The lifestyle SUV market is gaining a lot of popularity in India. The main SUV behind this increased popularity is the Mahindra Thar. The Thar received a generation change last year and has been selling quite well. Currently, Thar has no competition in this segment. But this can change soon with the launch of the much anticipated Maruti Jimny. Jimny will compete with the Mahindra Thar in India. In today’s article, we will be doing a Mahindra Thar vs Maruti Jimny comparison. In this story we will be comparing the 3 door Thar and the 5 door Jimny. The 5 door Thar is going come in 2023 and is still a long way away. Maruti will bring the Jimny in it’s 5 door avatar for out market.
The Thar is 3985mm in length, 1855mm in width and 1896mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2450mm and has a ground clearance of 226mm. The Thar comes in hardtop and convertible options. The Jimny is expected to be 3850mm in length, 1645mm in width and 1730mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2550mm and has a ground clearance of 210mm. The Jimny coming to India will be the 5-door version.
Mahindra Thar vs Maruti Jimny specifications
The Thar comes with a petrol and diesel engine. The petrol variant is powered by a 2.0-litre engine capable of producing 150bhp and 300Nm of torque. The diesel engine is a 2.2-litre capable of producing 130bhp and 300Nm of torque. Both the engines come with manual and automatic gearboxes.
The Jimny will most probably be powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine used in other Maruti cars like the Brezza and Ertiga. The engine is expected to produce 101bhp and 130Nm of torque. This unit will come paired with a manual and an automatic gearbox.
The Thar comes loaded with comfort features. It comes with features like a touchscreen infotainment system, 4-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, multi-function steering wheel, auto AC, TPMS, connected car tech and brake locking differential.
The Jimny is also expected to get some comfort features. It will get a basic 4WD, touchscreen infotainment system, hill descent control, hill hold, ABS + EBD, LED projector and headlamps.
Mahindra Thar vs Maruti Jimny Pricing
The pricing of the Thar starts from Rs 15.42 lakh and goes to Rs 18.42 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). We expect Maruti to price the Jimny aggressively against the Thar as the Thar is better in all aspects. It is expected to start from Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
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