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Mahindra Thar Launched: Why to choose

by Navyatha Sandiri

Mahindra Thar was introduced in India after a long wait, in two variants: AX and LX. The AX Series offers modest collection of features without sacrificing on Thar’s capacity, while the LX Series is a feature rich edition. The new Thar comes in six colours: beige, aquamarine, bronze, rage red, black napoli, and galaxy grey. The new Thar is also available. Read more below to learn why the newly started Mahindra Thar should be purchased.

What’s good about it?

Over the years, Mahindra’s Thar has gained its reputation for its good off-road ability and is now on the next step in the latest model. A petrol engine option alongside a diesel engine option is offered for the first time. A 4-wheel drive system is now available as standard. In addition, the SUV off-road has 650 mm water wading depth alongside a 41.2 degree and 36 degree approach and departure angle. Customers will decide between the choices hard-top, convertible top and soft top.

What’s not so good?

The new Mahindra Thar is currently available in a two-door format, particularly uncomfortable in the four-seater configuration for rear seating passengers. The LX trim options only provide safety features such as ESP with rollaway-reduced prevention, the brake load differential, the front door speed sensing locks and theft anti-induction alarm. In addition, the soft-top variant with six seats is limited to manual transmission.

Best variant to buy?

The LX edition is a good choice for customers who are looking for a four-seat edition of Thar. The LX variant can be used in hard top options and in convertible tops and can be transmitted manually or automatically. Although the AX model is available for consumers looking for a six-seater alternative, both petrol and diesel are manual transmitted.

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  • Manual 2.0-litre-150bhp at 5,000 rpm and 300Nm between 1,250-3,000rpm
  • 2.0-liter Automatic-150bhp at 5,000 rpm and 320Nm of torque between 1500-3000rpm.
  • 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed torque converter


  • 2.2-litre mHawk-130bhp at 3.750rpm and 300Nm at 1.600-2.800rpm
  • 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed torque converter


Thar at 9.80 lakh’s initial price. The Thar will now be offered in two variants-AX (for adventure) and LX (for lifestyle). The Thar is available both in soft-top and hard-top models. Take a closer look at the variant-wise pricing of the latest Thar. The automatic option is only available in the LX trim and needs approximately 80,000 to 1.06 lakh more than the equivalent MT option.