Mahindra on Thursday launched the facelift of its popular off-roader Thar in India at a price tag of Rs 8.03 lakh (ex-showroom Nashik, for Thar CRDe).
The new Thar, which gets a makeover both inside and outside, will be available across Mahindra dealerships in selected markets soon.
On the exterior front, the new Thar CRDe gets improved front and rear bumpers with lens headlamp, muscular wheel arches and re-designed side footsteps.
The cabin of Thar now comes with dual-tone dashboard and features new steering wheel and door trims with arm rests, re-designed AC vents, new floor console with cup holders, windshield demister, new gear knob and lockable glove box.
Under the hood, Thar gets 2500cc CRDe engine with the same output as before, 105bhp@3800 rpm and a torque of 274Nm from as low as 1800-2000 rpm. It gets the standard 4WD system with high and low ratios.
"Since its launch, the Thar has been the face of our tough and rugged DNA, a continuation of our legacy and what Mahindra stands for. Today as we launch the new avatar of this ever popular off-roader, the effort has been to enhance the appeal of a brand that is already a cult," Pravin Shah, president & chief executive, (automotive) Mahindra & Mahindra said.
"Increasingly consumers are looking for a different lifestyle as they seek an adventure and fun experience and the Thar is the perfect companion for such thrill seekers," Shah added.