The new, 2015 Mahindra Thar CRDe facelift was launched at an event in Nasik yesterday, and has been priced at INR 8.03 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai & Nasik).
|Chandigarh||INR 8.21 lakh|
|Pune||INR 8.04 lakh|
|New Delhi||INR 8.25 lakh|
|Bangalore||INR 8.29 lakh|
|Chennai||INR 8.32 lakh|
Note: Changes made are only applicable to the CRDe variant – the DI variant continues unchanged.
On the outside, the new Thar CRDe come with new front & rear bumpers, clear lens headlamps, new wheel arch trim, new side steps, and a redesigned rear canopy. The interiors get majorly upgraded with an all-new dashboard, along with new steering wheel, gear lever, seats and upholstery. Mechanical changes come courtesy a mechanical locking, rear differential by Eaton.
The new front bumper’s more of a shroud, and we believe it kills the classic, open wheeled character of the original Thar.
The new Thar gets a healthier set of side footsteps, while the wheel arch trim has been beefed up too.
The Thar finally gets clear lens headlamps: Now or Never
With a 44-degree approach angle, a 27-degree departure angle, and a ground clearance of 200 mm, the new Thar loses none of its off-road prowess.
The soft-top gets mildly revised, with a little rake at the back.
The bulk of the changes lie in here. Even the door trims are new.
The seats get wider, more accommodating and re-upholstered.
The all-new dual tone dashboard looks like a miniaturized war bunker; gets circular HVAC vents, windshield demister, prominent Thar branding on the new center console, a 12V socket and fresh switchgear.
Passengers’ side of the dashboard gets a lockable glovebox and a new grab handle highlighted with a chrome strip.
Snazzy new steering wheel gets brushed silver inserts.
Brand new 3-pod instrument cluster gets trimmed in chrome; has clear and legible dials
Re-designed floor console gets cup holders, and a new gear lever.
2500 cc CRDe heart continues unchanged; pumps out 105 bhp, along with 247 Nm of torque; mated to a five-speed manual box and 4WD.
For the keener off-road enthusiast, who represent a healthy part of the Thar’s clientèle, Mahindra will now offer the 2015 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 vehicle gets the best traction possible.
2015 Mahindra Thar CRDe Press Images
The new Mahindra Thar will be available in five exterior colours – Fiery Black, Red Rage, Mist Silver, Rocky Beige and Diamond White.
2015 Mahindra Thar CRDe Live Images