Mahindra Thar.e concept teased ahead of August 15 global debut

    The Thar.e will likely be based on Mahindra's new born-EV platform.

    Published On Aug 05, 2023 01:37:00 PM

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    Mahindra has teased the upcoming Thar EV concept ahead of its global debut on August 15 in South Africa. This confirms our scoop, and, as the teaser shows, the electric off-roader concept will be called the Thar.e.

    1. Mahindra Thar.e concept will debut in South Africa
    2. Mahindra to also showcase a pickup concept

    Besides the moniker, the social media teaser gives us a few more hints of what to expect. In terms of styling, the concept will feature squircle-like design elements seen in the LED lights. The lights also show a pixel structure similar to the pickup concept that Mahindra will showcase at the event.

    However, the biggest clue about what can be expected is the Born Electric lettering, indicating that the concept – and thus the production car – will be built on the new dedicated EV platforms that Mahindra is readying.

    Electrifying a ladder-frame platform is technically possible, with the Ford F150 Lightning pickup being an example. Given that Mahindra is also a commercial vehicle manufacturer, electrifying ladder-frame vehicles is something the brand has been exploring.

    However, using the new born-electric platform for the Thar.e, Mahindra will not have to struggle with weight and space issues the current Thar’s ladder-frame would pose. This would, therefore, also give the Thar.e a better range with lower weight and more space for its batteries. For now, details like its range and powertrain are not known, so stay tuned for more.

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