According to a recent report, the new-gen Mahindra Thar will now launch post-November this year, most probably around festive season. The new model was earlier expected to launch in April this year, then it got delayed to August because of the lockdown, and now the launch has been delayed again due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
In terms of the design, the new-gen Mahindra Thar has been imparted with an upright stance while the overall muscular profile accentuates its rugged appeal. The seven-slat vertical front grille and the wide front bumper remain more or less the same while the overall boxy design profile with the round headlight design and flared up wheel arches accentuate it further.
The all-new dual-pod instrument cluster adds to the premium look of the new-gen model while the brand has offered a vertical MID display in the middle of the speedometer and the tachometer. In addition to this, the interior of the updated SUV will feature a touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new-gen Mahindra Thar will get cruise control, automatic climate control and more cabin space for additional comfort.
The brand is expected to equip the updated SUV with a BS6 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be capable of offering maximum power of 140HP and a peak torque of 300Nm. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission while a 4-Wheel-Drive system will be on offer as an option. Once launched in Nepal, the new-gen Mahindra Thar is expected to get a starting price tag of around 25 lakhs.