Yet another set of pictures of the upcoming Mahindra Thar have surfaced online ahead of its Auto Expo 2020 debut. While the top-spec hard top variant equipped with alloy wheels and LED tail lamps has been already spotted, this time it's the base soft-top trim which has been spotted doing rounds in Southern India. In terms of design, the soft-top variant too is very similar to the hard-top model, save for the alloy wheels, LED tail lamps and of course the hard-top.
The prototype model of the new Mahindra Thar is still heavily camouflaged, and it retains every bit that we have seen in previous spy shots. So the iconic seven-slat grille, round headlamps and beefy looking front bumper are all there. The Mahindra Thar will also come with an updated cabin featuring an all-black dashboard with new dials for the air-con system, new steering wheel, restyled central air-con vents, and possibly even a touchscreen infotainment system. It will also feature comfortable seats with improved side-bolstering and upholstery for the driver and co-driver, while the rear seats will get the side facing bench seats as before. The 2020 Thar will also get features like a brand-new instrument cluster with a MID (Multi-Information Display) unit, and a new gear lever. In terms of safety, the 2020 Mahindra Thar will feature front, ABS driver airbag, rear parking sensors and speed alert system among others.
The new-gen Mahindra Thar will be powered by a new BS 6 compliant engine and of course, a heavy-duty four-wheel drive system with low and high range. At present, the Mahindra Thar comes with a 2.5-litre diesel engine that makes 105 bhp at 3800 rpm and develops a peak torque of 274 Nm from as low as 1800-2000 rpm.
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