The people who love the 4×4 concept cars are sure to love the new 2018 Mahindra Thar. Mahindra has been making amazing off-roaders for Indian rugged terrains. Mahindra Thar is a vehicle of this category. The first vehicle of the Mahindra Thar lineup was launched in 2010 and since then the vehicle has made a great impact on Indian roads.
The first facelift of the vehicle was done in 2015, where certain changes and amendments were made. Along with mechanical upgradation, the vehicle had many cosmetic changes as well.
2018 Mahindra Thar – Updates and Changes
By taking a first look at 2018 Mahindra Thar, it is clear that ruggedness and toughness are what summarizes the exterior of the vehicle. Intended for highly rough and rugged terrains, the exterior of the vehicle are meant just for that. However, there are no fancy and delicate trimmings in the vehicle. It has a very boxy and muscular look with straight lines and textures. The headlights are bold and flat with no stylish elements added to the same. There is no separate grille but the bumper looks strong and solid. Mahindra logo can be seen right on the windscreen.
Interestingly, the interior of Mahindra Thar will be done in state of the art style as much as possible. Advanced connectivity features will be also available in the vehicle, which is a great attraction. Some other fascinating interior features in the vehicle will include wireless mobile charging facility, memory seats, Apple CarPlay feature, Android Auto, assisted and intelligent driving technology, air conditioner with heater, 2-DIN music system, multi-directional AC vents etc.
Though specific safety and security features of 2018 Mahindra Thar are not mentioned, it will be on par with segment rivals.
Engine Speculations of the 2018 Mahindra Thar
There are lots of speculations going on regarding the kinds of engines that will be there for new Mahindra Thar. Since the vehicle will be marketed to international markets, there will be petrol as well as diesel variants. SsangYong and Mahindra are working in close collaboration on a 1.5-liter petrol engine. The two diesel powertrains in the vehicle will be 2.6 liter MDI, which is capable of producing 63 BHP of energy and 183 Nm of torque and a 2.5-liter TCI-CRDe producing 105 BHP of energy and 247 Nm of torque.
2018 Mahindra Thar – Price and Availability
The upcoming version of 2018 Mahindra Thar will be priced in the range of $12,000 to 18,000. No fixed date has been announced regarding the release of 2018 Mahindra Thar in the Indian market. However, as per news from industry insiders, it has been known that the vehicle will be available in the market from the end of 2018.
Finally, the new Thar is seeing many changes and upgradations and these will make the vehicle all the more tempting for segment buyers. Time will reveal how people accept this amazing 4×4 off-roader with the changes and upgradations.