auto news desk, The Thar SUV from Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra is one of the best-selling models of the company. But in the month of April, the company is offering huge discounts on this car. Customers can avail a cash discount of up to Rs. 40,000 on the purchase of petrol and diesel variants of the Thar 4X4. The SUV is available in two trims AX (O) and LX.
It gets three powertrain options, including a 1.5L diesel engine with a 6-speed manual and rear wheel drive, RWD with manual and automatic transmission, a 2.2L diesel engine with a 4WH system and manual/automatic transmission, and a 2.0L petrol engine available Is. With rear wheel drive system.
Its 1.5L diesel and 2.2L diesel engines produce 300Nm/118bhp and 300Nm/130bhp respectively. While the petrol engine generates an output of 300Nm/152bhp. The Thar 4X4 gets an Electronic Brake Locking Differential, which gives the vehicle firm grip even on roads with low traction.
New variant coming soon
According to media reports, the company will soon bring a new entry-level 4X4 variant of this car, which will be placed below the AX (O) trim. It can get 2.0L petrol or 2.2L diesel engine. However, it will miss out on a few features compared to the AX(O) trim.
5 Door Mahindra Thar
Mahindra is also testing its 5-door Thar, which could be launched in 2023 or early 2024. The car will come with a 300 mm longer wheelbase than the current Thar. Body panels will be new and it will get better controls. It will get to see more cabin space. Also, it can get updated infotainment system, sunglass holder and front center armrest.
Will compete with Maruti Suzuki Jimny
The 5-door Thar will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 Door, which the company is going to launch next month.