I am really looking forward to taking the Thar on my favourite offroad tracks around Maharashtra. Will add that the horn is too loud in the cabin. Out on the highway, at 90 – 100 km/h, I could hear wind noise, but it was still acceptable for me because I keep my music loud. After endless wait punctuated by a million spy pictures, the new Thar is finally here and we have driven it and our detailed first drive review is here. Anything over this power rating would be outright irresponsible & dangerous for the Thar’s dynamics (or lack of). Will have to check & ensure there is enough clearance for the size. I’d driven it at a Great Escape. Don’t push the limits or go near them. The w-i-d-e turning radius is a bummer though, and u-turns on tighter roads will entail 3-pointers. You’ll either have to do some jugaad by squeezing smaller bags on the sides of the rear seat (on the wheel arches) or hope for someone to design a carrier / temporary storage net hanging out from the back (like the old Jeeps). It was quiet. The single time that the Thar is settled & flat is when it’s standing in one place :D. And yes, just to clarify, I did check the cold tyre pressures with my Michelin gauge. • Useless IRVM is 2 sizes smaller than it should have been. And kickdowns can take a bit longer. • Boot space is sad, comparable to a small hatchback. Your passengers will be comfortable as there is no jerkiness or sudden “turbo whoosh”. While we were off the roads, we were bombarded with questions about the diesel-engined Creta. In India, Mahindra Jeeps = Diesel, enough said. • NVH: Very smooth in the city and at low speeds. In Manual Mode, you can take it to a max of 5,500 revs only (again, diesel-like). Your email(s) has been successfully sent. The automatic too, though not the quickest shifting, makes driving in the city quite easy. Two, Mahindra itself knows that this Jeep isn’t going to be a volume seller and will thus try to sell the limited number they can at a premium. Follow us on 20 th Jun 2020 8:00 am. High-revv a diesel in 4x4 2nd-low and your FE will drop to 5 km/l. Our car is the latter. Thar is avaialable with a 2.2 lite turbo diesel engine which generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm torque and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine generating 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. But let me make it clear that the Thar is NOT for everyone. For driving holidays, the Thar is best for 2 – 3 onboard and their luggage. But at 110 – 120 km/h, it is LOUD. What we are driving is the diesel. And not a wee-bit cumbersome. Stick to the middle lane of the expressway, cruise at 100 km/h and enjoy the view. Get real time information through 2020 Mahindra Thar … It gets a multi-functional steering wheel; a touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and the like; a Driver Information System with all the info you might need; usable cup and bottle holders; wipers that work; power windows; cruise control; and two USB charging ports! Buying it in 2021-22 so that the beta testers (aka early customers) can clear up all the bugs. • Frontal visibility is awesome, as is the side visibility out of the front windows. At high speeds, the steering does get vague. Know more about Mahindra Thar prices, variants, performance, specs, features, accessories, colours, interiors & exterior. But even the second row, though a little tedious to access, didn’t have spilling me out of it. The Thar will climb mountains. CarWale: 12th Floor, Vishwaroop IT Park, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400705. Just to put things in perspective, a fast sweeping expressway curve that I would take in the Duster AWD at 120 km/h, I’d take in the Thar at 80 km/h as an expert driver (70 km/h for a layman driver). I was a happy user of Android Auto in the Thar. The 2020 Mahindra Thar automatic has been spied before, and it was confirmed for launch only last week. Two engines - a petrol and a diesel - both mated to a manual and an automatic each. It is liveable though. October 20, 2020. Thar LX variant prices start from ₹ 12.49 lakh for the hard-top convertible petrol and go upto ₹ 13.75 lakh for the diesel automatic top model with hard top. signing off 2020 with a mumbai alibaug road trip in a new mahindra thar specs features mileage space performance. • The fact that the Thar has 2-doors and ingress to the rear seat is impossible for the elderly makes it an impractical choice. Now, just to put things in perspective - the new Thar should come for around Rs 15 lakh. • I am buying the Thar, and so are many BHPians. Kids young, citizens old & everyone else in between admire the Thar with glee. The Tata Harrier created a big buzz when launched over a year ago. 2020 Mahindra Thar Diesel Automatic Taken Dune Bashing – Video. New Mahindra Thar 2020 car price starts at Rs. And it has an air of modernity to it, which the Thar never really had. • The 150 horses on tap are more than enough for a Jeep like the Thar. But after experiencing its ride quality & highway manners, I’ll take mine on the highway just to offroading spots, or nearby destinations like Pawna & Devlali. I didn’t engage blower level 2 at all, not even when it was hot & sunny outside. SQ is quite basic, yet I have to say, it is remarkable what Mahindra has achieved with the unconventional speaker placements above the driver (under the roll bar). • Back seat passengers have it tough overall – just 2 can fit on the seat (making the Thar a 4-seater) and ingress / egress are horrible. It has most of the necessary features (including Android Auto but no reversing cam), and nothing over the top like wireless charging. Its peak torque is rated at 300Nm. Which means a new ladder-frame, new underpinnings, new engines, and as is clear - a totally new top hat. The Thar is a tall offroader, NOT a corner-carving machine. I must add, even at high rpm, the mStallion is refined like you’d never expect a Mahindra Thar to be. By Tarun Kochar. Useful behaviour when offroading too. But for a Thar, it is revolutionary! Offroading in my Jeep once, we went much deeper than was originally planned. Maharashtra, India. ORVMs were okay; they are tall & very Jeep-like (again a Wrangler copy). For those used to contemporary hatchbacks, sedans & crossovers, this bumpy ride will be the biggest deal breaker. • On the highway, the maximum cruising speed that I will recommend for the Thar is 100 – 110 km/h. • The build quality is tough, will withstand offroading abuse and it felt like I’m driving a “tank” in the city. Be sure to take a long test-drive before you commit. Of course, the lower variants & MTs will be much cheaper & perhaps value-for-money. 2020 sure has been a good year for enthusiasts = The Thar, Rapid / Polo TSIs, revv-hungry City, Octavia RS 245, Grand i10 / Aura 1.0 Turbos, well-mannered Creta 1.4 Turbo, the fast Duster Turbo (review coming up soon), Superb 2.0 TSI & more. And at 1500rpm, this engine is raring to go. We like the new Thar. And just in case you are wondering, yes there’s a bit of boot space too. That means a bit of jiggle comes as part of its low speed ride. This 2-door Thar will appeal to a small market, after the initial euphoria dies down. Most businesses will prefer to sell 7 units at a high profit margin than 10 with a slim margin. Re: 2020 Tata Harrier Automatic : Official Review As said many times by almost everyone this should have been the launch car and it would be doing pretty good numbers by now. Which in an off-roader seems like a masochistic recipe for pain and tiredness. Yes, it is sufficiently quick. Using Moderator Navin’s expertise, I’ll definitely get a small amplifier, small subwoofer and upgraded speakers in my Thar. After testing its behaviour at various speeds, I’ll recommend a cruising speed of maximum 110 km/h on expressways and 90 – 100 km/h on old school 2-lane highways. However, Tata Motors couldn’t quite cash in on the huge interest in its flagship product and sales didn’t take off as expected. When slowing down, I noticed it frequently downshifting to bring the revs to ~2,000 rpm, where other ATs would usually freewheel to maximise fuel economy. 2020 Mahindra Thar review, test drive. And through all the speed changes, all the overtakes, and even through some bumper to bumper traffic, the seamless, powerful, and quiet nature in which the Thar now pulled along was just lovely. If you are buying the Thar now, invest in that extended warranty! I personally would have liked them to be a size wider because of the rear-side blind spots I mentioned above, but friendly Mod Aditya didn’t find any issues with them. The sub-4 meter length, tall driving position, commanding view of the road ahead, friendly steering, smooth AT gearbox, responsive engine & the fact that other vehicles don’t mess with you made it easier to drive than a Honda City in Bombay. At 120 km/h, the driver & Thar are both “too busy”. Will surely be a different experience from offroading in my far simpler & basic Classic. And kickdowns can take a bit longer. It doesn’t look rudimentary or utilitarian. In my ’97 Classic, I have removed the rear seat entirely and it makes for a terrific airport bag hauler (can fit 4 XL-size bags). So, for Mahindra’s, Thar’s and our sake, we hope Rs 15 lakh is the price for the top spec version, on the road. Know more about Mahindra Thar 2020 - Price, Mileage, Reviews, Specification, Gallery - Overdrive The wraps are off the all-new Mahindra Thar. Reviews. The focus, without doubt, has been to broaden the appeal. 1 reason is that the Thar attracts a “heart over head” kind of customer who isn’t that price sensitive to a variation of 1 – 2 lakhs. Mahindra says it is based on an all-new platform. And Mahindra says it has been developed in-house. ₹ 35.00 Lakh - 1.00 CroreEstimated Price. Check out this video where you can see the 2020 Mahindra Thar Diesel AT tested out in the desert, doing dune bashing. Fourth, the AT & 4x4 hardware add 1 lakh each to the price tag. In fact, I’ll be surprised if it ends up with a value-for-money price tag. If you ever get a chance, offroad in one. It is a special vehicle with many talents. At the Auto Expo, Mahindra had said this motor is good for 190 BHP. Some of us will hold onto our Thars for 10 years, some will sell them within 2 – 3 years (as we see with impractical Harley-Davidsons in India). Within the first km of driving it last weekend, I knew this is the Jeep for me. Build or Customize your Mahindra Thar, get price quote and book online. I personally prefer this as it leads to superior throttle response, although the FE-loving customer won’t. • Sound quality from the audio system gets a 6 / 10 rating. It also gets four properly comfortable seats. I prefer torque converters to AMTs (too jerky), dual-clutch ATs (too unreliable) & CVTs (rubber-band effect). • Ride quality is sad, whether in the city or on the highway. Be sure to get a full tank of petrol before you venture off the road in 4x4 mode. Yes, the rear seat’s backrest does fold down for when you need to haul larger cargo. Will be an experience. GTO test-drove the new Mahindra Thar for 2 days and here are his review observations. While I found the grip levels from the fat 255 mm tyres to be satisfactory, you must take corners cautiously. Keep yourself tuned in to the Indian automotive scene via Twitter, Youtube or RSS feeds. • The air-conditioner will chill you to the bones! The diesel engine gets 4x4 drivetrain with the option of an automatic … And the brakes have been updated as well. • Driver’s seat is good - I used the lumbar adjustment and found back support to be perfect. On the flipside, the glovebox is laughably small as is the boot. But, it’s the way it flattens the potholes and bumps and undulations and everything else that the monsoon-ravaged Mumbai roads threw at it, that had us completely floored. The new Thar is being offered with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. You feel each & everything on the road – literally! I also wish Mahindra had given armrests bolted to the seat, like in the Scorpio. Would be super useful in the ATs. The 2020 Thar is offered with a 150hp, 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine and a 130hp, 2.2-liter diesel mill. And it's always fun to review something interesting. We were constantly moving between 20kmph to hitting 80kmph on the Sealink. 4.1 But the new one, it’s become so friendly, so comfortable, and so likeable in the city, and it seems it’s all up and up from here on. Consumption on the highway remains high (9 – 10 km/l) if you constantly drive at 110 – 120 km/h, perhaps because of the breadbox aerodynamics? The last such attempt from Mahindra was when they had shoehorned the Contessa’s Isuzu 1.8L into an MM550. It also gets a new 6-speed automatic transmission while a 6-speed manual and 4x4 drivetrain is standard. 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel Review: A proper all-rounder . For longer touring that's 250+ km one way, I’ll stick to my modern sedan. The interior feels well put together. But that’s only part of what makes the new Thar a more mainstream, more accessible lifestyle off-roader. About. • I like the cabin’s design & part quality is acceptable. • The Petrol AT has damn smooth shifting quality – most times, you won’t even know the gears are changing. Then there’s the ride. • The Thar does alright in terms of cabin storage. The best part is, we still have 3 months left in the year! Find the On-Road Price of New Thar 2020 for your nearest cities. There are a few rough edges, but they are not prominent (unlike the old Thar which was a disaster…this new one is lightyears ahead). Mahindra Thar diesel-automatic spied on test. But, only a bit. It does get noisy when you floor it. Mahindra Thar 2.0 L, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 150PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. Mahindra Thar 2020 Diesel Automatic is priced in the ₹13.65 Lakh - 13.75 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) range. • Ground clearance you said? No way can the Thar handle 190 horses. However, there are also many compromises to be made. More on the handling below. • Just like my 1997 Mahindra Classic, I decided to buy the 2020 Thar without a test-drive. New generation, new chassis, new powertrain options, but the same old charm. The Thar is a body on ladder SUV. • I like my offroaders & SUVs with smaller wheels & bigger tyres (like this Thar), so I am strongly considering moving my Thar to 16 inchers. But drive past 30kmph and the ride improves dramatically. I had no complaints in the city or on the highway. Major blind spots there, so be careful. The all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar takes a quantum leap forward in several areas. The height & weight are felt. It takes on a pliant, absorbent and rounded edge. The 2020 Thar will feature the upgraded version of Mahindra’s 2.2-litre diesel engine that’s likely to develop 140PS of power and 320Nm of torque. You can have this engine with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Blower level 1 itself is powerful (more powerful than it ought to be IMHO). between the B & C Pillars). Cruising around town and then Bandra, I felt like a King. People move out of your way and never cross hairs at junctions or roundabouts. The 2020 Thar is offered with a 150hp, 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine and a 130hp, 2.2-liter diesel mill. This Jeep just makes you feel real, real special. No use on-road, yet will be very functional offroad. I used the practical cupholders for my morning McDonald’s black coffee (a must for highway runs), the door pockets for my sanitizers & tissues and the seatback pocket to hide my house keys. God help us soft-top lovers. However, given the new Thar uses a multi-link rear suspension, we expected a bit more refinement and a little less jiggle. Overall, the automatic transmission of the new Mahindra Thar is good and it will make things easier for driver while doing off-roading as he does not have to control the clutch plate anymore. I got pretty anxious when the fuel gauge dropped to 1/4th and the nearest pump was a 1.5 hour walk away. This too can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic. Lateral support is also satisfactory. The chassis Mahindra claims is in its third generation. The whole draw of this off-roader has been a hint of affordability. This is one car you literally don’t have to slow down for anything! reviews. After driving regular hatchbacks, sedans & crossovers week after week, we enjoy driving such "different" vehicles. We might not have driven it a lot, and we haven’t yet seen what it can do on the highway or off the road. I have a feeling that the fully loaded ATs will be 16 - 17 lakhs on the road (a Venue diesel MT FWD SX(O) costs 14 big ones OTR in Mumbai). • Buy the Diesel AT if you are going to cruise a lot. High-revv a diesel in 4x4 2nd-low and your FE will drop to 5 km/l. The shorter wheelbase is responsible for the poor high speed manners too. • It is a full 10 years since I’m writing a review on a test car that I’ve decided to buy. Remember, you are driving a vehicle that is an offroader, as much as an on-roader. GTO test-drove the new Mahindra Thar for 2 days and here are his review observations.• My God, the Thar looks astonishingly handsome & ... New Mahindra Thar 2020: 55 review observations . Mahindra Thar 2020 has managed to create a lot of excitement even before its official launch on October 1. • My God, the Thar looks astonishingly handsome & screams style! I did notice the AT gearbox getting confused in some situations – like when I was driving hard with varying throttle input – but these incidents were few & far between. It’s very stress-free. Latest details about New Mahindra Thar 2020's mileage, configurations, images, colors & reviews available at CarandBike. On the expressway, little hatchbacks & sedans moved out of the way as they saw me approach them (in their mirror) with the headlights on. While I didn’t experience the backseat in a moving Thar, I’m willing to bet its bouncier here than the front. And almost every comfort feature you’d want in your daily driver is now part of the Thar’s armoury. 2020 Mahindra Thar Review: First Drive Impressions, When to expect - December 2020 (Tentative). You could say it’s acceptable and I don’t see any owners complaining. The Thar's new diesel engine is impressively refined! Even in kickdown mode, the Petrol AT shifts up at ~4,600 – 4,800 revvs which is quite diesel-like, frankly. Huge on the feel-good factor. The All-New Mahindra Thar is here. • I was originally thinking of using the Thar even for holiday drives which I go on often. It attracted as much attention as a yellow Porsche or red Mustang in Bombay and is an absolute head-turner. The Thar 2020 is available in 2 transmission options: manual and automatic. Take that out of the equation and the Thar’s charm is gone. Again, I’d rather have vague than sharp in such a 4x4. IMHO, the diesel is more in line with the character of the Thar, its city FE will be 75 – 100% higher, while the longer tank range is a boon on the highway and when offroading. In flesh, it is much better finished now. • BHPians from Delhi-NCR (10-year old diesel car ban) and those who don’t care about fuel economy will be pleased with the Thar Petrol. At least from the looks of it. Ergonomically, I found the Thar to be user-friendly and you have a lovely, commanding view of the road ahead (can even see the bonnet). Continue reading the discussion on the 2020 Mahindra Thar on our forum. You can read the full review here: It's easy to make a case for the Thar 2.2L diesel. I caught 1 bug in 2 days with the car = the alarm system once sounded off after I started the engine. But there’s a genuine fear that it might think too highly of it’s own product and price it out of contention. Also, any sudden road dips taken at 120 km/h badly affect the Thar’s composure. • The turbo-petrol revs nicely to the redline, but it isn’t a high-rpm motor at all. • Within the city, you’ll observe the Petrol AT being more downshift-friendly than you’d expect. Not much of an issue in the AT as you can adjust the resting spot of your left leg, but it might be bothersome in the MT. Allow me to twist that and put it the opposite way = @ 120 km/h, the only thing not making a noise is the engine rl:. At times, its reaction time can be slow, but I actually prefer it this way in a Jeep that is a poor handler (sharp steerings are best suited to low slung, tight handling cars). Team-BHP's full Official Review will be up in a few weeks. 9.8 Lakh in India. The LX gets a choice of petrol-auto, diesel-manual and diesel-automatic powertrains, and of a convertible soft-top or hard top. Be sure to read this post again & again. Third, cars like these are all about fat profits & premium pricing – be sure to check out the Wrangler’s relative positioning in the USA. The next day, it started after I switched off the car! A 6-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic is also available as an option. 2020 Tata Harrier Diesel Automatic Review (XZA+) Check out the review of Tata Harrier 2020 BS6 Model. But again, as basic as the ICE sound quality is, it is still fine for a Jeep & the sort of restrictions that the design entails. Once on the backseat, I could fit & sit alright (but nothing like the front). And this is the hard-top we’re talking about. Recently confirmed Thar diesel-automatic will launch later this year. I love how Mahindra & Tata are tuning their torque converters; the XUV500, Harrier & Hexa ATs have all greatly impressed me. CarDekho.com - Get the 2020 Mahindra Thar First Look Review first drive experience by reading Mahindra Thar from Auto Expert at CarDekho. Power delivery is overall nice & linear. 2020 Mahindra Thar Petrol Automatic First Drive हिन्दी The long-awaited new-generation Mahindra Thar has finally arrived and we've had a short spin in the off-roader, more importantly, the all-new turbo petrol with the automatic gearbox combination that will open the SUV to a new customer base. Factors like the weight + power + torque converter AT make me believe you should expect 6 – 7 km/l tops in the city (lower if you drive hard). There are no official mileage figures for Thar petrol manual and automatic. Even in the manual mode, the engine rarely drops under 1,500rpm, if at all. • For the sake of your safety – and that of your passengers – this is not a vehicle that you drive hard or aggressively. This is the all-new Mahindra Thar. If you have driven Jeeps, Gypsys, Scorpios or even the 1st-gen Fortuner before, you should be okay. • The Thar won’t be cheap. Now, the spy video has revealed that it will be available in diesel. The petrol is a two-litre, direct injection, turbo unit. Note: A reliable birdie tells me that a 4-door Thar is confirmed, but it might be a long wait. Compared to the older Thar, there are no ergonomic disasters here. Now, we only had a short drive - two hours or thereabouts - in the heart of Mumbai city. At 120 km/h, tyre / road noise is prominent as well. The automatic too, though not the quickest shifting, makes driving in the city quite easy. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. But, we know it was no fun to drive in the city. Camouflaged test mule of the 2020 Thar spied again. High-revv a petrol in 4x4 2nd-low and your FE can drop to 2 km/l. In fact, after spending time with it, I was hard-pressed to think why anyone would buy the petrol over this. It does get noisy when you floor it. 24th September 2020, 10:00 by Kanad Kalasur ... offroaders will pick the diesel Thar. While it is available with an automatic, the Creta we had on test was a manual. I have fallen for it hook, line & sinker. • Petrol AT’s response time (say, in kickdown) isn’t the fastest, but it’s not the slowest either. I think Mahindra has done this to prevent the rpm needle from dropping too low and to improve driveability / engine responsiveness. Drivetrain, there are no official mileage figures for Thar petrol manual and a 130hp, diesel. 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