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Mahindra Thar Facelift Launched; Priced at ₹ 8.03 Lakh

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First launched in 2010, the Mahindra Thar finally gets its first ever major upgrade. The Thar now costs ₹ 8.03 lakh (Ex-Nashik) and the upgrade is only available on the CRDe variant; not on the DI.

The exterior sees changes like new front and rear bumpers, new butch-looking wheel arches, clear lens headlamps, tubular side footsteps and a redesigned canopy. For those who want a bit of customization, the people at Mahindra are offering genuine accessories & customization options too.

Mahindra Thar

7.86 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)
Mahindra Thar

The new Thar features more premium interiors including a new black-beige dashboard, wider seats, redesigned center bezel, sporty 3-pod instrument cluster, new steering wheel and gear knob, re-designed AC vents, new windshield demister and door trims. For added convenience, there's a new lockable glove box and a new floor console with cup holders.

Under the hood, the Thar gets the 2500cc CRDe engine with the same output as before 105bhp@3800 rpm and a torque of 274Nm from as low as 1800-2000 rpm. It gets the standard 4WD system with high & low ratios.

The upgrade is available only on the BSIV compliant version, however, the DI which is BS-III compliant will still be sold by the company.

Catering to the off-roading enthusiasts, the power that the engine produced was always a plus point but now Mahindra has managed to provide a mechanical locking rear differential on the Thar which will provide power to one of the rear wheels thus giving it that extra push.

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Mahindra sells almost 10,000 units of the car every year out of which 70% are the DI variant and CRDe variant only contributes to only 30%. Speaking at the launch Mr.Pravin Shah, President and Chief Executive (Automotive) Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd said, "Today as we launch the new avtaar of the ever popular off-roader, the effort is to enhance the appeal of a brand that is already a cult"

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