The Thar is one of the most popular SUVs in its segment. Many youngsters dream of buying Thar. Now the news is coming that the company is preparing to bring base variants of Thar which will be cheaper than the current model as well as bring other changes.
Fans of Mahindra’s popular off-roader SUV ‘Thar’ have crores of people in India and abroad. It is a dream car for those who are fond of driving and off-roading. Its craze is most commonly seen in young people. Many youngsters also consider it as their dream car. But due to lack of budget, they are deprived of taking Thar. Last year, the company introduced ‘Thar’ in a new avatar. The one who made a splash as soon as it came in the market and its booking was so great that the waiting period of Thar had reached one year in many states.
Now the news is coming that the company is planning to bring its entry level model to capitalize on this spectacular success of Thar. According to media reports, Mahindra is working on a base variant of Thar. Which will be cheaper in price than the current model. But let me tell you, at present, no confirmation has been made by the company about this. It is believed that if the base variant of the Thar comes, then it can get a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine, in addition to this, the company can also use a diesel engine, in both options, the SUV will be powered by a manual gearbox. It is expected to come along.
The Thar is the most popular SUV in its segment and the company dispatched 3,406 units in the month of April. Talking about the powertrain of the current model, in this the company has given a 4 cylinder petrol engine with a capacity of 2.0 liters, which generates 150 bhp power and 320 Nm of peak torque. At the same time, the company has used a 2.2-liter mHawk engine in its diesel model, which is capable of generating 130 Bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque. Both ‘Thar’ engines come with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission gearboxes.
Please tell that there is no official disclosure of any kind about the base variant of the new upcoming Thar. But such speculations are being made that many changes can be seen from the current Thar. As such it can be reduced in weight as well as the size of its wheels can be as much as the wheels of a compact SUV, although media reports are claiming that the company will not change the size of the Thar. At the moment, it would be a little early to speculate about the base variant of Thar. But if the company launches the base variant of Thar at a lower price in the market, then it is quite a pleasure for those for whom it is a dream car.