Whats new in mahindra thar 2WD
The 2WD version of the Thar remains cosmetically similar to the Mahindra Thar 4WD version, although it omits the 4×4 badge on the rear fender. Mahindra has also introduced two new colours on the Thar – Blazing Bronze, which is also available on the XUV300 TurboSport, and Everest White – bringing the total exterior paint options to six. The 4×2 version of the Thar will only be available with the hard-top option.
Inside, the RWD version gets a cubby hole instead of the 4×4 selector lever in the centre console. It also gets an auto-start stop function, which can be accessed via the control panel near the driver’s right knee.
Mahindra Thar RWD Engine Specs
Furthermore, the Thar RWD also gets a new powertrain – a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine, lifted from the XUV300, which produces 118.5hp and 300Nm of torque, and comes mated only to a six-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the 4WD Thar will continue with the 132hp, 300Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine.
|Engine||1497cc,Turbo Diesel with CRDi|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual Transmission|
Alongside, the 2WD version will also get the 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 152hp and 300Nm (320Nm with automatic gearbox) mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.
|Engine||2.0-litre petrol engine|
|Max Power||152 Bhp|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual/Automatic Transmission|
Mahindra Thar AX (Optional) details
Along with the rear-wheel drive system, the Thar also gets a lower-spec AX Optional trim for both 1.5 diesel and 2.0 petrol powertrains. Sources tell us that this trim was not available with the Thar earlier, but has now been silently added.
- 16-inch steel wheels instead of 17-inch alloy wheels
- Tubular steel side step
- vinyl upholstery
- manual mirror adjustment
- monochrome MID display
The AX (O) misses out on the 7-inch touchscreen system, in-built speakers, TPMS, cruise control and steering-mounted controls.
Furthermore, ESP with roll-over mitigation along with Hill hold and hill descent control are only available with the 1.5 diesel AX optional variant.
Mahindra Thar Color Options
There are 2 more new color options available in the new Mahindra thar 2WD –Everest White and Blazing Bronze
Mahindra Thar 2WD Price:
The following are the introductory prices of the Mahindra Thar 2WD:
Thar 2WD AX (O) Diesel MT hard-top: Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
Thar 2WD LX Diesel MT hard-top: Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
Thar 2WD LX Petrol AT hard-top: Rs 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom)