You can forget about going for a road-trip if you have 4 occupants onboard because their bags simply won’t fit! The all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar takes a quantum leap forward in several areas. I also wish Mahindra had given armrests bolted to the seat, like in the Scorpio. Not much of an issue in the AT as you can adjust the resting spot of your left leg, but it might be bothersome in the MT. It does get noisy when you floor it. I have fallen for it hook, line & sinker. The petrol is a two-litre, direct injection, turbo unit. About. Compared to the older Thar, there are no ergonomic disasters here. The turbo-diesel is also very smooth & peppy. But nothing that’s even remotely close to being a turn off. At high speeds, the steering does get vague. Note: A reliable birdie tells me that a 4-door Thar is confirmed, but it might be a long wait. Just to put things in perspective, a fast sweeping expressway curve that I would take in the Duster AWD at 120 km/h, I’d take in the Thar at 80 km/h as an expert driver (70 km/h for a layman driver). Stick to the middle lane of the expressway, cruise at 100 km/h and enjoy the view. The 2020 Thar is offered with a 150hp, 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine and a 130hp, 2.2-liter diesel mill. • The AT does have manual mode. It does get noisy when you floor it. The 2020 Mahindra Thar now gets an automatic gearbox option, a diesel automatic engine and a new turbo-petrol engine with a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Now, just to put things in perspective - the new Thar should come for around Rs 15 lakh. Check out this video where you can see the 2020 Mahindra Thar Diesel AT tested out in the desert, doing dune bashing. When slowing down, I noticed it frequently downshifting to bring the revs to ~2,000 rpm, where other ATs would usually freewheel to maximise fuel economy. While short to average-height drivers will be fine with the under-thigh support, taller occupants (even me @ 5’10”) will find it to be less. Mahindra’s mStallion is a likeable motor. Huge on the feel-good factor. And the driver gets height adjustability as well. High-revv a petrol in 4x4 2nd-low and your FE can drop to 2 km/l. Search. The Thar will climb mountains. Be sure to take a long test-drive before you commit. We like the new Thar. Don’t push the limits or go near them. It is lighter, stiffer, and stronger than before. The all new Mahindra Thar 2020 boasts of height-adjustable front seats, touch screen infotainment and R18 allow wheels. This 2-door Thar will appeal to a small market, after the initial euphoria dies down. Buying it in 2021-22 so that the beta testers (aka early customers) can clear up all the bugs. Mahindra Thar 2020 Diesel Automatic is priced in the ₹13.65 Lakh - 13.75 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) range. And this is the hard-top we’re talking about. signing off 2020 with a mumbai alibaug road trip in a new mahindra thar specs features mileage space performance. The height & weight are felt. And at 1500rpm, this engine is raring to go. And the brakes have been updated as well. Thar is avaialable with a 2.2 lite turbo diesel engine which generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm torque and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine generating 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. You can read the full review here: It's easy to make a case for the Thar 2.2L diesel. Of course, the lower variants & MTs will be much cheaper & perhaps value-for-money. Follow us on 20 th Jun 2020 8:00 am. The sub-4 meter length, tall driving position, commanding view of the road ahead, friendly steering, smooth AT gearbox, responsive engine & the fact that other vehicles don’t mess with you made it easier to drive than a Honda City in Bombay. • I like my offroaders & SUVs with smaller wheels & bigger tyres (like this Thar), so I am strongly considering moving my Thar to 16 inchers. • I am buying the Thar, and so are many BHPians. The one reviewed here is XZA+ trim with 6-Speed Automatic transmission. You can spend an hour or two back there. In fact, I’ll be surprised if it ends up with a value-for-money price tag. Team-BHP's full Official Review will be up in a few weeks. The chassis Mahindra claims is in its third generation. You can have this engine with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The shorter wheelbase is responsible for the poor high speed manners too. Maharashtra, India. But, it’s the way it flattens the potholes and bumps and undulations and everything else that the monsoon-ravaged Mumbai roads threw at it, that had us completely floored. But, we know it was no fun to drive in the city. However, given the new Thar uses a multi-link rear suspension, we expected a bit more refinement and a little less jiggle. 9.8 Lakh in India. Remember, you are driving a vehicle that is an offroader, as much as an on-roader. It sure takes some getting used to, receiving sound from above your head, and the driver’s left ear is filled with a lot more sound than the right ear. The “Jeep” styling & proportions are spot on (Jeep Wrangler xerox copy notwithstanding). What we are driving is the diesel. You better have good relations with whoever sits here. And kickdowns can take a bit longer. New generation, new chassis, new powertrain options, but the same old charm. Given the money Mahindra has spent developing and speccing it, it’s clear the company wants more numbers from it now. I am really looking forward to taking the Thar on my favourite offroad tracks around Maharashtra. But, only a bit. • Useless IRVM is 2 sizes smaller than it should have been. The Aisin gearbox does a satisfactory job for the most part. CarWale: 12th Floor, Vishwaroop IT Park, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400705. For this longer tank range alone, offroaders will pick the diesel Thar. How would you rate the off-road abilities of the new 2020 Mahindra Thar 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol automatic, when compared to its diesel sibling? Even in the manual mode, the engine rarely drops under 1,500rpm, if at all. Useful behaviour when offroading too. I felt that the seatbase doesn’t extend out long enough. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic is also available as an option. 1 reason is that the Thar attracts a “heart over head” kind of customer who isn’t that price sensitive to a variation of 1 – 2 lakhs. Within the first km of driving it last weekend, I knew this is the Jeep for me. The 2020 Thar is offered with a 150hp, 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine and a 130hp, 2.2-liter diesel mill. And it's always fun to review something interesting. That means a bit of jiggle comes as part of its low speed ride. Power delivery is overall nice & linear. Out on the highway, at 90 – 100 km/h, I could hear wind noise, but it was still acceptable for me because I keep my music loud. Consumption on the highway remains high (9 – 10 km/l) if you constantly drive at 110 – 120 km/h, perhaps because of the breadbox aerodynamics? The Tata Harrier created a big buzz when launched over a year ago. Your passengers will be comfortable as there is no jerkiness or sudden “turbo whoosh”. • For the sake of your safety – and that of your passengers – this is not a vehicle that you drive hard or aggressively. While I have yet to drive the Diesel AT, I have a gut feeling it’s the one I’ll bring home. For those used to contemporary hatchbacks, sedans & crossovers, this bumpy ride will be the biggest deal breaker. The automatic too, though not the quickest shifting, makes driving in the city quite easy. 2020 Mahindra Thar Diesel Automatic Taken Dune Bashing – Video. I love how Mahindra & Tata are tuning their torque converters; the XUV500, Harrier & Hexa ATs have all greatly impressed me. Will add that the horn is too loud in the cabin. • Buy the Diesel AT if you are going to cruise a lot. reviews. This is the all-new Mahindra Thar. But even the second row, though a little tedious to access, didn’t have spilling me out of it. between the B & C Pillars). The best part is, we still have 3 months left in the year! Factors like the weight + power + torque converter AT make me believe you should expect 6 – 7 km/l tops in the city (lower if you drive hard). The whole draw of this off-roader has been a hint of affordability. Attractively priced, attractively styled and with Land Rover pedigree, the company’s new SUV was a tantalising prospect that landed smack dab in the middle of the SUV boom. I did notice the AT gearbox getting confused in some situations – like when I was driving hard with varying throttle input – but these incidents were few & far between. Cruising around town and then Bandra, I felt like a King. But no! Which in an off-roader seems like a masochistic recipe for pain and tiredness. No way can the Thar handle 190 horses. Thar LX variant prices start from ₹ 12.49 lakh for the hard-top convertible petrol and go upto ₹ 13.75 lakh for the diesel automatic top model with hard top. While we were off the roads, we were bombarded with questions about the diesel-engined Creta. • I like the cabin’s design & part quality is acceptable. It is a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, all-aluminium engine that makes 130bhp. Take that out of the equation and the Thar’s charm is gone. At 120 km/h, the driver & Thar are both “too busy”. The Thar 2020 is available in 2 transmission options: manual and automatic. Would be super useful in the ATs. Keep yourself tuned in to the Indian automotive scene via Twitter, Youtube or RSS feeds. And it has an air of modernity to it, which the Thar never really had. • The air-conditioner will chill you to the bones! • It is a full 10 years since I’m writing a review on a test car that I’ve decided to buy. And not a wee-bit cumbersome. I personally would have liked them to be a size wider because of the rear-side blind spots I mentioned above, but friendly Mod Aditya didn’t find any issues with them. The front ones are larger and more supportive. In Manual Mode, you can take it to a max of 5,500 revs only (again, diesel-like). I personally prefer this as it leads to superior throttle response, although the FE-loving customer won’t. It attracted as much attention as a yellow Porsche or red Mustang in Bombay and is an absolute head-turner. • The build quality is tough, will withstand offroading abuse and it felt like I’m driving a “tank” in the city. • Boot space is sad, comparable to a small hatchback. • The fact that the Thar has 2-doors and ingress to the rear seat is impossible for the elderly makes it an impractical choice. It’s a lifestyle product, no two ways about it. And the knee room or the thigh support wasn’t half bad either. 2020 Mahindra Thar Review: First Drive Impressions, When to expect - December 2020 (Tentative). Ergonomically, I found the Thar to be user-friendly and you have a lovely, commanding view of the road ahead (can even see the bonnet). • Frontal visibility is awesome, as is the side visibility out of the front windows. But drive past 30kmph and the ride improves dramatically. It has most of the necessary features (including Android Auto but no reversing cam), and nothing over the top like wireless charging. But again, as basic as the ICE sound quality is, it is still fine for a Jeep & the sort of restrictions that the design entails. • Sound quality from the audio system gets a 6 / 10 rating. Now, we only had a short drive - two hours or thereabouts - in the heart of Mumbai city. I think Mahindra has done this to prevent the rpm needle from dropping too low and to improve driveability / engine responsiveness. I had no complaints in the city or on the highway. That should help make the ride quality cushier too - (this Thar’s tyres) will give me 30 mm additional sidewall height from a tyre superior & softer to the OEM Ceats!! • On the highway, the maximum cruising speed that I will recommend for the Thar is 100 – 110 km/h. The Thar is a body on ladder SUV. Two, Mahindra itself knows that this Jeep isn’t going to be a volume seller and will thus try to sell the limited number they can at a premium. Yes, it is sufficiently quick. Fourth, the AT & 4x4 hardware add 1 lakh each to the price tag. Our only worry is the Thar’s pricing. If you are buying the Thar now, invest in that extended warranty! It gets a multi-functional steering wheel; a touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and the like; a Driver Information System with all the info you might need; usable cup and bottle holders; wipers that work; power windows; cruise control; and two USB charging ports! For driving holidays, the Thar is best for 2 – 3 onboard and their luggage. Know more about Mahindra Thar 2020 - Price, Mileage, Reviews, Specification, Gallery - Overdrive 24th September 2020, 10:00 by Kanad Kalasur ... offroaders will pick the diesel Thar. It is a special vehicle with many talents. While it is available with an automatic, the Creta we had on test was a manual. • Ground clearance you said? • Driver’s seat is good - I used the lumbar adjustment and found back support to be perfect. A made in India car, which born out of nostalgia and off-road capabilities, made its second-generation debut in 2020. Be sure to get a full tank of petrol before you venture off the road in 4x4 mode. Reviews. Now, the spy video has revealed that it will be available in diesel. IMHO, the diesel is more in line with the character of the Thar, its city FE will be 75 – 100% higher, while the longer tank range is a boon on the highway and when offroading. • Just like my 1997 Mahindra Classic, I decided to buy the 2020 Thar without a test-drive. • Petrol AT’s response time (say, in kickdown) isn’t the fastest, but it’s not the slowest either. I was a happy user of Android Auto in the Thar. You could say it’s acceptable and I don’t see any owners complaining. I didn’t engage blower level 2 at all, not even when it was hot & sunny outside. The focus, without doubt, has been to broaden the appeal. If you ever get a chance, offroad in one. The LX gets a choice of petrol-auto, diesel-manual and diesel-automatic powertrains, and of a convertible soft-top or hard top. Camouflaged test mule of the 2020 Thar spied again. After testing its behaviour at various speeds, I’ll recommend a cruising speed of maximum 110 km/h on expressways and 90 – 100 km/h on old school 2-lane highways. This is one car you literally don’t have to slow down for anything! • Within the city, you’ll observe the Petrol AT being more downshift-friendly than you’d expect. It is liveable though. The All-New Mahindra Thar is here. In terms of drivetrain, there are four options. The next day, it started after I switched off the car! And just in case you are wondering, yes there’s a bit of boot space too. Also keep in mind that it has almost no direct competition (Gurkha & V-Cross are marginal players), although it does have a lot of indirect competition from same-price SUVs, crossovers and even the Scorpio! But the new one, it’s become so friendly, so comfortable, and so likeable in the city, and it seems it’s all up and up from here on. I used the practical cupholders for my morning McDonald’s black coffee (a must for highway runs), the door pockets for my sanitizers & tissues and the seatback pocket to hide my house keys. And for that sort of money - if we don’t consider its off-roading or lifestyle co-efficient for a bit - there’s nothing special in terms of layout, features, and the quality of plastic used all round. Most businesses will prefer to sell 7 units at a high profit margin than 10 with a slim margin. New Mahindra Thar 2020 car price starts at Rs. One that makes 150bhp! The automatic too, though not the quickest shifting, makes driving in the city quite easy. Blower level 1 itself is powerful (more powerful than it ought to be IMHO). Driving experience, photos, features, specs are discussed. October 20, 2020. Mahindra Thar 2020 has managed to create a lot of excitement even before its official launch on October 1. Mahindra Thar review: The SUV on another kind Anirban Mitra | TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Dec 25, 2020, 19:16 IST NEW DELHI: The course of evolution dooms, … It’s a 6-seater B2-segment SUV SUV that Thar 2020 Diesel Automatic is powered by a 2184cc engine, producing 130PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. The new Thar is being offered with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. You feel each & everything on the road – literally! 2020 Mahindra Thar review, test drive. ORVMs were okay; they are tall & very Jeep-like (again a Wrangler copy). And up close and personal, it’s both handsome and desirable. CarDekho.com - Get the 2020 Mahindra Thar First Look Review first drive experience by reading Mahindra Thar from Auto Expert at CarDekho. And it’s a refined and potent engine. The 2020 Mahindra Thar automatic has been spied before, and it was confirmed for launch only last week. But at 110 – 120 km/h, it is LOUD. After driving regular hatchbacks, sedans & crossovers week after week, we enjoy driving such "different" vehicles. Mahindra says it is based on an all-new platform. But for a Thar, it is revolutionary! You’ll either have to do some jugaad by squeezing smaller bags on the sides of the rear seat (on the wheel arches) or hope for someone to design a carrier / temporary storage net hanging out from the back (like the old Jeeps). Will surely be a different experience from offroading in my far simpler & basic Classic. At 120 km/h, tyre / road noise is prominent as well. The single time that the Thar is settled & flat is when it’s standing in one place :D. And yes, just to clarify, I did check the cold tyre pressures with my Michelin gauge. On the flip side, the driver footwell is narrow, a dead pedal is missing and there is a prominent protrusion from the center fascia. If you have driven Jeeps, Gypsys, Scorpios or even the 1st-gen Fortuner before, you should be okay. After endless wait punctuated by a million spy pictures, the new Thar is finally here and we have driven it and our detailed first drive review is here. I would have bought this in Black edition if it was available in December when we got Kodiaq, saving myself few lakhs at the same time. It doesn’t look rudimentary or utilitarian. There are a few rough edges, but they are not prominent (unlike the old Thar which was a disaster…this new one is lightyears ahead). We might not have driven it a lot, and we haven’t yet seen what it can do on the highway or off the road. God help us soft-top lovers. • The Thar won’t be cheap. I’d driven it at a Great Escape. I must add, even at high rpm, the mStallion is refined like you’d never expect a Mahindra Thar to be. Again, I’d rather have vague than sharp in such a 4x4. At the Auto Expo, Mahindra had said this motor is good for 190 BHP. Also, any sudden road dips taken at 120 km/h badly affect the Thar’s composure. My sole complaint is with the front grille design, which can thankfully be swapped for a 7-slot Jeep-style unit in the after-market easily. This Jeep just makes you feel real, real special. Re: 2020 Tata Harrier Automatic : Official Review As said many times by almost everyone this should have been the launch car and it would be doing pretty good numbers by now. The mileage of Thar 2020 ranges from 15.2 Kmpl on petrol to 15.2 Kmpl on diesel. Some of us will hold onto our Thars for 10 years, some will sell them within 2 – 3 years (as we see with impractical Harley-Davidsons in India). It also gets a new 6-speed automatic transmission while a 6-speed manual and 4x4 drivetrain is standard. There was no automatic option available and some important feat… While I didn’t experience the backseat in a moving Thar, I’m willing to bet its bouncier here than the front. • The Petrol AT is a guzzler in the city! In hardly any Indian home will the Thar be the primary car; in most cases, it will be the 2nd or 3rd ride of the house. The Thar's new diesel engine is impressively refined! Will have to check & ensure there is enough clearance for the size. But let me make it clear that the Thar is NOT for everyone. Lateral support is also satisfactory. Find the On-Road Price of New Thar 2020 for your nearest cities. Quite silly of Mahindra to not give the Thar a reversing camera. For longer touring that's 250+ km one way, I’ll stick to my modern sedan. • The steering is user-friendly. Yes, the rear seat’s backrest does fold down for when you need to haul larger cargo. But after experiencing its ride quality & highway manners, I’ll take mine on the highway just to offroading spots, or nearby destinations like Pawna & Devlali. It also gets four properly comfortable seats. Your email(s) has been successfully sent. Mahindra Thar 2.0 L, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 150PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. Offroading in my Jeep once, we went much deeper than was originally planned. • The 150 horses on tap are more than enough for a Jeep like the Thar. Major blind spots there, so be careful. 4.1 The interior feels well put together. Overall, the automatic transmission of the new Mahindra Thar is good and it will make things easier for driver while doing off-roading as he does not have to control the clutch plate anymore. It takes on a pliant, absorbent and rounded edge. • NVH: Very smooth in the city and at low speeds. Because of the turbo-charger, even the midrange power delivery is satisfactory (with n/a petrols, midrange is usually a hit or miss). But that’s only part of what makes the new Thar a more mainstream, more accessible lifestyle off-roader. We were constantly moving between 20kmph to hitting 80kmph on the Sealink. Once on the backseat, I could fit & sit alright (but nothing like the front). Thanks to the automatic, I couldn’t really tell if there was any significant turbo lag. In India, Mahindra Jeeps = Diesel, enough said. And kickdowns can take a bit longer. 2020 Mahindra Thar Petrol Automatic First Drive हिन्दी The long-awaited new-generation Mahindra Thar has finally arrived and we've had a short spin in the off-roader, more importantly, the all-new turbo petrol with the automatic gearbox combination that will open the SUV to a new customer base. In my ’97 Classic, I have removed the rear seat entirely and it makes for a terrific airport bag hauler (can fit 4 XL-size bags). Allow me to twist that and put it the opposite way = @ 120 km/h, the only thing not making a noise is the engine rl:. However, Tata Motors couldn’t quite cash in on the huge interest in its flagship product and sales didn’t take off as expected. • Ride quality is sad, whether in the city or on the highway. 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