Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, India ’s leading SUV manufacturer, unveiled the New Thar offroader.
“The New Thar CRDe comes with enhanced exteriors, and all new interiors with added comfort & convenience features, all of which take the legendary off-roader to the next level,” Mahindra and Mahindra said.
Targeted at the off-roading enthusiasts and people wanting to make a unique style statement, the New Thar CRDe, will be priced at Rs 8.03 lacs (ex-showroom Nasik).
“The New Thar CRDe is now an even more compelling proposition with features like a mechanical locking rear differential which further enhances its off-road capability. With its new front & rear bumpers, new butch-looking wheel arches, clear lens headlamps, new rugged tubular side footsteps and a redesigned canopy, the vehicle sports a distinctive new exterior which has raised the bar on its timeless and iconic look,” the company said.
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The new Thar also features more premium interiors including a new black-beige dashboard, more premium and wider seats, a redesigned center bezel, new sporty 3-pod instrument cluster, new steering wheel and gear knob, re-designed AC vents, new windshield demister and door trims, it added.
There’s also a new lockable glove box and a new floor console with cup holders.
The Thar can handle 44 degree approach angle and 27 degree departure angle, and offers high ground clearance of 200mm, powerful 2500cc CRDe engine, and standard 4WD with high & low ratios.
“Today as we launch the new avatar of this ever popular off-roader, the effort has been to enhance the appeal of a brand that is already a cult. Increasingly consumers are looking for a different lifestyle as they seek an adventure and fun experience and the Thar is the perfect companion for such thrill seekers. I am confident that in its new avatar, the Thar CRDe will not only continue to be ever popular among off-road enthusiasts but significantly widen its appeal amongst a whole new set of consumers.”
Launched in 2010, the Thar CRDe is a true-blue off roader, an evolved version of the Mahindra CL340, the MM 540.
Unlike normal SUVs, the Thar is pitched as a recreational 4×4 vehicle for enthusiasts.
Its powerful CRDe engine delivers both power and fuel economy. The cabin can seat six, while two rear bench seats can be folded to create a massive luggage area.
It is available in a BS IV variant with power steering as a standard fitment.