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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Small SUV

The Indian producer Mahindra designed the Mahindra Thar for the people in the countryside, thus tried their best to suit their needs with the impressive off-road capabilities and the affordable price, the That being one of the most affordable SUV.

The That was launched in 2010 as a replacement for the MM540 model and the new design made it look like an older Jeep.

The classic ladder frame the car was built on was optimised for better handling.

The Thar was equipped with a 2.5-liter common rail engine developing 106 hp.

The exterior design of the Thar was square-shaped and minimalist, just as Mahindra described it: “less is more”.

The big tyres completed the look, but it was not the looks that were the most important. The tyres, along with the 200mm ground clearance and the independent suspension gave the Thar incredible heavy duty off-road capabilities.

The interior was nothing more than basic, with a heater, instrument cluster gauges, door lock, gear knob and the lever switching to 4x4. The seats were not very comfortable either.

The SUV could reach 150 kph, but it was very unlikely for a car designed for off-road purposes to feel good at those speeds.

Surprisingly, the Thar had no roof. And while a ride in the desert would sound nice, imagine all the dust in your eyes. No worries, you can wear glasses if you’d like to see where you’re going.

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Mahindra Thar 2010 - Present
  3 diesel engines
  • 2.5D 2WD (63 HP)
  • 2.5D 4WD (63 HP)
  • 2.5L CRDe 5MT AWD (105 HP)
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Mahindra Thar Brochure

Mahindra Thar 2.5D 2WD (63 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5D 2WD (63 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2523 cm3
Power
47 KW @ 3400 RPM
63.9 HP @ 3400 RPM
63 BHP @ 3400 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 1500-1800 RPM
182 Nm @ 1500-1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
148 in (3759 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
75 in (1905 mm)
Front/rear Track
51.7/51 in (1,313/1,295 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.4 in (188 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.6 cuFT (385 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)

Mahindra Thar 2.5D 4WD (63 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5D 4WD (63 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2523 cm3
Power
47 KW @ 3400 RPM
63.9 HP @ 3400 RPM
63 BHP @ 3400 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 1500-1800 RPM
183 Nm @ 1500-1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
148 in (3759 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
75 in (1905 mm)
Front/rear Track
51.7/51 in (1,313/1,295 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.4 in (188 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.6 cuFT (385 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)

Mahindra Thar 2.5L CRDe 5MT AWD (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L CRDe 5MT AWD (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2498 cm3
Power
78.3 KW @ 3800 RPM
106.5 HP @ 3800 RPM
105 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
182 lb-ft @ 1800-2000 RPM
247 Nm @ 1800-2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
154.3 in (3919 mm)
Width
67.3 in (1709 mm)
Height
76 in (1930 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.9/53 in (1,445/1,346 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.9 in (201 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.6 cuFT (385 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
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