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On road or no road at all, Thar manages to stay at home on most terrains. (HT Auto photo)
On road or no road at all, Thar manages to stay at home on most terrains. (HT Auto photo)

2020 Mahindra Thar launched in India: Highlights from event

  • Mahindra Thar 2020 has generated a whole lot of buzz since it was first unveiled on August 15 and has now been launched starting at 9.80 lakh.
  • 2020 Mahindra Thar is expected to appeal to a wider audience base and now comes with several updates - outside, inside and under the hood.

Mahindra Thar 2020 has been officially launched in India today with the company looking at making the SUV appeal to a wider audience base. Thar 2020 was first unveiled on August 15 with Mahindra highlighting its much-acclaimed 4X4 capabilities which now come with a cabin is updated to the needs of modern buyers.

Mahindra appears to have got the pricing bang on with the top-line variant in LX series sitting pretty under the 13-lakh mark. Here are the highlights from the event:

02 Oct 2020, 01:12:38 PM IST

Time for the curtains

This brings us to the end of updates from the launch event of Mahindra Thar 2020. Thank you so much for joining in.


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02 Oct 2020, 01:11:31 PM IST

Here's our full drive review of Mahindra Thar 2020

02 Oct 2020, 01:10:45 PM IST

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02 Oct 2020, 01:09:13 PM IST

Full price structure of all-new Mahindra Thar 2020 LX Series

Price structure of Thar 2020 LX Series.
Price structure of Thar 2020 LX Series.
02 Oct 2020, 01:08:46 PM IST

Full price structure of all-new Mahindra Thar 2020 AX Series

Price structure of Thar 2020 AX Series
Price structure of Thar 2020 AX Series
02 Oct 2020, 12:45:21 PM IST

Detailed price list of 2020 Mahindra Thar AX series and LX series

Here is the detailed price list of 2020 Mahindra Thar's all variants.

Detailed price list for 2020 Mahindra Thar
Detailed price list for 2020 Mahindra Thar
02 Oct 2020, 12:42:46 PM IST

What is the price that the 2020 Mahindra Thar starts at?

Mahindra Thar 2020 to start at 9.80 lakh for the AX series and 12.49 lakh for LX series.

2020 Mahindra Thar
2020 Mahindra Thar
02 Oct 2020, 12:38:48 PM IST

On road or no road at all: 2020 Mahindra Thar is capable

2020 Mahindra Thar is as capable off roads as it is on roads, and that it is not a coincidence but a deliberate engineering objective, says the carmaker.

2020 Mahindra Thar
2020 Mahindra Thar
02 Oct 2020, 12:33:53 PM IST

Pawan Goenka of Mahindra gets the launch of Thar underway

Pawan Goenka says Thar is more an icon, a desire than just a car.

Mahindra Thar 2020
Mahindra Thar 2020
02 Oct 2020, 12:25:39 PM IST

Launch event of Mahindra Thar 2020 about to begin a short while from now

02 Oct 2020, 12:10:02 PM IST

Price expectation

While there is no sure-shot way of knowing the price structure before an official announcement, we have a few guesses here.

02 Oct 2020, 11:49:15 AM IST

Mechanical highlights

The second-generation Thar is underpinned by a new ladder-frame chassis, as well as an all-new suspension which includes a multi-link setup.

02 Oct 2020, 11:38:59 AM IST

Colour options on Thar 2020

Thar will be made available in the following colour options:

Red Rage, Mystic Copper, Napoli Black, Aquamarine, Galaxy Grey and Rocky Beige.

02 Oct 2020, 11:15:13 AM IST

Should you get yourself a Thar?

As we wait for the price structure, here are five reasons to consider and five reasons to re-think buying Thar 2020.

02 Oct 2020, 10:36:19 AM IST

Water-friendly cabin

Mahindra claims that the entire cabin of Thar 2020 can be hosed down. While we did not try that in our review of the vehicle, it does have drain plugs and the infotainment screen is drizzle resistant. Additionally, the plastic floor mats can be taken out, washed and put straight back while the control switches are dust and water resistant.

02 Oct 2020, 09:31:21 AM IST

Thar now offers automatic transmission

While a six-speed manual transmission comes as standard, one may choose a six-speed automatic gearbox as well. This is primarily for those who may want to put Thar through its paces within city limits.

02 Oct 2020, 08:54:41 AM IST

It is all in the name!

Thar has often been accused of resembling a certain American off-roader but Mahindra is leaving no inch to ensure that the new car screams its name everywhere possible.

While it would be really hard to miss a Thar on the road, Mahindra is ensuring the name appears everywhere possible to possibly remove absolutely any doubt that this is eerily similar to a certain American offering. (HT Auto)
While it would be really hard to miss a Thar on the road, Mahindra is ensuring the name appears everywhere possible to possibly remove absolutely any doubt that this is eerily similar to a certain American offering. (HT Auto)
02 Oct 2020, 08:49:30 AM IST

What's under the hood?

Thar 2020 will be offered with a mStallion petrol engine and a mHawk diesel engine option.

02 Oct 2020, 08:32:08 AM IST

How much does a Thar mean to you?

A Delhi-based man won the recent auction for the first unit of Thar 2020 by bidding an amount of 1.11 crore!

The special edition Thar has a number of unique elements which won't be on any other Thar from Mahindra, and it is all for a good cause. (Read more here)

02 Oct 2020, 07:51:04 AM IST

Did you know?

While Thar has a rich legacy, the SUV as we know it today was first launched back on October 4 of 2010. It was seen as a successor to Mahindra MM540. At the time, the Indian car market hardly had many SUVs and those that were present were often too expensive to buy.

02 Oct 2020, 07:49:18 AM IST

Thar's biggest strength is also its weakness

Thar has had a boxy shape and a cabin that doesn't really offer much in terms of comfort or space. It has mostly always been the choice of adventure purists, the enthusiasts. As such, despite the massive cult following the vehicle enjoys, only around 60,000 units were sold over the past decade, or so.

02 Oct 2020, 07:47:52 AM IST

Thar, taming the wild

Thar has time and again proven its abilities to go where most others won't manage. And while there are 4x4 vehicles galore, it is the Thar that is often called in for rescue efforts, if and when required.

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