Inflation hits Thar customers, Mahindra hikes prices; think before you buy now
Mahindra Thar: Mahindra launched the rear-wheel-drive version of the Thar lifestyle SUV in the country in January 2023. This model was launched in 3 variants – AX Diesel, LX Diesel and LX Petrol.
Mahindra Thar RWD Price Hike: Mahindra launched the rear-wheel-drive version of the Thar lifestyle SUV in the country in January 2023. The model was launched in 3 variants – AX Diesel, LX Diesel and LX Petrol, priced between Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 13.49 lakh. These were introductory prices and applicable only for the first 10,000 customers. As such, Mahindra has now increased the price of the LX diesel manual variant by Rs. 50,000. The price of this variant has now gone up to Rs 11.49 lakh (ex-showroom). It was initially launched at a price of Rs 10.99 lakh. In addition, the prices of the base diesel AX(O) and LX petrol AT have been retained as before. This model is available only in Hardtop configuration.
- Mahindra Thar rear-wheel-drive prices
— AX (O) Diesel – Rs 9.99 lakh
— LX Diesel – Rs 11.49 lakh (earlier Rs 10.99 lakh)
— LX Petrol AT – Rs 13.49 lakh
The Mahindra Thar RWD version is available in two color options – Everest White and Blazing Bronze. The Thar RWD costs around Rs 4 lakh less than the 4×4 version. The Mahindra Thar RWD version comes with a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine while the 4X4 version gets a 2.2L engine. The low power diesel engine brings the Thar RWD under the ambit of GST benefits on sub-4 meter vehicles. It gets a 6-speed manual gearbox, this engine generates 117bhp power and 300Nm torque.
Its turbo petrol RWD variant only comes with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The 2L turbocharged petrol engine is capable of generating 150PS and 320Nm of torque. In terms of features, the Thar RWD gets powered ORVMs, touchscreen infotainment unit, cruise control, electronic stability program, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres.