A longer wheelbase Thar means your family too could join in on your next adventure off the beaten path
With the popularity of the three-door Thar, Mahindra plans to add a five-door version to target an even wider audience.
The all-new Thar five-door has received a green signal and will come to the market next year. Family car buyers are still waiting for the practical version that will offer five-door for the convenience of getting in and out of the vehicle.
Mahindra has already started testing the five-door version of the Thar on the Indian roads and here is rendered images by Rushlane that gives us a rough idea of what the upcoming SUV could look like.
Five-door Mahindra Thar will be longer than the current version
Mahindra will utilise the current version of the Thar and will extend it to make the five-door version. These renderings suggest that there will not be many changes on the vehicle in terms of looks. Yes, it will be longer and will offer two extra doors but that’s about it. The front and the rear of the five-door Thar will be similar to the current three-door version of the SUV.
While the current three-door option also offers forward-facing rear seats, the five-door variant will be much roomier for the passengers travelling in the rear seats.
The rear seats on the current Thar are not the best when it comes to the space they provide, as they are positioned between the rear wheels wells. With the longer five-door Thar, Mahindra will address this problem easily and will ensure that there is enough legroom for at least two adults in the rear.
Thar five-door will come powered by the same engine
The new Thar five-door will offer the same petrol and diesel engine options. There will be a 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. Mahindra may bump up the power to counter the increase in weight.
Mahindra also plans to bring a new 1.5-litre engine option with the Thar but that is unlikely to debut with the five-door version. To make it even more appealing, Mahindra may offer 4X2 variants as well. This will drastically bring down the prices. The new Thar will take on the upcoming Jimny five-door and Gurkha five-door.
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