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Mahindra Thar Road Test


The Mahindra Thar was launched in 2010. However in 2012 it recieved some changes and feature additions. In terms of looks the reason almost all eye-balls were on us is the fact the Thar carries typical retro Jeep styling. Then there is the generous helping of chrome – ofcourse this isn’t really a chick magnet but we were surprised to see the number of people giving attention to the Thar while negotiating Pune’s awfully slow traffic while on our way to the shoot location. The chunky alloy wheels with 235/70 tyres look great.
On the inside, where all owners will spend hours, frankly things are pretty basic. We have seen people cribbing about the lack of creature comforts and quality on various public forums but isn’t the Thar meant for adventure experiences. In our opinion, the interiors are spot on for they have to take on elements like rain, hail, snow (in some cases), sand, dust and everything else that a typical owner would subject it to. Comparing the Thar to its main competitor the Maruti Gypsy, the insides feel much better and more comfortable as well. Instrumentation console is basic though a tachometer finds itself right there.
The Thar has a 2.5-litre turbodiesel unit that pushes out 105 horses along with 247Nm of torque from just 1800rpm onwards. The engine’s cubic capacity, bore and stroke are same as the XD3P engine though the Thar’s motor obviously is a common-rail unit. The gush of torque from low engine speeds is the secret behind making the Thar a joy to drive on all kinds of terrains. On normal roads, the torque flow takes you by surprise and you can chug along happily, overtaking traffic easily. On the roads that the Thar is really made for, all this torque comes in handy. You don’t have push the engine hard, just a tap on the throttle does its job. Pedal to metal, it takes roughly 17 seconds for the 0-100km/h dash. Expect 12 kmpl.
When it comes to suspension the Thar inspires confidence in you and seldom makes you want to lift off the throttle even while doing crazy speeds over undulations. To start with, the ladder frame chassis suspends its front wheels independently (this helps on day to day driving) and makes use of both a torsion and a stabilizer bar. The rear suspension on the other hand is of the semi elliptical leaf spring variety. This combination is standard and necessary for off-road machines. The 200mm ground clearance combined with approach and departure angles of 46 and 30 degrees further gives the Thar an edge on really tough terrains. Grip is phenomenal and the Thar takes on bad bumps without a protest.
Off the trails and back to tarmac, though the suspension doesn’t give the Thar a Scorpio rivalling ride quality, it isn’t bad either.
Prices of the Thar start at Rs 4.5 lakh to 6.8 lakh. For a detailed analysis read below.

Mahindra Thar Specifications

Mahindra Thar Technical Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3920 mm
Overall Width 1710 mm
Overall Height 1930 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm


Torque 247Nm @1800rpm
Displacement 2498 cc
Power 105PS @3800rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 235/70 R 16
Wheel Size 16 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Mahindra Thar Features

Mahindra Thar DI 4x2 DI 4X4 CRDe AC
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Mahindra Thar Colors

  • Black
  • Toreador Red
  • Mist Silver
  • Arctic White

Mahindra Thar Price

Mahindra Thar Price in New Delhi

` 5.04 - 7.69 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Mahindra Thar ranges from Rs 5.04 Lakh to Rs 7.69 Lakh. Mahindra Thar is available in 3 variants. To find the on road price of Mahindra Thar you need to click on the check on road price.

Mahindra Thar has 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Mahindra Thar DI 4x2 which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 5.04 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Mahindra Thar CRDe AC which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 7.69 Lakh .

User Review of Mahindra Thar

mahindra thar
Posted on Apr,04,16 1:38 PM

Pros rugged build,good off roader,classic jeep.

Cons styling,less facilities than competitors.

good off roader.styling and facilities could be better.

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3 of 6 users found this review helpful.

Jeep it is
Posted on Sep,09,24 6:59 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Good driving posture

Cons Average Interiors,CongestedUncomfortable,

Jeep was my dream vehicle for years since I started driving. If there is one vehicle which can tame Indian roads, it has to be one and only Mahindra Jeep. Except for its lousy interiors and rear suspension problems it meets all the demands one may have from an offroading or daily use vehicle.

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14 of 16 users found this review helpful.

My experience with the Mahindra Thar
Posted on Mar,03,25 4:13 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Comfort,

Cons ,Flimsy build quality

Right from the first time I saw the Mahindra Thar I appreciated the way the jeep looks. But when I finally got a chance to check out the jeep I was quite disappointed to find out that the rugged looks are mostly superficial and are let down by flimsy build quality. Somewhere during its life span, Mahindra added strengthening beams to better the structural integrity of the car. But all these things dont matter (although they should) because the Thars selling point is its uniqueness. True that it looks like a traditional jeep and nothing out of the ordinary but the fact that it is the only jeep on sale in India makes it the default choice for prospective customers. I had the chance of driving one recently and was pleasantly surprised to find that the engine is very responsive for that of a jeep. It feels fast and agile with its suspension setup which also gives the car a very comfortable driving experience. This being a jeep, equipment is limited to power steering and air conditioning which is ok. But the fact that it costs more than eight lakh rupees is the main problem with this car. While it has a good appearance, the lack of equipment and poor build quality along with a high price tag the Thar has more to lose than to win.

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47 of 54 users found this review helpful.

Power steering
Posted on Sep,09,20 7:06 PM

Pros Good Performance,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

Car is excellent off road but power steering option should be available

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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

Power steering
Posted on Sep,09,20 7:07 PM

Pros Good Performance,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

Car is excellent off road but power steering option should be available

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1 of 2 users found this review helpful.

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