The 2020 Mahindra Thar is expected to make its public debut at the upcoming Auto Expo in February next year, with its launch likely to take place soon thereafter
Mahindra seems to have reached the last stages of development of the next generation Mahindra Thar. The new model is expected to make its debut at the next year’s Auto Expo and will launch soon after making its first-ever public appearance.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will carry an evolved version of the current model’s iconic design language. However, in spite of retaining the bold look of its predecessors, the new Thar will look thoroughly modern, something that Jeep has managed to achieve with its Wrangler. More importantly, the new Thar will have larger dimensions than the current version and hence, a more spacious interior is almost a given.
Another highlight of the cabin of the new Mahindra Thar will be its front-facing second-row of seats as revealed in the latest spy pics posted by MotorBeam. The new Thar is very likely to offer a much more premium cabin than that of the current version. In line with this, the rather utilitarian side-facing seats of the current model will make way for a more conventional arrangement.
The new Mahindra Thar is expected to go on sale in both hardtop and soft top grades. The headlamps, the grille and the bumpers seem to have undergone a massive styling upgrade, while the bigger wheel arches should lead to enhanced off-roading capabilities. Even other soft parts, like the taillights and the ORVMs, will have a much better look.
The new Mahindra Thar will be powered by the company’s all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will go on to power even the next-gen Scorpio and the XUV500 in higher tunes. The new motor will be BS6-compliant and is likely to be both punchier and more refined than the current oil-burner.
First launched in October 2010, the Mahindra Thar enjoys an almost cult-like status and with the complete model replacement, the manufacturer is sure to strive for capturing the essence of the current version, while making sure that the new model is in line with the modern tastes and regulations.
Pic Source: MotorBeam