Mahindra Thar RWD gets a 1.5-litre D117 diesel engine developing 117 PS and 300 Nm and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission
Mahindra & Mahindra has today announced the prices of the Thar RWD in the domestic market and is priced at a more affordable range. Costing Rs. 9.99 lakh for the base trim, it goes all the way up to Rs. 13.49 lakh for the range-topping RWD model (ex-showroom). Available in AX (O) and LX trim levels, the deliveries of the Thar RWD will commence on January 14, 2023.
The introductory prices are applicable only for the first 10,000 customers. The homegrown SUV specialist has managed to price the model affordable as it sticks within the four-metre slab and derives power from a smaller 1.5-litre four-cylinder D117 mHawk diesel engine found in the Marazzo. It produces a maximum power output of 117 PS and 300 Nm of peak torque.
It is paired only with a six-speed manual transmission. The rear-wheel-drive configuration can also be had in the bigger 2.0-litre four-cylinder mStallion petrol engine and it develops a maximum power output of 150 PS and 320 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain is linked only with a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
For customers wanting to own a diesel engine, the 2.2-litre mHawk turbo four-pot diesel is only available with a four-wheel-drive layout. With no exterior changes except for the removal of the 4×4 badge, the Mahindra Thar RWD comes with two new exterior body paints namely Everest White and Blazing Bronze. Unlike the 4WD variant, it is only retailed in a hard-top configuration.
The interior of the Mahindra Thar RWD comprises a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, cruise control, LED Daytime Running Lights, electronically adjustable ORVMs, automatic start/stop, a cubby hole where the 4×4 selector is fitted, steering wheel with mounted controls, a semi-digital instrument cluster and so on.
It must be noted that the Mahindra Thar 4WD variant gains an electronic brake locking differential as it replaces the mechanical locking diff. It is developed in association with Bosch to enable better traction in loose surface conditions. The mechanical locking differential will be retailed as an option in the LX diesel 4WD trims.