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Mahindra Thar To Get New RWD Variants; Details Out

India’s highly-popular lifestyle off-road vehicle, the Mahindra Thar, is all set to get rear-wheel drive (RWD) variants soon. While official details about the same are yet to be revealed, a leaked brochure of the SUV has disclosed some crucial details about the upcoming variants. Here’re the details: –

  • Engine Options: The RWD variants of the Mahindra Thar will be available with either the 152PS 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol or a new 118PS 1.5-litre diesel engine. The oil burner will only be available with a 6-speed manual transmission, whereas the gasoline mill will get a 6-speed torque converter automatic-only in RWD configuration. The 2.2-litre diesel engine in 4×4 configuration will continue to be available, with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Variants: The new 1.5-litre diesel engine will be standard across the lineup. However, the Petrol-RWD configuration will only be available in the top-spec LX trim. Here’s the complete variant breakup: –
Mahindra Thar Powertrain OptionsVariants Available 
1.5-litre diesel with manual – 4×2 (RWD)AX (O), LX 
2-litre turbo-petrol with automatic – 4×2LX
2-litre turbo-petrol with manual- 4×4 (4WD)AX (O), LX 
2-litre turbo-petrol with automatic – 4×4LX
2.2-litre diesel with manual – 4×4AX (O), LX
2.2-litre diesel with automatic – 4×4LX
Mahindra Thar’s revised variant lineup

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Mahindra Thar RWD
  • New Colours: With the introduction of Mahindra Thar’s new RWD variants, the carmaker will also introduce two new body shades for the SUV – Blazing Bronze and Everest White. 
  • Cosmetic Changes: While the exterior of the off-road will remain the same, there will be a rearranged stack of switches in the centre console.
  • Prices will be reduced: Currently, the prices of Mahindra Thar 4×4 start from around Rs 13.59 lakh (ex-showroom). However, with the launch of these new 1.5L diesel-RWD variants, we expect the off-roader’s entry-level price point to come down by around Rs 2.5 lakh.

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