Which in an off-roader seems like a masochistic recipe for pain and tiredness. New Mahindra Thar 2020 car price starts at Rs. The 2020 Thar will feature the upgraded version of Mahindra’s 2.2-litre diesel engine that’s likely to develop 140PS of power and 320Nm of torque. The Thar 2020 is available in 2 transmission options: manual and automatic. • The build quality is tough, will withstand offroading abuse and it felt like I’m driving a “tank” in the city. 9.8 Lakh in India. It attracted as much attention as a yellow Porsche or red Mustang in Bombay and is an absolute head-turner. I personally would have liked them to be a size wider because of the rear-side blind spots I mentioned above, but friendly Mod Aditya didn’t find any issues with them. After driving regular hatchbacks, sedans & crossovers week after week, we enjoy driving such "different" vehicles. You’ll either have to do some jugaad by squeezing smaller bags on the sides of the rear seat (on the wheel arches) or hope for someone to design a carrier / temporary storage net hanging out from the back (like the old Jeeps). IMHO, the diesel is more in line with the character of the Thar, its city FE will be 75 – 100% higher, while the longer tank range is a boon on the highway and when offroading. God help us soft-top lovers. Also keep in mind that it has almost no direct competition (Gurkha & V-Cross are marginal players), although it does have a lot of indirect competition from same-price SUVs, crossovers and even the Scorpio! Attractively priced, attractively styled and with Land Rover pedigree, the company’s new SUV was a tantalising prospect that landed smack dab in the middle of the SUV boom. It will be offered with a turbo-petrol and diesel engine. Driving experience, photos, features, specs are discussed. In my ’97 Classic, I have removed the rear seat entirely and it makes for a terrific airport bag hauler (can fit 4 XL-size bags). You can forget about going for a road-trip if you have 4 occupants onboard because their bags simply won’t fit! It takes on a pliant, absorbent and rounded edge. The last such attempt from Mahindra was when they had shoehorned the Contessa’s Isuzu 1.8L into an MM550. The one reviewed here is XZA+ trim with 6-Speed Automatic transmission. Some of us will hold onto our Thars for 10 years, some will sell them within 2 – 3 years (as we see with impractical Harley-Davidsons in India). And kickdowns can take a bit longer. Most businesses will prefer to sell 7 units at a high profit margin than 10 with a slim margin. Within the first km of driving it last weekend, I knew this is the Jeep for me. I caught 1 bug in 2 days with the car = the alarm system once sounded off after I started the engine. You'll be comfortable & safe this way. More on the handling below. Fourth, the AT & 4x4 hardware add 1 lakh each to the price tag. There was no automatic option available and some important feat… But let me make it clear that the Thar is NOT for everyone. However, Tata Motors couldn’t quite cash in on the huge interest in its flagship product and sales didn’t take off as expected. The Thar is a body on ladder SUV. I have fallen for it hook, line & sinker. Sprightly, but not F-A-S-T like a Creta turbo-petrol, mind you. The turbo-diesel is also very smooth & peppy. Now, we only had a short drive - two hours or thereabouts - in the heart of Mumbai city. Be sure to read this post again & again. You better have good relations with whoever sits here. Get real time information through 2020 Mahindra Thar … Not much of an issue in the AT as you can adjust the resting spot of your left leg, but it might be bothersome in the MT. The sub-4 meter length, tall driving position, commanding view of the road ahead, friendly steering, smooth AT gearbox, responsive engine & the fact that other vehicles don’t mess with you made it easier to drive than a Honda City in Bombay. You feel each & everything on the road – literally! At the Auto Expo, Mahindra had said this motor is good for 190 BHP. Keep yourself tuned in to the Indian automotive scene via Twitter, Youtube or RSS feeds. Know more about Mahindra Thar prices, variants, performance, specs, features, accessories, colours, interiors & exterior. On the flip side, the driver footwell is narrow, a dead pedal is missing and there is a prominent protrusion from the center fascia. The interior feels well put together. It’s very stress-free. • Within the city, you’ll observe the Petrol AT being more downshift-friendly than you’d expect. Thar LX variant prices start from ₹ 12.49 lakh for the hard-top convertible petrol and go upto ₹ 13.75 lakh for the diesel automatic top model with hard top. The mileage of Thar 2020 ranges from 15.2 Kmpl on petrol to 15.2 Kmpl on diesel. In hardly any Indian home will the Thar be the primary car; in most cases, it will be the 2nd or 3rd ride of the house. And through all the speed changes, all the overtakes, and even through some bumper to bumper traffic, the seamless, powerful, and quiet nature in which the Thar now pulled along was just lovely. More. Cruising around town and then Bandra, I felt like a King. But even the second row, though a little tedious to access, didn’t have spilling me out of it. And for that sort of money - if we don’t consider its off-roading or lifestyle co-efficient for a bit - there’s nothing special in terms of layout, features, and the quality of plastic used all round. At 120 km/h, tyre / road noise is prominent as well. • Sound quality from the audio system gets a 6 / 10 rating. Mahindra Thar 2020 Diesel Automatic is priced in the ₹13.65 Lakh - 13.75 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) range. Your passengers will be comfortable as there is no jerkiness or sudden “turbo whoosh”. People move out of your way and never cross hairs at junctions or roundabouts. Now, just to put things in perspective - the new Thar should come for around Rs 15 lakh. GTO test-drove the new Mahindra Thar for 2 days and here are his review observations.• My God, the Thar looks astonishingly handsome & ... New Mahindra Thar 2020: 55 review observations . You can have this engine with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. While we were off the roads, we were bombarded with questions about the diesel-engined Creta. Its peak torque is rated at 300Nm. • My God, the Thar looks astonishingly handsome & screams style! • On the highway, the maximum cruising speed that I will recommend for the Thar is 100 – 110 km/h. I used the practical cupholders for my morning McDonald’s black coffee (a must for highway runs), the door pockets for my sanitizers & tissues and the seatback pocket to hide my house keys. Check out this video where you can see the 2020 Mahindra Thar Diesel AT tested out in the desert, doing dune bashing. After endless wait punctuated by a million spy pictures, the new Thar is finally here and we have driven it and our detailed first drive review is here. Even on a clean expressway, the Thar is continuously pitching and moving up & down. Power delivery is overall nice & linear. • I like my offroaders & SUVs with smaller wheels & bigger tyres (like this Thar), so I am strongly considering moving my Thar to 16 inchers. • Petrol AT’s response time (say, in kickdown) isn’t the fastest, but it’s not the slowest either. • I like the cabin’s design & part quality is acceptable. A made in India car, which born out of nostalgia and off-road capabilities, made its second-generation debut in 2020. 2020 sure has been a good year for enthusiasts = The Thar, Rapid / Polo TSIs, revv-hungry City, Octavia RS 245, Grand i10 / Aura 1.0 Turbos, well-mannered Creta 1.4 Turbo, the fast Duster Turbo (review coming up soon), Superb 2.0 TSI & more. I think Mahindra has done this to prevent the rpm needle from dropping too low and to improve driveability / engine responsiveness. • Ground clearance you said? ₹ 35.00 Lakh - 1.00 CroreEstimated Price. CarDekho.com - Get the 2020 Mahindra Thar First Look Review first drive experience by reading Mahindra Thar from Auto Expert at CarDekho. Take that out of the equation and the Thar’s charm is gone. High-revv a petrol in 4x4 2nd-low and your FE can drop to 2 km/l. • The Thar is a breeze to drive in the city. The 2020 Thar is offered with a 150hp, 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine and a 130hp, 2.2-liter diesel mill. Our only worry is the Thar’s pricing. While I found the grip levels from the fat 255 mm tyres to be satisfactory, you must take corners cautiously. And the new Thar also gets independent front suspension and multi-link rear layout. I didn’t engage blower level 2 at all, not even when it was hot & sunny outside. • NVH: Very smooth in the city and at low speeds. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic is also available as an option. But again, as basic as the ICE sound quality is, it is still fine for a Jeep & the sort of restrictions that the design entails. • Smooth, sprightly & refined are the 3 terms I’d use to describe the Petrol AT. One that makes 150bhp! Mahindra’s mStallion is a likeable motor. It’s a lifestyle product, no two ways about it. • The AT does have manual mode. The new Thar is being offered with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. Build or Customize your Mahindra Thar, get price quote and book online. The Tata Harrier created a big buzz when launched over a year ago. Just to put things in perspective, a fast sweeping expressway curve that I would take in the Duster AWD at 120 km/h, I’d take in the Thar at 80 km/h as an expert driver (70 km/h for a layman driver). Of course, the lower variants & MTs will be much cheaper & perhaps value-for-money. Search. About. I have a feeling that the fully loaded ATs will be 16 - 17 lakhs on the road (a Venue diesel MT FWD SX(O) costs 14 big ones OTR in Mumbai). I also wish Mahindra had given armrests bolted to the seat, like in the Scorpio. 2020 Mahindra Thar review, test drive. 2020 Tata Harrier Diesel Automatic Review (XZA+) Check out the review of Tata Harrier 2020 BS6 Model. 24th September 2020, 10:00 by Kanad Kalasur ... offroaders will pick the diesel Thar. However, given the new Thar uses a multi-link rear suspension, we expected a bit more refinement and a little less jiggle. • The 150 horses on tap are more than enough for a Jeep like the Thar. We like the new Thar. CarWale: 12th Floor, Vishwaroop IT Park, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400705. The front ones are larger and more supportive. Be sure to take a long test-drive before you commit. Thanks to the automatic, I couldn’t really tell if there was any significant turbo lag. But at 110 – 120 km/h, it is LOUD. The shorter wheelbase is responsible for the poor high speed manners too. • The Thar does alright in terms of cabin storage. Buying it in 2021-22 so that the beta testers (aka early customers) can clear up all the bugs. Two, Mahindra itself knows that this Jeep isn’t going to be a volume seller and will thus try to sell the limited number they can at a premium. But drive past 30kmph and the ride improves dramatically. Latest details about New Mahindra Thar 2020's mileage, configurations, images, colors & reviews available at CarandBike. But for a Thar, it is revolutionary! • The Petrol AT has damn smooth shifting quality – most times, you won’t even know the gears are changing. October 20, 2020. It sure takes some getting used to, receiving sound from above your head, and the driver’s left ear is filled with a lot more sound than the right ear. I love how Mahindra & Tata are tuning their torque converters; the XUV500, Harrier & Hexa ATs have all greatly impressed me. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. 1997 Mahindra Classic vs 2021 Mahindra Thar, The Mahindra Thar is Team-BHP's Car of 2020, Mahindra might drop side-facing rear seat option from Thar, Mahindra Thar waiting period now 9 months, Mahindra Thar to get a price hike from December 1, 2020, Engine mount bracket breaks on brand-new Kia Sonet, Car designer Dilip Chhabria arrested in cheating case, Ford Ranger pick-up trucks spotted at Jayem Automotive. The best part is, we still have 3 months left in the year! Again, I’d rather have vague than sharp in such a 4x4. The 2020 Mahindra Thar now gets an automatic gearbox option, a diesel automatic engine and a new turbo-petrol engine with a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It also gets a new 6-speed automatic transmission while a 6-speed manual and 4x4 drivetrain is standard. I did notice the AT gearbox getting confused in some situations – like when I was driving hard with varying throttle input – but these incidents were few & far between. The petrol is a two-litre, direct injection, turbo unit. For longer touring that's 250+ km one way, I’ll stick to my modern sedan. You could say it’s acceptable and I don’t see any owners complaining. Given the money Mahindra has spent developing and speccing it, it’s clear the company wants more numbers from it now. But, only a bit. I was a happy user of Android Auto in the Thar. Mahindra Thar diesel-automatic spied on test. But after experiencing its ride quality & highway manners, I’ll take mine on the highway just to offroading spots, or nearby destinations like Pawna & Devlali. Maharashtra, India. This is the all-new Mahindra Thar. Consumption on the highway remains high (9 – 10 km/l) if you constantly drive at 110 – 120 km/h, perhaps because of the breadbox aerodynamics? For those used to contemporary hatchbacks, sedans & crossovers, this bumpy ride will be the biggest deal breaker. I am really looking forward to taking the Thar on my favourite offroad tracks around Maharashtra. And up close and personal, it’s both handsome and desirable. Our car is the latter. The wraps are off the all-new Mahindra Thar. But nothing that’s even remotely close to being a turn off. I prefer torque converters to AMTs (too jerky), dual-clutch ATs (too unreliable) & CVTs (rubber-band effect). Your email(s) has been successfully sent. 2020 Mahindra Thar Diesel Automatic Taken Dune Bashing – Video. • For the sake of your safety – and that of your passengers – this is not a vehicle that you drive hard or aggressively. But, we know it was no fun to drive in the city. Lateral support is also satisfactory. And this is the hard-top we’re talking about. It doesn’t look rudimentary or utilitarian. Huge on the feel-good factor. On the flipside, the glovebox is laughably small as is the boot. It’s a 6-seater B2-segment SUV SUV that Thar 2020 Diesel Automatic is powered by a 2184cc engine, producing 130PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. The automatic too, though not the quickest shifting, makes driving in the city quite easy. I would have bought this in Black edition if it was available in December when we got Kodiaq, saving myself few lakhs at the same time. And I mean that literally. Out on the highway, at 90 – 100 km/h, I could hear wind noise, but it was still acceptable for me because I keep my music loud. This too can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic. • The Thar won’t be cheap. In fact, after spending time with it, I was hard-pressed to think why anyone would buy the petrol over this. Find the On-Road Price of New Thar 2020 for your nearest cities. And Mahindra says it has been developed in-house. Major blind spots there, so be careful. The All-New Mahindra Thar is here. No use on-road, yet will be very functional offroad. If you ever get a chance, offroad in one. And almost every comfort feature you’d want in your daily driver is now part of the Thar’s armoury. At high speeds, the steering does get vague. Re: 2020 Tata Harrier Automatic : Official Review As said many times by almost everyone this should have been the launch car and it would be doing pretty good numbers by now. Thar is avaialable with a 2.2 lite turbo diesel engine which generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm torque and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine generating 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. • The air-conditioner will chill you to the bones! • I was originally thinking of using the Thar even for holiday drives which I go on often. Allow me to twist that and put it the opposite way = @ 120 km/h, the only thing not making a noise is the engine rl:. Compared to the older Thar, there are no ergonomic disasters here. • Buy the Diesel AT if you are going to cruise a lot. For driving holidays, the Thar is best for 2 – 3 onboard and their luggage. • The turbo-petrol revs nicely to the redline, but it isn’t a high-rpm motor at all. Overall, the automatic transmission of the new Mahindra Thar is good and it will make things easier for driver while doing off-roading as he does not have to control the clutch plate anymore. This 2-door Thar will appeal to a small market, after the initial euphoria dies down. There are no official mileage figures for Thar petrol manual and automatic. But no! Also, any sudden road dips taken at 120 km/h badly affect the Thar’s composure. The Thar's new diesel engine is impressively refined! 4.1 Don’t push the limits or go near them. Know more about Mahindra Thar 2020 - Price, Mileage, Reviews, Specification, Gallery - Overdrive I felt that the seatbase doesn’t extend out long enough. You can spend an hour or two back there. Blower level 1 itself is powerful (more powerful than it ought to be IMHO). The all new Mahindra Thar 2020 boasts of height-adjustable front seats, touch screen infotainment and R18 allow wheels. Using Moderator Navin’s expertise, I’ll definitely get a small amplifier, small subwoofer and upgraded speakers in my Thar. And at 1500rpm, this engine is raring to go. But the new one, it’s become so friendly, so comfortable, and so likeable in the city, and it seems it’s all up and up from here on. This Jeep just makes you feel real, real special. Stick to the middle lane of the expressway, cruise at 100 km/h and enjoy the view. • BHPians from Delhi-NCR (10-year old diesel car ban) and those who don’t care about fuel economy will be pleased with the Thar Petrol. Mahindra Thar review: The SUV on another kind Anirban Mitra | TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Dec 25, 2020, 19:16 IST NEW DELHI: The course of evolution dooms, … This bit protrudes into the footwell and will rub against your left shin area / knee. The Thar is a tall offroader, NOT a corner-carving machine. Rearward visibility is pathetic (there was a Dzire parked behind me which might as well have been invisible) and equally terrible is the side-rear visibility (i.e. The next day, it started after I switched off the car! And it’s a refined and potent engine. Would be super useful in the ATs. Mahindra says it is based on an all-new platform. Recently confirmed Thar diesel-automatic will launch later this year. If you are buying the Thar now, invest in that extended warranty! Because of the turbo-charger, even the midrange power delivery is satisfactory (with n/a petrols, midrange is usually a hit or miss). signing off 2020 with a mumbai alibaug road trip in a new mahindra thar specs features mileage space performance. And the driver gets height adjustability as well. It has most of the necessary features (including Android Auto but no reversing cam), and nothing over the top like wireless charging. Remember, you are driving a vehicle that is an offroader, as much as an on-roader. • Frontal visibility is awesome, as is the side visibility out of the front windows. And the knee room or the thigh support wasn’t half bad either. • Boot space is sad, comparable to a small hatchback. It is liveable though. We were constantly moving between 20kmph to hitting 80kmph on the Sealink. Quite silly of Mahindra to not give the Thar a reversing camera. Anything over this power rating would be outright irresponsible & dangerous for the Thar’s dynamics (or lack of). While I have yet to drive the Diesel AT, I have a gut feeling it’s the one I’ll bring home. In India, Mahindra Jeeps = Diesel, enough said. The Aisin gearbox does a satisfactory job for the most part. On the other hand, the premium LX trim gets either a hard or convertible top, bt the petrol variant only gets automatic while diesel has both the options available to it. New generation, new chassis, new powertrain options, but the same old charm. 2020 Mahindra Thar Review: First Drive Impressions, When to expect - December 2020 (Tentative). • Driver’s seat is good - I used the lumbar adjustment and found back support to be perfect. It also gets four properly comfortable seats. Ergonomically, I found the Thar to be user-friendly and you have a lovely, commanding view of the road ahead (can even see the bonnet). • Ride quality is sad, whether in the city or on the highway. In Manual Mode, you can take it to a max of 5,500 revs only (again, diesel-like). SQ is quite basic, yet I have to say, it is remarkable what Mahindra has achieved with the unconventional speaker placements above the driver (under the roll bar). In terms of drivetrain, there are four options. The LX gets a choice of petrol-auto, diesel-manual and diesel-automatic powertrains, and of a convertible soft-top or hard top. The focus, without doubt, has been to broaden the appeal. How would you rate the off-road abilities of the new 2020 Mahindra Thar 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol automatic, when compared to its diesel sibling? It does get noisy when you floor it. Now, the spy video has revealed that it will be available in diesel. It is a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, all-aluminium engine that makes 130bhp. Yes, the rear seat’s backrest does fold down for when you need to haul larger cargo. And not a wee-bit cumbersome. Useful behaviour when offroading too. What we are driving is the diesel. Mahindra Thar 2020 has managed to create a lot of excitement even before its official launch on October 1. I had no complaints in the city or on the highway. The single time that the Thar is settled & flat is when it’s standing in one place :D. And yes, just to clarify, I did check the cold tyre pressures with my Michelin gauge. • Useless IRVM is 2 sizes smaller than it should have been. You can read the full review here: It's easy to make a case for the Thar 2.2L diesel. Then there’s the ride. Will have to check & ensure there is enough clearance for the size. ORVMs were okay; they are tall & very Jeep-like (again a Wrangler copy). High-revv a diesel in 4x4 2nd-low and your FE will drop to 5 km/l. In flesh, it is much better finished now. Will surely be a different experience from offroading in my far simpler & basic Classic. It was quiet. • The fact that the Thar has 2-doors and ingress to the rear seat is impossible for the elderly makes it an impractical choice. My sole complaint is with the front grille design, which can thankfully be swapped for a 7-slot Jeep-style unit in the after-market easily. Will add that the horn is too loud in the cabin. This is one car you literally don’t have to slow down for anything! And it's always fun to review something interesting. • Back seat passengers have it tough overall – just 2 can fit on the seat (making the Thar a 4-seater) and ingress / egress are horrible. Kids young, citizens old & everyone else in between admire the Thar with glee. Which means a new ladder-frame, new underpinnings, new engines, and as is clear - a totally new top hat. Will be an experience. I personally prefer this as it leads to superior throttle response, although the FE-loving customer won’t. The chassis Mahindra claims is in its third generation. • The Petrol AT is a guzzler in the city! Even in kickdown mode, the Petrol AT shifts up at ~4,600 – 4,800 revvs which is quite diesel-like, frankly. It is a special vehicle with many talents. Camouflaged test mule of the 2020 Thar spied again. reviews. The new Thar was effortless. And kickdowns can take a bit longer. • Just like my 1997 Mahindra Classic, I decided to buy the 2020 Thar without a test-drive. I’d driven it at a Great Escape. We might not have driven it a lot, and we haven’t yet seen what it can do on the highway or off the road. The diesel engine gets 4x4 drivetrain with the option of an automatic … Follow us on 20 th Jun 2020 8:00 am. While I didn’t experience the backseat in a moving Thar, I’m willing to bet its bouncier here than the front. It does get noisy when you floor it. The Thar will climb mountains. Be sure to get a full tank of petrol before you venture off the road in 4x4 mode. There are a few rough edges, but they are not prominent (unlike the old Thar which was a disaster…this new one is lightyears ahead). Team-BHP's full Official Review will be up in a few weeks. Factors like the weight + power + torque converter AT make me believe you should expect 6 – 7 km/l tops in the city (lower if you drive hard). between the B & C Pillars). In fact, I’ll be surprised if it ends up with a value-for-money price tag. The 2020 Mahindra Thar automatic has been spied before, and it was confirmed for launch only last week. No way can the Thar handle 190 horses. Offroading in my Jeep once, we went much deeper than was originally planned. And the brakes have been updated as well. Continue reading the discussion on the 2020 Mahindra Thar on our forum. The “Jeep” styling & proportions are spot on (Jeep Wrangler xerox copy notwithstanding). High-revv a diesel in 4x4 2nd-low and your FE will drop to 5 km/l. Even in the manual mode, the engine rarely drops under 1,500rpm, if at all. The all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar takes a quantum leap forward in several areas. Reviews. If you have driven Jeeps, Gypsys, Scorpios or even the 1st-gen Fortuner before, you should be okay. It gets a multi-functional steering wheel; a touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and the like; a Driver Information System with all the info you might need; usable cup and bottle holders; wipers that work; power windows; cruise control; and two USB charging ports! By Tarun Kochar. Third, cars like these are all about fat profits & premium pricing – be sure to check out the Wrangler’s relative positioning in the USA. The 2020 Thar is offered with a 150hp, 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine and a 130hp, 2.2-liter diesel mill. • The steering is user-friendly. When slowing down, I noticed it frequently downshifting to bring the revs to ~2,000 rpm, where other ATs would usually freewheel to maximise fuel economy. Note: A reliable birdie tells me that a 4-door Thar is confirmed, but it might be a long wait. But there’s a genuine fear that it might think too highly of it’s own product and price it out of contention. 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