Since its launch in August 2020, the Mahindra Thar has been an enormous success, with the introduction of a brand new rear-wheel drive model in January 2023 solely including to its recognition. Because of this immense demand, Mahindra has constantly elevated its costs. Just lately, the whole Thar lineup noticed a worth hike, with the rationale cited being the BS6 Stage-II improve.
The preferred variant of the Mahindra Thar, the LX diesel-manual hard-top rear-wheel drive, has seen the largest worth hike of Rs 1.05 lakh, whereas the costs of the base-spec AX (O) diesel-manual hard-top rear-wheel drive have gone up by Rs 55,000. The remainder of the Thar lineup, together with all of the four-wheel drive variants and the petrol-automatic model of hard-top rear-wheel drive, has seen a worth hike of Rs 28,200. The four-wheel drive model of the Thar is now priced between Rs 13.49 lakh to Rs 16.77 lakh (all costs ex-showroom, India).
With the entry-level variant of the Mahindra Thar now dearer by Rs 55,000, the beginning worth of the Thar’s vary is way greater than earlier than. Nonetheless, Mahindra is reportedly engaged on a brand new base-spec variant to be positioned under the present AX (O) variant to deliver the entry pricing of the Thar even decrease. It’s unclear what options shall be provided on this new base variant, contemplating that the present base-spec AX (O) is already missing in options.
Thar accessible in two drive layouts
The Mahindra Thar is obtainable in India in two variations – rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive model comes with two powertrain choices – a 2.0-litre turbocharged 150 PS petrol engine with a 6-speed automated gearbox and a 1.5-litre 115 PS diesel engine with a 6-speed handbook gearbox. The four-wheel drive model is obtainable with two engine choices – a 2.0-litre 150 PS turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre 130 PS diesel engine. Each these powertrain choices can be found with 6-speed handbook and 6-speed automated transmissions.
Mahindra can also be reportedly engaged on a five-door model of the Thar, which has already been spied a number of instances throughout trial runs on open roads. It’s anticipated that the five-door model of the Mahindra Thar may get a brand new title and extra options.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny to launch quickly
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny for the Indian market will come solely as a 5-door variant, making it the primary market to obtain this model. All variants will provide fundamental security options, together with twin airbags as normal.
Market as an off-road automobile, the brand new Jimny has acquired an amazing response with bookings near 25,000. The official launch of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny is predicted in Could 2023 and shall be accessible in two variations – Zeta and Alpha. Each variations will function Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel-drive system and a 1.5-liter petrol engine producing 104 PS, with the choice of a 5-speed handbook or 4-speed automated transmission.
Maruti Suzuki can also be getting ready to launch the brand new Fronx within the Indian market.