The Mahindra Thar is the most exciting product of 2020. But there are a lot of things that are not clear about the Thar. Here are 15 things that are expected on the Mahindra Thar

Launch Date

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The Mahindra Thar 2020 will be launched on the 2nd of October 2020.  This day holds special significance in many ways. Firstly, it is the founder’s day of Mahindra and Mahindra. Secondly, it is also the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and our beloved Laal Bahadur Shastri.


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We at MotorOctane are expecting the on-road price of 2020 Mahindra Thar between Rs.11 to Rs.16 lakh approximately. 

Roof Options

You cannot remove the hardtop.  You get three types of roof options with the 2020 Mahindra Thar: 1) Fixed Hard Top 2) Flexible Soft Top 3) Fixed Soft Top.  You can only remove the Flexible Soft Top roof for convenience.

Features on AX and LX

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For those who are new, LX stands for the Luxury trim while AX stands for proper Off-road trim. Find out features below.

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Off-Road Capability

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Freedom Drive in Mumbai did not have any scope for off-roading.  You also get features like 42:1 Crawl Ratio, Electromechanical Driveline Disconnect, Mechanical Locking Rear Differential, Brake locking Differential for pure off-road lovers. 

Off-road Specs

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Ground Clearance

You get 226mm of Ground Clearance

Removable Front Door 

You can easily unscrew the front doors from the three points. This feature is especially for hardcore offroad lovers.

What if water enters inside the SUV?

You have a washable floor in the Mahindra Thar 2020.  You also have drainage plugs for additional help. 

What if it rains upon Convertible?

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The materials used in the Flexible Soft Top SUV are IP54 certified and are Dust and Sprinkle resistant. 


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In terms of safety, you get features like ESP, Hill hold, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Roll-over mitigation, 3-point seat belts and Iso-fix Seats for young off-roaders.  You also get dual airbags with ABS and EBD

Features inside the car

You get Tyre pressure monitoring system,  Tyre direction, and many more additional features for driver aid.

TouchScreen system

This the first Mahindra Thar to get touchscreen infotainment system factory-fitted inside it. You also get a dedicated off-road functionality to show stats.  Android Auto was absent but Apple Car Play was present.



You get only rear parking sensors in the SUV. Rear parking camera was absent from the Freedom Drive unit of the car. 


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