New affordable Wrangler analog developed in India

New affordable Wrangler analog developed in India

August 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Indian corporation Mahindra & Mahindra on Saturday, August 15, in an online format showed the updated Mahindra Thar SUV. The novelty is positioned as an affordable analogue of the Jeep Wrangler.

The car has got traditional proportions with a long hood and a “cabin” shifted back. It is worth noting the presence of short overhangs, “flat” body panels, round headlights, as well as a windshield and a radiator grill with a minimum tilt.

Easy-washable materials were used in the interior trim of the new model, in addition, there is an infotainment complex. The layout of the seats is 2-row, 4-seater.

The updated Thar was built on a completely new platform. The engine range consists of two units. The first is a 2.0-liter Mahindra mStallion 150-horsepower gasoline engine, and the second is a 2.2-liter mHawk 130-horsepower turbo diesel engine. Together with units that meet the Euro-6 eco-standard, a 6-speed manual transmission developed by Mahindra or a 6-speed automatic transmission Punch 6L50, as well as a part-time all-wheel drive system, work.

What dimensions the SUV has is not yet revealed, but it is known that its length is less than 4 meters, width is about 1.85 m.It should be said that the novelty is available only with a 3-door open body, at the same time, the top is offered with a folding cloth or removable plastic.

Indian dealers of the brand will receive a novelty in October 2020, with a projected starting price of 1.2 million rupees. And over the next two years, it is planned to supply the SUV to other countries, including the United States.

In addition, it was recently noted that the American company Jeep showed a patriotic teaser for the Wagoneer 2022 SUV. The novelty is supposed to be built on the basis of the RAM 1500 pickup truck, and it will also acquire many modern technologies.