Mahindra and Mahindra is set to unveil the second generation of the Mahindra Thar today in India. The 2020 Thar is set to be the new flagship offering from the SUV maker and is expected to be far more upmarket offering than before. Also expected is a wide range of engine options to go with the heavy-duty off-road gear that the Thar is best known for.
Stay tuned as we bring you all the details on the 2020 Mahindra Thar live from the launch event.
Mahindra is organizing a freedom drive with the new Thar, where numerous auto journalists will participate including OVERDRIVE's Bertrand D'souza
The Thar has a 650 mm water wading capability
The new Thar's interiors feature retro-inpired geometric themes. Also features a prominent VIN plate,
The Thar is based on the thrid-gen Mahindra platform, but with a wider track
Here's your first look at the new Thar
The LX can be had with the automatic, with both petrol and diesel
The Thar AX comes with the petrol and diesel engine, both paired with the manual
The Thar will be available in two lines, an off-road focused AX and a lifestyle-focused LX
The Thar also comes with a unique display for offroad progress, roof-mounted speakers and a new intrument cluster
Massive strides have been made in the interior. They feature front facing seats based on customer feedback and are washable
Despite the new underpinnings, the Thar remains a capable off-roader with its approach, departure and breakover angle
The new Thar will also get a more sophisticated suspension set-up
The new Thar will be based on a ground-up new platform
For the first time, the new Thar will get a six-speed torque convertor
Here's what the petrol engine of Thar will be like
Here's some of the USPs of the new Thar
CEO Veejay Nakra says the new Thar will appeal to new buyers who were apprehensive earlier about the Thar's safety and comfort
Goenka confirms that the new Thar will come with a 2.2-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol. Will also get a convertible roof.
Pawan Goenka says the development of the new Thar began four years ago. Seven design briefs were presented with the company choosing to go with an evolutionary look. But the Thar now comes with all new underpinnings
The Thar unveil is taking place at the Mahindra design studio in Mumbai under social distancing norms
The launch event is set to begin. Stay tuned
Here's a look at our last review of the Mahindra Thar
A few recent spy images have given us a good idea of what the new Thar will most likely offer. Find out here.
Before the event starts off, here's a look at the last time we went on an adventure with the Thar