The next gen Mahindra Thar is due next year year and here are fresh pictures of the upcoming 4×4 testing on Indian roads. We also have pictures of the interiors.
The new Mahindra Thar will get an all new body and it is apparent from the spy shots that it will be wider than the current Thar. The front is very Wrangler like and there are all new front and rear bumpers. It will also come with a new soft top.
The interior shots reveal an all new instrument cluster and new steering wheel that seems taken from the TUV300. Note the steering mounted audio controls as well. There is a new centre console, new AC control and AC vents. The front seats look better too and have bolstering as well. The protruding centre console hints towards a touchscreen system, maybe in the top variant.
The new Mahindra Thar is expected to come with an all new 2.0 litre diesel engine that will comply with the upcoming BS VI emission. Power and torque will be up from the existing model, expect the new Thar to make around 140 horsepower. The will come with a low range gearbox for 4×4 as well.
Safety features on the new Thar will include airbags, ABS, and rear parking sensors as required by the upcoming safety norms.
The new Thar will be more expensive than the outgoing model.