Official: 2020 Mahindra Thar Automatic Confirmed

  • Hot
  • Published On: 17 June 2020
  • Views
  • 0 Comments
  • Likes
  • 2 min read
  • Download

2020 Mahindra Thar would face competition from Force Gurkha and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny in India.

We recently told you that the 2020 next-gen Mahindra Thar is all set to launch during the festive season in October in the Indian market. Now, it has been learnt that the off-roader will also come with an automatic gearbox variant. The new Thar has already been spotted several times during its test runs and was supposed to launch as early May 2020 but it was postponed due to the nationwide lockdown, pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Mahindra Thar would face competition from Force Gurkha and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny in India.

Mahindra Thar 2020

According to Rajesh Jejurikar, Additional Director & Executive Director, Mahindra (Auto & Farm), "“An important initiative, and we believe this is a flagship initiative is the launch of the new Thar. The new Thar brings back the core. We believe it will create a new category which brings in the core product of Mahindra, which comes in variety - a wide variety, wide level of refinement, aggregates, automatic, all the works, which will create a new segment." Though, the automatic version was already spotted camouflaged as test mule but now with Rajesh's statement, it has been confirmed to feature an auto gearbox besides the 6-speed manual transmission and an optional all-wheel-drive system.

Internally codenamed as Mahindra Z101, the new Thar would come loaded with a plethora of never-seen-before features in the form of LED headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs), LED tail-lamp cluster, automatic climate control, front-facing second row seats, semi-digital multi-information display, cruise control, and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mechanically, it is expected to be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with a 138bhp 2.0L turbocharged mHawk engine and a 157bhp 1.5L turbocharged mStallion engine, respectively. The 6-speed torque converter automatic unit will be sourced from Aisin. The 2020 Mahindra Thar price would be on the higher side as compared to the ongoing model due to inclusion of new features, tech and BS6 engines.  

Read Also: 2020 Mercedes Benz GLS Launched at Rs 99.90 Lakhs

Author: Mayank Gupta

A mechanical engineering dropout by choice, Mayank has been in the auto journalism biz for the past 8 years. He is currently working as an Associate Editor at Droom Discovery and covering each and every aspect of the auto industry. He has worked with a plethora of renowned Auto brands in his illustrious career so far. Being a student of English Literature, his mantras of success are the Never-Say-Never attitude and self-confidence. Mayank likes to travel, read books and listen to music during his free time. more

Search Your Dream Vehicle

Select Category

  • Bikes
  • Scooters
OR

Recent News

 Yamaha FZ-X Launched at Rs 1.17 Lakhs in India
Published On : 18 June 2021 | 1 min read

Yamaha FZ-X will be available in the market by the end of June

Click here to Read More
Hyundai Alcazar Launched at Rs 16.30 Lakhs
Published On : 18 June 2021 | 1 min read

Hyundai Alcazar is offered in three grades namely Prestige, Platinum and Signature

Click here to Read More
Hyundai Creta Facelift Launched in Russia
Published On : 18 June 2021 | 1 min read

It is strictly meant for left-hand-drive markets and not the one being tested in Korea for the Indian market

Click here to Read More
Driving License, Vehicle Document Validity Extends Till Sept
Published On : 17 June 2021 | 1 min read

The Indian Govt has extended the validity of driving license & vehicle documents until September 30, 2021.

Click here to Read More
BMW 5-Series Facelift India Launch on June 24, 2021
Published On : 17 June 2021 | 1 min read

The BMW 5-Series facelift had its world premiere last year in May

Click here to Read More
2021 Skoda Kushaq Variant Details Leaked Ahead of Launch
Published On : 17 June 2021 | 1 min read

The all-new SKoda Kushaq will be launched on June 28, 2021, in the country

Click here to Read More