The Thar is different and its fans are all bad boys, it’s not for all kinds of people. Only people who don’t dare and love to take risks go with Thar. Because owning a Thar does’t means owning just a car or SUV. It’s like having an ally who is always ready to take you anywhere. It is born to reach any height and conquer any terrain. Mahindra Thar 5 Door will attract new buyers in family segment vehicle.
The new Scorpio to a new XUV Coupe, and two electric cars have just been verified in a total of nine new scheduled launches by Mahindra & Mahindra. 5-doors variant of Thar is also in the list of nine, which will hit the roads in the next 1 to 2 years. It will appeal to purchasers who demand a large and practical SUV with robust appearances and certain roads. The Mahindra Thar 5 door variant will sit on a larger wheelbase in comparison to the 2 door variant.
The platform and the majority of its design characteristics are carried by its younger siblings. Visually, most of the design features are likely to be carried through from the present 2 door variant. The Mahindra Thar 5 door hood is expected to have the same 2.2L mHawk diesel engine and 2.0L mStallion petrol engine. These engines might nonetheless be tailored for greater power generation. Transmissions from the 2 door model will also be transported, i.e. automatic torque converters of 6 speeds. Additionally, the new SUV is reportedly likely to include a 4WD system with a manual-shift transfer case.
Mahindra Thar is the only SUV available to drive in any terrain or you can say it a real off-roader vehicle which is the most being sold in India. Another off-roader and competitor to the Thar is Jeep Wrangler which comes with 5 doors and it costs Rs.53 Lacs plus. The 5 door Thar will directly rival this Jeep Wrangler and attract the buyers who love Wrangler but cannot buy because it is not affordable for everyone.
There is already a dispute going on between Jeep and Mahindra over the Thar and Iconic grille design of the Jeep brand. From America to Australia, Jeep has filed a case on Mahindra for design copy. In America, Jeep filed a case with Mahindra over Roxor design. And in Australia Jeep filed a case over the new Thar, which looks very much like a Jeep Wrangler. Well in America Mahindra won the case but in Australia Jeep seems the winner and Thar cannot be sold in Australia.
For the domestic car company, the Mahindra Thar was a big success with moreover 50,000 reserves and a waiting period that appeared to extend to certain variations till late in the year. The new Thar is based on a fresh new base and has received new engines. Many Thar customers have, however, expressed their curiosity in a practical 5 door variant for the first time.
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Who could own Mahindra Thar 5 door?
Unlike the Thar 2 door, which is designed for single customers or mainly as a lifestyle vehicle, the Mahindra Thar 5 door is geared at families that want more room – whether in back seats or boots – but still want the Thar’s tough appeal and skill. We estimate that this 5 door variant will be more popular than the 2 door version of Thar. It might even become more popular in particular because the 5 door version of the Jeep Wrangler outsells Jeep Wrangler with a significant edge.
Differences between normal 2 door and 5 door version
In comparison with the normal 2 door Thar, these rear doors at the 5 door mean a larger car and a larger wheelbase. Taking the Jeep Wrangler as an example, the 5 door version will be approximately 15 to 20 percent longer, and the wheelbase could be 20 to 22 percent longer than the 2 door version. For Thar, which now has a total length of 3,985 mm and a wheelbase of 2,450 mm, expect similar growth.
The back seats are at most broad enough on the 2-door Thar to accommodate 2 adults at the moment, as the seat is limited by the rear wheel arches.
However, the rear arches slide back a bit of space for a broader rear seat, which should be comfortable enough for three, by lengthening the wheelbase. Extending the wheelbase, however, will affect off-road ability since the “breakout” angle is lowered. To maintain an optimal wheelbase to track ratio for stability, the track or distance between wheels should be increased.
Also powered by the same 2.2 L mHawk diesel and 2.0 L mStallion petrol connected to the same manual 6-speed and 6-speed auto transmissions, the Thar Mahindra will be 5-door. The five-door Thar motors, meanwhile, might probably come up with a boost, comparable to the all-new Scorpio on sale next year. With the 5-door Thar, it would be fascinating to see whether the 5-door Thar would also be available with a soft and a tough one, in the family-oriented lifestyle sector. That will break another niche in the market.
The Mahindra Thar 5 door might have other features, as well as a further set of doors.
- The 5 door launch is expected in year 2023
- The wheelbase could be longer to give 2nd row more space
- Can come with the same powertrain, but in a higher mode, as the 2 door variant
- There can also be a 2WD drivetrain option
Mahindra Thar 5 door Price in India
The powertrain options will probably a 5 speed manual and an automated torque converter. An optional 2WD drivetrain might also be provided. The current variant of the Thar SUV costs Rs 12.11 Lacs for AX OPTIONAL model and Rs 12.80 Lacs for LX model in Delhi.
Variant of Mahindra Thar 5 door will definitely come with higher price. The more features in the upcoming SUV will cost it additionally 2 Lacs extra. In this extra price SUV will provide stretched leg rooms with extra occupancy and extra boot space. Bigger roof to setup bigger roof mounted tent. Slightly higher engine power.
Expected Mahindra Thar 5 door variant costs between Rs. 14 Lacs to Rs. 16 Lacs.
The future lineup of new Mahindra cars, which is slated to reach nine SUVs in 2021-22, has been exposed. The Mahindra Thar 5 door variant is the one that captured the interest. Yes, Mahindra put all the rumours to rest at last. The 5 door variant of the SUV will be sold on the cards in 2023. Besides the Thar, the next Bolero and XUV300 and many EVs are additional vehicles in the pipeline.
We expect the design of the 5 door Thar to remain constant except for the additional pair of doors and the greater length (the 2 door version is an SUV sub 4 meter in length). Besides, additional design modifications, similar to those which we saw on the 5 door version of Wrangler, will be limited. But other functions like Auto AC, start/stop push-button and a bigger touch screen can also be available.