New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Testing Again Ahead Of Launch: Spy Pics & Details

The 2020 Mahindra Thar has been spotted testing ahead of its launch expected launch next year. The spy pics from Rushlane reveal a completely camouflaged mule actively testing ahead of its expected showcase at 2020 Auto Expo.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be based on a new platform that is currently featured on the TUV300 and the Scorpio. The new platform will make the off-roader longer, wider, and taller than the current-generation Thar.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

The spy pics also reveal the test mule featuring a low-ratio gearbox with four-wheel-drive system. The test mule spotted features a more conventional forward-facing second row seat and power window switches placed on the center console behind the gear lever. The interiors of the test mule has been camouflaged and do not reveal much about the changes made to the new-gen Thar.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

The new-gen Thar is expected to feature an all-new BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine. The new engine will also be shared among other models from the company's line-up including the XUV500.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

The new engine will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission with the same low-range selector carried forward from the outgoing model. The power will be sent to the rear wheels as standard with an option to switch to four-wheel drive through a manual selector.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

The new-gen Mahindra Thar is also expected to receive fresh interiors starting with a new touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The new interiors on the off-roader will be revised to adding to a pleasant cabin feel.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

The new 2020, Thar will also feature an improved crash safety and pedestrian protection to comply with the new crash test norms that have come into effect from this month. The other safety features include ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), seat-belt reminder, dual front airbags, and a speed alert as mandated by the new safety law.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

Mahindra 2020 Thar is expected to be offered in two versions, a Hard-Top and a Soft-Top right from the factory. The off-roader has been on sale since 2010 in the Indian market and is due for a mid-life update from the company.

Spy Pics: New Mahindra Thar (2020) Spied Again Ahead Of India Launch Next Year

Thoughts About The 2020 Mahindra Thar Spied

The company is all set to release new BS-VI models of their current line-up early next year. The new-gen Thar will make the off-roader more comfortable and safer with all the new updates. The 2020 Mahindra Thar will go against the Force Gurkha which is also getting ready for a new version next year.

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Article Published On: Monday, October 14, 2019, 14:17 [IST]
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