New Thar 2020 Overview


Fuel Type

Petrol, Diesel


Manual, Automatic


13 - 15.2 KM/L

Tank Capacity

57.0 L


4 Seater



C&B Verdict on New Mahindra Thar 2020
car&bike Expert Rating
So many people loved the idea of buying the old Thar, but never did, because it was impractical for daily usage, not family friendly and quite tacky on the inside. The new gen model attempts to change all that! So the new Thar is a massive leap and finally becomes the car that many had always wanted the Thar to be. And obviously, If sports and adventure are what incites thrill and excitement in you, then you should go head over heels to buy the all-new Mahindra Thar. 
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Pros & Cons of Mahindra New Thar 2020

Things We Like

  • Styling
  • Refined Engine
  • Proper Off-Roader

Things We Don't Like

  • Bumpy Ride Quality
  • Not Fuel Efficient
  • Premium Pricing

Mahindra New Thar 2020 Variants


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Mahindra New Thar 2020 Features & Specifications

  • Engine CC

  • 1497,1997,2184 CC
  • Fuel

  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Mileage

  • 13 - 15.2 KM/L
  • Max Torque

  • 300,320 Nm
  • Max Power

  • 116,130,150 bhp
  • Transmission

  • Manual, Automatic
  • Length/Width/Height

  • 3985 mm /1820 mm /1855 mm
    • Brake Locking Differential
    • Mechanical Locking Differential
    • Tailgate mounted Spare Wheel
    • Manual Day-Night IRVM
    • Dashboard Grab Handle for Front Passenger
    • Centre Roof Lamp
    • Bottle Holder in Front Doors
    • Lockable Glovebox
  • About Mahindra New Thar 2020

    The all-new Mahindra Thar is an upgraded version to the Thar which was first launched in 2010. A decade after, Mahindra Thar seems to give tough competition in the market to rival cars like Kia Sonet, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and many others. The brand-new Mahindra Thar has also left behind Mahindra Scorpio and Mahindra Bolero in the market with its supersonic features and revolutionary design. 

    Moreover, the newly launched Mahindra Thar comes in 6 petrol variants and 7 diesel variants which thus give you a wide range of options to choose from. Another noteworthy feature of the new Mahindra Thar is that it is a perfectly designed compact sport utility vehicle. Furthermore, when compared to the older version of the Mahindra Thar, the new-launched sedan can be claimed to have a much plusher and universal appeal. 

    The new design has a raised hood to provide safety against pedestrian crashes. The wheelbase provided is also modified to be tighter than the previous model. However, some features which are retained from the previous model include its exposed hinges, big fenders with all the cladding and most importantly the very distinguishable wide bumpers. All these finishes are exclusively articulated with fine metalwork. A look is enough to tell that Mahindra’s have taken the initiative to revamp their exclusive model that is the Mahindra Thar.

    While taking a look at its interiors, you will see how the newly designed Mahindra Thar is made available in both 4-seater variants as well as 6-seater variants. Thus, you get the convenience of not just picking the engine type of your choice but also the seating capacity as per your requirement. Its boot has a capacity of 600 litres. The two seats at its rear are split and can well be folded easily if you wish to create more room for luggage. 

    Being an exclusively designed compact sport utility vehicle, the all-new Mahindra is a perfect ride for conquering long roads. Its powerful 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and its new mStallion turbocharged petrol engine are regulated under the latest BS6 emission. The new diesel engine is known to generate a maximum horsepower of 130 bhp and a torque of 300 Nm.

    Whereas, the all-new turbocharged petrol engine gives a horsepower of 150 bhp and 320 Nm of Torque. While all the petrol variants with both manual and automatic transmission are known to give a mileage of 15.2 Km/l, on the other hand, the diesel engine of both manual and automatic transmission has a mileage of 13 Km/l. Thus, the all-new Mahindra Thar can be called a powerful package that is loaded with all the state-of-the-art features and equipment which makes it a purchase worth making.

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    Thar 2020 Mileage

    • 13.00KM/L
      17%Better mileage than other SUV
    • Fuel Type
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    Mahindra New Thar 2020 Price in India

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    New Mahindra Thar 2020 Colors

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    Mahindra New Thar 2020 : Everest White

    Available for all variants.
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    Mahindra New Thar 2020 : Blazing Bronze

    Available for all variants.
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    Mahindra New Thar 2020 : Aqua Marine

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    Mahindra Thar

    The Mahindra Thar has always been one of the most talked-about off-roaders of its generation and rightly so! Mahindra & Mahindra has already tasted success with the new version of Thar, which has high waiting periods and good sales figures under its belt already. The Mahindra Thar is now a more coveted proposition for buyers, considering its attractive design, off-roading chops, and competitive pricing.

    How is the Design?

    The Mahindra Thar is now bigger than before, with an increase in its wheelbase, width, and length. It does look fetching on the road, majorly due to its squat position, new grille, and the Jeep Wrangler-like resemblance. The tyres are bigger and chunkier while the hood adorns an upright and flat stance. The wheel arches are still asymmetric while the front has round halogen lamps and circular fog lamps, with rectangular daytime running lights (DRLs) added to the mix. There is an adventurous yet composed look that the Mahindra Thar now projects, making it more appealing not just to adventure lovers, but also regular SUV lovers.

    There is a two-door body style with a new Mahindra Gen 3 platform, which has been widened. The retro-panels are retained, although the bonnet line has been raised for adhering to new pedestrian safety guidelines. There are removable doors as well. The dual-tone bumper and three roof options make the Thar more attractive as well. Buyers can choose from hard-top, removable hard-top, and soft-top options. The Thar gets striking color options along with stylish alloy wheels and chunky tyres.

    How does it perform?

    Engine type Diesel Petrol
    Displacement 2184 cc 1997 cc
    Power 130 bhp 150 bhp
    Torque 300 Nm 320 Nm

    The new Thar has a 2 litre turbo-petrol engine that is paired to a 6-speed torque convertor, while there is also a 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine that has been refined further. The mStallion petrol engine is a first for the Thar and dishes out handsome power and torque figures. The DOHC all-aluminum engine also gets a DLC-coated piston pin, variable displacement oil pump and exhaust manifold within the cylinder head for better performance and efficiency alike. The diesel engine has been revamped with higher drivability and 95% of torque availability from 1,250 RPM itself. The motor has a variable geometry turbocharger and an aluminum crankcase. There is also selective catalyst reduction or SCR along with the DPF or diesel particulate filter. The six-speed automatic torque converter comes from Aisin and is longitudinally mounted, pairing to both the engines. The six-speed manual gearbox comes from the Scorpio. The automatic option is only for the LX variants, while the AX trims get the manual transmission system instead.

    How’s the Mileage?

    The Mahindra Thar diesel-manual offers 15.2 kmpl while the petrol-manual version offers the same figures. The automatic petrol variant also has the same mileage figures to offer.

    Here is a look at estimated city and highway mileage figures for the Mahindra Thar.

    Fuel Type Transmission Type ARAI Figures Estimated City Mileage Estimated Highway Mileage
    Diesel Manual 15.2 kmpl 9.0 kmpl 11.0 kmpl
    Diesel Automatic 9.0 kmpl 10.0 kmpl N/A
    Petrol Manual 15.2 kmpl 8.0 kmpl 10.0 kmpl
    Petrol Automatic 15.2 kmpl 8.0 kmpl 9.0 kmpl

    How’s the Driving Experience?

    The Mahindra Thar offers more drivability than before and it drives smoothly on city streets. However, the low-speed driving experience is a little bouncy, even though the car can take potholes without an issue. The ride does not feel as settled and stable although it is not as uncomfortable as one would think. The Thar feels good on the highway, especially at higher speeds. There is a slight issue with the all-terrain tyres, which may feel blunt on regular roads. However, the brakes are better on the diesel-manual version as compared to the petrol-automatic counterpart.

    How’s its Off-road Capability?

    The Mahindra Thar has a similar body-on-frame configuration, although it has a stiffer chassis and an independent double-wishbone suspension in front with a stabilizer bar and multi-link coil spring rear setup as well. The Thar offers 4WD with a transfer case for splitting the torque at a 50:50 ratio between two axles. There is also mechanical shift-on-the-fly with the 4WD knob positioned beside the gear shifter. The company has claimed that torque may be enhanced by 2.48 times with the low-ratio 4WD mechanism. The Thar comes with a crawl ratio of 42:1, which is quite impressive as well.

    There is also the mechanical locking rear differential along with brake locking differentials for the rear and front axles. The front axle also de-links from the 4WD setup for enhancing efficiency in the two-wheel driving mode. To further augment its off-roading attributes, the Mahindra Thar comes with 226mm of ground clearance and optional 18-inch tyres as well. The car’s approach, departure and break over angles are great, when you put in the bigger tyres. The maximum depth for water wading stands at 650 mm with the ECU and other parts being positioned above this line.

    What’s the Interior like?

    The Mahindra Thar’s cabin feels more ergonomically positioned, with a revamped gear lever for more convenience. There are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options available for the Thar while the interior is otherwise simple and fully-washable, which is a nice touch. The hard plastics on the dashboard are not the best that you may expect at this price point though.

    The AX trim comes with 16-inch wheels along with a side-facing seat, roll cage, and a soft-top as well. The LX or Lifestyle trim comes with luxurious upholstery, 18-inch alloys, a 7-inch touch screen infotainment unit, and roof-mounted speakers. The interiors have a charming and retro look with geometric elements positioned throughout the cabin. The all-black theme is waterproof while the switches are safeguarded from water ingress, including those for the cruise control, power windows, and audio on the steering wheel. The Thar also comes with front-facing seats which are also washable along with good bolstering for keeping people well positioned while one is going off-road. There is good lumbar support for the front seats, while the rear has split-fold functionality alongside.

    The door pad on the side of the driver is a little near the shoulder, while the footwell is narrower and the steering is only height-adjustable. However, the Thar otherwise does a good job inside with the seats. Yet, the cushioning leaves a little more to be desired, in terms of overall comfort. Getting to the rear seats is not an easy task however. There is a lack of space while folding down the front seats and trying to access the rear row. One will have to squeeze through to the back. Many people will find it easier to get into the back by coming between the seats in front. The rear is mainly for two people with adequate legroom, although the seat height is lower and this may hinder overall comfort. Yet, in comparison to the earlier model, the front-facing bench is a better option.

    The hardtop makes the Thar more like a regular version and so does the removable soft-top. The latter may feel noisy when you cross 60 kmph and crossing 100 kmph leads to a flapping noise. Highway drives are better with the hard top. There is a permanently placed roll-over bar near the B-pillar where the rear speakers are positioned. Some other features include hill descent control, hill hold, and a tyre pressure monitoring setup.

    Tech and Infotainment

    The LX version comes with the 7 inch touch screen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are dual USB ports with voice control, navigation, and Bluetooth, in tandem with a six-speaker audio unit. This has four speakers mounted on the roof as well. The Adventure Statistics Display has data on off-roading shown on the screen, like engine speed, roll and pitch angles, gear position, 4WD mode, G-meter, compass heading, and more. There is an integrated calendar while the new 3.5 inch color MID is another helpful addition. Tyre pressure monitoring is also available in the Thar.

    Safety Equipment

    The Mahindra Thar has improved its safety quotient considerably. There is an internal roll cage, complete with three-point seatbelts and dual locks for the convertible and hardtop versions. There are dual airbags, along with ESP, vehicle dynamics control, rollover mitigation, tyre pressure monitoring, hill descent control, hill hold, and ISOFIX child-seat mounts.

    Which variant to buy?

    The AX variant is more suitable for those into hardcore off-roading, while the LX variant is more premium with added features and comforts. There are 13 versions of the Thar with four engine and transmission combos, two variants, two rear seat choices, and three body styles. The LX variant gets a long feature list at a higher price, while the AX offers rugged off-roading abilities at a more reasonable price. The AX is only provided with a manual transmission system, while the LX version will have driver’s seat adjustability, infotainment, LED daytime running lights, dual-tone bumpers, ESP, fog lamps, tyre pressure monitoring, 18-inch alloy wheels, and of course, diesel-automatic, diesel-manual, and petrol-automatic choices along with convertible soft-top/hard options. The four-seater layout is a standard offering for the LX trims. This is the better choice if you are willing to spend a little more and want to use the Thar for your city commutes as well.

    Which Cars Compete in this Segment?

    The Mahindra Thar has a notable rival in the Force Gurkha. The Gurkha is both taller and longer, while the Thar is wider, with wider rear and front tracks and a longer wheelbase as well. The Thar will thus offer higher stability although interior space will be more on the Gurkha due to its height and length.
    The Thar surpasses the Gurkha in terms of its off-roading abilities, taking its departure angle, approach angle, ground clearance, and break over angle into account. The Gurkha has higher water wading depth and a better turning circle, making it easy to maneuver. The Thar is also lighter than the Force Gurkha, while it has a more powerful diesel engine. The Thar also offers an automatic gearbox option and a petrol engine option, which are not available for the Force Gurkha. The Thar has an improved suspension setup as well. It could be the better choice at a similar price point.


    The Mahindra Thar has a lot to offer, if you are into off-roading and taking on challenging terrains. It gets all the off-roading features and attributes that you would desire, along with a rugged body and appealing design. Its road presence is fantastic, while the engines are powerful and get the job done with ease. The controls and features are decent enough, although there are many features that have been skipped at this price point. Yet, getting into the rear is a challenge on a daily basis, while the ride may feel bouncy as well. The small boot is another issue, while the petrol engine is not good on mileage. Yet, if you take all these niggles aside, the Mahindra Thar now makes a better case for itself as a daily driver, and not just a weekend off-roading option.

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    New Thar 2020 FAQs

  • The top speed of the Mahindra Thar is approximately 140 km/h.

  • The Mahindra Thar is designed for off-road driving, with features such as four-wheel drive, high ground clearance, and sturdy suspension. It has been praised for its capability and versatility on rough and uneven terrain, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy off-roading or need a vehicle for remote or rural locations.

  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar comes with four-wheel drive as standard, which provides improved traction and stability in a variety of driving conditions. Some models also offer low-range gear ratios for even better off-road performance.

  • The Mahindra Thar has a reputation for delivering solid acceleration and power, but it may not be as quick as some other sport utility vehicles on the market. Its focus is more on ruggedness and off-road capability, rather than high-speed performance.

  • The towing capacity of the Mahindra Thar is approximately 1500 kg.

  • The Mahindra Thar has a stiff suspension system, which can provide a bumpy ride on smooth roads. However, it is designed to handle rough terrain and provides good stability and comfort on off-road paths.

  • The Mahindra Thar has been praised for its ability to handle rough roads, thanks to its high ground clearance and sturdy suspension system. It can handle a variety of terrains and obstacles with ease, making it a good choice for those who need a vehicle for rugged or remote locations.

  • The ground clearance of the Mahindra Thar is approximately 220 mm.

  • The Mahindra Thar has a turning radius of approximately 5.5 meters, which is considered to be fairly tight for an SUV of its size. This makes it easier to maneuver in tight spaces and reduces the risk of getting stuck in narrow off-road trails.

  • The Mahindra Thar is equipped with features such as four-wheel drive and electronic stability control, which help to improve traction and stability in wet or slippery conditions. Additionally, the Thar's high ground clearance and sturdy suspension system make it well-suited for off-road driving in wet or muddy conditions.

  • The maximum payload capacity of the Mahindra Thar is approximately 500 kg. This allows you to carry a significant amount of gear or supplies when off-roading or traveling to remote locations.
  • The Mahindra Thar comes equipped with dual front airbags as a standard safety feature, offering enhanced protection to the driver and front passenger in the event of a collision.

  • To ensure optimal handling and stability on the road, the Mahindra Thar is fitted with both electronic stability control (ESC) and anti-rollover protection systems.

  • While a rearview camera is not standard on the Mahindra Thar, it may be included as an option on some trim levels, providing drivers with added visibility when reversing.

  • To enhance stopping power, the Mahindra Thar is equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels.

  • In the event of a rollover, the Mahindra Thar is designed with a roll cage for added protection to the occupants.

  • Seat belt pretensioners are included as standard equipment on the Mahindra Thar, automatically tightening the seat belts during a collision to keep occupants secure.

  • Blind spot monitoring, while not standard on the Mahindra Thar, may be available as an option on certain trim levels, helping drivers to avoid potential collisions when changing lanes.

  • Rear cross-traffic alert, which warns drivers of approaching vehicles when reversing, may be included as an option on some models of the Mahindra Thar.

  • Lane departure warning, which alerts drivers if they unintentionally drift out of their lane, may be offered as an option on some trim levels of the Mahindra Thar.

  • While the Mahindra Thar does not come equipped with standard electronic traction control, it does have a low-range transfer case to improve off-road capability.

  • Hill descent control, which assists drivers in maintaining control when driving down steep inclines, may be offered as an option on some models of the Mahindra Thar.

  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) come standard on the Mahindra Thar, improving stopping power and control in emergency situations.

  • Yes, a backup camera is included as a standard safety feature on the Mahindra Thar. This allows you to see what's behind the vehicle while reversing, helping to prevent accidents and make parking easier.
  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar comes standard with a touch screen infotainment system that features a 7-inch display. This system provides access to features such as audio playback, navigation, and connectivity options for your smartphone.

  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar does offer compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to access your phone's apps and features through the infotainment system.

  • The Mahindra Thar comes with a standard 4-speaker audio system. However, there is an option to upgrade to a 6-speaker system for a better audio experience.

  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar does have built-in navigation technology that provides turn-by-turn directions and maps on the infotainment system's display.

  • Yes, Bluetooth connectivity is available on the Mahindra Thar, allowing you to safely make hands-free calls and stream audio from your smartphone.

  • Yes, the Mahindra Thar does have a climate control system for the cabin, which allows you to set the temperature and airflow as desired. There is also an option to upgrade to automatic climate control for added convenience.
  • The fuel efficiency of the Mahindra Thar varies depending on the engine type and driving conditions, but it is generally estimated to be around 12-14 km/l in city conditions and 15-17 km/l on highways.
  • The exterior design of the Mahindra Thar is rugged and muscular, with a bold and adventurous look that reflects its capabilities as an off-road vehicle. It has a distinctive front grille, round headlights, and a boxy body that provides ample space for passengers and cargo.

  • The Mahindra Thar is available in a range of colors, including red, white, black, silver, and others. Some editions may have limited color options, so it is best to check with your local dealer for the latest availability.

  • The Mahindra Thar has a length of 3,855 mm, a width of 1,726 mm, and a height of 1,786 mm. This makes it slightly smaller in size than some other SUVs, but still spacious enough to seat four to five passengers comfortably.

  • The interior design of the Mahindra Thar has been updated in recent years to include more modern features and higher-quality materials. The interior is functional and practical, with a focus on durability and ease of use.

  • The seating capacity of the Mahindra Thar is four to five passengers, depending on the configuration. Some models have the option for two or four-door options, and there are also some special editions with more seats available.

  • The interior color options for the Mahindra Thar vary depending on the model and trim level, but generally include a range of neutral colors such as black, gray, and beige. Some models may also have more vibrant or unique color options available.

  • The Mahindra Thar has a cargo capacity of approximately 350 liters, which is enough space for a moderate amount of gear or supplies. This can be increased by folding the rear seats or using roof-mounted storage solutions.

  • Standard features in the Mahindra Thar's interior vary depending on the model and trim level, but may include air conditioning, a touchscreen infotainment system, power windows and locks, and a sound system.

  • The Mahindra Thar's design strikes a good balance between comfort and ruggedness, with features such as supportive seating, a sturdy interior, and a user-friendly infotainment system, as well as robust off-road capabilities.

  • The Mahindra Thar is designed for off-roading, with features such as high ground clearance, skid plates, and four-wheel drive. It also has a sturdy suspension system and a design that allows for good approach and departure angles, making it well-suited for challenging terrain.

  • Yes, there are a variety of customizable options available for the Mahindra Thar, including exterior and interior accessories, roof-mounted storage solutions, and off-road equipment. You can also personalize your Thar with decals or other visual modifications to reflect your individual style.

  • The design of the Mahindra Thar sets it apart from other off-road vehicles in the market, with its bold and adventurous look, functional and practical interior, and robust off-road capabilities. While some other vehicles may have a more refined or luxurious design, the Mahindra Thar's focus is on versatility and capability, making it a popular choice for those who need a reliable and rugged vehicle for off-road adventures.