


Mahindra Thar Models and Features

Variants Special Features
Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4 Tilt and power steering, adjustable seats, front cup holder, fabric door trim, digital odometer, accessory power outlet, low fuel warning light, fabric upholstery, glove compartment, cigarette lighter, body coloured bumpers, tachometer, alloyed wheels, tubeless tyres, electronic trip meter, power windows, remote centre locking, remote fuel filler, manual driver seat adjustment, leather seats, door mirrors on both sides, tinted glasses and music system which is optional.
Mahindra Thar Di 4x4 Same as CRDe.


Mahindra Thar Engine, Power and Performance

Mahindra Thar Engine PictureMahindra Thar’s both models are diesel variants and thus don’t have much money expenditure for its fuel as compared to those automobiles that run on petrol and is not a gas guzzling machine. The CRDe engine is NEF turbocharged, intercooled, BS IV which supplies a good efficiency, torque and power to it with a cubic capacity of 2498cc. On the contrary Di has MDI 3200TC L with the cubic capacity of 2523cc.


Mahindra Thar Pickup And Acceleration

Variant Max. Power(Bhp / rpm) Max. Torque(Nm / rpm) Transmission Pick-up (0-100 in sec) Top Speed (Kmph)
CRDe 105 / 3800 247 / 1800 5 manual gear with one reverse 15.8 154
Di 63 / 3200 180 / 1440 5 manual gear with one reverse 11 150


Mahindra Thar Features

Mahindra Thar Seats PictureMahindra Thar with its sporty and royal features is quite adventurous and appeals enthusiastic. Its square jaw, masculine looks makes it different from its competitors and of its owner’s choice. With its great features it can meet all the off roading criteria that its owner can think for. Its interiors are not of a luxurious kind but are enough to look after its owner’s comfort as its not a luxurious car but a jeep. The rounded headlight (one that are in jeep) with slotted grille give it a bold front look. It even has some luxurious features of tilt and power steering with adjustable seats which make the drive comfortable and enjoyable for long hour’s journey. 2 front cup holders are even present. Fabric door trim, digital odometer, accessory power outlet, low fuel warning light, fabric upholstery, glove compartment and cigarette lighter are some of its other features. Body colored bumpers, tachometer, alloyed wheels with tubeless tyres and 2 electronic trip meter accompanies it for a smooth and relaxing drive with the necessary requirements. Power windows, remote centre locking, remote fuel filler, leather Mahindra Thar Dashboard Pictureseats, door mirrors on both sides of the door with tinted glass and music system which is optional enhances its features and looks. It even has auto locking hub lock system which means four wheeler drive excursions needn’t require anyone to get out of the car to manually lock it. It is matched with five speed manual gear box. Adding to it is a new improved dashboard designed for additional utility space and even an open able windshield for additional ventilation on road. Both the Thar variants have a seating capacity of seven. Thus, Thar is known for its looks and on-road capabilities and not for price built quality. Its exteriors are enhanced with halogen head lamps, front fog lights for the foggy days, side stepper for elders and children and integrated antennas. But front seat belts, engine immobilizer and side and front impact beam are for the safety measures. With these features it is easily competetible with any other car and comes in four different colors of black, red, silver and beige.

Mahindra Thar Driving and Handling

Mahindar Thar Steering Wheel PictureMahindra Thar with its features of survivability can swallow any terrain that world can throw in its way. Known for its ability to withstand any punishment, the Thar uses a ladder-on-frame chassis design trusted by the military. It has the widest tyre footprint in its segment which never let it escape its grip even on the slipperiest terrain. Its acrobatic independent front suspensions and abuse-friendly leaf-spring rear suspensions accompanied by five speed-manual Borg Warner gear box are a perfect match for an incorporating low and high leveling ratios. In terrains where most SUV’s fail, Thar goes on effortlessly. Capable of maintaining composure even in the most ruffling conditions it cares a little for obstacles while caring a lot for your comfort. Its twin bucket seats even keeps you planted when gravity is not on your side. A premium soft top canopy ensures that after a good mud-bashing, Thar’s interiors wont look like its exteriors.  


Mahindra Thar Conclusion

Mahindra Thar is a car that genuinely dislikes the road. The Thar’s iconic design, turbocharged engine and military grade construction make it feel right at home in even the most challenging terrain. The extreme mobility of the Thar makes previously unreachable destination, inviting. It makes grand peaks stoop down to it and dense forests open up for it. It treats rivers like roads and valleys like potholes. With the land’s most exotic locations as its playground, it is no wonder that the Thar has such a bad attitude to roads.

Mahindra Thar Variants

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Mahindra Thar Diesel
Price (ex showroom)
Engine Details
Special Features
2523 cc , Diesel

11.5 kmpl (City)
15.5 kmpl (Highway)

*Rugged Moulded Dashboard *Konic Front Grill *Openable Windshield *Tubular Chassis
2523 cc , Diesel

11.5 kmpl (City)
15.5 kmpl (Highway)

*Four Wheel Drive
2498 cc , Diesel

11.5 kmpl (City)
15.5 kmpl (Highway)

*Fabric Upholstery *Alloy Wheels *Power & Tilt Steering *Engine Immobilizer

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