The Mahindra Thar is all set to get a price hike, which will come into effect from December 1, 2020. The increase is due to the carmaker is ending the Thar’s introductory pricing.
- All customers who book the Thar before December 1 can avail the launch price.
- Its waiting periods is currently 36 weeks for almost all variants.
- Engine options include a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel.
2020 Mahindra Thar price and availability
Currently, prices for the new Thar’s higher-spec LX trim range from Rs 12.49-13.75 lakh. Mahindra recently delisted some of the entry-level AX variants, meaning the cheapest Thar trim available is the AX optional petrol-manual, priced at Rs 11.90 lakh.
Mahindra is expected to officially announce the new prices of the Thar tomorrow (December 1), which will give us a clear idea of how much the prices have gone up by.
Everyone who has booked the Thar up until November 30, will be offered the off-roader at its introductory price. It is only customers who book the Thar from December 1 onwards that will be charged the higher price.
The fact that the all-new Thar raked in 20,000 bookings in just a month of its launch, indicates its high demand. The waiting period for the off-roader currently stands at around 36 weeks for almost all variants.
Mahindra has stated that it will ramp up the Thar’s production from 2,000 units a month to 3,000 units. The carmaker aims to achieve this target by January 2021.
2020 Mahindra Thar engine and gearbox
Under the hood, the new generation of the Mahindra Thar gets both, petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol producing 152hp and 300Nm of torque (320Nm with the automatic gearbox).
The diesel engine, on the other hand, is a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged unit making 132hp and 300Nm of torque.
Both engines can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Additionally, Mahindra equips the Thar, as standard, with a 4x4 system and a manual-shift transfer case with a low ratio.
2020 Mahindra Thar competition
As things stand, the Mahindra Thar doesn’t really have any direct rivals. Though this is set to change in 2021, with both, the next-gen Force Gurkha and 5-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny slated to be introduced in our market over the course of the year.
All prices, ex-showroom, India