Though the Thar comes in two
variants---one powered by a 2498cc CRDe engine and the other a 2523cc DI engine
(both diesel), it is only the former that has got an upgrade. No changes have
been made to the DI engine variant.
Enhanced exteriors include new
front and rear bumpers, new muscular wheel arches, new clear lens headlamps,
redesigned side footsteps and canopy.
It’s the interiors that now
have a premium touch and feel to it. There is a new dual tone dashboard, new
steering wheel and door trims with arm rests, redesigned AC vents, new floor
console with cup holders, new windshield demister, new gear knob, 12V charging
point, provision for 2DIN music system and lockable glove box.
The features that continue to
remain in the new Thar are the 44 degree approach angle and 27 degree departure
angle, 4WD with high and low ratios, a 2500 cc CRDe engine and a ground
clearance of 200mm.
The Thar which was introduced
in December 2010 has come a long way. Now with these new features added on,
it’s a new off-roader completely. Among the regular production vehicles
available with different car manufacturers today in the country, the Thar
continues to be a leader in the off-road category. With its trendy looks and
masculine features, it’s now got even better with its technical enhancements. With
the chances of regular Indian roads getting to be of world class standards, as
remote as India and Pakistan coming together as one nation, it’s best that you
buy a Thar for your day to day drives too. The new Mahindra Thar CRDe is
definitely the new seduction formula from the company. Can’t you hear the boys singing,
“We live young, we live free! We are the living! We are the living! ....”?