Production of current generation Mahindra Thar, one of the most iconic off-roading SUV in India, is about to end. Thar has been on sale since 2010. To give the current Thar a proper send-off, and to pay tribute to the 70 years legacy of the iconic Mahindra SUV, the company has launched a new limited Edition Thar.
Called Mahindra Thar Signature Edition, it is limited to just 700 units. It is presented in two exciting colour options of Napoli Black and Aquamarine.
Mahindra Thar Signature Edition receives black decals on the bonnet and silver finish on its bumper, setting it apart from the regular model. It will also get distinctive Signature Edition badging on its fenders along with a signature of Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group. The Signature Edition will sit on 5 spoke, 15” alloy wheels.
Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We are delighted to introduce the last 700 units of our iconic off-roader, Thar, in its current avatar. We believe that the enthusiasts will see it as their last chance to own a piece of this Mahindra legacy, as a must-have garage collectible.
The Thar is clearly an extension of our 70 years legacy and what brand Mahindra stands for. Over the years, it has successfully shaped the lifestyle vehicle segment while being popular with the off-road tribe.”
There will be no mechanical changes to the Mahindra Thar Signature Edition. It will be this 2.5 liter CRDe engine that will power the Signature Edition capable of 105 bhp power at 3,800 rpm and 247 Nm torque at 1,800-2,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Company dealerships have commenced bookings for the Thar Signature Edition.
– Stylized 5-spoke alloy wheels
– Decals on the side and bonnet
– Black finish on the grille
– Silver finish on the front bumper
– Leatherette upholstery with THAR logo on the front seats
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
There is also a new gen 2020 Mahindra Thar in the making as the current Thar does not comply with new crash test and safety regulations coming into effect. The second gen Mahindra Thar will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.
It will get a new platform, new front and rear bumpers and redesigned doors along with handles which have been positioned lower for better ergonomics. Interiors will also be more refined, silent and with lower vibrations. The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be powered by a new BS VI compliant 2.0 liter diesel engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.