A used Mahindra Thar modified by DC Design is up for sale for a price of Rs 15 lakhs. Typical of a DC product, the off-roader features extensive visual alterations and an array of additional equipment. The modified Thar is on sale by DC NorthEast.
The modified Mahindra Thar features a matte pink paint job, new grille, projector LED headlamps, heavily contoured bonnet, flared wheel arches and LED DRLs mounted on the base of windshield. The fabric roof has been ditched in favour of a hardtop unit with panoramic glass roof (with manually retractable sunroof vent). The new canopy also features generously proportioned side windows, and rear windshield with wash and wiper.
The boxy off-roader’s style quotient is further enhanced by black finished 17-inch alloy wheels, large 265 section tyres, tailgate-mounted spare wheel and LED taillights. Body-colored wing mirrors with electric adjustment and auto fold function round off the exterior modification. The spruced up Thar certainly looks funkier than the stock model.
Inside, the Mahindra Thar by DC Design is equipped with leather wrapped upper dash panel, leather upholstery, touch sensitive AC controls, roof-mounted mood lights, and roller blinds for the rear windows. The SUV also features a single-DIN audio system with 8 speakers, a ported sub-woofer and an amplifier.
That is not all. The vehicle is fitted with rear seat belts, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, parking sensors with camera, seat belt reminder for driver and front passenger, center locking with anti-theft system, power-lift bonnet, fire extinguisher and power windows.
Under the skin, this Thar boasts of a composite monoleaf H-Matic rear suspension and nitro dampers on all the four corners. The braking system has also been upgraded in two stages – the first one included a larger dual-diaphragm brake booster with tandem master cylinder assembly and 230 mm ventilated front disc rotors, the second stage added a pair of 200 mm solid disc rear rotors. There are modifications to the engine and gearbox.
The selling price of INR 15 lakhs sound steep for a used Mahindra Thar but this particular example does come packed with extensive features and attractive styling. If this doesn’t catch your fancy, you may wait for the next generation Mahindra Thar which is currently undergoing extensive testing.
Disclaimer – As per Supreme Court ruling, modifying car is illegal in India. If you do modify your vehicle, it needs to get certified by the RTO.