Mahindra unveiled the all-new, second-generation of the Thar recently. The vehicle was officially launched on 2nd October 2020 but only a three-door version of the vehicle was launched. Mahindra is now working on a five-door version of the all-new Thar and here are the details. Find out below more about the upcoming Mahindra Thar 5 door.
Mahindra has greenlit the development of a five-door version of the new Thar, which will have an all-new body. Despite the second-gen Thar being positioned as a vehicle that can be driven every day, Mahindra realises the market for the three-door Thar will be limited. In a bid to further widen the appeal of the new-gen model, Mahindra has decided to work on a five-door Thar, which is also likely to have a longer wheelbase.
What does the company have to say?
Veejay Nakra, CEO of Mahindra’s automotive division, said, “Our objective was to recreate the icon, and obviously the first step in that direction was to create the Thar in its current three-door form. I think that’s a good starting point which we are in. Who knows how the future will play out? Let’s just watch this space as we go forward”. There is also no doubt about the success of the new Thar. It was modern perfect and priced pretty well.
The all-new Thar has become much more practical when compared to the first-generation of the vehicle. Mahindra now also offers forward-facing rear seats, which are very useful to the buyers who want a family vehicle. Since the popularity of the SUVs is on a rise in India, the new five-door Thar will be a much more practical for the family car buyers. More about Upcoming Mahindra Thar 5 door in India below.
It should be noted that even Maruti Suzuki is planning to bring the all-new Jimny to India but only a five-door variant of the SUV will be launched in India. The all-new Force Gurkha, which will be launched soon in the market will get both three-door and five-door variants from the start.
Engine and Performance
There’s a 152hp, 2.0-litre ‘mStallion’ petrol that gets a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and a 6-speed automatic as an option. The diesel engine for the new Thar is a 132hp, 2.2-litre mHawk unit, which is available with a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Four-wheel-drive and a manual-shift transfer case are standard on all versions.
Other than that, the rear passengers will be able to roll the windows down, and the boot might also get some additional space, which adds to the practicality. The rear quarter section has been shortened, which is fine for the hard-top and soft-top models, but would be difficult to manage on the convertible model.
Thar images – SRK
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