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Mahindra Thar 4×4 Rouses Interest

December 20, 2023 12:02 pm
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Mahindra Thar 4×4 Rouses Interest

Australians love four-wheel drives and touring, and so the Mahindra Thar is the perfect match for some adventuring. For now, the model is not available in Australia…but that might change (you can leave your details with Eastside Mahindra if you’d like to be updated).

Rugged 4×4 Design

The Thar is a rugged 4×4 designed with some boxy retro looks, and it comes in both diesel and petrol variants, with over 10 different models available in India.

The Thar is well known for its off-road capabilities, featuring a ladder-frame chassis, solid-axle rear suspension, part-time four-wheel drive system, locking rear differential, and hill descent control. The model’s stalwart engine is a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine, producing 97kW of power and 300Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. As it is a light 4×4, the Thar gets along well and this also benefits boggy driving.

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Off-Road Ability

Off-road credentials for the Thar including 226mm ground clearance for navigating challenging terrain. It boasts a 41.2-degree approach angle, allowing it to ascend steep inclines without scraping the front bumper and additionally, the Thar features a 36-degree departure angle, enabling it to descend steep slopes without hindrance. The 26.2-degree rampover angle ensures that the Thar can get over obstacles smoothly. Furthermore, with a wading depth of 650mm, the Thar is capable of fording through water and crossing rivers.

If that’s not enough, there’s also plenty of Mahindra parts and accessories to beef up the car even more.

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Interior and Safety

The interior is designed to be durable, featuring hard-wearing materials suitable for off-road adventures and getting off the beaten track. The Thar accommodates four adults comfortably, and its practical cabin layout includes a 7.0-inch central touch-screen with satellite navigation and connectivity features.

The vehicle has a safety package, including dual front airbags, ESC, and ABS, receiving a four-star safety rating from Global NCAP. Mahindra is working on a new model – that could be exported here to Eastside Mahindra – which would bring the latest technology and systems to meet the demands of local buyers.

Mahindra Dealer Melbourne

As Melbourne’s Mahindra dealer offering sales and servicing, Eastside Mahindra is excited to see if the upcoming new Thar will indeed be coming to Australia. If so, you can be sure that it will be available for you to test drive at our convenient Nunawading dealership located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. If you’d like to learn more about Mahindra and experience other models in the lineup – like the 4×4 Scorpio or the family-friendly XUV700 – contact the team here at Eastside Mahindra.

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