The new Mahindra Thar off-roader has been launched in India with prices starting at Rs 9.80 lakh for the base spec petrol-manual variant. Mahindra has also begun officially accepting bookings for the new Thar just after the price announcement.

New Thar available with both petrol and diesel engine options.

Can be had with either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

Available in two trim-levels – AX and LX.

Mahindra Thar prices (ex-showroom, India) 2.0P MT2.0P AT2.2D MT2.2D ATAXRs 9.80-11.90 lakh-Rs 10.65-12.20 lakh-LXRs 12.49 lakhRs 13.45-13.55 lakhRs 12.85-12.95 lakhRs 13.65-13.75 lakh

2020 Mahindra Thar price and variants

As we can see from the table the base-spec AX trim, can be had with both a petrol-manual version (priced at Rs 9.80 lakh) and diesel-manual version (priced at Rs 10.65 lakh). According to Mahindra, this trim is geared more towards hardcore off-road enthusiasts. It gets steel wheels,a fixed soft-top, a mechanical locking differential, dual front airbags and a roll cage as standard.

The higher trim-level available with the Thar – the LX, comes with a number of additional features. These include a larger, 18-inch alloy wheels, the choice of a hard-top or convertible soft-top, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the option of an automatic gearbox. The Thar LX petrol is priced from Rs 12.49-13.55 lakh, while the diesels range from Rs 12.85-13.75 lakh.

2020 Mahindra Thar engine and gearbox

A big change for the new generation of the Mahindra Thar is the option of both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol producing 152hp and 300Nm (320Nm with the automatic gearbox).

The diesel engine is a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged unit making 132hp and 300Nm. Both engines get a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options. As standard, the Thar gets a 4×4 system and a manual-shift transfer case with a low ratio.

2020 Mahindra Thar deliveries

Mahindra will begin deliveries of the all-new Thar from November 1, 2020 onwards.

Interestingly, Mahindra held an online auction for the Thar’s first unit, with all proceeds going to charity.The first unit of the Thar ended up selling for a whopping Rs 1.11 crore.

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