This year, Mahindra will be launching new products in the domestic market to boost its market share. The automaker will not only launch new products like the S101/102 and S301, it will also refresh its existing offerings including the XUV500 and the Thar.
Motorbeam followers Sujay Agharkar and Prasad Bankar spotted the 2015 Thar facelift on test in Satpur, Nashik. Visually, there isn’t much to differentiate the vehicle from the current model. The company will focus on improving the quality and mechanicals of the vehicle.
Currently the Mahindra Thar is offered with two engine options, a 2.5-litre CRDe that produces 105 HP of power, 247 Nm torque and 2.5-litre Di,- 63 BHP, 182.5 Nm. Both models are offered with 4-wheel drive while the base Di variant comes with 2-wheel drive.
There are rumours that the Thar which measures under 4-metres in length might get the 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel mill from the Quanto by which Mahindra will get excise duty benefits.
The Mahindra Thar is likely to get added comfort features. The company might offer a hard-top variant as well, something many customers have been looking out for.