Mahindra Thar is the best 4x4 off-roader the automaker has ever built
Mahindra Thar is certainly one of the best off roaders the Indian automaker has ever built. No wonder by being the SUV maker of India Mahindra & Mahindra knows how to satisfy the customers with a rugged and capable off-roading worthy vehicle.
Last year Mahindra launched the facelifted Thar, which came with even more rigid capability. The car is powered by a 2.5 litre (2500 cc) CRDe intercooled turbocharged diesel engine paired with a 5 speed manual transmission which churns out 105 PS of peak power at 3800 rpm and 247 Nm of peak torque between 1800 rpm to 2000 rpm. There is another engine available as well, which comes in form of a 2.5 litre DI engine churning out 63 PS of peak power and 182.5 Nm of peak torque. The car is equipped with Borgwarner 4 wheel drive technology, and the Mahindra Thar also comes available with a front wheel drive option.
Dimensionally the car comes with 200 mm of ground clearance, which helps it while off roading. Along with that the 44 degree of approach and 27 degree of departure angles also help the car. On the suspension front the Mahindra Thar comes with IFS with torsion bar and stabilizer bar at the front while the rear gets semi elliptical leaf spring. Braking duty is done by disc at the front wheels while the rear sports drum brakes. Available in three different trims the Mahindra Thar is priced between INR. 5.46 lakh to INR. 8.25 lakh.
Here is a video, which shows what exactly the Mahindra Thar can do when challenged with off roading tasks.