Wednesday, 20 April 2016

All-new Mahindra Thar in pipeline for 2018

All-new Mahindra Thar with 1.5-litre diesel engine in pipeline for 2018: Report
March 21, 2016 13:01 IST By Ken Sunny

New Mahindra TharPR handout

Off road enthusiasts rejoice. According to the latest reports, Mahindra engineers are currently working on an all-new Thar, which is expected to debut in 2018. The biggest addition would be an all new 1.5-litre mHawk engine.

According to a MotorOctane report, the new Thar will be a complete departure from the existing vehicle. The new model is expected to get an all-new advanced ladder frame platform, not a monocoque shell. The new engine, the 1.5-litre mHawk, is expected to deliver over 100bhp. The current Thar has been sold with 2.5-litre CRDe engine that develops 104bhp and 247Nm of torque mated to five-speed manual transmission. The downsizing of the engine for a new model is targeted at meeting the upcoming emission norms and also delivering better fuel efficiency.

Being a full blown 4x4 mahcine, the new Thar is expected to get latest technologies that will aid in off-roading. The dual front airbags and ABS can be expected as standard. It remains to be seen how Mahindra is going to update the exterior of Thar. The current silhouette is much appreciated by the off-road enthusiasts and updating without disappointing them will be a big task for Mahindra designers.

Mahindra & Mahindra launched Thar as the success of MM540 in 2010. The affordability and customisation friendly aspect of Thar made it a default choice for the new as well as expert off-road junkies. The company had given a mild update to the vehicle last year with a contemporary dashboard and new seats, while the exterior largely remained unchanged barring tweaks in from bumper.

Mahindra Thar 2018 Price in India, Launch, Features

By Narendra Sharma on March 28, 2016

One of the 4×4 Clubs has rendered as image of the new-generation Thar. Now, this isn’t actually how the Thar might look as it misses out on the seven vertical slats, which is a Mahindra signature. This design of the Thar makes it look appealing and it has a meld of modern and retro looks. The Mahindra on the front grille reminds of the Ford embossing on the F150.

Mahindra is working on an all new Thar which will see the light only by 2018. The new Thar will be a complete departure from the existing vehicle. It will be based on a new platform, which will a derivative of their new generation ladder frames.The Thar has been a consistent performer for Mahindra, as it has distinct markets for both its version which are the DI version and CRDe version. Mahindra had launched a facelift of the Thar last year, where it had added several upgrades like more contemporary looking interiors and also a rear differential lock.

With the adventure driving sport catching up in the country, Mahindra will look at further strengthening their position in this genre and offer a modern product to its loyal customers and also attract new customers in to the Mahindra family.
Mahindra Thar 2018 Engine and Transmission:

The New Mahindra Thar will make use of a new platform which will improve its rigidity. There will also be an all-new engine that will do duty in the Thar. This new engine will be a 1.5-litre unit that will be derived from the mHawk engine. It will churn out around 100bhp of power and around 240Nm of peak torque. This new engine will be a more frugal unit. The new-generation Thar will be torquey and at the same time it will even fuel-efficient. The new crash test norms mean that the Thar chassis will be lighter and this power will be more than sufficient. The currently used 2.5-litre CRDe has about 105bhp of power and 247Nm of torque. The difference between the power output is minor and the engine size is a lot smaller too. This engine is a lot more refined, better NVH and even fuel-efficient. Mahindra Thar’s new-generation will be modern, small and yet torquey. At the moment the only challenge that Mahindra faces is to make this engine to work on a 4×4.
Mahindra Thar 2018 suspension:

The Mahindra Thar 2018’s suspension will be spring and even the rear are likely to get the same treatment. The currently sold Thar has front independent on the higher variants, while the rear are leaf springs. Expect the leaf springs to be replaced this time. The Mahindra Thar 2018 will have much better on the road manners too, when compared to the current Thar.
Mahindra Thar 2018 Safety Features:

The All-New Thar will get a contemporary styling with neater lines but will retain its butchy and rugged looks. This adventure vehicle will also get Airbags and ABS
Mahindra Thar 2018 Launch Date:

The Mahindra Thar 2018 will be launched by mid 2018. The company might build this on theTUV300’s platform. This is the same platform on which even the new Bolero is likely to be made. Mahindra will discontinue the current Thar as it will not be able to meet the 2018/19 crash test regulations.


  1. I am a great fan of Mahindra Thar and I am eagerly waiting for new upgraded Mahindra Thar. I hope this time they take care of Hard top, nice interiors, good seats and seating arrangement.
    I went to buy upgraded Thar in 2016. However I was let down when I heard about the disadvantages. I love to go on long drives and understood Thar is not for long drives and not made for family trips.
    I understood from the guy in the showroom that hardtop and seating arrangement can be fixed outside for extra cost. The budget was exceeding 12Lakh. I thought that was on the higher side for car with so many disadvantages and finally bought upgraded Xylo H4. Xylo H4 is just awesome long diver, people carrier and a semi off-roder too.
    If Mahindra can work on the disadvantages and improve to meet following requirements I have no doubts it will reach peak of its sale:
    1. Retaing off-roading capabilities
    2. Make it a long driver and people carrier like Xylo and XUV500 with all the features included
    3. Make it a load carrier like Bolero truck
    Basically make it invincible to cover requirements of all kind of customers.

  2. I bought that and i kept it for 3 years..then i selled it..and i put 2 lakh extra for the accesories..but not stisfied..suspention so hard its not your daily life car..lets see what it's going to be in 2018..if it fullfill my all the requirements i ll deffenetly buy it again..