Here are the new spy images of the 2020 Mahindra Thar. While the prototypes spotted earlier featured dummy panels, the latest spy media shows the next-gen model with production-spec body panels.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be wider than the current version. While the Thar retain much of its traditional design overall, its front- and the rear-end will receive comprehensive updates. On the sides, the redesigned model has new doors with handles positioned lower for improved ergonomics.
What has under a heavy revision is the cabin. The dashboard is completely revamped and the centre stage could house an updated media system. The air-ducts are placed underneath the slot dedicated to the media system. The air-conditioning controls have been restyled as well as the levers to select gears. The instrument cluster has been redesigned too to appear plush.
Compared to the old Mahindra Thar, the all-new model features higher-set rear deck. The rear will continue to have a tailgate-mounted spare wheel and vertically-stacked tail lamps. Also in the offer will be improved drivability and comfort owing to the all-new chassis that it will share with the next-gen Scorpio.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be considerably safer than the current version. It will comply with the BNVSAP’s crash tests, and the standard safety kit will include features like driver airbag, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors and speed alert system.
The top-spec version will offer a front passenger airbag and a rear parking camera as well, whereas the comfort and convenience features will include a touchscreen infotainment system, semi-digital instrument cluster, steering-mounted controls and automatic climate control.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be powered by a all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will likely come paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. This motor is expected to produce a 140 hp and a peak torque of 300 Nm.
Source: CarDeko & Indian BHP