The all-new Mahindra Thar is finally going to make its global debut tomorrow. The company is planning to unveil the new SUV via a web telecast on its official website. We have already seen the off-roader doing test runs on the Indian roads. The spy shots of the SUV have also surfaced online many times. In a new development, the petrol and diesel engine specifications of the SUV have been leaked online.
The new Mahindra Thar is likely to come equipped with an upgraded version of the existing 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. This particular engine is expected to deliver 140 bhp power. According to a media report, the upcoming SUV might also get a 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine that will deliver 187 bhp power and 380 Nm torque. The engine will feature Direct Injection and Turbo Charging. Both the engines are likely to come mated to a manual gearbox along with a torque-converter automatic gearbox as an option. Furthermore, these transmission options will be sourced from Aisin. Both the petrol and diesel variants will be getting the soft roof and hard roof options.
The new Mahindra Thar will be more studier and wider than its outgoing model. It will be based on the new zen3 ladder frame chassis. This particular platform also pins the current-gen Mahindra Scorpio and Mahindra TUV 300. Cosmetically, it will retain its traditional design features. The front fascia gets a wide and flat bonnet. There will also be a seven slat grille along with round-shaped LED headlamps. The rear-end of the SUV boasts of brick-shaped LED tail-lights. The new-gen Mahindra Thar will ride on 18-inch black-painted 5-spoke alloy wheels. Also, there will be Thar branding on the ORVMs and the tail-lights.
As for the interior features, the SUV will get some major changes. The cabin will boast of new upholstery with premium seats. The front-facing rear seat is the main highlight of the cabin. This particular setup is going to provide more space and safety to the passengers sitting at the rear. Other highlighted features include cruise control, new multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, and a touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.