Mahindra Thar 5-Door Features Revealed

Exterior Highlights

The highly anticipated Mahindra Thar 5-door is set to hit the market this year, potentially under the moniker “Thar Armada.” Unlike its 3-door counterpart, this SUV comes with a plethora of changes and additional features.

  • The exterior showcases a redesigned grille and bumper with integrated fog lamps.
  • Top variants will feature all-LED lights, including headlamps, front fender indicators, and fog lamps.
  • Tail-lamps will be distinct LED units, differing from the Thar 3-door.
  • Wheel options vary, with top variants sporting 19-inch diamond-cut alloys, mid-spec variants with simpler alloys, and entry-level trims with steel wheels.
  • Notable additions include rear wiper setup and a remote fuel-filling cap opening, enhancing practicality.

Interior Highlights

Inside the Thar 5-door, several enhancements and additions are apparent, differentiating it from the 3-door model.

  • Dashboard options include single-tone and dual-tone variants, depending on the chosen model.
  • A tweaked dashboard design accommodates a larger 10.25-inch infotainment screen.
  • Dual 10.25-inch digital screens are featured for infotainment and instrumentation, resembling upcoming XUV300 facelift and XUV700 designs.
  • Additional comforts include push-button start, front and rear centre armrests, leatherette seat upholstery, a sunroof, and rear AC vents.
  • The Thar 5-door maintains its 5-seat configuration, without plans for a third-row.

Safety Features

Safety is a priority in the Thar 5-door, with notable upgrades over the 3-door variant.

  • Six airbags and rear wheel disc brakes replace the dual front airbags and drum brakes at the back.
  • Expected additions comprise front parking sensors and a dashcam.
  • No confirmation on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) or a 360-degree camera setup.

Platform, Suspension, Powertrains

Beneath the surface, the Thar 5-door shares similarities with the Scorpio N.

  • Ladder frame chassis from the Scorpio N.
  • Suspension setup includes a five-link system with Watt’s linkage, akin to the Scorpio N.
  • Potential inclusion of Frequency Dependent Dampers for enhanced ride quality.
  • Engine options mirror the Scorpio N, with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, along with 4WD and 2WD options.

Launch Timeline and Expected Pricing

Anticipated to launch around mid-2024, the Thar 5-door will be Mahindra’s significant release after the updated XUV300 in February.

  • Expected starting price slightly higher than the Scorpio N, with an estimated Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).

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