Mahindra launches Thar in South Africa

Mahindra which revealed the Thar Concept at the 2010 Delhi Auto show has launched the Thar SUV in South Africa. The Thar is priced at R 169,900 in South Africa.


It’s signature square-jawed looks have lived through generations of owners, numerous fashion waves and a World War too.  The classic circular headlights and signature slotted grille make a bold statement on mucky trails and tarmac alike.

Thick Gauge Steel is what Gives Thar its Thoughness. It’s Rigid Construction and Design have Stood by Soldiers and Off-Road Fanatics Alike, for Generations Past. Rest Assured, it will Stand Tall Through Your Adventures and Outlast Generations to Come.

Mahindra Thar Specifications:

Engine & Transmission:

Engine: NEF CRDe Turbocharged Intercooled Euro N

Capacity: 2498CC

Bore x Stroke: 94 x 90 mm

Power: 105 hp @ 3800 rpm

Torque: 247 Nm @ 1800-2000 rpm

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

Transfer Case: Borg warner – Manual Shift  (4WD Only) 2 Speed gear reduction – High 1,0:1, Low 2.48:1


Front: Full Floating Hypoid Ratio 4.3:1, Capacity 1100Kg

Rear: Semi Floating Hypoid Ratio 4.3:1, Capacity 1700 kg

Hub Lock: Auto

Minimum Turning Radius: 5.25 m

Wheelbase: 2430 mm

Suspension: Independent front suspension with torsion & stabilizer bar

Semi elliptical leaf springs with tension sides shot penned

Ground Clearance: 200 mm

Approach Angle: 46°

Departure Angle: 30°

Ramp over Angle: 15°


Front: Disc & Caliper

Rear: Drum


P235/70 R 16 Tubeless Tyres

Wheels :6.5 J X 16


Front Track: 1445mm

Rear Track : 1346 mm

Overall Length : 3920 mm

Overall Width: 1710 mm

Wheelbase: 2430 mm

Overall Height: 1930 mm

Curb Weight: 1750 kg

Seating Capacity: 1+1 Seater

When in India???

We expect this SUV to be launched in India early 2011. Pricing could be close to 4.5 lakh and will be targeted to those who love jeeps and want to do some serious off roading.

For more images Of the Thar keep tuning to Goa On Wheels