Mahindra Thar 5 Door launch timeline revealed
Mahindra Thar 5 Door is one of the most anticipated SUVs in recent times. The long wheelbase version of the Thar is currently undergoing testing. We have been spotting test mules of the 5-door SUV since a long while.
There were speculations that the bigger Thar will be launched in 2023. However, a top official from the company has confirmed that the Mahindra Thar 5 Door will hit the road next year, in 2024.
Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director and CEO (Auto and Farm Sector), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has confirmed the launch timeline. He says the 5-door Thar won’t be launched this year but instead will come in 2024.
While the prototypes on test look exactly like the 3-door Thar, we believe there will be some styling changes. The overall design will be the same of course but we can expect some tweaks on the exterior to differentiate the two.
The front profile might get a new grille design. While the headlights on the test mules are round and the production version will most likely get the same shape, Mahindra should differentiate it with Square headlight to give it a more retro look.
The side profile will be longer due to the extended wheelbase to accommodate the additional doors. Here we can see a new set of alloy wheels for the bigger version of Thar. The rear might look the same because there isn’t much to change apart from the tail light design.
The dashboard will be borrowed from the 3-door Thar and it will look the same. However, there will be some tweaks in terms of features and trim colours. We have also spotted a big centre arm rest for the front passengers in one of the test mules.
The second row of seats will now get a proper bench to accommodate three adults. You can expect generous legroom and headroom in the second row. There will be more boot space on offer now.
Mahindra will be offering the same 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine and the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine option with the 5-door Thar. We don’t expect any changes in terms of power and torque figures. However, they might change the tuning for the heavier vehicle.
Both the engines are expected to be offered with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. Mahindra will be offering both 4×4 and 4×2 variants with the new 5-door Thar.
The bigger 5-door SUV will come with a lot of changes mechanically to accommodate the additional doors. It will also be offering more features to differentiate with the current 3-door Thar. We might see a new name too, like Armada for this version of Thar. We can expect the pricing to be Rs. 1.5-2 lakhs more expensive variant to variant compared to the 3-door version. Price range likely to be around Rs. 13.50 lakhs to Rs. 19.50 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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