Mahindra Thar 4×2 spied for the first time

Mahindra could offer the Thar 5-door in 4×4 and 4×2 configurations.

Mahindra is all set to introduce the 5-door version of the Thar sometime next year. Reports suggest that the carmaker could offer the more practical version in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.

Now, a new spy image of what appears to be the Thar 4×2 has surfaced on social media. It shows the interior of the car, especially the centre console area. As you can see, this test vehicle has the 6-speed manual transmission, however, the 4×4 lever on the left is missing.

The Thar 5-door will be positioned as a more practical alternative to the 3-door version. The longer wheelbase of the Thar 5-door would make it less suitable for extreme off-road environments anyway. So, a 4×2 version would make sense for those looking for a family SUV that would be used primarily as a highway cruiser.

That being said, the engine options will remain the same. These include a 2.2-litre diesel producing 130 BHP and 300 Nm and a 2.0-litre petrol that makes 150 BHP and 300-320 Nm. Both engines are likely to be offered with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.

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