A test mule of the Mahindra Thar’s five-door version has been sighted on our roads. The spotted version appeared to be production-ready and revealed a lot of important details about the upcoming off-roader. Among other things, the SUV will have a single-pane sunroof, a revised grille with wider slats, LED headlights, halogen fog lamps, LED taillamps, and circular LED DRLs. Inside, the new SUV will have a larger entertainment system and updated seat upholstery, according to previously leaked interior photographs. The Mahindra Thar 5-door will be more expensive than its 3-door counterpart, which has a starting price of Rs 10.54 lakh (ex-showroom). The former, on the other hand, is expected to be priced between Rs 15 lakh and 18 lakh. All figures ex-showroom. Let's look at other details of the Mahindra SUV.
Mahindra Thar 5-door: Powertrain
The five-door version of the Thar is not expected to have any changes in the mechanical department, which means that it will continue with the same engine options as the three-door model – a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine delivers a maximum power output of 150bhp and 320Nm, while the diesel engine produces 130bhp and 300Nm.
Mahindra Thar 5-door: Features and Design
The upcoming five-door version of the Thar will likely have a wide range of features, including a larger touchscreen, digital instrument panel, electrically adjustable single-pane sunroof, roof-mounted speakers, dual-zone climate control, rear AC vents, wireless charger, and cruise control. For safety, it is expected to feature a reversing camera, electronic stability control (ESC), six airbags, and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
On the design front, the upcoming SUV will have two extra doors but is expected to maintain the same sturdy and boxy design as the three-door model. Recent spy shots suggest that the SUV will feature a sunroof and a fixed metal top.
Mahindra Thar 5-door: Expected Price and Market Rivals
The Mahindra off-roader is will go on sale sometime next year and might cost somewhere between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 18 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). When introduced in India, the SUV will directly compete with the new Maruti Suzuki Jimny.