Indian off road enthusiasts for long have been left with minimum choice really. Apart from the very affordable and capable Maruti Gypsy, there is a serious dearth of choices in the sub 10 Lakh rupee SUV segment. So, Indian off roading enthusiasts, in their quest for off road vehicles have had to look at rebuilding de-commissioned Mahindra army jeeps or buy new Maruti Gypsys with nothing really in between.
Mahindra answered many a fervent prayer and unveiled the Mahindra Thar at the 2010 Indian Auto Expo. Powering the Mahindra Thar is a powerful diesel CRDe engine displacing 2498cc. This powerful engine generates 105 Bhp at a low 3800rpm and a ery useful 247 Nm of torque coming in from 1800-2000rpm. This obviously will give the Mahindra Thar plenty of poke in terrains where cars can’t even dream of treading.
A ground clearance of 200mm, four wheel drive and a fully articulated suspension means that the Mahindra Thar meets all the off roading criteria enthusiasts were so hoping for. This Jeep like a true blue off roader will seat just two persons. While the Mahindra Thar is mainly meant for exports, insiders at Mahindra are mulling a Indian launch after seeing the excellent response by Indian Off Road enthusiasts.
M&M Thar Price India:
The M&M Thar will be priced at the whereabouts of INR 6 Lakhs when it is does get launched.