The Mahindra Thar is regarded as the Jeep Wrangler of India. Although 4WD is typically standard on SUVs, the Thar just become even more inexpensive with the inclusion of RWD models to the formerly 4WD-only list.
With the exception of omitting the 4x4 badges, Mahindra made no cosmetic changes to the RWD Thar compared to the more expensive 4WD. The soft-top option is only available on 4WD Thar vehicles, and you can only purchase a hard-top RWD Thar.
Inside the cabin, the 7-inch infotainment touchscreen is still present, but the 4×4 selector has been replaced with a small storage area.
The 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 150 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque is only available in the 4WD variant, and it is solely paired with a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Additionally, it receives a bigger 2.2-liter diesel engine with 130 horsepower.
Two different powerplant options are offered for the Mahindra Thar RWD. The smaller 1.5-liter diesel engine has a six-speed manual transmission and generates 117 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. The same 2.0-liter gasoline engine is also offered in the 2WD model.
Mahindra improved the Thar 4WD for 2023 with a new Bosch electronic brake locking differential. Worth mentioning that the top-tier diesel-powered trim still has the traditional mechanical locking differential as an option.
Blazing Bronze and Everest White, two new color options, are now offered on all Mahindra Thar models.
Beginning on January 14, deliveries of the revised Mahindra Thar line will be made in India. The aforementioned pricing only applies to the first 10,000 purchases, according to Autocar India.