2020 Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Seating Configuration, Roof-Top Combinations & More

Mahindra has launched the much-awaited all-new 2020 Thar in the Indian market. Prices for the updated Mahindra Thar starts from Rs 9.80 lakh. While the top-spec diesel automatic with hard-top costs Rs 13.75 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (India).

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

The 2020 Thar is essentially offered in two main variants: AX series and LX series. The Thar AX series will cater to off-road enthusiasts who are looking for a bare-bone SUV with minimum electronic assistance. While the LX will cater to the remaining audience who would want to use the SUV every day.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

The AX series is available in three sub-trims: AX Standard, AX and AX(O). While the LX series is available as a single sub-trim option. However, Mahindra is offering the Thar is various roof-top configurations: fixed soft-top, convertible soft-top and for the first time a factory-fitted hard-top. These vary depending on the variant and engine option chosen by the customer.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Speaking of which, the 2020 Thar is offered in two engine and transmission options: a 2.0-litre T-GDi mStallion petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit. The petrol unit produces 150bhp and 320Nm of peak torque while the diesel engine churns out 130bhp and 300Nm of torque.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Engines come mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. All varaints come equipped with Shift-On-Fly four-wheel-drive system with mechanical locking differentials as standard.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Mahindra Thar AX Standard (Rs 9.80 lakh)

  • Black Front Grille
  • R16 Steel Wheels
  • LED Taillamps
  • Vinyl Seat Upholstery
  • Central Locking
  • Tailgate Mounted Spare Wheel
  • Manual Day & Night IRVM
  • HVAC
  • Monochrome Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Power Windows Front
  • Removable Doors
  • ABS with EBD
  • Dual Airbags

The AX Standard trim is only offered in petrol engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The AX Standard trim features a fixed soft-top as standard and misses out on mechanical locking differentials as well. The Standard trim is offered with a six-seater configuration, which includes 2 side-facing seats at the rear.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Mahindra Thar AX (Rs 10.65 lakh to Rs 10.85 lakh)
(In addition to the AX Standard)

  • Tubular Steel Side Foot Step
  • Mechanical Locking Differentials

The AX trim comes equipped with only a couple of features over the base trim. However, it is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options paired to a manual gearbox. The roof-top remains a fixed soft-top unit on the AX trim. The AX trim is also offered with the same six-seater configuration.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Mahindra Thar AX (O) (Rs 11.90 lakh to Rs 12.20 lakh)
(In addition to the AX)

  • Tip & Slide Mechanism For Co-Driver Seat
  • Reclining Mechanism
  • Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Demister (Hard-Top)
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
  • Roll Cage
  • Rear Passengers Seat Belts
  • Remote Keyless Entry
New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

The AX(O) trim is also offered in both petrol and diesel engine options mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. None of the AX trims is offered with the six-speed torque converter automatic. The AX(O) Trim is offered with convertible-top as standard with an optional hard-top on the diesel models. The AX(O) model are offered in a four-seater configuration with forward-facing seats at the back.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Mahindra Thar LX (Rs 12.49 lakh to Rs 13.65lakh)

  • Deep Silver Finish Grille
  • R18 Alloy Wheels
  • Moulded Foot Step
  • Dual-Tone Bumpers
  • Fender-Mounted Radio Antenna
  • Fabric Seat Upholstery
  • Cruise Control
  • Steering Mounted Audio Controls
  • USB Charging Port
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Seven-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Coloured MID Instrument Cluster
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
  • Brake Locking Differentials
  • ESP With Roll-Over Mitigation
New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

The LX variant comes packed with a host of features and the latest technology from the brand. The touchscreen infotainment provides real-time stats of pitch, roll, water-wading and more called the ‘Adventure Statistics'. It also features smartphone pairing technology and roof-mounted audio system. The interiors of the Thar are IP54 certified making it resistant to drizzle as well.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

The LX variant is offered in both engine options along with both manual and automatic transmission choice as well. It is offered with four-seat configuration with a forward-facing rear seat as standard.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Roof-top options include hard-top on the LX petrol MT model as standard. Rest of the engine and transmission model receive convertible-top and hard-top as options.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

The company has begun accepting booking for the 2020 Thar across India and deliveries will start from November 1, 2020. The off-road SUV is available in six various colour schemes: Rocky Beige, Aquamarine, Mystic Copper, Red Rage, Napoli Black, and Galaxy Grey.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Test drives of the all-new Thar will begin in a phase-wised manner. The first phase is already underway and the company has added 18 cities to the list. The second-phase includes 100 cities, which will start from October 10, 2020. The decision has been made due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

New Mahindra Thar AX & LX Variants Explained: Price, Features, Hard Top, Convertible Top & More

Thoughts About The 2020 Mahindra Thar Features & Variants

The 2020 Mahindra Thar has grabbed the attention of every motorist and general audience in India. The company has packed the features well and offers a host of options for its customers to choose as per their preference. The LX series will cater to buyers who are looking for a well-rounded SUV with convenient features, comfort while retaining its go-anywhere ability.

Most Read Articles

English
Read more on: #mahindra
Article Published On: Saturday, October 3, 2020, 11:53 [IST]
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X