Inexpensive Jeep Wrangler analog went on saleOctober 3, 2020
This is the Mahindra Thar all-wheel drive SUV, which will be available in the Indian car market. The cost of the car is more than half that of the Jeep Wrangler.
In the Indian car market, pre-orders for the new Mahindra Thar SUV started, the presentation of which took place on August 15. The first buyers will receive their cars on November 1 this year. The car is very similar to the American Jeep Wrangler, but it costs significantly less. For a novelty, dealers ask for 980,000 – 1,375,000 rupees. For comparison, a Jeep Wrangler in the US asks for a minimum of $ 34,000
The Mahindra Thar engine range consists of two power units – a 2.0-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 150 hp. and a 130-horsepower 2.2-liter diesel engine. Depending on the configuration, the engines work in tandem with 6MKPP or 6AKPP.
Moreover, the manual transmission is Mahindra’s own development. Already in the basic version, the car receives four-wheel drive, we also note the presence of a low gear and a rear differential lock.
The car will be offered in two trim levels. The base AX gets a fabric upper, air conditioning, ABS and steel wheels.
The expensive LX version will have a hard top, alloy wheels and a modern multimedia system with a touchscreen. It should be noted that the Mahindra Thar has excellent cross-country ability – the car’s ground clearance reaches 226 mm, and the SUV is also able to overcome a ford with a depth of 650 mm. Mahindra wants to bring the car to foreign markets in 2021-2022.
Earlier it became known that the Mahindra company is going to develop and produce electric cars. However, in order to implement the plans it has conceived, it needs investors, which are being actively sought.
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