Mahindra introduced the much-anticipated Thar 4X2 in January this year. The RWD variant of the Thar was launched at an introductory starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom. Now, within three months of launch, the Thar 4X2 has received its first price hike. Check out the new vs old price list of the Mahindra Thar 4X2 here.
Mahindra Thar 4X2: New vs old prices
|Variant name||New price||Old price||Difference|
|AX (O) RWD – Diesel MT||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 9.99 lakh||No hike|
|LX RWD – Diesel MT||Rs 11.49 lakh||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|LX RWD – Petrol AT||Rs 13.49 lakh||Rs 13.49 lakh||No hike|
Mahindra is offering the rear-wheel drive version of the Thar in three variants. As one can see in the above table, the company has increased the price of the LX RWD Diesel MT variant by Rs 50,000 while the prices of other variants remain unchanged. According to reports, the Thar’s 1.5-litre diesel engine is now RDE norms compliant and that’s the reason behind the price hike.
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Apart from the price increment for the mid-spec RWD variant, the rest of the bits remain unchanged. The Mahindra Thar 4X2 is currently priced from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 13.49 lakh. Mahindra Thar’s 4X4 variants, on the other hand, are priced from Rs 13.59 to Rs 16.49 lakh, all prices ex-showroom.
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Mahindra Thar: Engine and gearbox
Powering the Mahindra Thar 4X2 (RWD) is a new 117 bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It also gets a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor that comes mated to a 6-speed torque-converter AT. Its 4X4 variants, on the other hand, continue to get a 2.2-litre oil-burner and a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor, paired with a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT.
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