Mahindra Thar Is A Massive Hit Jeep In India
The ultimate off-roading vehicle with the NGCS advantage coupled with the very first 4 wheel drive capabilities, short of climbing a vertical wall, the Mahindra THAR made its appearance on the 21st December 2010. Since then the Thar has captured the imagination of off-roading enthusiasts in India. The legendary design gives it superior off- roading capability. The Mahindra Thar is available in four colors of Black, Mist Silver, Toreador Red and the Arctic White. It is specially designed targeting the Indian customers and is a perfect suit for those in the hilly terrain and rough muds of the rural areas. The Thar has been voted as one of the top 10 SUVs available in the Indian market.
Mahindra Thar is available with two engine options of CRDe and Di. The Thar CRDe is powered by a 2.5 litre diesel engine that powers up to 105 Bhp at 3800 rpm and a maximum torque of 247 Nm at 1800 rpm. The Mahindra Thar Di delivers a maximum power of 63 Bhp at 3200 rpm and maximum torque of 180 Nm at 1440 rpm and has a ground clearance of 200mm mated with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox. It delivers a mileage of 9.5 kmpl in the city roads and 14 kmpl on the highways. The Mahindra Thar comes with P 235/70 R 16 Tubeless tyres with 6.5 J x 16wheels. The Mahindra Thar reminds you of the good old open jeep. The Thar offers a comfortable ride quality and stays compliant even on bad roads & jungle trails. The Thar CRDe is the most powerful open-top SUV in the country.
The Mahindra Thar delivers a perfect off-roading experience which is possible due to the Torsion and Stabiliser bar in the front and Semi elliptical leaf spring suspension at the rear. The Thar is priced at Rs 5.99 lakh in Delhi, Rs 6.01 lakh in Bangalore, Rs 5.97 lakh in Thane and Rs 6.28 lakh in Mumbai. The Thar DI BS III variant is priced at Rs 4.47 lakh.
The door handle is pretty basic and too plasticky which will risk it in case a something speedily hits at the back. Being heavy duty is what makes up much of this cars design so it features front disc brakes and drum brakes at the rear.
The Thar has a Minimum Turing Radius of 5.25 m with a wheelbase of 2430 mm. It has a Approach angle of 46 and a Departure angle of 30. The dimensions are Front Track of 1445 mm, Rear Track of 1346 mm, Overall Length : 3920 mm, Wheel Base : 2430 mm, Overall Height : 1930 mm, Overall Width : 1710 mm. The Kerb Weight is 1750 Kgs with Seating Capacity of 1 +1 seater. It’s on road manners are in the league of the Bolero as the Thar too boasts of the same Independent Front Suspension on the CRDe variant. The build quality is below average and there are many yawning panel gaps to be found. Some of the materials used in the construction of the jeep actually hurt if you try poking at them without care.