Launched last month, Mahindra Thar 700 Limited Edition comes with a price tag of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). As the name suggests, the limited edition will be the last 700 units of Thar CRDe that the company will manufacture in India.
As it will be discontinued after 700 units, the limited edition Thar 700 qualifies as a collector’s item. Limited edition Thar 700 will have Anand Mahindra’s signature stamped on the limited edition badging, which is placed close to the right front door.
To celebrate the success of Thar CRDe and its rich heritage, Mahindra has launched a new video that reveals how the vehicle is built piece by piece by skilled workers. The video shows various processes being executed on the assembly line such as building the outer body, installing the body onto the ladder frame chassis, adding parts like tail lights, installing the engine, adding wheels, and pasting various badging items such as 4×4, special edition Thar 700, and Thar CRDe.
In the video, we can also see Thar 700 sitting next to the original CJ-3 series Jeep. Mahindra used to manufacture these beauties under license from Jeep. The side by side comparison signifies its rich legacy spanning 7 decades and shows how the product has transformed over the years. Thar 700 will be the last product to have the CJ DNA. Next-gen models will be based on an entirely new platform.
Thar 700 special edition comes with various changes such as sporty 5-spoke alloy wheels and trendy decals on the bonnet and sides. It is offered in two colour options, Aquamarine Blue and Napoli Black. Other key changes include blacked-out front grille, silver accents on front bumper, leather upholstery, and THAR logo on front seats. In terms of safety, Thar 700 gets ABS.
However, there are no changes in engine configuration. Thar 700 special edition continues using the same engine, a 2.5-litre 4 cylinder turbo diesel unit that generates max power of 105 bhp and max torque of 247 Nm. Engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Next-gen Thar is under development and is expected to get a new 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that will make around 140 bhp. It will also get several feature updates such as touchscreen infotainment system, power windows, front facing seats and option of hardtop variant.