Mahindra is a leading carmaker in India and Pacific Asia. The company has a partnership with many famous brands. The latest 2020 Mahindra Thar looks like the Jeep Wrangler. It is only one of the six new models for the upcoming season. But, Thar draws the most attention thanks to its similarities with Jeep’s famous 4×4 vehicle.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar might also appear in the US. The Indian carmaker launched an interesting concept, Mahindra Roxor. Well, this is a side-by-side vehicle 4×4 model. However, this could be a ticket for the North America market and the new Thar.
Changes for 2020 Season
The new 2020 Mahindra Thar will be bigger than its predecessor. The vehicle is in the market for nine years and the tenth anniversary will bring the new generation. According to the leading Indian automotive magazine, the vehicle is coming with a hardtop option and seating for five and six persons.
The redesign of the rear end brings a new look of taillights and LED lamps and the larger bumper. The Thar is not rich with equipment and the carmaker packs advanced systems as optional features. So, we have navigation and a touchscreen display available with the upper trim levels. Black interior and leather are also coming as an upgrade.
2020 Mahindra Thar Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Thar will be a 2.2-liter diesel engine good for 140 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It is a major obstacle for the arrival at the US market. The company will have to get a petrol unit which emits fewer gases. A six-speed transmission works pretty smoothly.
Mahindra is working on the new 2.0-liter gasoline powerplant. Early reports say the turbocharged unit will be able to produce 185 hp. This is definitely something that could make an impact on the USA release. We will follow the stories about Mahindra and its possible appearance in the new market. Well, the Wrangler-based SUV won’t be able to compete with the legendary 4×4 model.