As the Indian SUV manufacturing giant Mahindra Automotive is inching closer to the launch of the new Thar five-door, we thought we should summarize all of the details about this SUV that we know so far. Over the course of the last few months, numerous test mules have been spotted testing across the country, and these test mules have revealed a number of new key details. So, if you are one of those people who are eagerly waiting for the Mahindra Thar five-door to arrive, here are all the known details about this upcoming SUV, including design updates, interior features, engine options, and expected launch date and a lot more.
Mahindra Thar five-door: Exterior Design details
First off, the forthcoming Mahindra Thar 5-door will feature a distinctive exterior design, which has been aimed to set it apart from its 3-door counterpart. Spy shots have revealed several design updates, including a restyled front grille with a new split-style design. The new grille will get 6 hollow slats, and each one will be divided into two sections. The section above will be bigger than the one below. Apart from this, the front end will come complemented by all-LED headlights with circular LED DRLs and LED fog lamps. Check out more details the Thar-five door here.
Coming to the side profile of the Thar five-door, it will feature flared wheel arches and rear door handles integrated into the C-pillar. The main highlight of the new side profile will be the addition of two new doors in the middle and the extended wheelbase. The car will also get different alloy wheel designs depending on the variant chosen. The top-spec variant will come equipped with massive 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. As for the rear end, the design for the LED tail lights will be slightly changed, and it will continue to boast the spare wheel on the rear door.
Mahindra Thar five-door: Dimensions
At the moment, the exact dimensions of the new Mahindra Thar 5-door have not been revealed. However, it will be considerably bigger than the three-door Thar, and it will be more accommodating to the needs of its occupants. Some reports have suggested that the 5-door variant will be approximately 22% longer than the 3-door model, measuring around 4,300mm in length, which is very close to the mid-size SUVs like the Hyundai Creta.
Mahindra Thar five-door: Interior features
Moving inside the cabin, the Mahindra Thar 5-door will come equipped with a much more premium and comfortable interior with a range of upgrades. The main highlights of the interior of the Thar five-door will be the addition of a new and bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system similar to the one seen on the Mahindra XUV400, offering advanced connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, alongside potential navigation features. Additionally, the car will come with a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel borrowed from the XUV700 and Scorpio-N.
The Thar five-door will also get rear AC vents to ensure improved comfort for passengers. Other features include the addition of a push start-stop button, automatic climate control, front and rear armrests, a single-pane, powered sunroof in the top-spec variants, and more premium material quality upgrades across the cabin, including the dash, doors, and seat upholstery.
Mahindra will also be offering the Thar five-door with a more modern 10-inch digital instrument gauge cluster providing comprehensive information to the driver, while higher trim levels may also offer electrically-adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors for added functionality. Additionally, the cabin will also feature Type-C charging ports and roof-mounted speakers for an immersive audio experience as well. More details on the new Thar five-doors features here.
When it comes to engine options, the Mahindra Thar 5-door will most likely retain the same range of powerful and reliable choices as the outgoing three-door Thar. The first option for the buyers will most likely be the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, capable of producing 203 PS of power and torque figures ranging between 370 Nm to 380 Nm. And for those inclined towards diesel power, the Thar 5-door will offer a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine, generating a maximum power output of 175 PS of power and torque ranging between 370 Nm to 400 Nm.
Both engine variants will come paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic gearbox. It has not been confirmed; however, the Thar five-door could be offered with the smaller 1.5-litre petrol engine as well. Additionally, some reports have stated that the company could be offering the Thar five-door in both 4X4 and 4X2 configurations.
10 More things about the new Mahindra Thar five-door.
Practicality and Utility
Mahindra has prioritized practicality and utility in the design of the Thar 5-door, making it an ideal choice for families and adventure seekers alike. The longer wheelbase and extended rear section will be the main highlight of this new SUV. The company has also added ample space for passengers and cargo, while additional storage compartments and cubbies have also been provided to enhance convenience for storing belongings. The company will also offer the Thar five-door with safety features such as front parking sensors and a dash cam with front and rear monitoring.
Other Mahindra Thar five-door details
According to speculations, the company has once again trademarked the name Armada in India and reports have suggested that the new Thar five-door could be called Armada. As for the production of the Mahindra, Thar 5-door it is slated to commence in June. According to reports, the company is aiming for a monthly production target of around 4,000 units. The SUV is expected to hit showroom floors ahead of the festive season, possibly with a launch date around August 15th. However, other reports have suggested that it could be launched as soon as April-May of this year. More details on the launch of the new Thar five-door here.