Mahindra Thar Signature Edition Teased Ahead Of Launch Soon

Mahindra Thar Signature Edition Teased

Celebrating 70 years of Thar’s legacy, the Signature Edition gets cosmetic updates and its production is limited to just 700 units

The existing generation Thar will be discontinued in favour of a brand new model by early next year and it has already been spotted testing several times. The first-gen Thar has been around for nearly a decade and it will be given a farewell through a special edition in limited production run.

Dubbed the Thar Signature Edition, Mahindra has teased the off-roader ahead of its launch very soon. It has been subjected to a number of cosmetic changes as the Thar Signature Edition gets a new blue colour scheme known as ‘Aquamarine’ as in the recently launched Marazzo MPV.

The limited edition comes about to celebrate the Thar’s legacy for over seven decades. To differentiate itself from the regular variant, on the outside, it gets silver finish on the middle portion of the front bumper, grille done up in black colour, 16-inch alloy wheels seen previously in the Scorpio, ‘Thar 700’ badging with the signature of Anand Mahindra embossed on the front fenders, body decals, etc.

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The interior does not comprise of big updates except for the addition of the black leather seat covers with Thar name embossed, as the instrument cluster and other equipment remain unaltered. No mechanical modifications have been implemented though as the Mahindra Thar Signature Edition will continue to use the 2.5-litre CRDe diesel engine with BSIV compliance.

As the DI variant has recently been discontinued, Mahindra has decided to give the Thar Signature Edition the 107 PS and 247 Nm producing 2.5-litre oil-burner. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission and features a Borg Warner transfer case with a shift to low range. It also has locking rear differential that comes on its own when the going gets tough.

With the production restricted to just 700 examples, we can expect Mahindra to sell them out more quickly. The price bump won’t be too much though compared to the standard Thar as it could be priced at around Rs. 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The second generation Thar will arrive with evolutionary cosmetic updates, bigger proportions, upgraded interior and a new BSVI compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine.