Indian Auto giant, Mahindra, has upgraded the Mahindra Thar SUV bringing in air conditioning and an engine immobilizer to the package. The new features are applicable only to the 4×4 variant that is powered by a CRDI engine. Mahindra continues to sell the 4×2 and 4×4 version with the DI engine in BS3 markets, but they do not receive these additions.
Apart from the air conditioner and heater, Mahindra Thar will also have a short turning radius of 5.35 meters. The insides have comfy twin bucket seats to add to the bliss of driving on rough road conditions. The Mahindra Thar that is available in BS4 emission norms implementing cities of India comes with a 2.5 Liter common rail turbo diesel engine pumping out 105 Bhp of peak power and 247 Nm of peak torque. The Thar’s engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox with the 4X4 system operating through a Born-Warner transfer case.
Speaking at the launch of the New Cool Thar, Mr. Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We are always responsive towards evolving customer needs and the launch of the New Cool Thar (AC) is a step towards giving our customers utmost comfort while they navigate through challenging terrains. This further leverages the changing aspirations and lifestyles of the upwardly mobile Indian consumer without compromising on comfort.”
For another Rs. 1.5 lakh over the base Thar, Mahindra will give you alloys, off-road front bumper (winch-ready), bigger wheel arches and a revised central console. The new base variant of the Mahindra Thar with AC starts at Rs. 6.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), which is an increase of about Rs. 45,000.