The Mahindra Thar facelift has been brewing for a while now, and now a report confirms that it will be launched in India on 22 July, 2015.
Update: Following the launch of the updated Thar on July 22, Mahindra will be organising an off-road driving event for the media on July 23. This challenging off-road event will be held at Mahindra’s Adventure Off-road Academy in Igatpuri, Nasik. The media personnel taking part in this event, will face several obstacles and these include Home Run, Zig-Zag Hill, Short Cut, Rock Crawl, Blind Zone, Railway Crossing, Pond Rush I & II, B.I.M I & II Log Crossing, Slush Pit and Balance Bridge.
Those looking for a more hardcore experience, Mahindra will now offer the 2015 Mahindra Thar with an optional MLocker by Eaton. This mechanical locking differential engages automatically during low traction situations when a wheel speed difference of 100 RPM or greater (left-to-right) is detected, thus ensuring the SUV gets the best traction possible.
The facelift will add a bunch of new details on the outside, which include a redesigned front & rear bumper, revised wheel arch trim and a re-sculpted bonnet. The biggest change at the back will be the slightly raked, all-new soft top.
The biggest updates will be inside. For starters, out goes the archaic dashboard and in comes a completely new, dual tone dashboard and center console with circular HVAC vents.
New upholstery and seats aims to set the tone a little upmarket, while a new Bolero sourced steering wheel and gear lever will also be a part of the deal, along with new HVAC controls.
Instrumentation will also be thoroughly revamped and feature circular, chrome bordered dials. The center console also gets a prominent THAR branding, constantly reminding you of what vehicle you’re flattening terrain with.
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.
Source : RushLane
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