Mahindra has launched the new 2015 Thar off-roader’s facelift in India with some cosmetic updates for Rs 8.03 lakhs ex-showroom in Nashik. The new Thar will be limited to select cities and will be available only in the CRDe variant and according to what we understand, the DI version remains unchanged!

Mechanically the engine remains the same 2.5 litre mill churning out 105 bhp of maximum power at 3,800 rpm and 247 Nm of torque which peaks in the range of 1,800 to 2,000 rpm. The transmission too remains the same 5 speed manual unit with high and low range ratios. It gains first in the industry mechanical locking rear differential technology which engages automatically without the driver making any action, thus enhancing the vehicle’s off-road capability.

Mahindra drives in the New Thar CRDe

2015 Thar Facelift Changes

Exteriors…

  • new front and rear bumpers
  • new canopy
  • new side steps
  • muscular wheel arches
  • clear lens head lamps

2015 Mahindra Thar CRDe 5

Interiors…

  • new 3 spoke steering wheel
  • premium seats
  • dual tone dashboard
  • sporty 3 pod driver information cluster
  • new windshield demister
  • new gear knob

You also get a lockable glove box, different door trims and a new floor console with cup holders.

2015 Mahindra Thar CRDe 1

Thar continues to boast of an amazing 44° maximum approach angle and 27° departure angle with a healthy ground clearance of 200 mm. The air conditioner is now standard in the Thar CRDe so you can go to your favourite off road track and have a gala time without breaking into sweat.

Also Read: 2015 XUV500 Facelift Launched at 11.21 Lacs

This is clearly an outcome of the competition which has surfaced in the form of Force Gurkha (read review), which is a better off-roader than Thar (at least the older version). We haven’t driven the new Thar yet but hope Mahindra has also ironed out the niggles which it was infamous for…

2015 Thar Facelift Pics


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