auto news desk, Mahindra’s most popular SUV became a big competition for Thar as soon as Maruti Suzuki’s Jimny was showcased. Even before the launch of Jimny, it was being described as a big threat to Thar and Gurkha. The biggest reason for which was that the Jimny was a 5 door SUV. But Thar is now going to launch its 5 door variant soon. Recently it has been spotted once again during road testing. Now it is being told that Mahindra will launch it in the market within the next two months. However, the company has not yet made any official announcement regarding the launch. It is being told that the wheel base of the new 5 door Thar will be longer than the current model. There will also be more space in its rear seats. The company is also going to increase the boot space in this Thar. At the same time, the design of alloy wheels will also be different from the current model.
design will be changed
The new 5 door Thar will be offered with hard top only, there will be no soft top variant. Along with this, its design will also be introduced with some changes. It will get features like new headliner, front armrest, sunglass holder and sunroof.
new packing of old engine
The new Thar will also have to run with the old engine. It will be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that will generate 130 PS of power. While the petrol engine will be a 2.0-litre turbo. Both the engine options will be offered with 4×4 and 4×2 options. Along with this, it will be offered with automatic and manual transmission.
Price competition with Jimny
The Jimny’s low price is also a big reason for its fast booking and in view of this, Thar launched its base variant for less than 10 lakhs. It is now believed that a 5 door variant will also be launched to compete with the price of the Jimny. However, till now both the companies have not disclosed the prices of their vehicles.