Near production-ready 5-door Mahindra Thar spotted
Mahindra has been working to maintain the largest market share in the lifestyle off-roader segment since the Auto Expo 2023 ended. The car manufacturer is also working on a five-door version of the Mahindra Thar after having just released the RWD version at a very affordable price. We now get a sneak into what seems to be the production-ready 5-door Thar.
The five-door Thar appears to be an extension of the ordinary three-door Thar, which is currently available in the Indian market. Thanks to the extended wheelbase, the second row of the five-door Thar will now have more room.
Additionally, a long-range transmission was missing from the prototype's automatic gearbox. The latter's absence suggests that testing of the 2WD or rear-wheel-drive variant of the extended Thar is likely. The 2WD version of Mahindra's three-door Thar, which comes with both gasoline and diesel engines, was just released.
As with the Swift, the rear door handle is located on the C-pillar. The rear washer/wiper is still absent from the rear windscreen. The trunk capacity will be significantly more than the 3-door variant because of the longer wheelbase and longer body. The features will probably remain the same as the 3-door equivalents.
Two engines are available for the current Thar: a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. While the latter is capable of 130PS, the former delivers a robust 150PS. A smaller 1.5-litre diesel engine from the XUV300, which produces 117PS and 300 Nm of peak torque, and a six-speed manual transmission are both used in the recently released 2WD Thar.
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