Mahindra Thar RWD launched - Variants explained

Gajanan Kashikar Published: January 09, 2023, 05:23 PM IST

Mahindra has launched the Thar RWD in India with prices starting at Rs 9.99 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom). The introductory pricing is applicable for only the first 10,000 customers. This rear-wheel drive model is available in a choice of three variants: AX (O) diesel MT, LX diesel MT, and LX petrol AT. Notably, all three variants come with a hard-top roof as standard. Here is a variant-specific list of features.

Mahindra Thar RWD AX (O) Diesel MT

Manual HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)

Monochrome MID

Rear parking sensors

One-touch lane-changing indicator

Manual ORVM adjustment

Power windows for front doors

Electronic brake locking differential for RWD (D117 RWD-only)

Washable floor and drain plugs

Welded two hooks at the front and rear

Tow hitch protection

ESP with roll-over mitigation (D117 RWD-only)

Hill hold and hill descent controls (D117 RWD-only)

ABS with EBD and brake assist

Dual front airbags

Seat Belt Reminder

ISOFIX child seat anchor points

Roll cage

Three-point seatbelts for rear passengers

Snow chain provision for tyres

Panic brake signal

Vehicle over-speed warning

Co-passenger airbag deactivation switch

Mahindra Thar RWD LX Diesel MT and Petrol AT

Auto HVAC system

Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Four speakers and two tweeters 

Coloured MID

Adventure statistics


Tyre direction monitoring system

BlueSense app support

Follow-me home and lead-me-to-Thar lamps

Voice commands and SMS rear-out

Electronically adjustable ORVMs

Electronic brake locking differential for RWD

Hill hold and hill descent controls

ESP with roll-over mitigation

Speed-sensing front door locks

Powering the Mahindra Thar RWD is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 117PS and 300Nm of torque. It can be mated to only a six-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre, inline-four, turbocharged mStallion petrol motor makes 150PS and 320Nm of torque and is solely paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Mahindra Thar RWD First Drive Review

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.8 Lakhs
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