Mahindra is going to launch the new 5 Door Thar for the Indian Market to take on the Maruti’s 5 Door Jimny, and the upcoming 5 Door Force Gurkha. It’s going to come with some big features and changes over its 3 Door Sibling, and today, we’ll list every detail about the SUV that has been spotted so far.
2024 Mahindra Thar: What you need to know!
The 5-Door Thar will undergo exterior changes such as H pattern grille, new round shape LED DRLs which looks same as the Mercedes-Benz G- Wagon, the front bumper is made of hard plastic, and flat bonnet. From the side, well, it has an extra door on both sides with square windows, step-up side plate, and 18-inch alloy wheels, and a single-pane sunroof on top which is not present in the 3-door version as it’s got hard-top, and soft-top roof that can be removed as well. However, the 5-door version Thar will not have the option to remove the roof, therefore, Mahindra is adding single-pane sunroof to make up for it and to get the aiery feeling in the 5-door Thar as well.
Inside, the 5-Door Thar was spied with the new 10.25-inch infotainment system with few buttons, AC vents and the HVAC controls look more or less the same, and the steering wheel looked similar to the XUV700 SUV. Another new addition is the armrest for the driver, center armrest which would most likely be to store small things inside the center armrest, and two cupholders in front of them. Also, the seat upholstery has been changed or updated by Mahindra to give it an premium feel.
In Engine Options, it’s possible it’ll sport the same 2.2 L Turbo Diesel, and 2.0 L Turbo Petrol Engines except the power and torque output could be increased, and both could be offered with the 6 Speed Manual and 6 Speed Torque Converter Automatic Gearboxes.
In Features, it’ll sport 10.25-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Automatic Climate Control, Single-Pane Sunroof, Semi-Digital Instrument Cluster (Could be same as Scorpio-N), 18-inch alloy wheels, LED Headlamps, reverse-parking camera with rear parking sensors, hill assist, hill descent control, traction control, Disc Brakes for all wheels, Limited Slip Differential, 6 Airbags, and so much more.
As for launch, Mahindra had confirmed the 5 Door Thar is scheduled for launch sometime in 2024, and will rival the new recently launched 5 Door Maruti Jimny, and the upcoming 5 Door Force Gurkha.