The second-gen Mahindra Thar will be offered in two variants – AX and LX. While the former is aimed towards adventure seekers, the latter will be more of a lifestyle variant. Here's how they differ from each other.
Mahindra unveiled the second-gen Thar a couple of days ago, and as expected, it’s caught the attention of the masses and how! There are no two ways about this – people are absolutely loving it. Although the new Thar will be launched on October 2, 2020, most of the details, including its specifications, features and variants, have already been revealed. The only thing that we need to know about the new Thar is its price.
The pricing of the new Thar is expected to hover around Rs 13 lakh – Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom). Of course, that makes it a lot more expensive than the outgoing version. However, the key thing to note here is that Mahindra has now loaded the Thar with a lot of creature comforts and premium features. Plus, for the first time, the SUV is offered with a petrol engine as well as an automatic gearbox.
According to Mahindra, the new Thar isn’t just for hardcore off-roaders, instead, it’s been made more liveable on a day-to-day basis. And this clearly reflects in the variants on offer, which we’ll now discuss in detail,
The new Mahindra Thar will be offered in two variants – AX and LX. Here’s what they offer...
The AX variant will cater to adventure or off-road enthusiasts. As a result, this version will only be offered in a manual version. Both petrol and diesel engine options will be available. The petrol is the brand new mStallion 150 TGDi engine – a 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit, which develops 150bhp and 320Nm. The diesel engine is also new for the Thar, and it’s Mahindra’s tried-and-tested 2.2-litre mHawk 130 engine that produces 130bhp and 300Nm of torque. Both get a six-speed manual in AX version. In terms of features and equipment, it gets the following:
Fixed Soft Top
6-Seat Configuration (2+ 4 Side-facing)
Dual Front Airbags
Mechanical Locking Differential
ABS with EBD
Rear Parking Sensors
16-inch Steel Wheels with 245/75 R16 Tyres
Vinyl Seat Upholstery
Snow Chain provision for tyres
Convertible Hard or Soft Top
Power Windows (front doors)
Front Facing Rear Seats with Roll Cage + ISOFIX
Remote Keyless Entry (only with Hard Top)
Driver’s Seat Height Adjust
12V Accessory Socket
Adjustable Headrest, Recline Mechanism & 50:50 Split for Rear Seats
Rear Defogger (Hard Top)
The LX variant will be more comfort-oriented – it's the more premium version of the Thar. As a result, it’s loaded with features. Here’s what that LX variant gets in addition to the AX Optional:
6-Speed Automatic Gearbox – both Petrol and Diesel.
Brake Locking Differential
7.0-inch Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Multi-info Driver Info Screen
Type Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Tyre Direction Monitor
18-inch Alloy Wheels with 255/65 R18 Tyres
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Roll-over mitigation
Steering Mounted Controls
Roof-mounted Speakers – 4 Speakers & 2 Tweeters
Fabric Seat Upholstery
Speed-sensing Front Door Locks
Front Fog Lamps
*The LX version doesn't come with Snow Chain provision for tyres