The updated, 2015 Mahindra Thar continues to test its guts out and as has been caught prowling near Dahisar Toll Naka, Thane.
What’s new on the outside?
The Thar’s iconic shape won’t be harassed much, which is a good thing. New for 2015 will be a heavily altered front bumper which will integrate itself with the re-designed, wider, front wheel arch flares. Perhaps a mildly re-sculpted bonnet is on the cards too.
A new side step for for easier ingress and egress.
The biggest change at the back will be the slightly raked, all-new soft top, a new rear bumper and wider wheel arch flares.
What’s new inside?
The biggest updates will be inside, with a completely new, dual tone dashboard, new upholstery, seats and the works.
New steering wheel from the Bolero finds its way into the Thar; along with a completely revamped instrument console featuring chrome licked, circular dials.
New center console will sport circular (seems like that’s the new theme inside) HVAC vents and a massive plaque reading THAR, constantly reminding you of what vehicle you’re flattening terrain with.
Raiding the Bolero parts once again with the new gear lever and the HVAC controls. Also, a couple of cup holders have been integrated – to bring back some ergonomic semblance back into the Thar.
A new, aesthetically pleasing handbrake lever.
Since there is no official word on the mechanical changes, it’d be same to assume that the 2015 Thar might continue to soldier on with the current engine options – a 2.5-litre DI and 2.5-litre CRDe engine capable of churning out 63 bhp, 182.5 Nm and 105 bhp, 247 Nm respectively. Both the engines are coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox and is available in 4×2 and 4×4 versions.
Interior spy shots courtesy 4×4 India