Mahindra Thar is the flagship off-road SUV from Mahindra. It has a large front grille with vertical slats. The front bumper is rigid and extends all over the wheel to provide cover for off road drives. The headlamps have side protective grilles. It comes with a soft top. The fabric offered in the interior is water resistant. The rear seats have an opposite seating arrangement. The seats are well spaced so passengers have enough of leg room.

Under the hood, Mahindra Thar has a NEF CRDe diesel engine that has a capacity of 2498 cc and can generate 103 bhp and a peak torque of 247 Nm. This is coupled with a 5 speed manual gearbox.

The standard Mahindra Thar does not have a music system, but it can be added. The LCRV braking system is robust and provides sufficient braking power. A good suspension system and great handling give you a fantastic driving experience in the SUV.

Compared with Force Gurkha and Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra Thar offers better off road handling and a more powerful engine.

Mahindra Thar comes in 3 Diesel variants:

1. Mahindra Thar 4X2

2. Mahindra Thar DI 4X4

3. Mahindra Thar 4X$

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
8.01 Lakhs Get on road price


Fuel Type DIESEL
Engine CC 1390
Power 75 BHP
Torque 11.1 @ 3,000 (kgm@rpm)
No Of Cylinders 4
Transmission MANUAL
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1080

Our Verdict

The most capable off roading car in the Indian market even today, the Mahindra Thar is an all weather, all terrain, all purpose rugged vehicle. The features any other car is not found in this Jeep. But then again, the whole purpose and aim of the Jeep is not a passenger vehicle. The drive quality is good and feels like a beast while driving it. Motor enthusiasts will be please with the quality of the Jeep. The after sales service is impeccable and their standards are very good. All in all, a great multipurpose car with good boot space, is good for long drives in rugged terrain and the works. Definitely a Made in India specialty automobile, value for money and much loved vehicle.